This article pissed me off...

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  1. ThaJokaa

    ThaJokaa True Texans Fan

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    Comparing TJ to Sanchez?

    The whole piece is here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000...hot-at-winning-super-bowl-xlvi?module=HP11_cp
     
  2. ubecool454

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  3. GP

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    The guy is a Jets fan.

    So let me guess...he probably thinks the Ravens and the Patriots--the two teams the Jets always have a big battle with--are better than these outsider teams that are thousands of miles away from his East Coast bias?

    That's my guess. Because he isn't being objective.

    The Super Bowl is going to be won by one of the following teams:

    1. Patriots

    2. Ravens

    3. Steelers

    4. Texans

    or

    5. 49ers

    6. Saints

    7. Packers

    IMO, there are SEVEN very solid teams who are in the running. In fact, all seven of these teams are pretty comparable when you look at them...with maybe the Saints and the Packers being the deadliest out of the bunch.

    I think the Patriots' defense is suspect, but their offense can overcome that. The Ravens' defense is one of the best, as is the 49ers, in terms of playing consistently good. Then you've got OUR defense to factor into the equation.

    Then there's the pesky Steelers who didn't get the memo in week 2 or 3 that they were supposed to lay down and quit.

    The writer is hilarious. He should try standup comedy. The Texans, Saints, and 49ers absolutely make the list of likely SB winners.
     
  4. TdotTexas2Step

    TdotTexas2Step All Pro

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    The author placed us in the same category as the Saints and the 49ers, that's good company to be around. Perhaps if we had our entire full team intact, we'd get some consideration with the upper echelon.

    And if I recall correctly, the Packers weren't expected to do much once the post-season arrived, so take it with a grain of salt.
     
  5. TheMatrix31

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    To compare TJ Yates to Mark Sanchez and the Texans to the Jets is utterly absurd because one has an unreal OL, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, and Owen Daniels and the other.... well.... doesn't.
     
  6. Texn4life

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    I don't get why people get so worked up about what some people outside the organization say about the Texans. If he feels that way then more power to him. There are plenty of examples of teams not lighting up the scoreboard who have gone on to advance far in the playoffs. I'd get more pleasure in seeing the Texans prove people wrong like they did last week when no one said we would win than having everyone riding our jocks and saying "I told you so". Shock the world baby!
     
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    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    I don't like those statements either. But, for a neutral analysis, they probably are not off the wall. We are all hopeful that TJ is showing us only a fraction of what he can accomplish when needed. We've generated 20 and 17 points in the last 2 games. Our losses........40-33, 25-20, 29-10 shows us what can happen when the D falls down a bit and we can't generate enough to make up for it.
     
  8. dc_txtech

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    Not to mention one team has a QB guru as a head coach and the other... well... doesn't.
     


  9. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    How can you compare Yates to anyone right now? The guy has only had one start and is basically an unknown. I think you pretty much know what you are getting out of Sanchez.

    Honestly, if I were an outsider I would be writing the Texans off too as a serious contender. Think about it. What if the Packers, Saints or any other team were all of a sudden down to a 3rd string unknown? As an outsider wouldn't you just automatically write that team off as a serious long term threat? In the back of your mind you would be thinking 3rd string rookie, they're out of the running, next.
     
  10. Double Barrel

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    Opinions are like [BEEP] yada yada yada and they all stink.

    'eh, like mentioned above, it's one dude's take, but he doesn't play the sport and his opinion of things is no greater than the various opinions we see in this forum.

    Besides, it's friggin' Jets fan. Who really cares what Jets fan thinks (besides ThaJokaa)? Not I.
     
  11. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    When did Flacco become an elite QB?
     
  12. michaelm

    michaelm vox nihili

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    Don't most of us always say we'd rather fly under the radar than be considered a contender?

    I love this article. It tells me one thing:

    We got'em right where we want'em
     
  13. Texan_Bill

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    :yawn:

    If it's been said once, it's been said 1,000,000 times. Until the Texans actually shut these people, they're going to be skeptical.
     
  14. infantrycak

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    If Schaub were still under center I would be pissed at this article. With an unproven QB we hope can meld with a solid team I can understand the article. Schaub can sling it. Ask Baltimore. TJ hopefully can but we don't know. Of course this yahoo doesn't know he can't either.
     
  15. burro

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    Did you honestly expect a Houston sports team to get respect because they've won a few games? Never going to happen, even if we win the SB they'll find a way to throw an asterisk on it. Eff em, I say - what do I care what some hired geek thinks about our chances?
     
  16. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    In all fairness, the author does have a point that Mark Sanchez plays QB like a 5th round rookie.

    :kitten:
     
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    He could be right but he is not.
     
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    lol! That's a great way to look at it! :thumbup
     
  19. JCTexan

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    Haters gonna hate... What makes Baltimore better than Houston? Is it because Yates is unproven? Flacco has looked awful at times this year. That Baltimore offense had difficulty getting a first down against Jville. What makes people think they won't struggle once they get into the playoffs? Pittsburgh is a great team, but Houston has already beaten them once and if they face-off in the playoffs that game is likely going to be played in Houston, not on the road. New England? Yes, they have Brady but their defense has been awful this year. That game could be a shootout but who says the defense can't hold Brady to 20 points?

    And what makes the author think Houston can't score points when it matters? Did that nineteen play, ten minute drive that resulted in the game winning drive not matter? And why compare Yates to Sanchez? One has proven to be nothing special, while the other is unproven. You might as well compare Dalton, Newton and all the other rookie QB's to Sanchez. That seems like a pathetic job of comparing QB's to me.

    There are seven legit contenders to win the super bowl right now. Green Bay, San Francisco, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Houston, New Orleans & New England.
     
  20. Say Watt

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    This guy is dumb. The Jets wish they had Houston's running game. Shonn Greene and an over the hill LT don't compare to Arian, Tate, and Ward. Not even close.
     

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