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Old 01-02-2013   #1
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Of the 30 NFL teams to appear in the last 15 Super Bowls, only three concluded the regular season on a two-game losing streak like the Houston Texans. But hereís the catch: Those three teams (Philadelphia in 2005 and both Indianapolis and New Orleans in 2010) earned a first-round bye and played at home during the second week of the postseason. Houston doesnít have this luxury. And if recent history holds true this season, the Texans will be on the golf course in January instead of preparing for a trip to New Orleans.

History aside, itís also worth noting that the Texans are the only team of the 12 playoff qualifiers who lost each of their last two regular season games, and are just one of two postseason organizations that posted a sub-.500 mark over the five weeks of the season (Baltimore is the other). Of the 30 teams to appear in the last 15 Super Bowls, only three squads posted a sub-.500 mark from the start of December through Week 17.
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Default Re: History shows us that the Texans have a big Problem on their Hands

Ouch.

It would take a so-called "team of destiny" to overcome those historical hurdles.

The 2011 Texans felt like they could have been that team. The 2012 version...'eh, not so much.
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Ouch.

It would take a so-called "team of destiny" to overcome those historical hurdles.

The 2011 Texans felt like they could have been that team. The 2012 version...'eh, not so much.
To be fair the 2011 team didn't look like that team a few days before the playoff's.
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Default Re: History shows us that the Texans have a big Problem on their Hands

I'd bet that no team that has played the way the Texans have played the last 5 weeks have won a play-off game. Bottom line, the Texans have some demons to exorcise & get to playing good football.

With a short week & players still on & off the injury report, they've got enough hurdles to jump.

The thing is, that everyone of us here believe they are completely capable of playing better. That they "should've won" 2 of the last three.

If we are right, there is no reason why they can't pull it together, win this week & worry about next weeks game later.
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Default Re: History shows us that the Texans have a big Problem on their Hands

I don't need history to tell we're in trouble, I think it's pretty obvious.
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Default Re: History shows us that the Texans have a big Problem on their Hands

Its all an elaborate rope-a-dope by Kubiak to lull the NFL in to underestimating us. Teams took note of how dominate we were early in the season and everyone was watching us more and studying us for weaknesses. We had too much attention, he had to do something. Years from now this will be looked at as one of the smartest strategic decisions in all of sports.

Houston will come out against the Bengals and feather the throttle, just enough to win, same thing the next week, then put the pedal down a little in the AFC Championship, and then in the Superbowl Kubiak will unleash the hounds full throttle.





OK, OK, so this isn't even remotely true, but this is what I keep telling myself so that I will keep a positive attitude and even bother watching the WC Game...........

Its just so damn frustrating that Kubiak came here, established a strong offense, and when we are finally in striking distance, and healthy by end of the season standards and the wheels fall off the one side of the ball that has been the most consistent on a year on year basis. The football gods hate us, thats all it can be....... I remember that almost everyone in here was like "Wow we have an offense, if we just had a top 10 or 15 defense we can go all the way". No we have the defense, although struggling, and then all of a sudden no offense, WTF.....
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Default Re: History shows us that the Texans have a big Problem on their Hands

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Pretty much.

The whole getting hot thing is just a way some try to predict a usually unpredictable post-season.
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Default Re: History shows us that the Texans have a big Problem on their Hands

It's like the stat that says having a bye week increases your chance of winning the superbowl. You've got the bye week because you are one of the best two teams in your conference, so you should have a better shot at winning the title than a wild card team.

I honestly believe we started to hot and lost the edge once the playoffs were inevitable. Think it is human nature for all but the most intense people.
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It's like the stat that says having a bye week increases your chance of winning the superbowl. You've got the bye week because you are one of the best two teams in your conference, so you should have a better shot at winning the title than a wild card team.

I honestly believe we started to hot and lost the edge once the playoffs were inevitable. Think it is human nature for all but the most intense people.
I like how we can spin this one. And the only reason the Colts were able to get the proper intensity was because it was the first game back for their head coach.

NOW we get the true Texans back!
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I like how we can spin this one. And the only reason the Colts were able to get the proper intensity was because it was the first game back for their head coach.

NOW we get the true Texans back!
My worry is that I think that it is FAR FAR easier to turn it off than to get it going again.
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I don't need history to tell we're in trouble, I think it's pretty obvious.
True, but it was still an interesting article.
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Historical data aside, be certain that Kubiak and the organization know that their current condition is unsuitable for playoff competition. They know that one passing TD in the last four must-win games means they are terminally dysfunctional.

Regardless of Kubiak's limitations as a head coach (real or perceived), I would expect him to make a tough decision to address the problem at QB. This could mean that Schaub has to compete to keep his job in pre-season. If Kubiak doesn't do this, everyone can uncork their outrage at that time. But right now, it's unwarranted to saddle him with the blame for Schaub's collapse, which may be due to his foot, his mental state, or that he's a Manchurian QB planted by Bud Adams.

Owen Daniels does a weekly interview with the local AM station in Austin, and last week he sounded uncharacteristically depressed. The team knows that the engine has a bad cylinder. The question is: Will Kubiak make the tough choice to fix it?
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Historical data aside, be certain that Kubiak and the organization know that their current condition is unsuitable for playoff competition. They know that one passing TD in the last four must-win games means they are terminally dysfunctional.

Regardless of Kubiak's limitations as a head coach (real or perceived), I would expect him to make a tough decision to address the problem at QB. This could mean that Schaub has to compete to keep his job in pre-season. If Kubiak doesn't do this, everyone can uncork their outrage at that time. But right now, it's unwarranted to saddle him with the blame for Schaub's collapse, which may be due to his foot, his mental state, or that he's a Manchurian QB planted by Bud Adams.

Owen Daniels does a weekly interview with the local AM station in Austin, and last week he sounded uncharacteristically depressed. The team knows that the engine has a bad cylinder. The question is: Will Kubiak make the tough choice to fix it?
A friend and I discussed this the other day. Look, we have to be realistic, here. We're stuck with Schaub for at LEAST two more years, regardless of what happens Saturday and the rest of this season.

Kubiak sticks with his people. And, he loves his QB. So, he'll stick with Schaub because Schaub will make all kinds of promises in the off-season, and Schaub will work on his game. Even if that doesn't work next year, and we see the same issues with Schaub, I think Kubiak still sticks with his guy.

Realistically, I can't see a QB change until 2015 at the earliest.
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A friend and I discussed this the other day. Look, we have to be realistic, here. We're stuck with Schaub for at LEAST two more years, regardless of what happens Saturday and the rest of this season.

Kubiak sticks with his people. And, he loves his QB. So, he'll stick with Schaub because Schaub will make all kinds of promises in the off-season, and Schaub will work on his game. Even if that doesn't work next year, and we see the same issues with Schaub, I think Kubiak still sticks with his guy.

Realistically, I can't see a QB change until 2015 at the earliest.
Even putting aside loyalty, the contract pretty much guarantees this to be true. The Texans could draft another QB in the first 3 rounds but will not be able to go get a free agent or veteran with a high ceiling until Schaub's contract can be unloaded 3 or 4 years from now.
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This reeks of someone just stringing along stats to come up with a fluff piece. I'm sure you could string along a few stats to make a pro Texans victory article as well.
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