How well have the Texans really played this season?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Rey, Nov 4, 2010.

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How well have the Texans played?

  1. They've played extremely well against a tough schedule

    1.0%
  2. They've been ok. They will get better.

    7.2%
  3. They've been up and down. Don't know which team is showing up.

    60.8%
  4. This team has not played well, but should get better.

    9.3%
  5. This team is lucky to have a winning record. They suck

    14.4%
  6. Fire Kubiak.

    7.2%
  1. Rey

    Rey Guest

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    Taking all things into account is this really an improved team from the last few years?

    This is just how I remember the games so far.

    1) In the first game against the Colts the first half was pretty even. Second half, we came out and pounded them with the run. We won that game because of the running game. Nothing else really contributed. Although the defense got after Manning a bit, it didn't really affect their offensive output. They still put up big time yardage and points.

    2) Second game. We played poorly. I still don't know how we pulled that one out. A great performance by some individual players. Blocked FG by Pollard. Great throws by Matt...Some great runs after the catch by Foster. Great end of the game heroics by the offense. I would like to give credit to the defense in the end, but I don't know how much of that was just the Redskins not performing as they had been all game long. They do get credit for holding them though. Kubes did a good job on the first FG that didn't count. Had the kicker just hit the next kick as he did the first one and this season could be a lot different. But he didn't. Offense took advantage. Rackers sealed the deal. A win is a win....right?

    3) Week 3. A pretty pathetic showing all around. Just a downright ugly game. The cowboys may have had a little extra pep in their step, but our guys were on the opposite end of the spectrum. I really can't find any positives about this game. Pretty sad since this is a team that hasn't won another game yet.

    4)
    Week 4. The Raiders. Foster sits early, but Ward fills in nicely. Passing game was nothing extra special, but they got the job done. Defense did o.k. Arian comes in halfway through the second qtr and goes off. Once again the running game is what really took over this game. AJ didn't play, but if this team is as really deep at the WR position as we all think they are, and if our team is truly an elite passing team I don't think that should affect us a whole lot. We still had all of our TE's (which we failed to really utilize). A win is a win, but I would have liked to see us really put them away. We didn't. Late in that game they still had a chance to tie it. Anyways, glad we won...Win is a win...I know...But dammit, convince me that you are a legit play-off, title contender...

    5)
    Week 5. NY. See Cowboys.


    6) Week 6. Similar to the Skins game. Glad as hell we won it, but I think that if you are a team that is really a contender, these are the kinds of games that you should either come out and own, or at least be competitive the whole way through. Our guys made a lot of good plays, but I can't tell if the comeback was due to us tremendously stepping up, or if the opposition starting playing a bit worse/conservative. Probably was a combo of the two. I'm happy any time we can get a win, but I would just like not have to have a heart attack in the process.

    7) Bye.

    8) Week 7. Colts. Once again the team looked like the little brother to the opposition. Poor coaching and bad play calling were again topics of discussion. I do not care about the fact that the Colts were injured. That meant little to me. I don't think that should have given us some huge edge...Not when Manning is their QB...He is the catalyst and he makes their world go round. I thought d played well enough to win this game. I thought the offense could have executed better, but I think the Kubiak could have relieved some pressure on them with better play calls.



    So, back to the original question...How well have they played this season, and have they really shown that they are going to/have taken the next step to become a legit contender year in and year out?
     
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  2. ThaShark316

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    game 1 - A (B 1st half, A+ 2nd half) - W vs. Colts
    game 2 - B+ (D- 1st half, A+ 2nd half) W vs. Redskins
    game 3 - F (D 1st half, F 2nd half) L vs. Cowboys
    game 4 - B (C+ 1st half, B 2nd half) W vs. Raiders
    game 5 - F (F 1st half, D- 2nd half) L vs. Giants
    game 6 - B (D 1st half, B 2nd half) W vs. Chiefs
    game 7 - D- (F 1st half, C- 2nd half) L vs. Colts

    73/100 = C
    Sound about right? I really want to go higher on the 2nd halves of OAK and KC.
     
