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Old 09-30-2011   #21
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I know you understand that this is not the 08-09 Super Bowl champs. Far from it. These 2 teams have been shooting in different directions since last year. One is going up, one is going down. And yes, the Texans losing @ HOME to a Steelers team that almost got knocked off by the Colts is an utter failure.

The Texans losing @ <fill in the black> to a <fill in the blank> team that almost <fill in the blank> is an utter failure

There ya go, Chief. I made your posts for the rest of the season that much easier.
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So, back to the point, what say you? I think it is still a statement game of sorts but I think that our next biggest chance to really make a splash is in a couple weeks on the road against BAL.
Of sorts..... I want to know that the Texans hate losing & that they refuse to lose at home. To me, they'll say that if that spank the Steelers.

If what they are saying about the Steelers is still true one week since the last time we saw them, we should spank them.

If we beat them.... & it's just a win, I don't know.

But I know the Grid Iron is going to be giving them much love.... They need to return it.
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Not to you specifically, just spinning off your comment, but Texans fans have become so schizophrenic it is funny. As I ride around town the great majority of calls to the sports stations are ripping the team (Schaub sucks and needs to be replaced, let AJ go to a good team, same team as last year, etc.) and yet a 6-10 team beating a Super Bowl team is a must win or it is an utter failure.
That's last year... don't mean nothing about this year.

& we should have been a 9-7 team at the least.
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I say this is more of a statement game than any other thisyear. Beating the Steelers will go a long way to removing the soft label. But you cant just win the game, you need to beat them down. When they try to get back up you beat them down again.

When they can no longer stand up you pick them up and beat them down again. YOu just NEVER stop and when its the last few seconds you give them a killing blow to the throat.

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I say this is more of a statement game than any other thisyear. Beating the Steelers will go a long way to removing the soft label. But you cant just win the game, you need to beat them down. When they try to get back up you beat them down again.

When they can no longer stand up you pick them up and beat them down again. YOu just NEVER stop and when its the last few seconds you give them a killing blow to the throat.

So it's not enough to simply win the game against the defending AFC Champs? They have to beat them so bad it will make their grandkids cry, or else it is a --- wait for it --- utter failure?

I'm just trying to understand expectations for a 6-10 team that has never made the playoffs...
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The biggest utter failure this season will be if we don't go up to Baltimore and punch them in the junk so hard, that they shoot snot rockets out of their noses.
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Does anyone pay attention to the rest of the league? Helloooo, the Saints are sort of a good team, folks!

The unrealistic expectations that I've seen displayed by our fanbase lately is often delusional. I've actually heard more calls this week proclaiming "Super Bowl or bust" that I can remember, acting like getting to the playoffs is a forgone conclusion and not a worthy goal.

While a championship is always the ultimate goal, the road goes through the playoffs. Every team is 0-0 when playoffs start, so let's just enjoy the ride and hope we see our first trip to the post-season. You've got to get your rocket off the ground before demanding the moon.
yeah, but. A Houston team that is 15-1 or 14-2 will have much better chance than a 10-6 Houston team.
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yeah, but. A Houston team that is 15-1 or 14-2 will have much better chance than a 10-6 Houston team.
A 10-6 Texans team this year would be utter failure around these parts...
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I say this is more of a statement game than any other thisyear. Beating the Steelers will go a long way to removing the soft label. But you cant just win the game, you need to beat them down. When they try to get back up you beat them down again.

When they can no longer stand up you pick them up and beat them down again. YOu just NEVER stop and when its the last few seconds you give them a killing blow to the throat.

I like the way you think!!

Kick em - then kick them again, when they are on the ground stomp on their throats.
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If the Texans do not win this game against a beat up Steeler team, then McNair needs to make a statement - that he is all about winning the season and fire Kubiak and hire Bill Cowher immediately after the game.
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A 10-6 Texans team this year would be utter failure around these parts...

Not IMO......10-6 would be fine....do I think we could do better, yes, but I would be ok with our 1st double digit win season.

It sounds like, just to me anyway and maybe I am readin this wrong in your comments, you are painting with a broad brush anyone who has so far thought or expected better in certain areas in this team are some how saying this team sucks, Schaub sucks, fire someone, the season is over, etc.

I know that personally, and many others who feel as I do though I can't speak for them, I have not said any of thses things nor am I down on the season, but I see the flaws and call them as I see them.

It's like we are already having the whole Sunshine Club vs Non Sunshine Club battles from the whole Fire Kubiak era last year.

Anyone at this point who seems to say anything that is REASONABLE (I won't defend the fans that are saying crazy BS as I agree with you that is all garbage) in criticism of this team is some how a leper and is to be scoffed at in jest.

I fully expect to make it to the playoffs but I ask you this, you cool with the team just making the playoffs and getting murdered in game 1 or making it to at least game 2? Because I gotta say, to me anyway, with this cream puff division we have and a less than crazy strong schedule, we should be a shoe in for playoffs. BUt without "real tests" along the way who is to say how we would do and I for one would like to go far in the playoffs, not just be happy we got their. This is the whole mentality that has been beaten into us as Texans fans to just settle.

I see your argument about "a 6-10 team being expected to beat a Super Bowl team" etc....but we all know the Texans were well within position and had the talent to be much more than 6-10 last year. So no, I'm not going to just shake weight all over myself about "hanging in there" anymore.
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We don't need a 'statement game', we need a statement season. 13-3 on the season would mean much more than a single win over a good team.
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I want to see the Texans grow as a team & win the next 3; that will be a statement. I wanted to beat the Saints, too; but realistically the most wins we'd get during this stretch is 3 & beating Baltimore is more important IMO. Whether Pittsburgh is as good as they used to be shouldn't be of any concern; the Texans need to beat them, that would be step 1 on the way to their statement.
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Uh.............hmmmmmmmm.....
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Hobie's version "......fondle them".
I am glad you clarified that... for a second ya had me thinking that there was a slight chance !!
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Not IMO......10-6 would be fine....do I think we could do better, yes, but I would be ok with our 1st double digit win season.

It sounds like, just to me anyway and maybe I am readin this wrong in your comments, you are painting with a broad brush anyone who has so far thought or expected better in certain areas in this team are some how saying this team sucks, Schaub sucks, fire someone, the season is over, etc.
To me, right now we can't be thinking 10-6 "would be fine" The Titans can very realistically win 10 games & we'll be out of the play-offs.

Yes, it can happen. Their schedule is as weak as ours & they had Baltimore at home. Which they already won. They also get NO at home.

We'll need every win we can get until it's proven that we don't. Until the titans have 7 losses on their record, 10-6 ain't going to cut it.
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A 10-6 Texans team this year would be utter failure around these parts...
Not a terrible failure but a disappointment to me. You seem (from your posts) to be happy if we simpy do better. This roster should be better than 10-6 especially with our opponents. We should have beaten the Saints and if Steelers O line is as weak as indicated we should handily defeat them.
This is why so many of us are commenting so critically; it is time for this team to step up and take command of their destiny. We should enter every game with a confidence that we will win.
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