Are the Bucs Really a Better Team Than the Texans?

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  1. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Well, you are as good as your record, so in that regard, yes. But if you go position by position, should they be any better than us? The injuries have certainly killed the Texans' chances of winning, but even when folks were healthy, they haven't performed up to par. Guys that this team depends on have turned the ball over at an alarming rate, and they've made boneheaded play after another.

    For all the flashes that we see from Schaub, he's thrown 9 TDs in 12 games (11 games?). He's thrown as many picks, and fumbled as well. In addition, he's been nicked and dinged seemingly everytime he gets hit. I know guys can't control injuries, but why should Schaub get a pass on the injury front, when guys like DD were written off for being a poor player due to injury? It's still early in the Schaub era, so that book isn't being written yet, but it's not too early to start asking critical questions, IMO. The Bucs have Jeff Garcia, some of the time, and Luke McCown the rest. If you had asked me prior to the season who I'd take of the three, it would have been Schaub in a landslide. It still would be. But if you asked me which set of numbers I'd rather have, not the least of which is WINS, I'd have to choose Garcia (11 TDs, 3 INT, 2100+ yds).

    As far as the rest of the offense goes, Ahman Green or Cadillac? Moot point, as neither have played for their teams. The Bucs definitely have a better backup, and this is a big reason why their team is doing well. AJ over Galloway, easily! Except, Galloway has 18.2 YPC, 6 TDs, and is coming up on 1000 yards. He will probably get it Sunday, in fact. AJ has been awesome, for about three games. OD is a great TE prospect .... that keeps fumbling the ball. I don't know much about Alex Smith.

    On defense, they still have Ronde Barber and Derrick Brooks. That's a nice duo, to which they added Cato June. Is that better than our trio of Mario, Dunta, and Ryans? Should it be? Obviously defense is not played by three guys; I'm just thinking out loud in this thread.

    I'ts disheartening to see teams like the Bucs do as well as they do with less than premium talent, while we can't seem to get going at all. There are a lot of teams that hover around mediocrity that I think our players should compare to, but then we fall well below mediocrity. This season in particular, I would tend to think of some of our players as good, but then they fumble, or throw a pick, and that has to factor into player evaluation at some point. The turnovers are killing us.

    Anyway, I'm rambling, but I needed to talk football today :)
     
  2. Second Honeymoon

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    Garcia was looked at as the better QB before the season started but the Texans went for a long term fix rather than a stop-gap in Garcia. Garcia was coming off a great year last year and without doubt was viewed as a QB more ready to win in 2007 than Schaub was.

    As for their defensive talent, I would take their secondary in a heartbeat...even when ours is healthy. We still have the worst safety talent in the NFL and its been that way since day one.

    As for their running game, I would take theirs....captain obvious. The passing game is a draw because AJ>Joey and Garcia>Schaub.

    As for their coaching, there isnt even a comparison. One of the best coaching staffs in the league reside in Tampa Bay while arguably the worst coaching staff in the league resides in our fair city, Houston. Our coaching staff is utterly inept and completely pathetic. Kubiak is ok as a coordinator but is just a horrible head coach. Horrible. A flatlining yes man who has surrounded himself by a bunch of horrible coaches who all came on the cheap....just like McNair likes it.
     
  3. Black Spot

    Black Spot Bucs HOF'er

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    Less than premium talent? Are you kidding me? Obviously you don't know that the Bucs roster boasts something like 20 former first round picks. They have the most former first round picks on one team in the NFL. You also obviously don't know that some of our great players like Ronde Barber, Jeff Garcia and Earnest Graham aren't even among these players who were formerly selected in the first round.

    On to our defense, NFL teams that copy us (all 25+ of them) are again watching film of our defense to teach their own players how to play the Tampa 2 scheme correctly.

    The Bucs D is back. Watchout NFL.
     
  4. crunkbuc4d1

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    Ok, the problem with this thread is that all you did was mention the big named players on our roster. The reason for the Bucs' success this season is because they went with a youth movement, but kept or added a veteran leader on each level of the team. They also made changes on the coaching staff. So do some research or ask a Bucs fan a little something about the team before you break down the roster.

    From top to bottom, I'd take our talent over yours because ours know how to win. There may be a few more physically gifted players on your roster, but that doesn't mean anything when u end a game with a "L".
     
  5. crunkbuc4d1

    crunkbuc4d1 Rookie

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    Spot...you beat me by a few seconds.
     
  6. Black Spot

    Black Spot Bucs HOF'er

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    What the F are you talking about? Jeff Garcia has played in every game but one, last week against the Saints....and also, Luke McCown didn't see a snap all season long until last week.

    Go watch some tape or look at thier season stats dude. Cuz you are WAY off base.
     
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    :popcorn: I was just waiting to see who would hit "reply" first......
     
  8. crunkbuc4d1

    crunkbuc4d1 Rookie

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    Is it safe to say that eriadoc has stirred up the deck?
     
  9. Black Spot

    Black Spot Bucs HOF'er

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    I don't know wtf he was talking about Crunk...lol.


    If we wanted to we can go through each roster 1-53, I'm pretty sure the balance is going to heavily favor TB. So much so that the scale would look like this...

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    GOOD luck Buc fans, on any other Sunday!!:) You do have the cutest coach in the NFL, that's for sure!!:heart:
     
  11. crunkbuc4d1

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    Spot...be nice. Don't get too worked up over this.

    But really...what was he thinking?
     
  12. Black Spot

    Black Spot Bucs HOF'er

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    I couldn't help it...so here goes.

    QB - Bucs
    RB - Bucs
    FB - Bucs
    WR - Push
    TE - Bucs
    OT - Bucs
    OG - Bucs
    C - Bucs

    DE - Bucs
    DT - Bucs
    OLB - Bucs
    MLB - Bucs
    CB - Bucs
    FS - Bucs
    SS - Bucs

    K - Bucs
    P - Bucs

    Head Coach - Bucs
    Offensive Assistants - Bucs
    Defensive Coordinator - Bucs
    Defensive Assistants - Bucs

    Record (8-4) - Bucs

    GM - Bucs
    Owner - Bucs

    Stadium - Bucs
    City/Area - Bucs
     
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    Wow, that was really close. :cool:
     
  14. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Wow, thanks for the unbiased opinion. :rolleyes:
     
  15. crunkbuc4d1

    crunkbuc4d1 Rookie

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    Honestly most of the list is right. the only position that I think the Texans are better at is WR.

    I'm not touching the Stadium or City/Area with a 10ft pole.
     
  16. Black Spot

    Black Spot Bucs HOF'er

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    Just trying to show how the "Bucs do as well as they do with less than premium talent".
     
  17. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Possibly, but at least throw us a bone or two. We're hurtin here. :)
     
  18. Specnatz

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    Lets not just throw out some really objective things. You like the Bucs we get that but to say the owner is better or the stadium is better when you most likely have never been to Reliant. It is one of the Premiur stadiums in the league. It is not not me saying that, it has gotten so many rave reviews it is not even funny.
     
  19. nnud28

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    fixed that 4 ya
     
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    There, made a few corrections for you!!
     

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