Game 2...The Tacks...Tennessee Titans!

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  1. JamTex

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    On Sunday, September 16th, your Houston Texans will travel to Nashville Tennessee to take on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium at 12 noon CT. The game will be aired locally in Houston on TV on CBS 11 and on Radio on Sports Talk 610.

    Hopefully, The Texans offense will make some much needed corrections and get on track to being the offense we know they can be. Hopefully Will Fuller and Keke Coutee can get healthy and help this offense move the ball much better then in the Patriots game. The defense looked stout at times and leaky at other times. They should be able to get things on track and start playing more dominant defense. JJ looked rusty in the first half of the Patriots game but looked almost back to his old self in the second half. That should help light the fire under this defense and get them charged up and ready.

    Here are the depth charts.

    Your Houston Texans
    Offense:
    WR DeAndre Hopkins Vyncint Smith
    LT Julie'n Davenport Martinas Rankin
    LG Senio Kelemete
    C Nick Martin Greg Mancz
    RG Zach Fulton
    RT Seantrel Henderson Kendall Lamm
    TE Ryan Griffin Jordan Akins Jordan Thomas
    WR Bruce Ellington Keke Coutee
    WR Will Fuller V Sammie Coates Jr.
    QB Deshaun Watson Brandon Weeden Joe Webb
    RB Lamar Miller Alfred Blue Tyler Ervin Buddy Howell

    Defense:
    DE J.J. Watt Carlos Watkins
    NT D.J. Reader Brandon Dunn
    DE Christian Covington Angelo Blackson Joel Heath
    SAM Whitney Mercilus Brennan Scarlett Peter Kalambayi
    MIKE Benardrick McKinney Brian Peters
    WILL Zach Cunningham Dylan Cole
    JACK Jadeveon Clowney Duke Ejiofor
    CB Johnathan Joseph Kayvon Webster Johnson Bademosi
    CB Kevin Johnson Aaron Colvin
    S Tyrann Mathieu Natrell Jamerson A.J. Moore
    S Kareem Jackson Justin Reid

    Special Teams:
    K Ka'imi Fairbairn
    P Trevor Daniel
    LS Jon Weeks
    KR Tyler Ervin Bruce Ellington Keke Coutee
    PR Tyler Ervin Bruce Ellington Keke Coutee
    H Trevor Daniel

    The Tennessee Titans
    Offense:
    WR Rishard Matthews Tajae Sharpe Cameron Batson
    TE Delanie Walker Anthony Firkser
    LT Taylor Lewan Dennis Kelly Kevin Pamphile
    LG Quinton Spain Kevin Pamphile Aaron Stinnie
    C Ben Jones Corey Levin
    RG Josh Kline Kevin Pamphile
    RT Jack Conklin Dennis Kelly Kevin Pamphile
    WR Corey Davis Taywan Taylor Darius Jennings
    QB Marcus Mariota Blaine Gabbert
    TE Jonnu Smith Luke Stocker
    RB Derrick Henry Dion Lewis David Fluellen

    Defense:
    DE DaQuan Jones Matt Dickerson Matt Dickerson
    NT Austin Johnson Bennie Logan
    DT Jurrell Casey
    OLB Derrick Morgan Harold Landry Sharif Finch
    ILB Wesley Woodyard Jayon Brown Daren Bates
    ILB Will Compton Rashaan Evans
    OLB Brian Orakpo Kamalei Correa Aaron Wallace
    CB Logan Ryan Adoree' Jackson Kenneth Durden
    SS Kenny Vaccaro Kendrick Lewis
    FS Kevin Byard Dane Cruikshank Brynden Trawick
    CB LeShaun Sims

    Special Teams:
    K Ryan Succop
    KO Ryan Succop Brett Kern
    P Brett Kern Ryan Succop
    H Brett Kern Blaine Gabbert
    PR Adoree' Jackson Cameron Batson
    KOR Adoree' Jackson Cameron Batson Dion Lewis
    LS Beau Brinkley Luke Stocker

    Now for absolute certainty, the Dolphins are not the Patriots and Ryan Tannehill is not Tom Brady. Yet the Titans lost to the Dolphins by the same score as the Texans lost to the Patriots. Deshaun Watson should be much more effective in this game after getting his feet wet against the Patriots and shaking off some rust. He'll also be much more focused and determined not to have a bad showing like against the Patriots. He should start hitting his receivers better and hopefully he'll get Fuller and Coutee back to boost the fire power this offense has.

