Looking ahead to the Washington Redskins

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  1. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    Texans 24 Washington 10
    I predict that score because I feel that the Texans coaching staff may be conservative in the first half and try to get a feel for this new redskins team. They had success against the colts d because they know them better than anyother team. They knew what to expect defensive tendancies, who to run at Mathis or freeny. There is alot of unknowns so I see the Texans offense probing the redskins to see what works. The gameflow is going to dictate the Texans strategy.
    That being said after Foster's performance I would not be suprised to see Aj get one deep off a play action on the first play. Also I would not be suprised if Schaub threw an early pic or two until he gets into a rythm.

    As for our defense...well . Its going to be tested. I expect to see alot of slants and alot of chris cooley because I think that the Redskins staff will rewatch the colts game and see that the Texans got eaten alive by the slants and curl routs. I think the Texans fans should realize that McNabb is alot different than Peyton. With Peyton you had a stationary target and your object was to get him moving. However Mcnabb is at his best when moving and our d has had trouble with mobile qbs. Our secondary is going to have to hold coverages longer and the d-line is going to have to direct Mcnabb to where they want him.
    Mcnabb is a great qb that can win by his own gut and gile. As he goes so goes the skins.

    Its, going to be a test for the Texans, are they just hype or are they for real?The Texans may have made a statement last week, but they need to complete the thought.
     
  2. Jeff S.

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    I sure want to see Schaub come out sharp. No bounces off the turf, and no picks.
     
  3. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    I'll go with Texans 27 Redskins 5.
     
  4. SkinsHomer

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    My mistake, I misread. We are cautiously optimistic as well, or we should be, some of us are a little more optimistic than cautious. I don't think the defense or the stadium will carry the day at all, to win on Sunday we will need our absolute best effort on both sides of the ball. Being at home is just a little wind at our back.
     
  5. BigBull17

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    Aj>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Roy Williams. Different animal all together.
     
  6. gary

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    The main thing with the Texans is they are very hit or miss. One week they look great and then they crap out the next and that has to change once it does look out NFL.
     
  7. GuerillaBlack

    GuerillaBlack Hall of Fame

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    I have a very strong feeling that it has changed for the Texans. I won't be a 100% believer until they do it this Sunday, but I have a gut feeling that they will. This team has a completely different mentality this year. It's like they're playing as if the AFC South title and playoff berth is for them and no one else. We'll see Sunday.
     
  8. gary

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    I hope you are right. That is the only thing left holding them back from true greatness IMO.
     
  9. DexmanC

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    In my opinion, the equation is not Colts > Redskins = Texans win

    Although the Colts ARE better than the Redskins, the style of play
    of both teams is radically different. The Colts take teams away
    from physical play by getting quick leads, and forcing their opponents
    to pass all day. They win a lot of games by doing that.

    The Redskins are the type of team the Texans have rarely had success
    against in the Kubiak era. In the same genre of teams are the Ravens, Jets,
    Chargers, Steelers, Cowboys, and every-now-and-then the Jaguars and Titans.

    These are teams that just keep hitting you until you become unable to
    execute. They execute you to prevent you from executing. The Colts
    were a HELL of a test for the Texans. Most definitely. However, the Texans
    have to be just as physical ALL SEASON to have a chance against most
    teams remaining on this schedule.

    I'm not going to predict an outcome. I truly hope Sunday's Texans were
    the "new" Texans. Sunday against the Redskins, and the following week
    against the Cowboys, will tell A LOT about which Texans team we are
    watching. I TRULY HOPE these boys are forreal, as does the football
    watching world.
     
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  10. Brandon420tx

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    Some of us need a reality check. Its the NFL we're dealing with here and we're not playing the 0-16 Lions.

    I don't have the number right in front of me, but I'm fairly sure on at least the first thing I'm going to say.

    We won, great!, but the Texans are not great about continuing great into the next game. even under Kubiak I think we're something like 50% after winning a game.

    We're flying a long distance to a home opener, its going to be tough. I question are ability to be a solid road team this year.

    I think their defense can get their act together (minus Haynesworth who absolutely does not want to be there) and on offense I still won't overlook Clinton Portis untill he's injured for the season. He's still that good. Thier line might need work, but its really hard to find an OLine in todays NFL who doesn't. Also, if you need a WR to come into your fantasy football team this week and suprise some people, pick up Anthony Armstrong, He's going to get a TD this weekend if the Skins get in the redzone against us. Fantastic hands and Donovan likes to throw to him.

