Most likely to happen. . .

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Rey, Aug 14, 2011.

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Most likely to happen. . .

Poll closed Sep 3, 2011.
  1. Matt Schaub - 4856 passing yards

    2.3%
  2. Arian - 1703 rushing

    2.3%
  3. Andre - 12 td's

    47.7%
  4. James Casey - 713 total yards

    1.2%
  5. Offense as a whole - 29.8 pts/gm

    4.7%
  6. Mario Williams - 16.5 sacks

    9.3%
  7. JJ Watts - 7 sacks

    14.0%
  8. Gq, J Jo, kjax - 10 ints combined

    9.3%
  9. Special teams - 5 td's (scored any way)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Defense as a whole - top 7 overall

    9.3%
  1. Rey

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    I like doing these threads before the season starts. I'm excited about the season starting and I always have a positive outlook at this time of year. I think someone on this team will do great things or perform better than what's expected and it's fun to see who folks think that'll be. Plus I like that this can be an overall football talk thread and not specific to one particular aspect. So I'm going to give somewhat lofty goals for a few players/the team as a whole and you can say what you most likely think will happen.

    Matt schaub - 4856 passing yards
    Arian foster - 1703 rushing yards
    Andre Johnson - 12 td's
    James Casey - 713 total yards
    Offense - 29.8 Pts/gm avg
    Mario Williams - 16.5 sacks
    JJ watts - 7 sacks
    Gq, j Jo, kjax - combine for 10 ints (has to be the three mentioned)
    Special teams - 5 td's (scored in any way)
    Defense - top 7 overall

    Poll coming. I think maximum is 10 but if it's more I will add some.
     
  2. macho grande

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    Nice thread. I'll bite. AJ with 12tds. He's due.
     
  3. Rey

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    I'm going to go with Arian as strange as it may seem. I think he is that good and even with more carries for the back ups I think he will get more carries if we are protecting leads late in games.
     
  4. DX-TEX

    DX-TEX #BattleFightin

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    Where is the option for 6-10?
    :roast:
     
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  5. DocBar

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    I went with 29.6 pts/gm. We left a lot of points on the field last year and I expect us to be more efficient in that area this year.
     
  6. gary

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    I'll take Mario with 16.5 sacks and AJ with 12 touchdowns hopefully he is targeted more this year beyond the 20 because he needs to be.
     
  7. MistaRed

    MistaRed All Pro

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    I went with the offensive averaging 29.8 points a game. All of our starters will be healthy plus OD looks like he's back to his old self.
     
  8. Doppelganger

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    I'm going to take Schaub. Without Leach, I think we utilize Casey as the "FB." He will allow more short yardage passes. Rather than Foster rushing for 20 carries, I see a lot of West coast dump passes to Foster and Casey eating up what would have been rushes. Also, factor in a healthy OD will help stretch the field.

    I don't see Foster rushing for 1700 yards. AJ's tds will be cut by Foster and OD. Casey will be nowhere near 700. I don't see the offense getting that much better. I think Mario will get double digit sacks, but 16.5 is a lot. Don't see it. 3-4 DEs do NOT get sacks, they apply a ton of pressure. 7 sacks is Ngata of last year territory. I don't see it. I don't see the 3 DBs getting 10 ints, I am not sure Jackson plays more than nickel, and asking 10+ ints out of J Jo and Quin is a lot. Has the special teams scored a td in the last 5 years? If so, I don't recall it. Top 15, not top 7.

    So Schaub it is.
     


  9. b0ng

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    Hardly any of those seem likely so I went with Andre.
     
  10. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    1 KR TD in 2009 and 2 punt return TDs in 2008. and 3 KR TDs in 2007 by Andre Davis
     
  11. Coach Kevin

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    I'm going to take jj 7 sacks
     
  12. IBleedTexans

    IBleedTexans Superbowl Bound

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    I second that!!!:kingkong::kingkong::kingkong:
     
  13. ObsiWan

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    I totally agree with your logic. Except that if we have leads in the second half/4th qtr and play run-out-the-clock instead of having to air it out because we're playing catch up, I don't see Schaub getting nearly 4700 yds passing. I think a lot of Schaub's yds came from having to play catch up.

    The most likely of those accomplishments to be achieved is AJ getting a dozen TDs.

    Had you said the starting defensive backfield - no matter who they are - will rack up 10 ints, I'd might have gone with that.
     
  14. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    I'll go with: Gq, J Jo, kjax - 10 ints combined

    JoJo and GQ will be out there almost every play, and freeing up GQ at safety ought to allow him to pick off about 5 INTs this year. JoJo should get his usual 3-6 INTs as well, and KJ is bound to fall into an errant throw or two...
     
  15. thunderkyss

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    I voted for the top 7 defense.

    I really should have voted for 10 INTs by our secondary.

    That is really most likely to happen.
     
  16. ObsiWan

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    Except that he limited it to 3 specific guys, not the whole secondary. Even limiting it to just the four starting DBs would have been fair.
     
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  17. Rey

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    Not the secondary. Just those three players.

    I went with foster. I think he's going go have a better year than last year. I think he'll be faster and I think that his vision and cuts will be just as devastating. I expect that we will be playing tighter games and/or ahead in second halves.

    Next I'd have gone Andre.

    *on a completely unrelated not Im watching king of the bill and they are talking about texans vs cowboys and are about to go to a texans training camp.
     
  18. The Pencil Neck

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    I went with Mario getting 16.5 sacks. I think Mario is going to have the light switch go on with this defense. I think he's going to discover the drive and determination to dominate. If he got double digit sacks in the crappy defense we've played, he'll flourish in this one.

    I had my initial worries about him working out as an OLB. But from the reports I've heard from camp, I'm starting to drink this kool-aid.
     
  19. DocBar

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    Don't forget it's a contract year for MW. He very well might go all crazy this season with that added incentive.
     
  20. ChampionTexan

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    There should be a second version of this poll - which of these would you most like to see happen. Same ten options.

    If that were the case, it would be a tough call for me between your selection, and the top 7 defense.
     

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