  3. Rey

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    Lots of F's and D's in there...
     
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    No shit bruh.
     
  5. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    Its real simple, we barely beat some weak teams and get our ass handed to us by stronger teams. The only exception to this has been the first Colts game, but judging from our second Colts game, the rule stands. We suck.
     
  6. DexmanC

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    F' Dis $h...
     
  7. Rey

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    Up to this point, I would say that they haven't played well...

    I will remain optimistic for no other reason but for the simple fact that there are a lot more games left.

    That said, I am really dissapointed with how this team has progressed.
     
  8. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    The Houston Jeckel and Hydes continue to live up to their name.
     
  9. TexCanada

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    I said we've been ok, will get better. 4-3 is an ok record, it is tough for anyone to argue against that. We are still in a strong position going forward from here, so my hopes are not lost for this season. I do believe that we are going to get better, but with our tougher schedule that may not result in any more wins. We are going to have to play considerably better to get into playoffs.
     
  10. DexmanC

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    The Texans (under Kubiak) are who they've always been.

    They beat bad teams.

    They compete with average teams / good teams resting starters.

    They get ROLLED by good teams who need wins.


    The Texans are not able to hide their true identity this season, because
    their schedule is back-loaded with the teams they ALWAYS get ROLLED
    by. No excuses in 2010. Same show, but no way to hide the foolishness.

    Their margin-for-error ended at Indy by going 4-3. The Texans are
    that self-agrandizing squad we saw the week leading up to the Giants
    game. Dunta Robinson's statement to the press, is highly indicative
    of the Texans' current culture:

    "...that's what we're here for. It's to get paid."
     
  11. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    Ever since DexmanC posted Kubiak's records against AFC South and winnign teams I have cried myself to sleep each night.
     
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    Which teams are weak you speak of?

    The 5-2 Chiefs?
    The 5-2 Colts?
    The 4-4 Redskins?
    The 4-4 Raiders?

    Seems to me that not one team we beat has a losing record, but I am sure "it was all luck" and the Kubiak haters will have some other excuse.

    Facts are facts people, as Dex put Kubiak has been awful in past years against winning teams but this year has been a little different so far and I still have high expectations.

    Roast on...
     
  13. beerlover

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    don't forget the Cowboys would still be winless if not for the Texans :rake:
     
  14. badboy

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    The record 4-3 is not my focus but rather how we played each game. We have given up too many first halves of games. Co-ordinators or HC should be able to adjust within a few plays not wait until half time. Most posters agreed last season that we were not prepared for our first game against NY Jets. Well, imo we came out of BYE week unprepared for Colts. I got the impression Kubiak was trying to out smart the Colts rather than out play them as he did game one.
     
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    That was my take on the Colts game as well.
     
  16. ThaShark316

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    Agreed on the last sentence. Didn't work, and it bit us in the ass.
     
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    I just wished I was not so unsure about Chargers. Hopefully they will continue to give the game away. If we can stay close, say 21 points, we should beat them in second half after adjusting at half time of course. My first play of game would be to fake to Foster look at AJ and then throw to Walter. Of course Schaub would have to do that within the 3 seconds our Oline will give him.
     
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    We need a Seahawks game bad.

    Those just don't grow on trees, sure, but damn we need one. They gotta go get it though. Not going to fall in their laps.
     
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    lucky/suck. Waiting to be proven wrong and really, really want to be. :texflag:
     
  20. badboy

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    Yeah those kind of wins pump up the record but do not comfort fans that team is playing better. I just can not understand how this roster does so poorly overall. We have a pro bowl QB, best WR in NFL, 2nd leading rusher in NFL, two DROYs in a row and very good TEs. When you add injuries, suspensions and some "off play" this season to the poor line play and young secondary, I guess we get what we see.

    Wonder what McNair is thinking?
     

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