An Opponent's Plan For a Texans' Team Without AJ

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Here was a plan proposed by NATIONALFOOTBALLPOST'S Matt Bowen prior to the Raiders game. Sound familiar?
    We may see this formula again........especially, if Kubiak does not make some successful compensatory adjustments for the loss of AJ.
     
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  2. Wolf6151

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    Ya think Baltimore will blitz the hell out of us? Duh.
     
  3. DexmanC

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    I see the Texans getting abused like they did in Pittsburgh a couple
    years ago. The Texans suck on the road, and they're AT
    Baltimore.

    Get your popcorn ready... :popcorn:
     
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    Plus the Ravens had a bye week so they will be fresh ready to crush some Texans skulls.

    :koolaid:
     
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    It's all about adjustments. The defense makes adjustments when Andre is out and we have to make our own adjustments to that accordingly. We need to call more blitz beaters and screens.
     
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    I see the Texans being very competitive just like they've been in every single game this year. This team isn't remotely comparable to a team that played the steelers a couple of years ago. Over the coarse of a NFL season every team is going to lose games they should win and win games they should lose. This week we lost a game we should've won and next week we could win a game that on paper we should lose...however regardless of the outcome, I highly doubt we'll get our teeth kicked in.
     
  7. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Stop the run and wait for Schaub's token dumbass play of the game to seal the deal.
     
  8. Texecutioner

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    Agreed. I think it will be a competitive game and we can potentially beat the Ravens. We'll need some TO's that we can actually capitalize off of though this time.
     


  9. ThaShark316

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    Popcorn's a bit stale.

    Steelers in 2008 had a QB...

    Flacco ain't bout shit. Stop the run game like we did vs. OAK, this will be close. Turn Flacco into the scrub that he is and come with CONSTANT blind side pressure. He's horrid at reading defenses. Oher does not fare well vs. a lot of pressure, as well.

    Smith and Evans deep is the key to BAL's pass game, as well as Rice. The Ravens want to force TOs, point blank. Find hot reads early and often and screen Arian. They plan on covering Foster with Suggs and Johnson? Let them. The Ravens can be beat. I'm not saying the Texans will win, but this isn't the 2007 Pats or the 08 Steelers.

    Ravens rout the Texans if the Texans turn the ball over a ton. Otherwise, this is another 4th quarter game.
     
  10. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    3-3 here we come...
     
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    Maybe, but luckily for us, in this division we can trip over our own feet and still fall across the finish line.
     
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    If I've learned anything from this team over the last 5 seasons, they're good
    for AT LEAST ONE game when they get their teeth kicked in.

    Baltimore and Tennessee are just the kind of teams to do this to the
    Texans in their home stadiums, while the Texans' heads are spinning
    from the losses of Dre, Mario, and the Raiders game.

    We have NEVER seen this group, coaches included, show any type
    of mental toughness. They float through the early part of the game,
    look up at the scoreboard, and say "OH, SNAP! We spent so much
    time working on our stats for The Probowl, that we're running out
    of time to actually win the game!"

    The ebb and flow of a Texans season, is illustrated by the microcosm
    of the game. Against teams serious about winning, the Texans have
    always crapped out. They just make sure to "look good" while
    taking the "L." I guess they have a higher incentive package
    in their contracts for Probowls made than playoff appearances.

     
  13. TheCD

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    Like a pick-6 in overtime?
     
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    You'd think Kubiak would have anticipated this and been ready with a good game plan. Didn't happen. More blitz beaters and screens should have been called yesterday. Didn't happen. Kubiak doesn't seem to be able to make game time adjustments.
     
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    Sure! Or a pick to end the game against the Broncos, Raiders, etc
     
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    I honestly think the coaches did a decent job with the game plan minus AJ. There Just isn't a lot of adjustments to your oline getting blown up. We ran screens, from a lot of different sets to a lot of different players. Hell, we had them dead on one if a raider doesn't make a hell of a tackle. I think a draw or two would have been nice, but other wise I think exception of the game plan was the biggest problem
     

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