Game 4...What To Expect?...Indianapolis Colts!

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  1. JamTex

    JamTex All Pro Texans Fan!

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    On Sunday, September 30th at 12 noon CST, The Texans will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The game will be aired on TV on CBS 11 and on radio on SportsTalk 610.

    Our faith in the Texans is waning. This team needs to get us back and field a better product. We know Watson can be better, but so far, he has been less than expected. O'brien has been less then stellar in his play calling, as a matter of fact, he has been abysmal. What we have been watching has been painful and quite frankly, boring and infuriating. The penalties have been inexcusable. The play calling has been more then questionable. Watson's decisions on the field have been mind melting. The O-line play has been ok very little of the time and a complete melt down at critical moments. The secondary is shaky and ineffective. This has got to change.

    Here are the teams.

    Your Houston Texans.
    Offense:
    WR DeAndre Hopkins Vyncint Smith
    LT Martinas Rankin Roderick Johnson
    LG Senio Kelemete
    C Nick Martin Greg Mancz
    RG Zach Fulton
    RT Julie'n Davenport 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 III
    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 Aaron Colvin Shareece Wright
    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 Indianapolis Colts.

    Offense:
    WR Ryan Grant Zach Pascal Marcus Johnson
    LT Anthony Castonzo Le'Raven Clark
    LG Quenton Nelson Mark Glowinski
    C Ryan Kelly Joe Haeg
    RG Matt Slauson Braden Smith
    RT Joe Haeg Denzelle Good
    TE Jack Doyle Ryan Hewitt
    WR T.Y. Hilton Chester Rogers
    QB Andrew Luck Jacoby Brissett
    TE Eric Ebron
    RB Marlon Mack Jordan Wilkins Nyheim Hines

    Defense:
    DE Jabaal Sheard Kemoko Turay
    NT Al Woods Grover Stewart
    UT Denico Autry Hassan Ridgeway Jihad Ward
    DE Margus Hunt Tarell Basham Al-Quadin Muhammad
    WLB Darius Leonard Matthew Adams
    MLB Anthony Walker Skai Moore
    SAM Najee Goode Zaire Franklin
    CB Kenny Moore II Quincy Wilson Chris Milton
    FS Malik Hooker George Odum Corey Moore
    SS Clayton Geathers Matthias Farley
    CB Nate Hairston Pierre Desir Lenzy Pipkins

    Special Teams:
    P Rigoberto Sanchez
    PK Adam Vinatieri
    H Rigoberto Sanchez
    LS Luke Rhodes
    KR Zach Pascal Chester Rogers Nyheim Hines
    PR Chester Rogers Zach Pascal T.Y. Hilton

    Last week, we saw JJ return to his former self and play a great game, but where was Clowney? Where was Mercilus? What happened to the great "coverage" line backer Cunningham? The secondary broke down in a bad way last week against the Giants. Backs were open out of the back field, Tight ends were open every where. Wide receivers ran rough shot over the corners and safeties. This cannot happen this week. Luck and Hilton will have a field day if that secondary and covering line backers can't stop the offensive passing game of the Colts.
    Watson has got to step up and make better decisions. He has got to target his receivers better. The wide or short throws have got to get on target. For the Texans to have a chance, the offense has got to get on track.
    The defense has got to step up and stop the embarrassment they have been so far. Get to the quarterback, stop the run and cover the receivers.
    I don't see this game going well for the Texans this week in Indianapolis.
    Unfortunately, we'll see the Texans go 0-4 after this one.
    Prove me wrong and play a great game guys!

    Texans 17
    Colts 24

    Go Texans!
     
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  2. Shishkabob

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    what to expect? a loss...
     
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  3. austins23

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    Apathy....
     
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  4. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    This season is done. I wouldn't even waste a fork to stick in it.
     
  5. zshawn10

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    Another L; Luck and Hilton destroy us
     
  6. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro BS'er

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    If I was a betting man I would place a bunch of money that the first play of the game will be a pass.
     
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    What to expect.
    1 a slow start
    2 lots of miller up the middle
    3 penalties killing drives.
    4 unimaginative play calling
    5 OB changing game plan to catch up
    6 late surge to catch up
    7 OB getting conservative with play calling
    8 the defense not holding to give the offense a last chance
    9 another ass whooping that looks closer than it really was
    10 despair !!!!
     
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  8. steelbtexan

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    Truth
     
  9. Dakota

    Dakota Ticketbooth Attendant

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    Desperation and frustration, and lots of it, trying to reconcile how the same coach, same offense, and similar personnel can go from the offensive juggernaut it was last year (during Watson's short sample size) to what we are seeing now. Questioning why our franchise seems to experience more extreme ups and downs in such a short amount of time relative to other teams in the league. Lastly, continuing to use straw man arguments that place most of the blame on people who aren't even on the field.
     
