Any of you gonna admit to owing DW4 an apology?

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  1. Mangler

    Mangler All Pro

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    I semi owe him one.

    Looking back, I remember watching Clemson take on Alabama back to back and being amazed, I hoped and wished we’d draft Watson but was convinced there was absolutely NO way in hell he’d be there as he was sure to be the first quarterback off the board. (In my mind.) I remember settling for Mahommes thinking we’d have a better shot at him, not that it was guaranteed he’d be there or that we’d even draft a quarterback.

    I guess I bought into the “Run First, Only Reads Half The Field, Slow Throw Velocity, Weak Arm” comments lots of posters here made about him. I feel like such an idiot now, lol.

    God bless our DW4!
     
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  2. Seegara

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    I'll apologize for doubting him when he shows he can get through a season without a time lost injury. It may be a long time.
     
  3. Texansballer74

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    Bwhahaha man I tried to tell ya'll the kid was legit. Most of these experts only do that crap for ratings or trying to make a name for themselves. They don't actually watch these games. Some look for certain flaws and run all the way to homebase with it.
     
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  4. Thorn

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    If I apologized for every wrong prediction I made that's all I'd be doing.
     
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  5. powda

    powda Team BLEACH!

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    I was concerned about his arm strength. That's all. Aside from that I thought he was a great prospect and loved that draft night.

    I was eyeing mahomes because I didn't think Watson would be there.
     
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  6. False Start

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    I was going to say the same thing. Plus, I'm not into the whole, "I Told You So" thing.
     
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  7. Mangler

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    Same here, I thought he’d be the 1st overall pick though. But then everything just aligned perfectly for us. I never doubted his arm strength, or him for that matter. It was O’Brien coaching him that terrified me, but then our offense exploded. I guess I also owe ol’ assjaw an apology as well. What a pleasant surprise!
     
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    Besides all the horseshit everyone says, they probably make some correct predictions as well. The ole blind squirrel and the nut thing, or it was frickin' obvious anyway. "I told you so" in politics can work, but it's not worth a crap in football.
     
  9. mussop

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    I was worried about his turnovers. Still am right now but if he continues where he left off last year I will definitely be apologizing.
     
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  10. OptimisticTexan

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    Yipper......I was pushing for Savage to start the season and let Watson carry the clipboard for 2017. I didn't want to throw him behind what the Texans were calling an NFL OL. I wanted the Texans to put together an OL in 2017 and 2018 before turning the reins over to Watson.

    Damn, even is I type this response and admit to wanting Savage under Center for the 2017 season...I don't see the illogic behind the plan.
     


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    I ate my share of crow last year. Still concerned about turnovers.
     
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    If you average 35 points a game, a turnover here and there is not going to hurt.
     
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    It will when the defense is giving up 30+ a game

    After all, he was only .500 in his starts last year with all those gaudy stats
     
  14. OptimisticTexan

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    You are correct. The key though....keeping that guy who's responsible for making 35 PPG happen on the field for 16+ games.
     
  15. Mangler

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    I know. What a bust, huh?:rolleyes:
     
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    ^^^^
    This

    I hope Watson can stay healthy for a full season and that's still TBD.

    This thread is jumping the gun. IMHO
     
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    Hopefully with experience and an OL that doesn't have him running for his life the turnovers will be cut down significantly.
     
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    Watch the Seattle game again...not trying to :deadhorsebut I will remain concerned. Turnovers are THE cardinal sin for me. I'm so strongly against them that I wouldn't have kept Brett Farve (spelling on purpose. :D).
     
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    I was concerned about the turnovers too. He got away with some last year because defenders just dropped balls that should have been picked off. I am optimistic but until he goes through a complete season healthy I am not going to crown him the greatest ever because after all there is a certain QB a lot of Texans fans wanted that looked good his first time around the league.
     

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