Pittsburgh Writer Picks Texans to Win the Super Bowl...in 2016

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by TexanAddict, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. TexanAddict

    TexanAddict Texan 'til I Die

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    Houston
    He also is giving a little preview of the Steelers-Texans season opener:

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    :francis:

    (Didn't see this posted, if it has been, please remove.)
     
  2. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,304
    Likes Received:
    961
    Location:
    Clear Lake
    I'm ok with that year but hopefully it will be our 3rd or 4th.
     
  3. TexanAddict

    TexanAddict Texan 'til I Die

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    Houston
    I know the article was written tongue-in-cheek, but I'd love for Slaton to duplicate that showing.
     
  4. GP

    GP Go Texans!

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Messages:
    17,747
    Likes Received:
    1,573
    Location:
    TEXAS!
    I hope we dismantle the Steelers after reading that article.

    Yes, I know it's supposed to be funny-ha-ha stuff...but saying 50-0 is a big stretch. At least attempt to muster up a plausible score prediction.

    If we rattle Big Ben, early, I think we win the game. Of course, Richard Smith doesn't get aggressive until the last 3 games of each season...so, we got THAT working against us. And don't anybody tell me that Richard couldn't be aggressive because he didn't have good enough players or there were too many injuries.

    Our offense missed Schaub, AJ, Green, and McKinney for most of the season. Richard needs to turn the dogs loose e-a-r-l-y.
     
  5. GP

    GP Go Texans!

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Messages:
    17,747
    Likes Received:
    1,573
    Location:
    TEXAS!
    And what the HELL is up with the side-page banner advertisement that has Steelers stuff being promoted? LOL.

    I posted my reply and BAM! there's an ad for Steelers stuff. It seems to be a rotating ad, so you might not see it the first time you land on this page.
     
  6. Hardcore Texan

    Hardcore Texan Magnet Man

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    9,464
    Likes Received:
    844
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX
    The steelers are going to get a wake up call in the opening game or should I say, the steelers' fans. With Faneca gone that line is going to suffer, I hope they are underestimating us. We are going to run all over their D. :pirate:


    :texflag:
     
  7. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,710
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Austin
    but smith couldn't be aggressive. because he didn't have good enough players because there were too many injuries.

    on another note, i've already put $100 where my mouth is, we will beat the pennsylvanians.

    it think it's imperative to win that one just in case we drop the first jags and colts games. come playoff time this opening game will be absolutely critical for us to have a run. furthermore, i really think we can. it will depend on how our many new defensive players have gelled.
     
  8. TK_Gamer

    TK_Gamer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    32
    If Smith is smart he will set the tone of the new season right off the bat. If he does I know we will make a huge statement to the entire league. Ofcourse then you will hear "yeah they started out really strong last year too.." blah blah blah. I hope we do hear that.
     
  9. Hooston Texan

    Hooston Texan All Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    150
    If ever a team is going to be desperate in an opening game, it's the Steelers. Losing a playoff game at home to a Brady or Peyton is one thing, but losing one to Jacksonville has put them in an especially surly mood all off-season.

    Then, there's the matter of the schedule. I've never seen a harder one entering a season. Of their 10 non-divisional games, Pittsburgh plays 8 against playoff teams--the only playoff teams from last year they DON'T face are Green Bay, Tampa and Seattle. The other two non-divisional games are against 8-8 teams (us and cross-state foe Philly). And they've got two against 10-6 Cleveland. The only salvation are the 4 games against the Bungles and Ravens, but games against Carson Palmer and Ray Lewis are never gimme's.

    Our game will be circled on their calendar as a must, must, must, must win. If they lose to us at home, they are in big trouble the rest of the way. We better have it strapped on right from the start.
     
  10. ATXtexanfan

    ATXtexanfan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    3,667
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    leander, tx
    i hope i'm alive for that
     
  11. GP

    GP Go Texans!

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Messages:
    17,747
    Likes Received:
    1,573
    Location:
    TEXAS!
    So how come our offense ran laps around our defense?

    Tons of injuries on both sides, and yet the offense didn't look nearly as bad as the defense.

    I just don't understand how Richard Smith keeps getting a free pass. Two years in a row our defense plays it conservative until the last few games, and the fans on here are saying "Where the hell is THIS coming from?"

    His defense looks better in the last few games than the first 13. It's science.
     
  12. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    12,959
    Likes Received:
    544
    set-up game
     
  13. Carr Bombed

    Carr Bombed Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    14,167
    Likes Received:
    1,032
    Location:
    Wherever the US govt. sends me
    2016, that's when most of our best players are past their prime......."if" this team is going to win a SB, it's going to be before that.
     
  14. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,710
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Austin
    i would site better depth. (in the past) it's not hard to argue that Davis and Rosenfelds, White and Brisel are better backups than Huchins and Faggins. (i can't say as much for Dayne and Flannigan) I But that's speculation. I was never saying where is THIS coming from. It's a valid argument. Your beef is real. I think this year it's put up or shut up but it is still reasonable to say that it was a less than preferable situation.

    i'm not even a big fan. it just seems scientific enough to consider as a reason that he may have had to alter his scheme.
     
  15. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    17,753
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    Smith, in the last year of his contract, still hasn't been re-upped. They may be looking at Alan Faneca, part deux if they let the situation drag on. LINK

    Here's to hoping the writer is correct about Mario getting his first three sacks against Roethlisberger.
    :toast2:
     
  16. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,710
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Austin
    that'd be swell!
     
  17. edo783

    edo783 Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,711
    Likes Received:
    308
    Location:
    Houston, again.
    Mario starting the season with a tri-fecta on Ben would be sweet. Probably not going to happen, but it would be sweet if it did.
     
  18. Trail.Blazr

    Trail.Blazr All Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    76
    Even WITH Faneca, The Steelers gave up over twice the number of Sacks Houston did in '07.

    The Steeler's offense isn't what will beat us. I beleive if healthy, our Offense can put the points on the board. If we lose it will be at our own peril.

    This game is potentially THE upset of week 1.

    I hope we have the answer to their Defense, which IMHO, is the strength of their team. With this being the first week of the Gibbs era, are we going to be firing on all cylinders? I have my reservations. I am a reluctant homer that is saying I want to believe.

    I noticed many years ago that the Steelers are always well coached at the little things that go into turnovers and busting up plays.

    Our success will hinge entirely on moving the ball and keeping it.
     
  19. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    15,469
    Likes Received:
    2,292
    Last time we opened the season against Pittsburgh was 2005 and they dismantled us in every way possible. That was here and their fans owned Reliant Stadium by the time the game came to a merciful end.

    Since the Texans have just last year reached .500 I can forgive this fellow for thinking we still suck a lot. It's not like he would have any real reason to know better.

    I think we're going to surprise the Steelers though. I look for us to take that first game on the road convincingly. The Steelers have won 6 straight openers. They're due and frankly I wasn't all that impressed with them last season. Yes, 10-6 beats our 8-8 but I didn't see the same team that won a Super Bowl and mugged us in 2005 playing last year. They're looking very mortal in my opinion.
     
  20. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    17,753
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    You're right.
    That was eons ago from both teams' perspective.
    We're on the way up and I'm not sure they aren't slipping.
     

Share This Page