why Neil Rackers makes me nervous

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  1. Lady.Gaga.3000

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    Be honest: we all hated Kris Brown near the end of his tenure with the Texans. He always seemed to miss the kick when it mattered the most. And he would miss it by a mile.

    I was so confused as to why Rackers was the best we could find because just a few months before he had an epic collapse. I always remember him as this guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyt8DCwP1rk&feature=related
    (Fast-forward to 6:21)

    This is Neil Rackers in the playoffs, at home, kicking a 34 yard field goal for the win.

    I think with us being at home and Andre Johnson back we are better than to let this game come down to a last second field goal. Just a thought.
     
  2. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    He doesn't worry me at all.

    Kubiak going goofy with the playbook worries me. Will he find what works and stick with it, or does he deviate from what works and attempts to force things to show that he CAN make a certain strategy pay off?

    If our defense plays a full game (which I think they certainly will) all Kubiak has to do is let his offense take what is given to them by the Bengals. Other teams have had success running on the Bengals, we need to do the same. Then use the passing game wisely and just eat clock and score points.

    If it comes down your field goal kicker, no matter who he is, then your team deserves to win or lose on the foot of a guy who plays virtually 5% of the game and generally shouldn't be the guy you lean on for a victory.
     
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    I disagree completely with this. The other team is paid too and their job is to stop you. If it is a close game Rackers DOES worry me. He has been known as a choke artist and I would venture to bet money that if we lost because Rackers missed a FG you would be all over him complaining about it.
     
  4. GP

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    Oh, I see. You're the same guy who said "If we played our starters vs. Titans, and one of them got hurt, I bet money that you'd be upset about it."

    Why do you try to suggest that you know how I think? It's pretty absurd for you to make claims like that.

    Oh, and btw...I always believe my team will find a way to win. Be it in an epic beatdown of the opponent or on the foot of our FG kicker. I just happen to be mature enough to know that IF we lose because our FG kicker missed the last-second FG attempt...it is what it is and we didn't find ways on offense NOR on defense to get the job done. I'd bet the guys on offense and defense feel the same way...it's pretty bizarre to hold the FG accountable when guys on O and D couldn't out-perform the opponent's O and D.

    In addition, I'm of the firm belief that our guys can win until they prove they can't. We haven't even played the game yet and we've got a thread discussing how Rackers has missed the game-winning FG! This a bullshit thread born out of boredom.

    In essence, you and the OP are saying we're screwed if Rackers has to try a game-winning FG. What kind of mindset is that?!?!? A defeatist one, IMO.

    Go say that shit to Neil Rackers' face why don't ya? Sometimes, I don't understand the mindset behind some of you guys' posts. It really is devoid of much forethought and constructive thinking.
     
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    This has been in the back of my mind today...I was hoping to keep it there. :rake:

    Let's just hope that our offense and defense doesn't let it come to that.
     
  7. GP

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    Seriously?

    You guys need to go jogging, or play a video game, or put the computer away until game time.

    Not once this week, and not even NOW, have I thought about Neil Rackers costing us the game.

    Hey, guess what? What if any of about 1,000 scenarios happens and it costs us the game???? OMG! Then it would be like any other sports game ever played!

    LOL. I'm dumber for having posted in this thread....
     
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    Let's try to stay positive, here ... sheesh. :logo:
     


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    I'm not entirely sure what your point is. We have a kicker who is infamous for blowing easy kicks, particularly under pressure. It's a valid concern, especially since this is likely to be a close game.
     
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    This is just silly, these people came to post their concerns about the upcoming game. To tell them they need to stop doing so is absolute crap. I don't agree with them, but I won't act high and mighty like my opinion is better than theirs and they need to get out of here.
     
  11. GP

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    Oh, and here's you again. Like clockwork.

    LOL.

    This thread is built on a bullshit premise, it deserves the scrutiny it's getting from me. This is a thread you'd see on the other message board, actually. I'd bet two bucks you guys are all from the other board.
     
  12. Lady.Gaga.3000

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    First off I would like to apologize for sounding negative. I didn't say the Texans were going to lose, just that Rackers clutch is a concern. In my 39 total posts I try to always avoid negativity and stay objective as much as possible. I forgot that McNair and Smith and Kubiak listen to what is said on this message board and take into account when they are planning their team. I forgot that it's OK to discuss Kareem's shortcomings the whole week for every week this year but it's not OK to discuss concern for Racker's history. Once.
     
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    Tried to rep you,but my phone exploded. The reason I worry about Rackers? He's a placekicker for God's sake! Otherwise, with a 21 pt lead in the 4th qtr, meh, so what.
     
  14. GP

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    Well, too bad we didn't get treated to the Doomsday Scenario discussed here.

    31-10 and just like I say (and have been on record as having said for many years here).....if you rely on the kicker to win the game, don't blame him for losing the game on a bad kick.

    Go ahead and lecture me, buddyboy. We all know you can't withstand the urge to do so. Spin it however you want, make sure you let me know how I'm wrong.
     
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    Only thing that made me nervous of him today was when he hit the FG but it curved wide right towards the end.
     
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    if you look at all his misses and near misses like today, it looks like he leans too far left and the ball hooks left. def dont feel too confident when hes in the game now... and i dont think he is either
     
  17. GP

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    Bengals kicker missed a FG today.

    Look, Andre Johnson is known for having good hands. The anxiousness in him, today, caused him to bobble passes.

    How long since Rackers has been in a playoff game? He, too, is susceptible to nerves and such.

    I expect him to be good until he goes complete Shanksville on us. That hasn't happened and I won't sit around and actively wait for it to happen, either. Waste of energy.
     
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    I was sitting behind the goal post today, and he missed that FG. Completely stunned the refs gave it to him. NOT complaining, about time we had something go our way.
     
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    Its like talking to a wall with a bad attitude when discussing things with you. Your ignorance is mind blowing and the disrespect you show for posters on this site is absurd. Go bang your head against a wall and leave this thread for all of us are now dumber for having to listen to you rant about absolutely nothing.


    Rackers has a history in Arizona of missed FGs IN THE PLAYOFFS. He has been inconsistent AS OF LATE, so the concern is legit. If we lose because of him I will be mad, but that means another area of the team sucked and deserves to be mad at as well. I did not know you were the topic police and were on patrol tonight. My apologies, I will keep my topic discussing self indoors for the duration of your lifetime :gamer:

    Get real, you are pathetic and to dictate what we can and cannot discuss is immature and a waste of your time, because no one will listen to you.....
     
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    We got W! No complain from me.

    Go Texans!!!
     

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