Football Outsiders bullish on the Texans

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  1. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I don't know why but I initially read that as "football outsiders bulls**t on the texans"
     
  3. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I think that headline would get me in trouble.

    In semi-related news, I hate writing headlines.
     
  4. paycheck71

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    That's exactly what I first read... LOL
     
  5. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Why would it get you in trouble. We bull***t on the Texans all the time around here :)
     
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    What trouble? Aren't you doing Chronicle a favor these days by working for them for free?
     
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    Thanks for the read, TC.

    BTW, the poll on Keenum and Yates is interesting.
     
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    TC.... thanks. Somehow you always manage to ask the questions I would ask.

    I found this interesting
     
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    Glad to see we all werent just crazy saying Kubiak is slightly conservative :kitten:
     
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    What the hell do they know? Just generating page hits. :D :kitten:
     
  11. Texans_Chick

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    You make a terrific point that is best for me to ignore.

    I try to think of it as not a Chronicle thing and more as something I can give to fans who I love. Some people host big tailgates, I host a blog.

    :texflag::texflag::texflag:
     
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    And we all greatly appreciate it!
     
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    Very good article. Definitely worth the click.
     
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    Cool, thx!
     
  15. Texans_Chick

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    Interestingly, the conclusion is that given the way the team is structured, such conservatism makes sense.

    FWIW, this is part of the conclusion about the coaching staff that is included at the end of the chapter:

     
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    Makes you wonder if there was really a problem. We still won 12 games during the regular season. We still managed to have one of the top offenses in the NFL, points as well as yards.

    Maybe Kubiak knows this team better than we give him credit for & were he not as conservative, we wouldn't have won so many games.

    I know people don't like the 3 yards & a cloud of dust offense. Personally, If we get a 12+ point lead, we should work on running the ball when the other team knows we're going to run the ball. I want to win the TOP, I don't want to give the ball to the other team.... ever.

    Even without a lead, I want to run the ball & keep it away from Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, & Peyton Manning. As long as we aren't down by two scores with less than a qtr to play, I want to see that ground & pound against those guys.

    But those long drawn out possessions need to end in points, 6 preferably.
     
  17. Surreal McCoy

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    Don't! You're just encouraging him to run more 3rd down draws! :kitten:
     
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    Maybe something different could have helped us be THE TOP offense in the NFL.
     
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    I've said it before and I'll probably have to say it again but...

    I prefer this conservative approach. I prefer winning by choking someone out than losing with big, flashy, grandiose plays. I've got no problem with a team that isn't afraid to punt and trust its defense to step up instead of having to flail around and pray for a big play to bail them out.

    And it's not like we're a conservative team that wins squeaker after squeaker by the skin of our teeth, a team that keeps it close and tries to get some last second score to win. We dominated most of the games we won last year... even when we weren't playing all that well. To me, that's just some good damn strategy right there.

    We have to play better down the stretch and we have to find a way to stop higher-caliber offenses and not get ourselves in out-of-hand situations against teams like the Patriots and Packers. But. This is a young team that is new to winning and it's in the process of developing a winning tradition and a winning identity. I'm cool with that. We just need to keep winning and keep getting better at it.
     
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    Co-signed.
    Just win.

    The aforementioned Patriots and Packers threw the ball around the yard. Neither made the Super Bowl last year. Arguably the best QB of this "age" (#18) who's known for his lofty passing stats was one-and-done in the playoffs last year.

    Just do whatever the heck works against whoever the heck we're playing.
    Just win.
     

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