2018 NFL Power Rankings

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  1. JamTex

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    I disagree.
    The Kool-aid may have too much sugar but with a healthy Watson and Watt, son.. et al.. we should be poised to cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
     
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    so...we pick # 17 in 2019 draft?
     
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    If Watson stays healthy, he alone will somehow manage to get us into the wild card weekend. With an actual NFL caliber line in front of him there's no telling what could happen.

    But, it's the Texans. I'll believe it when I see it. Including Watson making it the whole year.
     
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    Onward, Upward, and back into the Trees
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    2018 all hinges on the health of these three and those the staff put around them.
     
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    I would add # 10 but he always plays.
     
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    I have seen others that say we have the 3rd to 7 the best chance of getting to the Super Bowl from the AFC. Pats are number 1 and then the Steelers then us. Folks are sure putting a lot of confidence on a very young QB with 5 games under his belt. He looked fantastic in those games, but putting us at 3rd based on that is crawling WAY out on that limb. I sure hope they are right, but I don't think I would take that bet just yet.
     
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    "health" lol
     


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    IMO that hinge has another aspect. JJ Watt absolutely needs to move back inside. I realize that CND cautions the strain that comes with going heads up against offensive linemen, but playing outside is killing Watt, it's weakening our pass rush, and it's keeping other players from being their best (like Mercilus). Watt is at his best playing between a 3-5 tech and allowing him to freelance, using his hands and technique to bypass offensive linemen entirely. An injured freelance 295lb defensive tackle playing outside of the tackles is bad, even if he was potentially the greatest a couple years ago.
     
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    2018 Power Rankings are just a way to try and gauge where a team is in relation to the rest of the league based on personnel and staff. Hopefully, the Texans will add enough in free agency and the draft to be able to stack up with the top teams. Starting at 15 according to ESPN and 12 according to NFL.com is a pretty good start. Let's hope the Texans can move up and more importantly live up to and exceed the rankings.
     
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    Middle of the pack is ok assuming Watson stays healthy, but he can't do it all by himself. We desperately need a pair of tackles, and without them, Watson won't stay in the lineup. We also need a tight end.

    Will the team address their needs with the limited draft assets they have? If history is an indication they will probably trade Watt to Cleveland for the dawg pound.
     
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    If Watson stays healthy and we go back to averaging 30 pts a game...watch out.

    Also, Vrabel is a good coach but I believe that Crennel moving back to DC is going to improve our defense.
     
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    Spilled milk.

    Starting a new history this year. :clap:

    Things gotta get better now. :highfive:

    :coffee:
     
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    I had some NFL withdrawel problems yesterday so rewatched for the first time last years Seattle game and Watson was really pretty amazing. He was right there with Russel Wilson in Seattles stadium, ya that was amazing especially for a rookie.
     
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    No doubt he looked really, really good. And in truth I expect he will be very good this year, but five games isn't enough to be an absolute garrante. Two to three seasons...then you can be certain what you have.
     
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    we've had optimism most years since 2002......
     
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    I don't have a lot of optimism, I have a lot of hope, but very little optimism.

    Astros provide "optimism", not the Texans.
     
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