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Takeaways from the Saints game.

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  1. Texansphan

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    That was a great game of football - ultimately taken away by a 58 yard FG.
    Brees is a genius - no shame to be beaten by him in his house.
    Personally, I am surprised we actually had a chance to win that one - I was thinking it would be a 34-17 scoreline.
    Most teams have new personnel and need time to adjust and get some cohesion going but some of our guys only arrived in the last few weeks or even days.
    Yeah, we can nitpick some mistakes but was a really close game in a LOUD, hostile environment.
    I am excited for the rest of the season.
    Watson is the real deal - now we gotta look after him.
    Carlos Hyde looked like he was gonna bust one to the house.
    Stills is a weapon.
    Tunsil needs some work on this playbook. Looked confused on a couple plays.
    If we can bottle that first half and improve on it, we will win a lot of games.
    I'll open it up.
     
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  2. Rich Schmidt

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    Agree with your takes

    Aaron Colvin ain't gonna cut it, BOB the GM needs to find someone
    Pass rush not good enough
    Oline has to gel pass blocking
    Safety play was weaker than I expected as was run D
    No major injuries
    We got beat by a top team in their house on a 58 yarder as time expired. Let's see what happens
     
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  3. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    As it stands now, it's obvious our offense will be better this season. Depending on injuries and OB, it also stands an excellent chance of falling apart.

    This game tonight was a good showing by the offense, there is no one that can argue that.
     
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    Tweet from @riversmccown: Per NFLGSIS, the Texans ended the game with three quarterback hits. One sack. J.J. Watt shut out on the stats sheet.
     
  5. Justin Boop

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    As bad as colvin looked why not give the rookie a shot. Can't be any worse. At least he will hit someone
     
  6. eriadoc

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    The Texans were terrible. Constantly in 3rd and long. Giving up big plays left and right They were also brilliant. Watson was 8/8 on 3rd down at one point. Key INT by Mercilus, big sack.

    In the end, consistency is going to win more often than boom-or-bust, but as long as Watson is upright, they have a shot.
     
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  7. cameronkrazie86

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    Secondary looked horrible in the 2nd half. Doesn't help when there's little to no pass rush. OLine wasn't good though Tunsil did great. The sack he gave up was a missed offsides penalty.
     
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    Romeo fell asleep

    Tunsil is my new BFF
     
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  9. Mr teX

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    Liked the way the offense looked, still gotta shore up some things on the o-line, but i think most of the rational posters here knew that would be the case. Got a new piece there & it was the 1st game. Fully expect them to get better as the season goes on.

    The defense..I thought they did ok all things considering they were in an extremely hostile enviornment. Gotta remember that's a HOFer over there in Brees & he's gonna get his. Merci proved that he's very much capable of rushing the passer...had a crucial int and sack...couple of nice run stops...Think we're gonna be ok there. Kamara's a special back. probably the best we'll face all season. Carlos Watkins needs to start over Blackson imo. Watt was catching hell over there on the other side. but he still had a couple of nice rushes that flushed Brees.

    The 1 sore spot was Colvin. They clearly zeroed in on him in the 2nd half. He's gonna have to be better going forward, but coming into this season, i thought he would be gone after this year anyway so. Roby acquitted himself nicely. Again, considering who he was playing against, he did ok.

    The most important thing imo is that the offense looks legit. The new weapons integrated nicely & they're only going to get better from here...especially when Coutee gets back. Really was pleasantly surprised by Hyde...wasn't expecting much from him, but dude runs hard. Duke seems like he's still trying to see where he fits in the offense, but he had a couple of nice plays.

    Playcalling was fine, the Saints defense just realized they couldn't sit back & started blitzing him more in the 2nd half.
     
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    Tweet from @PatDStat: #Texans defense gave up

    7 plays over 20 yards.
    6 plays over 25 yards.
    4 plays over 30 yards.
    2 plays over 40 yards.
     




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    It was JJ’s lack of productivity tonight that concerns me the most.
     
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    Tunsil looked lost at times but was overall very good for a week of study. There is a lot to build on.

    The line as a whole cant give up 6 sacks. DW4 won't make it.

    Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde both balled out for only being here a short time.

    Our WR core is stacked and we have a LOT of weapons in the passing game.

    Were we playing TEs tonight?

    Deshaun Watson is the TRUTH. The lights were bright and he brought us to the brink of victory.

    The pass rush is anemic. I think we used to have another stud on the line somewhere, right? The back end would look better if the front end could get pressure. The Saints oline is VERY good...imagine if Watson had that line.

    Watson is on pace for 96 sacks...and 64 total TDs lol



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    It was JJ’s lack of productivity tonight that concerns me the most.
     
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    Imagine if Watson didn't have Hopkins to throw to....all this excitement? It all goes away; better hope Nuk doesn't get injured this year.
     
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    Up against a veteran qb and a solid o line. And the secondary started leaking. He will probably have a frustrating year. Hes the only one that command attention
     
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    powda Do not disturb my circles!

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    No doubt in my mind Watson can be top tier if he gets protection. I dunno how much more we could've asked for from him tonight.
     
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    Looks like he's going to ha e a tough year.

    Look for him to come out like a mad man next game.

    Last comment on clowney:
    when my brother was with the cardinals a couple years ago and they were about to play the Texans in pre season (Watt was out I think) they made a big effort to double or triple him every play.

    Their offensive coaches put a huge emphasis on stopping him.


    The guys presence is going to be missed. Especially against the run. I dont even know if the other olb opposite mercilus even suited up tonight.
     
  18. Mr teX

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    At one point the ball was coming out fast from Brees, to the point, it didn't matter who we had rushing the passer. Hard to generate a pass rush when a qb is getting the ball out that fast.
     
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    The offense was the bright side tonight! The RBs balled out, Tunsil looks to be our franchise LT, especially once he gets the playbook down, a bunch of weapons at wideout. Hell, even O’Brien called a decent game for the most part. He had his fair share of OB moments, but this looked the most prepared our team has ever looked under his guidance on Week 1.

    Lots to be optimistic about. The scary part is our secondary, and Crennel’s prevent/soft ass coverage.
     
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    My wife may actually start liking football thanks to this game..... thats one good take away right there.

    Get her a Texans jersey and one for the cat....
     
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