Is the Super Bowl window closing?

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Is the SB Window Closing?

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. handswarmer

    handswarmer All Pro

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    Andre Johnson 32
    Owen Daniels 30
    Matt Schaub 32
    Daniel Manning 31
    Ed Reed 35

    And Arian Foster is closing in on 27 with multiple injuries over the years.
     
  2. IlliniJen

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    Is the SB window ever truly open for a paper tiger?
     
  3. Trail.Blazr

    Trail.Blazr All Pro

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    It appears you just answered the question.
    :dangit:
     
  4. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    If Kubiak is retained as the head coach after this season, the super bowl window will probably stay closed. It'll take some alternate universe scenario for the Texans to win a super bowl as long as Kubiak remains.
     
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    No, we haven't lost to the Bills yet.
     
  6. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    I voted yes, but I don't think it's closing; I think it closed back in 2011 when Schaub got injured. After the loss to BAL in the playoffs, everyone said the Texans were a healthy Schaub away from going all the way, and it sure felt like they had a real shot. Well, the 2012 Texans and now the 2013 Texans have a healthy Schaub (as healthy as he'll get). No chance. This team is not going to the Super Bowl, and may not win the division.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Foster's injuries have been muscle pulls. Nothing structural. He's fine. We just can't run him 400 times every year like season. Reed hasn't done anything for us to make me worry about him. Love OD, but we've got replacements. Manning has been a JAG for me. I (and the team) will miss AJ. I'll miss Schaub like I'd miss a severe case of crabs

    Careful! We have to play the Jags twice.
     
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    Of the players listed, only Andre Johnson is going to be tough to replace. Manning is a good but not great safety & Reed hasn't contributed at all. Daniels is good but I don't think we'd miss him too much. That leaves Schaub. In his best years he's been a top 10-12 qb. The last 10 games or so - not even a top 20.

    The window closes when a few of your best players will be lost. Watt, Cushing, D Brown, Foster, Mercilus (and possibly Hopkins & Swearinger) are the young core of the team. Add an elite qb and this team will be in the hunt every year.
     


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    closing? With Matt Schaub at the QB position and Gary Kubiak calling the plays, can we truly say the window was ever really open to begin with?

    Different coach and QB, the window is wide the hell open, but with THIS duo, it got cracked a little bit but just enough to get Texan fans hopes up...
     
  10. TheIronDuke

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    Why do we still have Ravens fans trolling here?
     
  11. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I would not call this trolling- it is a legitimate question.

    As for the OP- yes and no. I think the near term (1-3 years) opportunity is closing, if not already closed. However, we have some young talent (Watt, Hopkins) who, with some good drafting, could have a another window open up.
     
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    Should of happened last year, but our immediate window I believe has closed. Two to three years down the road, I can see it opening again. With a new coach and a healthy, promising quarterback, we can get there.
     
  14. Thorn

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    handswarmer has shown himself to be a good citizen, not a troll. Besides the question is a good one.
     
  15. thunderkyss

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    I don't think it's so much the age of our core players, but the fact that we've been good enough to win the Super Bowl for the last three years. You can only reasonably believe you're that good for so long. You can only reasonably expect an organization to believe it for a shorter period of time.

    I'm sure a big factor in the Ravens' belief was that they "knew" it was now or never; their last real shot.

    I'm afraid we're going to start seeing & hearing the company line than actual belief that we can get it done.
     
  16. TheIronDuke

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    This isn't a trolling question if asked by a Texans fan but it is if asked by an opposing team's fan who has no reason to be here.

    Anyways:

    Andre Johnson 32- Still has gas in the tank and a competent #2 who is already showing promise that he can be a #1

    Owen Daniels 30- Never worried about TE with the Texans, Graham is his replacement and can do all OD does.

    Matt Schaub 32- Can't win a Super Bowl with him anyway so we will need to get a new QB regardless.

    Daniel Manning 31- Swearinger will be his replacement.

    Ed Reed 35- Was a one-year rental who will retire after this year, don't think the Texans really thought he is our FS of the future obviously.

    Foster- 27- See TE, we can get RB's anywhere, Cierre Wood is going to be a beast.

    Joseph- 30 I think- you didn't include but this is the most concern because we aren't so great at finding CB's.

    Every team has players who get older, the key as any Ravens fan should know is drafting. Which the Texans are pretty damn good at. Not as good as the Ravens but I do trust the FO to draft for the most part except mid round CB's.
     
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    Schaub is healthier now than he was in 2011.
     
  18. thunderkyss

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    Say that Flacco parts his hair wrong & let the troll out.

    But overall, yeah. Not a bad guy.
     
  19. eriadoc

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    He performed better in the last quarter of the 2011 season.
     
  20. infantrycak

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    Wild accusation. There is absolutely no basis for saying Schaub is healthier now than he was pre-injury 2011.
     

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