I think I need a pep talk

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    I usually am not down when it comes to the Texans(yes I have my game day disappointments and get p***ed) but..

    With the AFC playbook showing the horror movie of both the defense (on the reads with overloading the side) and the offense being confused with the 3-4 ... has me really concerned tonight.

    I am not saying the Texans will lose every game or the season is remotely close to be over (I still have some kool-aid), but I am really concerned right now.Sunday can't come soon enough to see if our coaches can make the right adjustments.
    :thud:
     
  2. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    Beer is still cold and sold until midnight and 1 a.m. on Saturdays.

    Now go in peace my son.
     
  3. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Shaft75 Site Contributor

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    I actually shed a tear at that pep talk. Well done, my friend.
     
  5. Norg

    Norg Hall of Fame

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    I know how u feel man but TBH has sunday comes closer iam feeling another LOss

    And my season predictions have really drop at first i was saying PLayoffs maybe AFC championship game now iam thinking 8-8
     
  6. mattieuk

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    I was pissed Sunday, for sure. Really pissed. After waiting all that time, through BS OTAs, training camp, pre-season and all of that, if was a bitter start to the season. From the only playing evidence we have, yes we've just not done well, in the slightest. Many things were awful against the Jets....although its probably more a mixture of us being very poor, and the Jets being very good. A lot has been made of Sanchez being a rookie, in his first game, but that doesn't sit with me. Their defense was good, a typical Rex Ryan display, with nice blitzes that ruined Schaub's game, and our rhythm, and therefore didn't allow us to get the run going either. That offense can be turned around easily, and I believe it will be turned around. When looking over FF starters for this week, I just couldn't find any way to leave Schaub, AJ and OD on the bench, no matter how bad last week was, because we all simply know we're better than we did last week. As for the D....we created no pressure on Sanchez, which gave him a free ride, and we completely blew the coverage for the TD. Again, I don't think we can be as bad again, although on the defensive side of things I'm a little bit more cautious.

    On our day we can win easily against the Titans. We conceded only 12 points against them, with them having pretty much the same offense, whilst having a defense ran by 'The Defensive Coordinator Who Shall Not Be Named'.

    I don't know if we will pull off a win, but I do know we can't possibly be as disgusted as we were at 4pm last Sunday, and that in itself gets me looking forward to kickoff.
     
  7. GNTLEWOLF

    GNTLEWOLF All Pro

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    Never say "Never"
     
  8. Malloy

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    Land of the free my BEEEP... :)

    Here we can buy beer, liquor and smokes 24/7 (having a 7-11 around the corner is nice)

    As for the peptalk: 'We can do it!!'



    Did it work ? :)
     


  9. HJam72

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    I'm not worried. I'm really pretty sure we'll get at least....2 wins this year. :thinking:
     
  10. Mr. White

    Mr. White H-Town Beatdown

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    I haven't been this grumpy as a Texans fan in a long time...and it's not getting any better now that it's the end of the week.

    I just keep telling myself that there's an upside to even the worst of seasons....cheap tickets and high draft picks. I haven't convinced myself of that yet because I still remember too well how unwatchable we were in 2005.

    It doesn't matter if I get a pep talk or not because I can't play the game.
     
  11. 76Texan

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    I didn't have a chance to see this. Can somebody elaborate on how they showed us being confused by the 3-4?
     
  12. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Hip-hip-hooray!!

    Feel better, Wolf?
     
  13. michaelm

    michaelm vox nihili

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    The Jets were doing something that I believe is uncommon in the average 3-4 defense. They were pinching in their DTs in, so that their NT covered our center and both of our guards were covered by the DTs.
    This was having the effect of freeing up their ILBs, and giving them free lanes into the backfield.
    It looked like our OTs were staying at home against the threat of a rush by one or both OLBs, so our interior triangle was always occupied and if both ILBs blitzed, we had only one RB in most cases to pick it up.
    There were a lot of free runners into the backfield on both rushing and passing plays.


    Oh, that's part of my pep talk. A huge majority of the problems I identified in Sunday's game are correctable, both on offense and defense.
    The D actually started out very, very good against the run, but missed assignments and mistakes by our DBs allowed drives to be extended on third and long. Hopefully, the addition of Reeves in the defensive backfield will have a trickle down positive effect.
    Our inability to keep drives sustained on offense led to the defense being tired and then they started giving up those long runs.
     
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  14. Hardcore Texan

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    I don't have any expectations for the game, I think if we show up we MIGHT be able to keep it close. What's more likely, the titans starting 0-2 or the Texans starting 0-2?

    I would love, love, love to be proven wrong, I will never miss watching a game, and I will be rooting hard for our team but I have to manage my expectations. If we prove we can play well, that will be a step in the right direction. After that we got 4 very winnable games, IF we can prove we worked out the kinks. So all is not lost, the sky is not falling, there is a good chance in my mind we could be 4-2 after 6 games. But I just don't think there is a good chance we pull of our next one.

    I am just trying to be realistic.
     
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    Been awhile since I seen that one, it's as great as ever!
     
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    Visit the "Babe" thread. That always picks me up. :specnatz:
     
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    Sorry, the best I can offer is that the coaches we have can turn this around and the players are good enough to get a win. Having said that, how did New York happen to us? Monday, people were talking about how good Jets are but I did not hear that before Sunday. Bottom line, this team needs to prove themselves from the coaches to the players. It is gut check time. I don't have to have a win but I darn sure need to see a huge improvement. I do not want to hear anymore post game speeches by anyone that "we are getting better, blah, blah ,blah". Put it on the field. I almost turned off the Jets game, I was that disgusted. I used to be an Astros fan, I want to not have to say that about Texans.
     
  19. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    we have the NFL in Houston, so each week we get to see at least one really good team.
     
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  20. Porky

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    That's your pep talk Vinny? LOL. I know I'm exited now. :doot:
     

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