John McClain lashes back at all you chicken littles

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  1. Carr Bombed

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    Translation: Well, I gotta admit that you folks are right about one thing.

    Mario Williams is a bust.
     
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    Did anyone see JM's article right after the game? He was just as critical or more so than the fans. It's so funny how he changes his tune. Actually I think he does that just to give himself more stuff to write about.
     
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    Aw . . now just a minute here! You wouldn't be insinuating that the John McClain that we have all come to know and love, is nothing but a flip flopping opportunistic hack, now would you? Perish that thought!

    Oh, I know . . . he has a right to change his mind.:rolleyes:

    (He didn't change it on one thing, though)
     
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    I was going to say the same thing. If the most senior writer in Houston on the NFL would actually cover the Texans then this would not be happening in my opinion. McClain sucks as a writer since I have been a Texan fan. He may have been terrific in the past, but I can't read anything he writes on any subject.
     
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    Yeah, I used to enjoy McClain during the Oilers day, but his Texans coverage has been weak at best.
     
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    To be fair, the Texans until recently haven't done a whole lot to write about.
     
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    While I agree with those who question McClains basic skills as a journalist (he can tell entertaining stories sometimes, but lets face it, he just can't write very well), I do agree with the essence of this story.
    The final result of the Bears game was meaningless in terms of the Texans regular season. Individual performanes were important for some players who are trying to secure a place on the roster or move up on the DC. For example,
    one Danny Clark will start in this weekends game in part because of his performance agains the Bears. If this start will further enhance his rating in the eyes of the Texans coachs and depending on what Charlie Anderson and others do the rest of preseason, he may in fact start in the regular season
    opener against the Chiefs.
    Now on the subject of Mario. I'm not really that worried about his production in this game, but its kinda annoying that he appeared to play with a lack of interest or motivation. I watched Julius Peppers play the same way the other day on the NFLNetwork in his preseason premier, but he's an established veteran NFL star who has no cred issues.
     
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    It's obvious that Schaub should complete every pass, Walter make every catch and wind up in the end zone, Mario sack the QB on every play and Our offensive line pancake every single defender coming their way every time. Anything less is cause for total panic and means we stink.

    Everyone knows that.
     
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    Well, if that's what it was, that he just lacked interest or motivation, that's one thing.

    But according to others, like xtru, the effort and motivation was actually there, but it made no difference . . . and he "is what he is".

    I guess we'll find out soon enough.
     
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    I tend to agree with his column, flip-floppy or not.
     
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    Wow, he must have been reading the posting that xtruroyalty and I were doing.

    I thought he would identify with me.:shades:
     
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    *cough* reiterate what was said and insert WTF does Anna Megan get press credintials as well? *edit* *cough*
     
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    The preseason is so funny.

    If you suck, people say "The presseason doesnt mean anything"

    If you look great, people say "The preseason display shows a lot to be happy about"

    Its funny
     
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    What was our record last preseason???

    OK... So preseason means nothing!
     
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    John McClain is so cool. remember when he lost his shoes and had to walk all over the broken glass from when he broke the window when he swung off the roof with the firehose because the roof was about to explode.

    Man that was cool
     
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    lol: POTD
     
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    The point was that 2 years ago we sucked in the preaseason and everyone said "the preseason means nothing, we will be fine" And then guess what/ We sucked to the tune of a 2-14 record

    Then last season we were great in the preseason and everyone said that we had had an amazing turn around and that our team was on its way to its first ever 0.500 or better record. Suddenly the preseason did mean something. And then the 1st three games cames and went and our defense gave up an average of like 500 yards per game. Our running game was averaging almost 5 ypc in the preseason, and guess what? Everyone said "the preseason shows me our run game will be great." Then what? STUFFED in the regular season.

    Now this preseason comes and our starters don't play particularly lights out in the 1st game, and everyone says "The preseason is meaningless" again.



    The line changes depending on the performance, and thats why its funny
     
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    Yippee kiy yiy yay Mo F'er
    :cowboy1:
     

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