Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Wolf, Aug 29, 2011.
I didn't see anything in there that I didn't already see watching the game live.
I have not re-watched a game yet, but I plan on recording this last game and going over the film because I really want to get a good read on some of the back-ups/ potential back-ups we'll have.
I really love these play by play breakdowns. It's just SO easy for us couch GMs to watch the game and make blanket statements like "Mario's struggling" and "Connor Barwin is invisible". And sometimes these statements have merit.
But watch the game play by play and really key in on one player, watching the situation on each play to see if he did the right thing or wrong thing, THEN I'll really listen. And people don't do that nearly enough, since talking straight out of your behind is just so much easier.
Should we really have to work so hard?
I'm starting to feel like a Saints fan, perturbed that no one understands the importance of a decoy.
Why don't they bring him from the blind side very much .... maybe a shift that needs to happen...
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Pretty good review of things...
I've liked the progress I've seen, just have to hope the progress continues...
To me, it's not that the guy's playing a new position, it's that his new position requires him to come off the ball in a two-point stance...
Naturally, no matter if it's a four, three or two point stance a player is coming out of, their body is going to want to rise up... For a 6'6"/6'7" guy going up against mostly 6'3"-6'5" TEs/OTs and even shorter FBs, staying low is very important...
Coming out of a three-point stance, staying low wasn't a problem for Mario... His stance was so low that he could afford to rise and still be at least even with the TE/OT... But out of a two-point, he cannot afford to rise any... He's got to burst with the same speed and power as if he were in a three-point, but straight out of a two...
Add to it that he went all through college and his first five years in the league coming off the ball in a three and the guy really has to retrain his body...
1st quarter in the 34 against the Jets he looked high, slow and got taken advantage of at contact... 2nd and 3rd qts in the 34 against the Saints he looked lower and faster, but still didn't have that power at the point of contact... This last game against the Nines? He looked quick off the ball, low, fast and looked like he's learning to use that power coming off the ball level...
There's still improvement to be had, no doubt about it, but he looks as if he is getting comfortable with it, and finally conditioning his body to act correctly off the ball from a two-point stance...
Twist it and turn how ya want to, MW isn't cutting it as a WOLB. If this is evidence of a "pass rush", I'll kiss your ass. At 1:24, is that really a QB pressure by MW or a case of him not running a fly route past the QB? Progress? Hardly. At 1:30, they can say MW legitimately pressured the QB and ALMOST got a sack. At the 1:58 mark, is that where homers were saying MW was double/triple teamed?
And yet another Mario thread. I wish they would trade him just so people would shut up about him.
there is always a whipping boy, it would go to the next player (cushing?)
Where's a gif of Jim Carrey from Ace Ventura when you need it?
You're probably right.
As for as stats go for last game Cody led all texans with 3 tk. While San Fran had a few players with 6 or 5 tk. So by that reasoning San Fran must of had a hell of a lot better defense than the texans? Stop looking at stats and watch the game people. If the texans defense has a lot of 3 and out this year and the offense continues to control the clock some of the stats are going to look bad on paper. Thats a good thing.
Our 1's shut down their 1's.
Mario and Cushing and Kareem Jackson are all part of a defense - OUR defense - that pitched a shutout. Apparently they did their jobs well enough not to screw the pooch and cost the rest of the defense points ...or even a significant number of yards.
Are we so conditioned to failure that even when the defense appears to be headed in the right direction, we just have to find something to whine about?
And all this "$14milliondollar man" stuff is rather silly. If you're mad at the fact that MW is due $14M this year, don't be mad at MW. Be mad at the guy who decided draw up that rookie contract. Because I don't recall Mario walking out (like Andre Johnson did) or having "pay me" on his shoes (you know who) or demanding an extension or clowning in any fashion whatsoever to get his deal. In fact, didn't Mario sign BEFORE the draft? And from the looks of this contract, looks to me like they back-loaded the contract for the benefit of the team. McNair stuck this "balloon payment" in the final year of Mario's contract. You want to blame someone for the $13.8 mil due this year, talk to Bob McNair.
maybe wade is hiding mario this pre-season so teams don't know whats coming. just a thought
I understand where you're coming from, but honestly it's no one's fault. His contract was the result of the previous CBA. Under that agreement 1st rounders simply made too much money. It's ridiculous for an unproven player to get that kind of coin.
They might be letting Mario practice some of the elements that are more foreign to now to gain experience. Let's face it, we all know MW can rush with his hand on the ground. I have a feeling during the season you'll see more plays where MW has his hand on ground.
Admittedly, I'm not a Cowboys fan, but i don't remember Ware being in a 2 pt stance all the often, I could be wrong though.
honestly he's only in a 2 point stance on first and second down... on third down both Barwin and Mario pin their ears back and get down in a 3 point stance. This shouldn't be a big deal in a few weeks.
individual preseason stats somehow matter less than the team W-L record for these games.
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