  10. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Posted this in the NFL section. Luck's shoulder, as I would have expected, is limiting his passing distance significantly. Our D better be able to shut down the run and short passes because the reasonable area they will need to cover will be much more limited than usual.:
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    Luck has completed only 2 of 9 passes 10 yds or longer.

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    Concerns with Luck
    The Colts are now 1-2 and somehow exceeding expectations: they had chances to beat the Bengals in Week 1, manhandled the Redskins on the road in Week 2 and hung tight with the Eagles in Week 3. But there are some red flags relating to the quarterback.

    First, there's the matter of Andrew Luck not stretching the field at all. Here's his Next Gen Stats passing map from Week 3:

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    via NFL.com
    Combine it with his throws in Weeks 1 and 2 and Luck now has a total of two completed passes more than 20 yards down the field this season. The Colts offense isn't asking him to stretch the field a ton -- Frank Reich's offense is clearly predicated on getting the ball out quick, and Luck should thank him for that. He only has eight attempts of more than 20 yards or more on the season.

    Asked after the game if he was bothered by Brissett coming in, Luck said "no," because, via The Athletic's Stephen Holder, he thinks Brissett is stronger.


    "Jacoby has a stronger arm than I do," Luck said. "It's sort of what I see in practice. And obviously coach Reich thinks that as well. I'll keep working on getting my arm to where maybe it can make an 80-yard throw from the minus-30 [yard line]. But I have no qualms with that decision."

    This is a refreshing level of honesty from a quarterback in a league that does not value honesty. Luck admitted he didn't even know if he could make that throw before his surgery.

    I'm sure this is going to become a "thing," even though I don't think it should be. Here's what Andrew Luck said re: Jacoby Brissett being asked to attempt the Hail Mary throw: pic.twitter.com/E3iv4SMgzL

    — Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) September 23, 2018
    As someone who is holding a "Luck leads the league in passing yards" ticket and hoping it hits (30-1), this is very concerning. But here's a hot take: this was a smart move by Reich. Luck spent the offseason and preseason on a very strict and programmed strength plan building his arm back up. Going out and attempting an extremely low percentage throw -- that literally any strong human with a knowledge of how to hold a football could make -- does not make a ton of sense.

    The Colts have someone coaching their team more concerned with keeping their quarterback healthy for the long haul than trying to steal an early season victory. That's a net win for the Colts.
     
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  11. TheKDog

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    I think it will be ugly. They almost beat Philly.

    But who knows, maybe Crennel can dial up something on D and Watson can run for his life enough to make things happen.
     
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  12. KarlK

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    Very winnable game. Colts are at home but, quite frankly, just aren't very talented. They are down several key players too, and Luck is still working his way back.
     
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    Andrew Luck will first down us to death, and chew up the clock. Watt gets him another two sacks, Mercilus and a Clowney continue to be MIA, Mathieu gets an interception that we end up punting away because O’Brien keeps calling Miller to go crash into Martin’s butt cheeks. Low scoring game...

    10-17 Colts
     
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    The odds are greater that the first play will be Miller up the middle than the Texans winning.

    Colts 31-10.
     
  15. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel BUENO!

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    Well, see this season the coach has more input into what's happening on offense than he did during that 6 game stretch. He's got Watson's attention now and has had time to "coach him up" like he did Tom Savage. Last year, that was Watson making stuff happen when things fell apart. This year it's all being run "according to plan" and while the results aren't exactly what O'Brain intended it's only a matter of time before he coaches better and we start seeing some of those 21-17 wins as opposed to the 17-20 losses.
     
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    I will go with a big L until they prove anything. You know we suck when even JamTex does not have Kool Aid, rainbows, unicorns, magic dust and magic wands for us. Sad state of a franchise. I wonder if the Patriots would have released Davenport Monday after the game to send a message to the rest of the squad that his mental mistakes are unacceptable. We need real accountability, not going to get better and coach harder.
     
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  17. Bulls on Parade

    Bulls on Parade 2017 Astros: Earn It!

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    I expect an 0-4 record and 2-15 all time at Indy.
    So I'm going to predict Colts 27, Texans 24
    Andrew Luck with a game-winning drive to beat us.
    And in his post-game presser, O'Brien says "I need to coach better!"
     
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    Bulls on Parade 2017 Astros: Earn It!

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    After we drop to 0-4 we can start focusing on the 2019 NFL mock drafts. We'll be in the driver's seat for the #1 overall selection.
     
  19. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel BUENO!

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    ....Again.
     
  20. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic Mathematically Possible

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    Loss - Looks like Luck can only throw short quick passes, and with our penchant for playing 10 yard cushions on every receiver and having LB's covering the slot they will eat us up.
     

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