JS: Will the real Texans show up tonight?

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Latest Jerome Solomon article. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire article please. Over at Texanstv we can see Kubiak stating that the starters will play for 3 quarters and we should see some "new faces" in there.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotstories/6594460.html
     
  2. TimeKiller

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    I don't care what the score at the end of the game is but I kinda care about the score at the start of the 4th quarter. If a bunch of depth/sub players lose a lead in preseason big whoop. Turn the engines on, make sure they'll run properly, shut 'em down. If it's 17-14 Texans at the start of the 4th I'll mark that down as a win.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    I think the "historically" real Texans have been showing up.

    What I'd like to see is each player exerting max effort like they are trying to earn their spot on the team. I suggest a trip to the local coffee shop for a quadruple espresso just before game time.

    Talk is cheap. It's time for the players to act like contenders.
     
  4. Specnatz

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    This article is two weeks to soon.
     
  5. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    That's what I was going to say. I feel like the real Texans have been showing up; they just haven't played three quarters yet. The defense has done this preseason what the defense has done for the past two seasons. The "new" DC, who is really one of the old defensive coaches, even told us that the defense was the same.

    I'm not too worried about offense, as long as they cure the turnover bug, which hasn't been an issue thus far, with the small sample size.
     
  6. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    "The defense being the same" means that the plays in the playbook are the same. This gives continuity to the old guys because they already know the playbook. The defense being more aggressive means that the plays being called during the game are supposed to be different. We're supposed to play more press coverage and call for our linemen to penetrate and cause havoc more.

    But it also means that when you're playing vanilla, if you want, you can play the same old crap we had last year. And so far, that's what it looks like.
     
  7. nunusguy

    nunusguy Hall of Fame

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    The reason the Saints game upset me so much was that it marked the reemergance of the team that opened the Regular Season last year in Pittsburg, and the fear that that team was the "real Texans". See that scares the hell out of me.
     
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  8. Mr. White

    Mr. White H-Town Beatdown

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    Speaking of the change in DC, I'm wondering if Frank Bush didn't start making the calls at some point before we went on that 4 game win streak.

    There was some media speculation that Richard Smith wasn't making the calls anymore. It also looked like there was some kind of change that came about after we lost to the Ravens and Colts.
     


  9. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    I just wanted to apologize that my negative thoughts about the defense allowed Peterson to have a 75 yard TD on the first play.
     
  10. The Pencil Neck

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    Oh, come on, man.
     
  11. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    I'm trying to get better.
     
  12. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got JJ?

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    After watching the first half I'd say the real Texans have shown up. Both of them.
     
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  13. Norg

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    yeah they showed up not the good texans the

    " 2004-2005 same ol texans"
     
  14. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I saw 'em live. Fearlessly mediocre, soft to the touch and not good enough tacklers to play an aggressive man gap-control scheme.
     
  15. Double Barrel

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    Tackling, man...we're talking tackling!...it's a fundamental aspect of playing defense...and we're talking about tackling...

    If a team cannot overcome the basic fundamentals, how can they be expected to excel at anything else?
     
  16. dalemurphy

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    This is the issue, IMO. I think our best hope for this season is that the poor tackling is largely a result of the largely tackle-free training camp and that it will improve pretty quickly as they start playing games. Otherwise, they are going to get gashed for a lot of big plays.

    I guess the other thing to look forward to is Dunta's return and even Reeves return. That should help on the edges and on the back end some. Thank God for Demeco Ryans! Is there anybody else on the squad that can actually make a one on one tackle... Oh yeah, Deljuan Robinson. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond comprehension, he's buried on the depth chart.
     
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    after we watching the game on my DVR i dont think we played has bad has i said

    and the Dano pick was not really his fault
     
  18. DexmanC

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    Hmm.. DelJuan is 320lbs+, and BRINGS it every down.
    If he's not one of your starting tackles on Week 1, there
    is something wrong with the politics on the Texans' depth
    chart.
     
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    "Overcome the fundamentals"

    Now there is a keeper. I like it.
     
  20. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Yes, it was entirely his fault. It was obvious the DB was playing AJ's inside shoulder. Hell, the freakin commentators even pointed it out. DanO made a bad read.
     

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