Eight Bold Predictions for the 2011 Texans

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  1. ObsiWan

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    I saw this on the Bleacher Report. I thought we Sunshine Clubbers were high on the Kool-Aid. This dude is seriously mainlining it.
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    But WAIT, there's MORE!!
     
  2. ObsiWan

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    You won't believe the rest of them ....
    I love his optimism but this dude is mixing his Kool-Ade with Everclear. But he can be wrong as heck about any or all of them except #8. That's the one I want to see come true.
     
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    As a sorta supersticious guy, EFFFFF all that!!!

    Way to jinx it. Andre blows a knee in week 2. Schaub is decimated by week 3, Arian Foster rips his achilles, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward suffer concussions, Mario suffers a disasterous season at a new position (in a contract year), and on and on and on and on!!

    THANKS, Bleacher Report!!! :pissed:
     
  4. ObsiWan

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    I think your negative thoughts just brought balance back to the Texan universe. We're safe again.
     
  5. TdotTexas2Step

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    How about listing down the predictions in order from most likely to happen to most not likely to happen:

    1. Texans Win AFC South: Count on it!

    2. Schaub for 4000+ yards again: Too many weapons for such an accurate QB, this isn't really that bold of a prediction. The only thing that could prevent this is the FATE duo we have at RB or a better defence.

    3. Ward and Tate Combine for 800 yards: Last year, the trio of Foster/Ward/Slaton combined for 396 attempts for 2024 yards. In comparison to the rest of the league, we ranked in the middle of the pack for rushing attempts. With an improved defence, I think we won't be relying as much on our prolific passing attack. With the increase in carries, I can see this happening if there are no injuries.

    4. Brooks Reed Starter Week 3: I'm probably biased because I loved the pick. But this dude will be great for us and if he doesn't start by week 3, he'll start somewhere along the way. Wouldn't be surprised if either Barwin or Williams is moved back onto the line. BTW, shame on EA sports for giving Reed a 69 overall :)


    5. Top 10 Defense: It's that lame pass D that got us last year. Now that we aren't relying on KJ to stop 1s and with all the other additions, we should be significantly better as the season moves on. Plus, our run D was fine last season, and just got even better with Watt and Reed who I think will be special. The only thing that worries me so far is how our run D looked like during that initial Saints drive.

    6. Andre Johnson Historic Season: Those are lofty numbers for AJ partly because that just isn't how he plays and/or how the defence plays him. Even with playing a couple of multiple 16 game seasons, he's never had more than 9 TDs or 1600 yards. And with Foster and Tate emerging, how our offensive system works, plus a better defence that will allow us to run the ball more, I don't see it happening.

    7. Arian Foster MVP: Echoing the sentiment of a lot of other posters on here, one of the best reasons why a solid group of Foster/Tate/Ward/Slaton maybe would be great is because it would allow us to keep Foster fresh throughout the season. I think he'll be great again this year and will rack up touchdowns, but he won't be relied on as much and defences still gameplan around Dre.

    8. Super Mario's Best Season: Doubt it. I'm a huge supporter of his, and I still believe he can work at OLB, but his numbers won't show it. I think the quotes from the coaching staff of "disrupting the line and pressuring the QB" is something we'll be hearing a lot of this year. But if that's the system and it doesn't matter who gets to the QB, then that's all that should matter for now.
     
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    Everyone read #6 and realize that I am Mario's incentative. If he is as successful as I hope, he has already admitted he owes it all to me. I just know he will thank me when he goes to pro bowl.
     
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    How does Bleacher Report stay in business? I have yet to read a serious article written by their authors. All they're good for are slide shows.
     
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    They claim to be something like #4 in the nation.
     


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    I've met that BR "columnist" before...

    He looks exactly like this: :splits:
     
  10. fiasco west

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    Well they are bold predictions after all but....he's pretty much saying everything will be perfect...which just doesn't happen.
     
