I honestly think we'll be 5-2 by the bye week

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  1. GP

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    We lost this game as soon as it was scheduled, so I wasn't upset about it. Losing the 4th down call was not a big deal. We were soundly outplayed all day.

    Here's the good news:

    The Ravens look very beatable. They weren't running away with their game like they should have.

    Did you catch some Jaguars and Titans football today? They BOTH are very very beatable. Heck, it looked like neither team wanted to win the game. Vince is already majorly hurt and appears to be in his "I think I might not want to play football" depression-mode again.

    Miami and Detroit are beatable, and we have them at home IIRC.

    Colts represent the only real threat similar to the Steelers today.

    Even with the way we played today, I personally think we can OUTPLAY Ravens, Jaguars, Titans, Dolphins, and Lions.

    That means we might be looking at 5-2 by our bye week. We aren't going to beat teams like the Colts or Steelers (unless they just fail to really prepare for us) and we need to just get over that fact...but we can beat the other teams, and I am not going to have a coronary over losing to a VERY good Steelers team who looks to have returned to their form from a few years back.

    We were the unfortunate victim of having to play the Steelers on opening day in THEIR home. Had we played the Cardinals, the Rams, the Lions, the Dolphins, and a whole host of other teams who (today) looked very subpar...I am sure we'd be happy campers today.
     
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    5-2???

    miami battled the jets fairly well today......Pennington isn't a great QB, but he's not a push over either. the ravens D is solid, and cause havoc. Detroit is beatable, but they still have a lot of offensive fire power to cause problems....and the Colts, well they're the colts.....................I think the texans offense will play better, but I'm still worried about that D.....
     
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    I'm just ready for SWT to eat his hat... even if we go 0-7 I'll be excited to see SWT eat his hat.
     
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    Think you're spot on. We might not be 5-2 by the bye-week, but it's not impossible based on the other teams performances. Everyone will have a hard time doing anything against this Steelers defense, and I doubt that any teams will get alot of points against them this year.

    Someone else mentioned in another thread, that if one could have written the manuscript for the worst possible game, it would have been our season opener. Short of injuries, everything that could go wrong did go wrong at some point during the game. My own positive spin on this is that it can only get better, and that if we increase the percentage of good plays and calls (and we had a few tonight) we'll be at least respectable this season.

    Regardless, I am glad to have the NFL back, and despite taking a beating tonight I'm still loving the game and I'm still a Texans fan :)
     
  5. GP

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    I look at who we played today, and then I flip over and watch some of the other teams we're facing in the next few weeks. We played an opponent today who is light-years ahead of the teams we're facing in the next few weeks.

    In fact, the team we faced today looks like the Colts team we almost always have lost to: Great blockers, good running game, cold-blooded killer at QB, and awesome defense.

    The Colts and the Steelers are playoff teams. And the others I watched today are not scaring me one bit.

    Was better for us to get our rears kicked today, even if we feel humiliated by it. I usually get very very angry over a day like this, but it was a blessing that it came on the first day, especially blessed that it was on the road. Think about how this would have felt for our guys if we had lost like this at Reliant today.
     
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    I'll leave the attention starved folks to themselves.

    GP, I like your optimism, but I was flicking back and forth to the titans-jags game during commercials, and I saw two very good defenses, both of which will give us fits. If someone doesn't step up and stop Haynesworth against us, he's gonna injure Schaub again.

    Our offense will get it going, but 5-2 is still optimistic IMO.
     
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    I agree with both your post GP. We played terrible but it's not like it was the Atlanta Falcons game from last year. At least this game was against one of the best teams in the NFL. I like starting the year out on the road and against a tough opponent, it will make us a stronger team.
     
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    5-2 before the bye? I'm just hoping for 3-4. We aren't there yet folks. We are up and coming, but we aren't there yet. Week one is over, let's see what happens next Sunday.
     


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    You're right about the Jags and Titans defenses.

    But they look to have taken a few steps back offensively. There's not a single WR on the Jags who can touch ours in terms of talent, and I am serious when I say that this might be the beginning of the end for Vince Young in Tennessee.

    If we can stiffen our run defense vs. the Ravens and get some confidence...I think Schaub and Green/Slaton can lead us over the remaining teams, excluding the Colts.

    LOL. When Leftwich came into the game, I was like "Whew! Now we can stop them. This is a gift from the gods."
     
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    Hey, anybody here who was hanging their hat on upsetting the Steelers is due for a CAT-scan ASAP. People should have dialed down their expectations. Too many people were so starved for Texans football that they forgot to check the schedule closely to see who we faced today.

    I hated our opening day game from the very beginning of it being released on the scheduling. It had the same "feel" to it as the game in Buffalo a few years back. Traveling to the northeast for your very first game is rough.

    We are hosting a Ravens team who has a rookie QB, and he is the starter because the other QBs are banged up. We're at home. And I bank on our guys being very very ready to prove something.

    1-1 by this time next week.
     
  11. nunusguy

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    You're completely missing the point: the Texans were never in the game,
    they were complely blown out, the 21-point margin totally understates the
    dominance of the Texans by the Steelers today.
    Forget about wanting to win the game, bottom line is the Texans weren't competitive today, and this is a team that Kubiak says will settle for nothing less than the playoffs this season.
     
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    Because of this thread we will now be 2-5 at the bye.........that's just the way Texan fandom goes, if you can't take a kick in the nuts repeatedly, being a Texan fan is not for you.
     
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    I thought we would be 1-3 after Sept, but after we got smashed today next week scares the shite out of me. I hope we can make some adjustments in protection or it will get uglier.
     
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    fixed it for ya
     
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    LOL. I said almost the same thing.
     
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    Did most of you guys miss the part where Tennessee had 7 sacks today? Tha Jags had less than 50 yards rushing. Why do I keep hearing that thier D looks beatable?
     
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    Hmmm...anything is possible.

    This team just needs to take it a week at a time. The team needs to focus on fixing the mistakes from this week and the only goal should be being 1-1 next week.
     
  18. GP

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    I don't think there was a single Texans player or coach today who really, truly 100% can say that they HONESTLY felt they had a shot today.

    It's one thing to SAY confident things. It's whole 'nother thing to do it. Kubiak is a master of coach-speak, so anything he says is automatically ignored if you understand that he's just really good at coach-speak.

    At the end of today, if a Texans fan is sad about what happened today, then he hasn't learnt much from this franchises' first season and all the way through to what we have today: We can't normally beat teams like the Steelers, and we ought to stop the pipe dreams of doing so.

    We're a long ways from being truly competitive. Rick Smith admits it: He has a guarded optimism that I like a lot. He knows he can put together a team who is like the Steelers, but it is going to take a long time. Then, we'll be like the Steelers: Just fine-tuning things each year, but with the same core of studs to help solidify the team.
     
  19. RTP2110

    RTP2110 Thank You Andre

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    What? Why the hell not? Have you ever played any sports?? I'm sorry, but that's ridiculous.

    I'm sure the Texans as a whole knew they were underdogs. I'm sure they knew it was going to be super tough to win this one. But damn. You're saying they KNEW in their hearts that they had NO CHANCE?? That's not the way pro athletes think. As they say, ''The games aren't played on paper."

    Texans were decent last year. Pittsburgh was above average, but not elite. This wasn't 1-15 Miami playing 16-0 New England.
     
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    I honestly think every single game we have this season will be a war

    And are u kidding me No divison game is easy ......
     

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