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  1. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

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    My sentiments exactly. And I will also add, until I see who O'Brien trots out there as his offensive line.

    If this article has been posted elsewhere, feel free to delete this thread or move this post where it belongs.
     
  2. Norg

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    this team does not have has much Superstars or talent up and down the roster has people on the outside think bottom line right now we are not that talent does not mean we cant be just have younger guys step up


    and 8-8 man I hope that's the high mark


    I was thinking me like 5-11 6-10
     
  3. Seegara

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    Right now I'm guessing 8-8 but it's too early for a firm prediction, until we see the draft and the free agent market.
     
  4. infantrycak

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    You thought AJ was washed up 4 years ago and continue to harp on it. Sorry, don't trust your talent evaluation.
     
  5. Blake

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    The entire quoted paragraph is useless observation.

    They are good, but not bad. I think they can turn it around. The wear blue. And like hot weather.
     
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    Big Lou Stop Clowning

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    I'm going with 15 and 1 personally...........
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  7. Norg

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    I didn't say that I think other NFL players were saying hes a glorfied Physical SLot reciver will get u those 4 to 6 yard chain movers

    kinda like anquin Boldin
     
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    I don't see 8 wins out of this roster at all. Rick Smith is still picking players.
     


  9. infantrycak

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    Who?

    FYI - in a year without a QB AJ was 12.9 ypr. His last 2 years he had more receptions over 20 yards than any other stretch of his career.

    Wanna try again?
     
  10. ObsiWan

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    Where does it say anything about weather or color preferences?
     
  11. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    All you guys are downers, i am expecting 10-14 wins, and an AFC championship game apperance. And then Houstons first ever Lombardi Trophy !!! Yeah that is my expectations
     
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    I won't predict anything without a QB and RT. As a general matter I think we should have a larger than normal bounce back. 6 wins would be a sign something went wrong.
     
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    We're either going to be the third team in a row to go from 2-14 to double digit wins, or we're going to be the first team in three seasons who couldn't pull it off.
     
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    Completely depends on who's gonna be under center.
     
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    I don't believe that. I know we look at these other teams with "great" QBs & we're totally envious.

    But we looked pretty good with Matt Schaub for a good while there. Maybe we never got to the Super Bowl with him, but neither did the Lions with Stafford, or Atlanta with Ryan... & they only recently won a play-off game, granted they got to the NFC Championship game, but that success disappeared as quickly as ours did.

    I still believe had he not broke his foot, we'd have been in the Super Bowl in 2011, on the back of Arian Foster & that young, hungry defense.

    Don't get me wrong, if OB feels that Bridgewater is a franchise QB, I hope like hell we get him. But if we can't run the ball..... if our defense don't contribute to wins... we'll be Dallas, or St. Louis, or Detroit, or San Diego, or Arizona, or last year's Steelers.

    It's still a team game.
     
  16. IDEXAN

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    Well first thing we need is to have a QB who doesn't lose games for us, and then we can advance from there.
     
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    And the way to that objective is to fix the damned O-line. The way I see it, that's a root cause issue. No matter which QB you draft, he'll need time to throw. Even if Foster comes back 100%, if there isn't solid blocking in front of him, his effectiveness will be limited. Even if you draft Clowney to bolster the defense, they ("they" being Clowney and Watt) will wear down in the second half of games because our offense cannot stay on the field and keep them (relatively) fresh.

    Success begins in the trenches boys and girls. There's no way around that in my mind.

    I can see drafting Clowney at 1-1 and the best OT on the board at 2-1 and THEN drafting a QB. But address the issues in the trenches first.
     
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    I wouldn't mind best OT in the first, & best OG in the 2nd. Quessenberry was Kubiak's project & Newton was his illegitimate child. I wouldn't saddle myself with them if I were the new coach.
     
  19. ObsiWan

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    I can subscribe to this path.
    Bottom line: Fix the damned O-line and bolster the front 7 on D.
    And THEN if you wanna go QB shopping, have at it.

    Past SB's (Seattle v. Peyton, Giants v. Brady just to point out a couple) have shown me that having the best QB in the league might not get it done against a solid, determined defense.
    just my :twocents:

    did I mention there's no QB in this draft that projects to be anywhere near as prolific as those two guys.
     
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    QB.

    The end.
     

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