Texans on front page of ESPN NFL section

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  1. swisher

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    Interesting comment from Carr:

    "We're going to get it turned around," Carr said. "People in this locker room still realize that we went 4-2 in our division last year. Don't give up on us just yet."
     
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    Has there been any point this season where we weren't #32?
     
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    :hmmm:
     
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    “ My statement's been that I expect us to have our best team. And I still expect us to have our best team. ”
    —Coach Dom Capers

    When? It seems everytime you come on T.V. that it's a repeat of day one saying, "It will take some time." Unfortunately for you, your time is creeping up on you at an accelerated pace, and your the driver.
     
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    And aren't we $8 million under the cap?! :um:

    O-linemen should have been THE priority in the off-season.

    I think the sacks are starting to affect his judgement. Seriously, poor dude is hallucinating that the team has a "nice little plan" that will turn it all around.

    There are some really depressing stats in that article, though....

    aye yi yi! :crying:
     
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    As I recall, the sticking point in that deal was not greebacks or cap, it was
    Draft picks. We were willing to give them one years first round pick, but I think the Rams wanted two years first rounders. Thank God Cass didn't pull
    the trigger on that deal !
     
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    Thanks for the info, nunusguy. :thumbup

    I'd never heard the details on the deal. I agree with you, that's way too much to give up. I thought it was just about the money.
     


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    This is a load of *****.

    I remember listening to 610 during the summer and they had the beat writer that covers the Rams and he said that the speculation going around among those in the know was that Pace as using us to get more money out of St Louis. The beat writer went on to say that Pace had bought a house there and wasn't going to leave St Louis but was just using us to get more money. Now tell, haven't we heard of this scenario in some other sport that happened to another Houston team*cough*Carlos Beltran*cough*????
     
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    The jokes keep coming - from the article:

    players love that the offense has stopped reviewing film in small groups by position and now does so as a unit. (No wonder, then, why the offense couldn't get on the same page -- they were being coached in different rooms.)
     
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    ESPN loves seeing the Texans down. This is the story they couldn't wait to write. I am not saying the Texans are bad , because of a sportswriter, but ESPN loves the Texan's demise. Maybe it has to do with LA not getting a team, and Houston getting a team. Who knows. Things will get better. Football runs in cycles. I wonder if there is an article that shows the effort used to aquuire a topnotch LT for Carr? They seem to be on an endless search for a competant LT.
     
  12. TexanExile

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    I don't think I buy that. It's not that they "love" to see the Texans down...it's just an easy story to write. They're surprised when Houston wins, and the lazy way out is just to write a story validating what you already believe. It's like writing an article on the Raiders and penalties, or Philly fans and criminal behavior at their games. The REAL story is that those images aren't unique in the league, but who wants to do all that research?

    The guys on "NFL Live" pretty much repeat the same phrase over and over as to why: O-line, O-line, O-line. If Trey Wingo ever stops pointing out that the Texans moved Joe Pendry to OC even though Houston gives up more sacks than anybody else, he'll literally have no idea what to say next.

    ESPN's "real" NFL show (Berman and Jackson) used to praise Capers regularly during the last couple of years, and always noted the progress the team was making.

    What's ironic is that some nitwit writer will come in next year and praise the new coach for "better focusing" the film sessions by breaking them out into position groups, rather than making them all watch film together. They'll call it a more "detail-oriented" approach, or some similar drivel. Talk about cycles!
     

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