Texans defense by the numbers

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  1. J_R

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    Yeah, we all know it's bad. Just a deeper look into things

    http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2010/10/the_texans_pass_defense_oh_its.html
     
  2. DexmanC

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    Woohoo. Defense Schmeefense!! We're 4-2!! Celebrate!! We won!!! Stats schmats!!
    ¡La única cosa que vale la pena es que sí ganamos! ¡No te preocupes! ¡No hay
    nadie que nos vencerá!
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  3. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    What happened to stats are for "loosers"?

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    A couple of things, Gradkowski's numbers are skewed. Looks like they included yardage in games he did not play the majority of. If you include only his complete games, it doesn't look that bad.

    Second, we suck, but we did get two defensive stops to keep the "Montana" look alike from ruining our second come from behind victory.
     
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    :sarcasm: = I'm just talkin' shit. Don't take what precedes ":sarcasm:" seriously!
     
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  6. HTown2ATX

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    Total Yards Allowed: 410.5 (31st)

    So this begs the question.....what team is 32nd cause our D blows n**z but whoever's D that is chupa muy grande burro juevos!

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  7. J_R

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    Washington Redskins - 420.0
     
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    Our offense is even better than our D is bad and we play under a salary cap. I know that doesn't justify everything, but we do have to take it into consideration. It's hard to complain when you're 4-2 and you've beaten the Colts and the Chiefs, but I do see harder times coming (with our ridiculously tough schedule) if we don't get our defensive act together.

    A quote from Texans Bull Blog about the Chiefs game:

    Tackling! Uggh. We were a great tackling team last year. The worst tacklers on the team were Dunta Robinson and Jacques Reeves. They are gone. But now, all of a sudden, we can’t tackle anyone. I don’t get it. Can someone please explain this to me? Even with the poor coverage, if we simply wrapped up and tackled like we did last season, the Chiefs score 17 points instead of 28 and things look much better on defense.

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    Through 6 games this season, the Texans offense looks like this (NFL ranking in parenthesis):

    Points: 25.5 (6th)
    Total Yards: 379.7 (5th)
    Rush Yards: 140.7 (4th)
    Pass Yards: 239.0 (11th)

    That's much better! :cool:
     
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    So we're the second coming of last decade's Texas Tech, then?
     
  12. HTown2ATX

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    Lol. I got a feeling that Oregon and Boise State would burn up the Texans D.

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    You know I like stats... But we've got a problem on offense. We had 5 possessions in the first half yesterday, scored on one. We went three & out on the other four.

    We opened the second half with a 3 & out.

    We never got started against the Giants or the Cowboys. We couldn't get the passing game started in Indy, not till the 4th qtr against Washington.

    None of those teams are as defensively complete as the Jets, San Diego, or Baltimore.
     
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    If your going to be bad you may as well be historically awful.
     
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    I'll trade you guys the Jags 2ndary! Remember just when you think you're the worst..there are the Jags
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    Defense (or the lack therof) will eventually be our downfall in the playoffs.
     
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    Try to think about when we scored all those points, or made up all those yards.

    The points were already on the board, the defense had already failed, I'll give you that.

    But how many times had the offense been given the ball just to give it right back? either go 3 & out, or fumble, or throw an INT?

    We can look at the score & the stats, and say, hm... the defense is bad, the offense rules. But that is so far from reality.

    Indy, we couldn't get the passing game going. Washington, it took 3 Qtrs to get the offense going. Yeah, the defense was struggling, holding on for dear life, waiting for the offense to catch up. The defense shut Washington down in the second half, which led to the "great offensive comeback"

    Same thing happened in Dallas, except the O never got started. Oakland..... Good game for the offense, bad game for the defense.

    Giants, offense still never got into the game. The only real score they got, was because we intercepted the ball & put them in the red zone.

    Chiefs.... The offense scored on one of 5 possessions, going 3 & out the other 4. The defense tried.. they held the Chiefs to 7 points up to the last 2:00 of the first half. Offense couldn't even run out the clock & take a 7-7 game to half-time.

    If our offense would participate in the first Qtr, our defense wouldn't look half as bad.
     
  19. gtexan02

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    This calls for a Jim Mora moment.
     
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    Anyone remember what year the colts had a really really bad defense but somehow made it pretty deep into the playoffs?
     

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