Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by TejasTom, Jan 4, 2019.
Or our coaches can't coach.
What tore my gut was going for that 4th and 1 with that ridiculous empty backfield formation. When the opponent called timeout to adjust the defense, we didn't correspondingly change the formation.
But.... they know that we know that they know that they know that we know that they know what we were going to do so the best thing as you know and I know you know that OB knows that we know that he knows that if they know that they know the best thing to change is nothing.. .... then they know that we know that they know.
Its genius wrapped in insanity
If you are in any way insinuating that Deshaun Watson is a better quarterback than Andrew Luck and Bill O'Brien is a better coach than Frank Reich, than you are the one telling yourself things to make yourself sleep at night.
Then how are you ever going to address any area of weakness, much less the offensive line? How has O'Brien had a winning record 4/5 years, with the one losing season the one where he happened to have a historic level of injuries to deal with, if he's such a bad coach?
You all need to ask yourself how and why your new GM whiffed on so many draft picks and free agents in his first offseason. These weak areas you point out have been "addressed".....they just weren't addressed well, at all, by the GM.
Or your coach can't coach.
You don't normally count on 3rd rounders starting and doing great in year one... a little early to judge them but they all were good picks and Reid and Coutee were great ones..
Free agents are iffy... cheaper backups that showed promise. Henderson was injured early and that changed the whole plan for the OL. Mathieu was a great signing. Fulton was a solid signing imo. Jury is out on Kelemente.
Of course Frank is the better coach, he made a 5 year, supposedly guru look like ****. Bill Obrien again let this damn team down with ill prepared offensive game plan. His entire team was not prepared to play this damn game. Him and this team has a track record of that bullcrap.
The reason why Luck looked better than Watson was because Frank had a solid game plan. He actually done his homework on the Texans and exploited the **** out of it. He set his QB and team up for success. They knew the Texans defense struggles with crossing routes. They also understands TY has our number.
Bill on the other hand could not even get his best reciever open. Hopkins has always had a great game against that damn team. Dude didn't set Watson up for success.
Rivers is pretty damn good.
Forgot about him. Ignoring age, I don't know if I'd rather have him or Mahomes if I were a fan of either team.
Not head in the sand to you being a fan of another team who's in here trolling
Now that I've had time to digest the loss, here's a couple of observations from the game (in no particular order):
1. Watt (and the rush) was extremely ineffective. - even on one of his tipped balls, he was simply going through the motions, and then timed his jump well. I'm not sure if Mercilus contributed much beyond an ill-timed penalty.
2. The Texans controlled neither line of scrimmage. - When you load up empty backfield on 4th and 1, with what appears to be your season on the line, you have no faith you can get a single yard with a push. While Watson ended up missing the open receiver, it shouldn't have come to that.
3. Watson was off and got scared of the deep ball. - After his first two deep throws, he never went to his deep option again, whether they were open or not. He missed wide-open touchdowns on more than one occasion. I remember a check-down pass to Hopkins in particular, where you could see him give up on the deep receiver. He was throwing high, low and everywhere in between at times. Missing open guys, bad timing, it had all the hallmarks of a nervous outing.
4. We had no contain on Luck. He was usually in no danger of even getting hit and took conservative gains, rather than heading for the marker. It happened often enough, it made me wonder if the colts schemed it that way.
5. The refs weren't helping us any. - 4-to-1 ration of "accepted" penalties, and more missed huge holding calls. Whether it was a lineman turning Clowney around just prior to a sack, a missed facemask of Watson, or a Pascal holding a LB to allow another to get seemingly wide open, the calls almost never seemed to go our way.
6. The Texans coaches actually used Foreman. - ...for a couple of plays and rapidly put him back on the shelf. There was apparently zero interest in seeing if he could be an effective threat.
7. Hopkins was having issues getting separation. - While he occasionally broke free of coverage, he was well contained for most of the day. Safety was usually (but not always) over the top on his side of the field.
8. We kept having defensive alignment issues. - One of T.Y. Hilton's biggest gains of the day is when the Colts shifted left and we ended up with Zach Cunningham on him at the line. He gave him a small nudge to the inside and let him go. Luck just threw that one up and let TY go after it, as there wasn't anyone close enough to make a difference.
9. No breather for Defense in first half, and start of second. - You've just given up an opening-drive TD. What do you do? you give the ball back in under a minute. You start off the second half with a drive lasting 1:07. You follow it up with a drive lasting 1:20. It's a miracle we didn't get down another TD or two.
10. Colts Defense looked for real and Luck put on a clinic. - It was interesting to see the other team be more effective at bend-don't-break, but it surely appeared that way. Luck took what we gave him, and with no effective rush (or outside contain), he had plenty of time to make his choices.
Jalen defending Watson
A little late but this aint it! This is what’s wrong with the game now. No matter the score, you always supposed to turn up & play with passion on the field! You gettin first down after first down, swag it out! @deshaunwatson keep balling & having fun while doing it Young King! https://t.co/nSEs2uJfOx
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) January 6, 2019
It’s crazy that when you turning up regardless of the score, people get mad… BUT if you don’t turn up & stop playing with passion & having fun, they call you a front runner. So regardless, always be yourself! No1s perfect but can’t ever let anyone or situation take away the fun
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) January 6, 2019
You know I won’t switch up bruh!
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) January 7, 2019
We looked like total lightweights against the Colts. Defence shuts them out in the second half and we only score 1 TD ? That is 100% on O'Brien and his inept offensive schemes.
Recognition needs to be given to the fact that Watson has only now completed a full season in the NFL. He will undoubtedly get better. What is depressing though is that attempts were made to address the OL and WR positions and we ended up with absolutely hee haw to show for it !
Texans are in very good shape with Hopkins, Fuller and Coutee at WR. I do not agree with this.
OL and DB is where your GM whiffed completely. I don't know why you think this offseason will be any different.
All three of them are banged up! Only one played more than half a season... Hopkins.
After yesterday's debacle, can we put to pasture the nonsense of winning the coin toss and then always deferring the opening kick? Be aggressive, punch the opponent in the mouth & score first. That is exactly what Andrew Luck did; he punched the Texans in the mouth and had them on their heels. This was like a heavyweight title fight and Andrew Luck fought like a hungry, up & coming Mike Tyson. While Luck & the Colts were landing punches with bad intentions, the Texans were merely counterpunching with no success!
They just want BOB gone regardless of what he does.
1st play of the game Watson threw the deep pass that people here got all lathered up for. Truth is Luck out played Watson again. Watson is a rookie playing in his 1st playoff game. This was to be expected.
I never understood the let's get all backups in FA strategy. The backups played exactly like backups play and Watson got sacked 62 times. Luckily he didn't get hurt unless you call broken ribs/punctured lung hurt.
The fact he will be healthy this offseason makes last season successful.
With a little help from JJ Watt. That offsides penalties kept that drive alive. If Watt doesn't do that trash, the Colts are putting on that first drive. And we wouldn't be bragging about Luck punching us in the mouth.
Thank you JJ Watt
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