Coast to Coast: Houston Texans (in depth write up)

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  1. Maddict5

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    just read it and its a tiny bit dated (quinn gray, no colvin etc) but solid write up.. better than anything from the major sites anyway. he goes through all 32 teams in the off-season if anybody want to enhance their overall knowledge of the teams
     
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    Nice article. Fair and balanced and in-depth. Don't be put off by his ragging on our team name selection. I thought it was kinda funny

    where/how did you find it?
     
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    That gets my vote of approval. Fantastic article.
     
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    Actually the guy is a bit of a smartass and comes off looking totally misinformed throughout the piece...

    Sorry, these are only couple of the errors I could pick up on, because I didn't make it through the entire article.....I got turned off by the three paragraphs of name trashing before we even got to actual football talk, but still gave the article a chance, but when I just kept reading information that was completely incorrect I didn't want to waste anymore time on it. Just seemed like another "They're the crappy Texans, nobody cares, let's just get this piece over with and move on to the next division" article.
     
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    Quite a few errors though.

    He basically says that Will Demps played on a Super Bowl team and doesn't realize that he played for us last year. He said that Chris Taylor had one good game last year when it was two years ago. Obviously, he missed Quinn Gray and Jordan Black being let go. There were some other things but that's all I can remember off of the top of my head.
     
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    hey, cut the guy some slack. maybe they don't have the internet over there. and maybe his local newspaper doesn't cover the texans very well. and you can't blame the paper really. it's virtually impossible to get information on the texans before the newspaper in their hometown of houston gets it.

    oh... wait... the chronicle sucks. wait! we have better info than the chronicle does! holy $hit, we ARE the texans number one source for information! omg! we ARE the news!!!

    .... filmed at 11
     
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    It should be the Indianapolis Land-Lovers, the Jacksonville Retirees, the Tennessee Hillbillies, and the Houston Polluters (OK, Oilers would've worked).
     


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    this is the opening sentence of the concluding paragraph...
    That hardly sounds like he's thinking, "they're the crappy Texans..."

    And about our name. Something energy or space related (following the Astros/Rockets/Comets theme) would have identified the team with the city of Houston and would made for a much better name which made sense. Since McNair is a horse guy, I could have even accepted something like the Stallions.

    But that's water under the bridge at this point and I've gotten used it. They're my team no matter what the name is.
     
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    WOW.....so one single sentence in a article that happens to spend 4 paragraphs bashing our team = a positive review. We're talking about a article that spends a total of 12 paragraphs on our team which includes 4, bashing the orgin name of the Texans as a filler. (Yep great "filler", I could log on to any message board and write up a better preview of their season) And incase you ask, the reason why I call it a "filler", is because this guy was completely mislead and wrong on almost everything he said. I'd be willing to take a ......."the Houston Texans name sucks article", if the writer could atleast know what the hell he was talking about, but he wasn't. (seriously the guy didn't know what the hell he was talking about and you expect fans to take him seriously.) Sorry but compared to this guy, I'd rather just keep my ear plugged to the Chron.

    Not only did the writer spend a 3rd (4 out of 12) of his written argument bashing us, but he spent the rest of it supplying information that was completely false and out of this world........seriously where the hell did this guy pull up half the crap that he wrote? He could've easily logged on to this board and he would've atleast saved most if not all his credit....he was that bad, the guy did little to no research
     
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    Whatever dude, but for the record, thats not correct; he made fun of the selection of the team name of Texans. He never bashed the team.
     
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    im part of the texans foreign legion! i go to that site quite regularly.. its simple but has good insight sometimes

    relax... thats what he does- you dont know him so you wouldnt be expected to realise that. read some of his articles on the other teams- he either makes fun of the teams (eg cards=crads) or some players on the team (pacman etc).. its the way he does it- he likes to evoke the exact reaction that you got aswell as giving you an insight into each team


    he makes mistakes in his articles but thats because you're right he doesnt go research them.. hes a studio analyst on british tv that watches alot of games and does quite a bit of research during the season and then writes down what his opinions are researched and watched in these previews from what he remembers..

    the mistakes were small though:
    -okobi had the triceps injury, not weary
    - demps
    - abbate... maybe from the article last yr where kubiak was real high on him?

    this results in him having a broad, general knowledge of each team- not as insightful as we have because we follow the team closely.. but he knows his stuff about every team and most players and i dont know many more knowledgeable writers about the entire nfl in general

    i know i sound like an apologist but i watch the guy and like him.. he knows his stuff and while there were mistakes in it, i thought it was better than the 'their line sux' preview that you get on espn or NFLTA
     
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    Actually outside of Jamie Dukes, NFLTA does probably the best job........I was especially impressed with their coverage of the draft. I think ESPN really has something to worry about, because NFLTA pretty much kicked their ...
     
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    Well moron or stinking genius, the guy got that one correct. He left out the "very,very" before "bad".
     
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    While you might not have enjoyed his review, I don't think reading the entire article and then just saying that he bashed the Texans the entire article isn't really genuine. I'll pull some of the stuff I liked the most:

    I feel that's pretty on the money, whether you like the way he put it or not.

    I think that's a pretty fair assesment of our Duane Brown pick, and it's definitely not bashing it like most other sites have.

    Something I didn't know about Steve Slaton.

    Again, you don't have to like the article, but I figured I'd paste some of the parts which are more complimentary.
     
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    i agree the draft is pretty impressive

    im talking about their season review/preview which was incredibly superficial for an nfl dedicated network.. and had lots of mistakes. of course, they didnt make light of the texans name :rolleyes:

    this piece wasnt perfect by any means but at least it was a change from the normal 'mention schaub, aj , mario, okoye, demeco and... uh moving on' and i dont think it deserves the harsh criticism you gave it
     
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    Actually, there is talk of Espn absorbing NFLN...


    Check it out

    Could be good?
     
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    interesting...
    If it happens the NFLN draft coverage may be lost. Wouldn't make sense for ESPN to have two flavors of draft coverage.
     
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    That is something to keep in tune with. Thanx for the info.
     
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    True for the most part, but he spends too long pissing about with that Harry Potter lookalike on channel 5.
     

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