Manufactured excitement

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Just got back from the game. That's what I have to call it.

    There were 2 interceptions, 4 non-interceptions that no one caught but should have been (by the Phins), and that last long catch be AJ should have been an interception (but only because of his shear strength took the ball from the defender).

    Coach decisions to go for 2 extra points..........should have been called after the 1st touchdown.............and when finally called at the end of the game as an after thought.

    Time management?...........I'd say take away Kubiak's analog watch and let him have a dummy digital one.............oh, excuse me, he already has one on the scoreboard.

    DURING THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME, VINNY POINTED OUT THAT IT APPEARED THAT DUANE BROWN WAS TELEGRAPHING OUT PLAYS. I SPENT THE REST OF THE GAME TABBING HIS OBSERVATION........AND IT'S A DEFINITE. APPROXIMATELY 90% OF THE TIME, IF BROWN TOOK A FULL CROUCH POSITION, IT WAS RUN...............IF BROWN TOOK A SEMI-CROUCH/SEMI-UPRIGHT POSITION, IT WAS A PASS. SOMEONE NEEDS TO RELATE THIS TO THE COACHES.

    BTW, Gibbs on the sideline was so animated (pissed) most of the game, that he reminded me of a Joe Pesce understudy.

    Yes, we won the game. But the excitement was definitely manufactured.
     
  2. gtexan02

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    Only Texans fans will whine and complain after an exciting win. Sheesh. We won our first game. Lets lay off the criticism for a minute. The only thing I see wrong with this win is all the complaining its already brining?

    Were the negatives? Absolutely. We are a sloppy team. But we hung in there, we have the makings of a fabulous offense, and we won an exciting game.

    Manufactured excitement? Give me a break
     
  3. HJam72

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    It figures.
     
  4. J-Russ

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    Well no wonder why Brown got owned the whole day. Porter was reading him like a book. He just a rookie though, we can only hope he get better. If not.... well RG is a need, we can put him there.
     
  5. utahmark

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    you dont go for 2 with more than about 5 min left in a game. that has come back to haunt teams more times than any of us can count. when you complain about a coaching decesion it should really be something that has a consensus with most fans. not something that 10 people see one way and 10see a different way, that just means he didnt do what you wanted. which is a lot different than doing the wrong thing.

    as far as time mangement, were you talking about the end of game when they let a few extra sec's run off the clock. or earlier when they were having trouble getting the play in. im pretty sure there was something wrong with matt's helment reciever, he kept pointing to it.
     
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    Seriously agree with markbeth. What if we didn't get the 2 the first time? Then at the end of the game, the phins coul dhave gone for 2, gotten it, and we would have needed an extra point just to TIE the game at the end.

    Complaining about coaching decisions like that is just silly You take points when you can get them. We have a horrible Red Zone offense. Theres not reason to risk not getting the points.

    And to complain about something as trivial as that immediately after a loss is almost comical
     
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    aside from those 2 picks, Schaub had his way with the defense all day
     
  8. J-Russ

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    Well, considering how bad Pittman has been this season, Kubiak wanted to go with the safe route and just run the ball up the middle. Remember that botch FG against Tenn? It resulted with Turk having to make a pass.... into the defender's hands.

    I agree that we should've went for 2 after the first TD. If we get it we tied, if we don't then we still need a FG to get ahead. Don't know why Kubiak didn't go for it then.
     
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    Thanks for giving us an outside perspective on Schaub.
     
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    If that's the attitude you take after a stunning, uncharacteristic win for a team that badly needed one, I'm sure the excitement was manufactured for you.

    For the rest of us? Not so much.
     
  11. Ryan

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    QFT

    I'm just ecstatic that we're in the win column now:fans:
     
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    Honestly, a perfect game by the Texans where we win by 30 is not that exciting. Its boring. This game was the definition of exciting. I didn't know who would win until the last second ticked off the clock
     
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    well the offensive play calling was superb. we need to credit someone for that. since your just gonna criticize i thought i would throw that in there.
     
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    And that the win came from a clutch TD drive with two fourth down conversions.

    That gut check could prove to be a valuable learning experience for a team that hasn't tasted much success in crunch time.
     
  15. Ryan

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    At least this time it worked in our favor! Usually(99% of the time) we're on the Dolphins side of such losses.
     
  16. kastofsna

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    but the Dolphins are almost always on the side of such losses, so it's just a flip of the coin with who's going to have the more devastating loss
     
  17. Maddict5

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    exactly.. give it a rest cnd
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

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    I am elated that we won a game that we tried desparately to give away. We were extremely fortunate that just over 1 minute from the end of the game, the Phins decided to go for the TD...........instead of running the clock down to a couple of seconds........and all but ensure their win with a measly FG.
     
  19. utahmark

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    we had 2 timeouts. they couldnt of took hardly anymore time off the clock. if they would of kicked a fieldgoal we would of been in about the same situation. 1:30 left with no timeouts but only have to get into field goal range to win instead of 1:45 left 2 time outs but we need 6. i see no diff in those 2 situations.
     
  20. dtran04

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    I guess some people enjoy losses more so they can vent and complain more. It happens alot on message boards. The number of posts here would be 5 times as much if the Texans lost.
     

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