    The Titans will face a much better defense against the Texans then they did against the Dolphins. Mariota threw 2 interceptions and Gabbert threw 1. Those numbers will be higher in this game. Watt and Clowney will start getting their sacks, quarterback hits and tackles for a loss. That's going to rattle the already shaky Mariota or Gabbert and they'll make allot of mistakes. Tyrann Mathieu, Kareem Jackson, Justin Reid and the other secondary boys should be able to benefit off of the Havoc the front 7 will put the Titans offense through.

    The Texans will make amends for that debacle against the Patriots in this one. They want that bad taste out of their mouths and a W in that win column.

    Texans 37
    Tacks 10
     
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  2. chicagotexan2

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    The Texans should beat the sorry Titans. But it won't make amends for losing to the Patriots. Beating the Titans only proves the Texans can beat the weaker teams. Losing to the Patriots only proves this team is not the same class as the better teams in the league. I'd feel way better if we beat the Patriots and lost to Titans.
     
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    They aren't ready for a team like the Patriots. You're right. But playing teams like the Titans will get the Texans the reps they need to get ready to play those better teams. We'll see as the season progresses.
     
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    The Titans were a PO team last year. Are they really that weak ?
     
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    I am glad we are playing them so soon after that poor outing against the Patriots. Last year with Watson the team scored 40+.

    This is a game that Watson and the rest of the team, including the HC and OC, to press the reset button. I expect them to play and coach to their potential.
     
  6. JamTex

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    They are not as good as the Patriots. That's for sure.
     
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    Marriota is hurt (even if he weren't hurt he is not very good), best receiving threat is out. Yeah I'd say they was not a good team.
     
  8. TexansBull

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    Their new head coach studied under our head coach so...yes.
     
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    Just about every season we beat the lesser teams and lose to the better teams. So I'd say we have plenty of reps beating average to below average teams.
     
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    That's true, but this is a new season and the offense was very rusty and off sync. Once they get reps together, Watson should be allot better at hitting his targets and working out of the pocket. He'll be ready when they play the better teams. The first will be when the Texans go to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars in a few weeks and the final test will be later in the season against the Eagles in Philadelphia. Those should be the 2 best teams we face the rest of the season before the playoffs begin.
     


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    The history of BoB's teams is they start out slow & then get markedly better as the season wears on...that's happened all but 1 year. I suspect that a match up with the Titans is just what the doctor ordered to help this team.

    I expect Watson to play much better
    I expect the front 7 to be who we thought they'd be
     
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    I agree with you on these points.
     
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    I fully expect a win this Sunday without a doubt. There is no reason whatsoever they should lose, the only possible exception to this would be injuries. In real life.

    In Texans life OB is still the offensive coordinator which is like giving a monkey a handfull of poo, you know goddamn well that's not a good idea.
     
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    Delanie Walker may be out for the season. Without their starting tight end, the Titans are going to be in even more trouble.
     
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    We can only hope Vrabel makes his team do 100 yd wind sprints before the game like he did this last week
     
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    There's no "maybe" to it, Delanie Walker is out...i believe he broke his leg and tore some ligaments as well. His career might be done.
     
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    They also lost their LT and QB in this game. Were playing without their RT and top 2 draft picks (who are unlikely to play this week). Titans are banged up.
     
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    Agreed. Watson showed what he could do last season so I'm confident he will learn from his mistake since he readily admitted he did a poor job on Sunday. Bon on the other hand will cost us again this season. Bet on it.
     
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    Is game at noon?
    Texans will be on the 32"
    Redzone on the 65"
     
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    Marriotta likely being out make this game a highly favored one for the Texans for me.
     

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