A Real Gun Slinger

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  1. JamTex

    JamTex All Pro Texans Fan!

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    He's not afraid to throw the ball anywhere on the field.
    The deep pass over the secondary. He can do that. The mid to deep pass on an out, in, flag or post route? He can do that. The mid range pass in the seam or on the side line. He can do that. The short to mid range pass over the line backers on a drag, curl or quick slant route? The quick side line pass? Yup. He can do all if it. Between defenders in tight coverage? He's got that covered. The short pass or behind the line? He hits it perfectly.
    Basically, anywhere on the field is a target for Deshaun Watson. He can even make the fade throws, the inside or outside shoulder throws, the sideline throws, and even the get spun around, lose track of your receiver and shuffle it out there throws.
    Will he throw interceptions? Will he turn the ball over? Well of course he will.
    Will he, however, make up for it? Most certainly. He'll throw 2 or 3 touchdowns for every turn over. Remind you of anyone?
    How bout the one and only gun slinger himself. Brett Favre.
    Of course, Brett didn't have Deshaun's wheels, but he wasn't afraid to throw the ball anywhere.
    Watson should have us all excited about the possibilities. He has DeAndre getting "chills" about what they can do together. He has a true deep threat in Fuller. He now has two seam threats in Coutee and Akins who both have Velcro for hands. He will have Griffin and Anderson as a tight end threats, Miller and Foreman out of the backfield, and of course, Ellington coming back from injury.
    He has tons of weapons to throw to.
    Yes.
    Deshaun Watson is a true Gun Slinger.
    I can't wait to see him in action this season.
    It's going to be exciting .
    I'm getting "chills" just thinking about it.
    Go Texans!
     
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    Please don't compare DW4 to Favra. I prefer the Wilson comparisons. Wilson can flat out sling it, but he's much more protective of the ball than Favra ever was. I prefer a sniper over a gunslinger. The fastest gunslinger wasn't usually the one left standing. The accurate one was.
     
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    How in the mother ***** can you be a fan of the Texans and not know how to spell Deshaun?
     
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    It's like a speech impediment. And they get all snarky about it.
     
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    Yeah and they have no clue who Kevin Walters is
     
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    Walters? I have no idea who Kevin Walters is :evil:
     
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    See what I mean??!!
     
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    I'm quite familiar with Kevin Walter (who was a great blocking WR btw) but who was Kevin Walters? :spin:
     
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    Bwhahaha man Jam is a diehard very optimistic Texans fan. Either it was a typo or dude was tired.
     
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    There. Corrected. Lol.
    Just did this off the cuff without looking up correct name spellings. Just wanted to post what I think of this kid. He's going to be fun to watch.
    When was the last time we actually had a fun offense to watch in Houston?
    Not since the Oilers and Warren Moon I think.
     
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    I can appreciate what you're saying about accuracy, but, Brett was extremely accurate and had a strong arm. That's the comparison. Watson, like Favre, is so confident in his arm and accuracy that he'll try to thread some very tight needles and it will lead to interceptions. Just like Brett. And when he does turn the ball over, just like Brett, he'll have the confidence that he can throw 2 or 3 touchdowns to make up for the 1 turnover. Now as far as Wilson is concerned, Deshaun will have the wheels to either extend plays, scramble and run with the ball, and be able to avoid big hits just like Wilson. We saw him do all of that last year.
    So you could say we'll have a combination of the 2 all in one.
    He's an accurate gun slinger and a great runner.
     
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    Are we talking about the same Brett Favre? If so, we have different opinions on extreme accuracy. I'll take Wilson and Rodgers all day, every day over Favre. Favre had a lot of hype and played big during some personal tragedies. He was a good QB with longevity, not a great QB, IMHO.
     
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    I could take the comparison to Aaron Rogers with his cool, calm demeanor in the huddle and running plays. On the rest, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
     
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    Good to see you around Jam!
     
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    Thanks brother.
     
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    3 seasons under .500 during his long career, and more 10+ win seasons than not. I wouldn't mind if Watson had a Favre-esque career. I also wouldn't mind if Deshaun had that type of exuberance that a rare few who truly love the game show on the field - Favre and Hines Ward first come to mind.
     
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    Rodgers and Wilson both have much better accuracy, a TD:INT ratio of at least 2:1, extend plays with their legs, etc. I understand Favre being a popular player that you liked to watch. I enjoyed watching him play, too. I'm just thankful that it wasn't for the Texans.
     
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    Favre was in the 2:1 range for most of his career. A few seasons skewed the number.
    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FavrBr00.htm
     
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    As far as Brett Favre's greatness is concerned....
    11 Pro bowls
    3 league MVP's
    3 All Pro selections
    1 Superbowl win
    And the accolades keep going.
    Any Texans fan would have loved having him lead our team....Except you.
    You can't be talking about the same Hall of Fame Brett Favre that everyone else watched play for all those years.
     
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    A TD rate of 5.0 and INT ratio of 3.3 over a 20 year career suggests that isn't true. He was sub 2:1 on 13 years. A bit more than a few seasons skewing the numbers. Some were sub 2:1 by only a few TDs or INTs, but they were still sub 2:1. We can play with the stats all day long and still disagree. IMHO Favre was damned near as likely to cost you the game as he was to win the game. The unpredictable nature of his playing style made him very entertaining to watch and a big part of the reason he was popular. His passing records are more a result of longevity than anything else. Hell, his career passing yards record has been broken by Manning and will probably be passed by Brees this year and Brady next year. Brady could break it this year if he passes for 5,200 yds or so. Not likely, but possible.
    Passes Completed
    Passes Attempted
    Passing Yards
    Passing Touchdowns
    Passer Rating You'll need to scroll down on this one.
    Passes Intercepted You almost need to scroll down to see a current QB on this list.

    I think you get the idea.
     

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