Most to Prove Monday

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What do you most want to see Monday?

  1. Run the ball effectively

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. Defense - stop the run specifically and force turnovers!

    54 vote(s)
    73.0%
  3. Doesn't matter just get out with all the starters healthy, thats enough

    11 vote(s)
    14.9%
  4. One of the above but mostly revenge on Jared Allen

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  1. m5kwatts

    m5kwatts Hall of Fame

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    Which one of these do you need to see the Texans prove they can do vs. a quality playoff opponent Monday night?
     
  2. CloakNNNdagger

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    If we don't develop a run D and positive TO ratio, we most likely don't develop into a playoff team.
     
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  3. michaelm

    michaelm vox nihili

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    I voted B because my real answer isn't listed.
    I have the most to prove.
    I have to prove I can drink during a game and leave without wanting to kill the nearest opposing fan I see.
    This normally isn't a problem, but the Saits game brought out the ugly in me when I was leaving the stadium...
     
  4. steelbtexan

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    That they are tough enough in the trenches.
     
  5. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    Gonna echo Cloak's thoughts on this. I will have a good idea if we are a playoff caliber team by half-time Monday night.
     
  6. Specnatz

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    From the way they played against the Saints I would have added that they have a pair. :aggressive:
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    i certainly will not be doing any judging on how the team will be as a whole based on a preseason game, however long the starters play or not. I'd like the defense to look better, but i'm not gonna throw our whole season down the drain because of a preseason game. Geez people are freaking out over a silly PRACTICE game. We might be a sucky team this year by some random chance, but it won't be because our defense played poorly in a scrimmage. We might have something to worry about if more Mike Bell types rush for 150 on us week in and week out, but it'll legitimately be something to start complaining about if it happens during the season. Mini rant over.
     
  8. m5kwatts

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    Surprised no one has said running game since thats something you'd think would be a given after last year

    ... I wouldn't expect our D to shine in the preseason - there's nothing to gain from showing your hand as far as defensive playcalling and your tendencies and what you wanna do different from last year

    ...I wouldn't be surprised if the D looked listless on Monday, as long as they're showing effort and don't get hurt I'll be satisfied...save the blitzing and different looks for Week 1
     
  9. V3rm0nt3r

    V3rm0nt3r All Pro

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    i voted for the Jared Allen one. although his quote this morning on sportscenter was absolutely hilarious i still want to see his head taken off. i wouldn't imagine we'd see much of an improvement in the running game seeing as it's AfreakingP that's coming to town leading the most potent running game in the league but if the DL and company kept their first teamers to under a hundred you wouldn't see me complaining.
     
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    Brett Farve :deadhorse
     
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    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Since the first teamers will be playing the first half, I'd like to see us have a lead at halftime just to show we can do it against a good team.

    I'd like to see Farve laid out on the grass.

    I'd like to see Sage have a good second half. Yeah, that's right, so sue me. I hope Sage beats out Farve for the starting QB spot.

    I'd like our D to get mean and nasty.

    But most of all, I don't want any injuries from this game.
     
  12. Grams

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    I also would like to see Farve laid out on the grass -several times would be nice.

    Don't think if Sage plays "lights out" in the second half he would end up being the starting QB as you do not pay someone 15 mill to be second string and sit on the bench.

    I also would like to see the D get real mean and nasty.

    But most of all - no injuries. It is still only preseason and the games mean absolutely nothing in the W-L column for the season.
     
  13. CloakNNNdagger

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    Well, the Texans have sure had a long history of paying millions for players ending up second string, sitting on the bench, or living on IR (following known intractable injury history),..............in most cases, it's called a poor decision.............. a mistake.
     
  14. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Preseason - c'mon.
     
  15. CloakNNNdagger

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    Nice piece on Sage's return to Reliant. LINK

     
  16. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Preseason. C'mon. Sorry, but it's preseason. Just me.
     
  17. nunusguy

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    You know he was frustrated not being able to start more often here, or to get traded elsewhere before he did so he could compete for a starting job on another team since that opportunity was no longer there after they made the deal to get Schaub. And yet the guy still has those things to say.
    What a classy, really gracious guy Sage is.
     
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    I would like to see something from the defense. I don't expect full throttle in a pre-season game, but it would be nice to see a spark of hope. Mostly, I want everyone to walk off the field in the same condition they walked on the field. We've had enough injuries.

    I also hope the fans don't boo Rosenfels - he is one of the good guys.
     
  19. b0ng

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    Rosenfels has the chance to be a good guy if he puts ex-lax in Jared Allen's gatorade every week for the next 20 weeks.
     
  20. Shaft75

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    I want to see if our defense has
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    Figuratively speaking of course...
     
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