After watching the AFC Championship Game...

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by DX-TEX, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. DX-TEX

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    I read Steph's Twitter:

    :toropalm:

    Have to play the game. Deal with injuries. yada, yada, yada.....dammit we are better than the Patriots!
     
  2. TexanSam

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    That damn "what if" is going to haunt me all offseason. Next season needs to get here fast so I can forget about it.
     
  3. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    If ifs and buts were candy and nuts . . .

    If ifs were fifths . . .

    No need to wait until next season to get over it. You can "what if" yourself to death, and it ain't gonna change anything. Just move on.
     
  4. TheMatrix31

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    We could have ****ing beat those bitches.

    Utterly sickening.
     
  5. GuerillaBlack

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    Was thinking the same thing watching all four teams play today. I don't think the offseason will be that bad though. We got a good FA period and draft to go through.
     
  6. ObsiWan

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    To his credit, that's basically what Ray Lewis said after the game.

    I'll bet the Raven fanbase is thinking the same thing about the Bradys.
     
  7. Lady.Gaga.3000

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    CONSPIRACY THEORY: Patriots paid Albert to try to injure Schaub when they found out he would be playing the Texans.

    I don't know if Yates would have done any better against the Patriots defense. In terms of throwing, according to the Baltimore game, we apparently had nobody outside of AJ. And yes, I think the Giants would have beat us in the Super Bowl had the "what ifs" happened.
     
  8. ThaShark316

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    I'm going to watch this Super Bowl with a confidence I've never had before.

    :texanbill:
     


  9. Bulls on Parade

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    I really felt like this was a down year for the entire AFC. With Peyton Manning's season-long injury, to the Steelers offensive line being as bad as I've seen it in at least two decades. The Ravens were a very average road team (4-5 - playoff loss included) and the Patriots defense had some definite holes on it, especially in the secondary.

    It's safe to say if the Texans had a healthy Matt Schaub they had a very good chance to be playing the Giants in the Super Bowl. And that's not even thinking how amazing Houston would be with a healthy Mario Williams anchoring the defense.

    We just need to hope the cards fall our way next year. Need some luck staying healthy but this is a Super Bowl contender entering the 2012 season. Even with the difficult schedule, I have the Texans going 14-2 and getting the 1st seed in the AFC.

    Should have, could have, would have went 13-3 with T.J. Yates and have at least played the Ravens in Reliant for the divisional round, if they didn't fall apart against the Panthers, Colts and Titans the final three games.

    But oh well, on to 2012 now. I'm excited for it. Giants will beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl for what it's worth. Time to give Eli Manning the high praise he deserves, especially if he goes 2-0 against Tom Brady in the big game.
     
  10. DX-TEX

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    Personally I think parity is setting in.

    Steelers are aging on defense badly.
    Colts are pretty much full blown rebuild mode
    Pats other than Brady dont have any superstars.

    Texans are you, talented and pretty deep.

    These things go in cycles and I feel we are about to hit one of those cycles.
     
  11. Bulls on Parade

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    The Houston Texans have a lot of young superstars on both sides of the ball. And another handful of veteran pro bowlers hitting their prime years. On paper anyway, the Texans have arguably the most talented team in the NFL right now.

    It would not surprise me to see Houston with 11 or 12 pro bowlers next season, assuming everybody stays healthy. This off-season is really hard on me because I believe a healthy Houston team is better than the two teams playing in the Super Bowl. Now we have to wait until next year to see it all coming into fruition.

    If the Texans end up having another good draft in April that would be really scary for the rest of the league. They're already loaded at most positions with the exception of a few depth issues. I don't think free agency is going to net them much with their limited cap space. Just need to re-sign Mario Williams and Arian Foster to long-term deals.

    This could be the real makings of a Texans dynasty over the next four or five years. Ah yes, remember those Dallas Cowboys teams that won three Super Bowls in four years with Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Novacek, an amazing offensive line and defense? This Texans team is very similar talent wise except the salary cap is going to limit what they can do.

    A lot of people want to see the Houston Texans win the Super Bowl. Next year is going to be their best chance to do that. In the mean time the hardest part is to avoid the intense boredom of a long off-season.
     
  12. ObsiWan

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    Concur with both these thoughts.

    We're out of "build" mode (can't say "rebuild") and into a state where we continue to "reload".

    I like this mode
    :whip:


    sorry, I just couldn't use the word "co....y" in my post. I hope you'll understand.
    :D
     
  13. SAMURAITEXAN

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    We were so damn damn close. Weren't we?

    We will get them in 2012. Love our Texans!!!

    Go Texans!!!
     
  14. thunderkyss

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    True, but 2012 is a new season. Last year, it was the Bears & the Packers in the NFC Championship game. The Bears didn't make it to the play-offs & the Pack were 1 & done.

    The Jets played the Steelers in the AFC Championship game a year ago. Again, the Jets didn't make the dance & the Steelers were 1 & Done as a wild-card.

    It's a long way to the Super Bowl..... heck, getting to the play-offs is not guaranteed.
     
  15. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    I sat here watching the Ravens and Patriots, and all I could do was shake my head.

    Brady was very average, the Ravens had a few good passes to their WRs but overall looked the same as they did against us last weekend, and it was apparent that the Texans would have beaten the Patriots and would have been in the Super Bowl.

    Jacoby, Yates, and some weird play calling at the end of the game is what kept us from the Super Bowl. Three things.

    We need a monster draft, retain key players, add a quality WR2 threat, and limit injuries and we're the best team in the NFL in 2012. Period.
     
  16. BullNation4Life

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    I dunno guys and gals, since the world is gonna end this year, we may have had our only shot at seeing the Texans in the Super Bowl....:kitten:


    Guess I'll be doing my "what ifs" on the other side....
     
  17. Playoffs

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    We need cap room.

    I read somewhere we're $20 million over the cap for 2012???
     
  18. GuerillaBlack

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    I'll quote Mike Greeny last week in Mike and Mike, "the Texans are the most complete team in the NFL. They can run the ball. EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ARE RUNNING THE BALL THEY STILL RUN IT DOWN YOUR THROAT!. And Arian Foster is a STUD!". Etc. It was like a four minute pro-Texans talk tangent after the Watt interview.
     
  19. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    Yep - these are going to be some important years coming up for the staff and Texans now that they've hit a major milestone of making the playoffs.

    Gotta handle contracts carefully so the team continues it's balance for years to come. Start "investing" too much into certain players and the team eventually becomes one dimensional with a small group of elites that get older and can only afford a supporting cast around them.
     
  20. KA4Texan

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    THIS is my only concern for next year, I don't want to lose anything from this season (except the injuries and Jacoby) I know it will happen but hopefully we can get more out of the current guys before a "hostage negotiation" takes place.

    The Ravens may have taken our hope for this SB but they sure as hell can't take this new feeling of confidence and hope for next season, rather than the usual hope out of desperation due to love of our Texans.
     

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