  11. mussop

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    want even more evidence that this site isnt worth visiting?

    Here you go.


    Top 50 Players in the NFL Today Who Will Never Win a Super Bowl

    40. Matt Schaub

    Year in and year out, the Houston Texans are projected to make a run for the playoffs—but the team has failed every single season.

    Sooner or later the team is going to have to move on without quarterback Matt Schaub, as he's proving to be not good enough to carry his team to the postseason.


    12. Mario Williams

    It's not Mario Williams' fault, it's just that the Houston Texans can't take it to the playoffs.

    Every single season the Texans are projected to duke it out with the Colts for the AFC South, but they always fail and can't even snag a wild-card spot.

    Williams is a free agent next offseason, and I'd hope that he'd sign with a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets or the New England Patriots.

    3. Andre Johnson

    No matter how good of a wide receiver you are, you still can't carry your team all the way. Sorry, Andre Johnson.

    Johnson is an amazing talent but doesn't have the right supporting cast defensively in Houston.



    Just a stupid article all in all.
     
  12. VTexan

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    Whenever I see a thread dedicated to a bleacher report post...

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  13. Lucky

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    He's got the Texans scoring 58 offensive TDs (31 passing, 27 rushing), plus a top 10 defense yards and points allowed, but finishing only 10-6?

    :hankpalm:
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Well. Kubiak is the head coach, after all.
     
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    Nice!
     
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  18. Thorn

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    Given the Texans history, anything from a 1-15 record to a Super Bowl appearance is possible. I wouldn't put good money on this team either way.
     
  19. Ole Miss Texan

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    Wow, I'm speechless. I just did a little research on the yards this guy throws out. Between Matt Schaub's passing yards and the combined rushing yards of Foster, Ward and Tate, that is 7,190 total yards or an average of 449.4 yards per game.

    Over the last 20 years:
    *The Avg Yds/Gm for the #1 Offense each year was 397.9 yds.
    *Only 11 teams have averaged over 400 yards per game in a season.
    *7 seasons have produced 1 team that averaged over 400/gm; 2 seasons produced 2; 11 seasons produced 0.
    *No team averaged 449 yds/game.

    Below is the list of the teams that have exceed 400 yd/gm average.
    442.2 Yds - St. Louis - 2000*
    425.0 Yds - San Francisco - 1998 (2nd team that year was MIN at 391.5)
    418.4 Yds - Kansas City - 2004**
    418.1 Yds - St. Louis - 2001 (2nd team that year was IND at 372.2)
    411.2 Yds - New England - 2007 (2nd team that year was GB at 370.7)
    410.7 Yds - New Orleans - 2008 (2nd team that year was DEN at 395.8)
    409.6 Yds - Denver - 2000 (*2nd team that year)
    404.7 Yds - Indianapolis - 2004 (**2nd team that year)
    403.8 Yds - New Orleans - 2009 (2nd team that year was DAL at 399.4)
    402.2 Yds - San Francisco - 1993 (2nd team that year was MIA at 363.2)
    400.8 Yds - St. Louis - 1999 (2nd team that year was WAS at 372.8)
     
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    Oh and I don't understand how he thinks our record would only be 10-6 if all those other things get accomplished. I think we'd easily be 12-14 wins.

    We would have likely had the best offense in NFL history. Plus our RBs would have had 430 carries and Schaub with 390 completions which would eat up a TON of clock time. We'd score about 25 ppg just from offensive TDs. This doesn't account for any FGs, or ST/Defensive scoring (TD/Safety). 6 forced fumbles by Mario/Reed... top 10 defense in all those categories, it's not unreasonable to assume we'd have some INTs in there that could be returned or fumble recovery... that's just more points.

    He says our defense would be Top 10 in yards allowed, sacks, forced fumbles and points allowed. Mario with 16 sacks, Reed with 6? Top 10 defenses have historically allowed between 14-20 points per game.
     
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