Did we show the Cowboys too much?

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  1. b0ng

    b0ng Ooops

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    That was definitely dominating but you could tell those were a lot of base defensive sets for the Cowboys. Did the Texans screw themselves a few weeks form now to look good in the preseason?
     
  2. hradhak

    hradhak Site Contributor

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    No, I don't think so. The Cowboys were out 5 starters, I'm more worried that we're going to come in to the regular season game saying they were pushovers in the preseason.
     
  3. gg no re

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    Remember when we kept telling ourselves, "We're just showing our base defense sets I bet!" when we were doing bad?
     
  4. b0ng

    b0ng Ooops

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    I remember on one of the Romosacks that Mario stunted A gap and Quinn was already coming in on a blitz. That's certainly fairly exotic for our blitzes.
     
  5. thunderkyss

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    That was the first time I ever saw a stunt, that didn't look Keystone cops.


    I don't think we showed them too much. Like Kubiak said, that's four weeks away.

    Offensively, we add stuff every week.
     
  6. hradhak

    hradhak Site Contributor

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    I like the exotic blitz packages. I hope we start bringing those during the regular season. I think that's what makes a defense feared in this league.
     
  7. b0ng

    b0ng Ooops

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    Also, we didn't really see too much from either side of Dallas (Cowboys suck lololol). I'm not down on anything from this game. I'm only wondering aloud if the coaches were throwing everything we had at em.
     
  8. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    This is a concern I have. The Texans can't stroll into work in week three expecting a pushover opponent because of this game and until they prove they've matured enough not to do that I'm afraid it might happen.

    I really feel like the Cowboys were just miserable tonight and a lot of that was on them. They couldn't get out of their own way and kept making boneheaded mistakes that a focused, in sync team simply won't make. As a result we don't really know how we compare to them.

    We did the same thing last week against New Orleans. We kept screwing the pooch and killing our own drives with boneheaded mistakes. We probably aren't that much better than the Cowboys or worse than the Saints. I don't want to sound negative after a win or anything. I'm not. I just think that a better game from our opponent would have told us more about our progress and helped us more in the long run.
     
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  9. hradhak

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    I couldn't agree more. Beating on a broken team doesn't help us out as much as playing a well-oiled machine. Next week's game probably won't see our starters, and then we start with Indy who's going to hit us with everything they have.
     
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    nero THE zero Hall of Fame

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    I agree. The whole, "we're tired and would like to see our families" schtick we heard from the Cowboys via the announcers was all too familiar from last week.

    The Cowboys are better than they were tonight. The Texans are better than they were last week.

    There's not much too be gleamed from this.
     
  11. thunderkyss

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    not a bad post at all. very realistic & down to earth.

    Just a couple of my opinions.

    1) I don't think you can ever get a good gauge of where your team is at in the preseason. Coaches look at things differently than we do. Winning the game is not the most important thing, and that changes when the season starts.

    2) It's better that we didn't play down to the level of our competition. We got to see what it looks like when we do what we are supposed to do. The coaches can bring this film up next week, and say, "See, this is what you're supposed to do. That is what it's supposed to look like."

    3) The only thing I think we can, and should get out of preseason games, is how individuals play. I like how all our receivers are using their hands to pluck the ball out of the air. whoever our WR coach is, Kudos.
     
  12. thunderkyss

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    And Slaton is still playing with blinders. A staple of our offense, is that a receiver in motion (usually Walter) or a H-Back/Tight-end works across the LOS and cuts the backside end. We only did that once in this game, and Steve didn't see the huge backside cut that was there.
     
  13. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    The Texans' playbook has hundreds of plays that can be called from a dozen different formations/looks. The Cowgirls saw maybe a few dozen out of thousands of possible plays.

    Kubiak could order plays off the Denny's menu for a few weeks into the season and never call the same play twice, so I don't think there's anything to worry about on offense. On defense they were pretty vanilla last season anyway, so there's not a lot to show them in that regard.
     
  14. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Weirdest quotes from Wade Phillips:

    Texans run three and four wide sets all the time. It's not terribly novel for them.

    I'm guessing that the Texans see more pressure on those plays next time around, though generally, Schaub has had some success against teams that try to blitz him.

    There is no excuse for the Cowboy running game to look like such garbage all preseason.

    The sum up from Phillips for the next game:

    Pollard was a big part of that ball "bouncing off" of their guy. Made that catch a very difficult one to make.

    I have to admit to taking great joy when the Cowboys couldn't score at the end of the half because they ran out of time. I had some awful Cowboy fans behind me and it sure did take the wind of their sails.
     
  15. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, we had some obnoxious Cowboy fans in our section making lots of noise before kick-off. They got more and more quiet as the game went on until finally they just shut-up.
     
  16. HJam72

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    I think all this really does is erase the embarrassing Saints game. So, we have one good performance against an ailing Cardinals team in the preseason....and that's about it. You can't prove anything in the preseason anyway. Nice to see foster gaining confidence, though. If he and the O-line can actually carry that kind of performance into the real season, our offense will make the Colts fans jealous.
     
  17. DBCooper

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    We showed more than the Cowboys did.

    In years past the Cowboys would come in and push us around just because they were bigger faster and stronger, times have changed.
     
  18. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I dont think the Texans tipped their hand too much. We will play a couple of real games before the rendezvous with the Cowboys, they will get their needed information from those games.
     
  19. IDEXAN

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    I'm pleased we played like we did last night (instead of the way we played last week in NOLA), but would remind everyone it's just a preseason game.
    It's good to have our starters play the way they did, but winning or losing these preseason games, any preseaon games, is meaningless.
    The only game vs the Cowboys that has any meaning or counts this year is the one we play next month.
     
  20. Houston_Fanatic

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    No, I don't think we showed them too much - that is what you say when you are looking for excuses for playing lousy. What better time to practice some of your stunts than pre-season?

    Good teams beat you even when you know what they are going to do LOL. So I see this as a positive sign. :)
     

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