Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Uncle Rico, Apr 17, 2019.
He just needs to stay healthy.
SOS at this point is the same as SOS
Sailors will get this
I'm not sure what you mean by mentally tough, but if you're referring to his injury history, he showed toughness missing only 3 games last season...............he dealt with injuries that went beyond what was on the Injury Reports and what was made public.
He dealt with an ulnar nerve issue, which gave him a bum throwing hand.
He suffered a neck stinger against the Colts in Week 11 and re-injured it in Week 16 against the Redskins. That second instance was why he couldn’t play in Week 17.
He sustained a cracked vertebra.
His plantar fascia had a significant tear during the season, which extended into a full tear in Week 16.
He had a torn oblique.
He suffered a broken rib
He dealt with a sprained AC shoulder joint.
Mariota was never allowed to properly rest/rehab his injuries because the team had no legitimate backup until Tannehill was finally brought in. Although Mariota has always seemed to have hit and miss performances (with also a 2017 season marred with injuries, especially the chronic hamstring problem that took him from a very mobile quarterback to virtually a sitting duck), last year makes it that much more confusing in determining if he was held back by injury or if he just is not very good. If injuries don't mar the picture this season (and that's a big if), we and the Titans may finally be able to figure out what they have.
Well were boned!
The Saints are gonna punch us in the nuts then pee on us while were writhing in pain on the ground. Then the refs are gonna throw a flag against us........... just because.
The rookies in the o-line thinks the wetness is from rain and wonders if a human body can fold and bend... just like Wastson's is now.
Some pro gambling sites are starting to release some preliminary odds/win totals for next year. I found it interesting that this particular outlet has now moved the TExans schedule to #1 hardest in the league with a win total of 8.5
I'd fire on Texans under, Jets over right now.
They've got the AFCS all pretty much together. Within a game of each other. Gonna be interesting this year. All the media pundits are all over the Colts jock already. I got a bad feeling Reich and Luck are gonna bend OB and the Texans over a barrel this year.
Not if the Defense can learn how to stop a ball in the air or at least make the QB wait a few seconds more before throwing it. Luck is good no doubt but I've never know him to change his style mid game based on what the D is doing. That was always what made Brady so dangerous, you shut down the run he goes deep ball, you shut down the deep ball he goes for short 5-10 yard passes, you completely shut the passing game, rarely happens, he lets the run game do its thing. Luck is a pocket passer that can hit a bull's eye with the football but he has to have time to line up the throw, its why he's gotten chewed up by sacks so much.
Colts may still take the Texans to town because they know their weaknesses and adjust accordingly, QB is a pocket passer then give him as much a pocket as you can with a strong Oline. That's my biggest problem with BoB, he tries to make the player fit the system rather than the system fit the player. That's fine if we are just talking someone like a Blue or Griffon but when its your franchise QB you design the system around him.
T Y HILTON is the weakness.
I agree with what you are saying. Luck is very much a pocket passer and that is why the front office over there is investing in that OL. They have a good one. Crennel needs to get it figured out on D against these guys. And for the love of all things football, can we get TY covered!?
The playoff game the D played well after the initial barrage of TD's. Gave the O a chance but Ob couldn't get it figured out.
Luck is a scrambler pocket passer not a statue pocket passer.
imo, when Watson is 30 you want him being described as a pocket passer who scrambles also.
Would any of you analytically gifted types be interested in presenting our schedule along with our opponents 2018 defensive ranking, points allowed, sacks generated, & forced fumbles?
Here you go, I had to calculate sacks but i Think it is right, did not concern myself with pretty. Texans were 5. Interesting to see so few turnovers in the top 3 here
Rk Tm TO Fumbles Int Sacks
2 Baltimore Ravens 17 5 12 43
3 Tennessee Titans 17 6 11 39
4 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 6 11 37
7 New England Patriots 28 10 18 30
8 Los Angeles Chargers 20 7 13 38
10 Indianapolis Colts 26 11 15 38
13 Denver Broncos 28 11 17 44
14 New Orleans Saints 24 12 12 49
19 Carolina Panthers 23 10 13 35
24 Kansas City Chiefs 27 12 15 52
25 Atlanta Falcons 19 4 15 37
31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 8 9 38
32 Oakland Raiders 17 3 14 13
Thank you. Many were talking about how tough our schedule was because of the QBs we'll be facing.
We've only got 5 games against teams ranked in the bottom half. Sheesh.
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