    I still think we're a more solid team all the way around, but this will hardly be as easy as many of you think
     


  11. Big Lou

    Big Lou Stop Clowning

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    If AJ is an animal, that makes Williams some kind of fungus or maybe algea.
     
  12. The Pencil Neck

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    OK. This could be a close game. It will definitely be a hard fought game. The Shanahans know a lot about us but we also know a lot about the Shanahans. There's a lot of respect there.

    I think the Redskins are on the right path... but they're not there, yet.

    The Dallas Cowboy team that they beat was the same Dallas Cowboy offense that we saw in the preseason: poorly coached, bad play calling, and lots of mental errors. Barber and Jones still ran for almost 5 yards a carry and Romo threw for 282 yards and a TD. Although the Dallas Cowboy offense has been very good in the past, I really think that it sucks right now.

    So I'm not giving much credit to the Redskins D for Dallas' "bad" performance. And, assuming that Schaub and AJ return to their 4770 yard form from last year, I don't think that D is ready for our offense. I'm not saying Foster will run for 231 yards but he will run for over 100. And Schaub will throw for at least 250 if not 300. Haslett loves to blitz and Schaub is usually a very good QB against the blitz.

    When we get into the Red Zone, we're not going to abandon what's working like the Cowboys did. We're going to score some points.

    And I don't think that the Redskins O has the firepower to keep up. They may be better than they were last week but we are now a very blitz heavy team and we didn't blitz Manning hardly at all and still got pressure with our 3 or 4 down linemen. Manning's line was compromised but Manning has a much quicker release than McNabb. And one of Mario's 1/2 sacks came from the right side against their best lineman. Our defense may look bad statistically right now, but this was a top 10 defense for the majority of last year and it's still playing at that level.

    Bottom line is that as good as the Redskin Offense can get in this week of practice, it's not going to be anywhere near as good as the Colt offense.

    The Redskins are going to play hard and scrappy but their only hope is that we come out flat and we only really play the second half. But I don't see that happening. Their D is going to be better than the Colt D but their O is nowhere near the Colt O.

    I'm very confident that we're going to win this game. More confident than I was about the Colt game and I guaranteed that victory to my friends. Am I overconfident? We'll only know Sunday Night. But ultimately, whether i'm overconfident or not doesn't matter. Because you can bet Kubiak isn't going to let our team get overconfident and that's the main thing.
     
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  13. JB

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    Agree with most of what you said, but want to point out that Was had their home opener last week. They will not have that added intensity of the home opener...
     
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    Yeah, looks like a different team. Last year, we saw that when things got bad they crawled into a hole and died. This year, they came out of the hole swinging, fell down, stood back up and kept swinging. Different team.
     
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    Like I said, Texans just show up and play your own game.
     
  16. SkinsHomer

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    Don't kid yourself, buddy. You may not have a star on your helmet and it might not be the home opener, but it'll still be plenty intense. Both teams feel like they have something to prove.
     
  17. The Pencil Neck

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    I kinda disagree because we saw this last year.

    We kicked, scratched, and clawed in that first Titans game. We came back in the second half of the Cardinal game and almost took that one. We fought back in the second Jaguar game and almost took that. We fought back in the Patriot game and we won that. We fought off the Dolphins, Bengals, and Niners... we tried to fold but we kept it together enough to win the game.

    Last year, I think we developed that fight back mentality even though we didn't always win. This year, I think the running game and our conditioning puts us over the top with that.
     
  18. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    To me this feels a little bit like when the Texans were playing the Panthers, and no one was giving the Texans any credit. The Panther had just come off a big division win, and people were discounting the team the Texans had beaten. On paper, it was clear that the Panthers were the superior team.

    Texans won.


    Im not saying we're going to lose, Im just saying that its important to remain vigiliant. We have the potential to do very well, but historically, when we're going up against below average offenses, they always come out looking elite. Remember when Mark Sanchez looked awesome against us?
     
  19. BigBull17

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    AJ is a Lion. Roy Williams is a Sloth.
     
  20. DocBar

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    I don't know if Slaton is the best answer here when the Skins D is so committed to stripping the ball. Slaton has enough problems with fumbling.
     

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