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**Official Game-Day Thread** Texans at Eagles, Sunday Dec 23, 2018!!

Rich Schmidt

Myopicone
Offense, no turnovers, 30 points, loss. This one is on the defense and pass defense specifically. Win and lose as a team, but if we are good, cannot let someone put 5 benjamins on you
 

Porky

Hall of Fame
OB completely mismanaged the last 4 minutes. And RAC still has no answer for this new-fangled thing in the NFL called a TE. But y’all see what happened when OB opened the floodgates and unleashed the beast. Problem is that OB doesn’t let the tiger out of the cage until there is no choice. He is a turtle by nature, not a lion. Lions eat to survive Turtles survive by trying not to be eaten.
 

amazing80

Fire Billy O
Serious question. If we lose next week and miss the playoffs, do you think Cal considers bringing in new coaches?
 

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
That was definitely on the defense and Romeo. Watson played his ass off.
OB completely mismanaged the last 4 minutes. And RAC still has no answer for this new-fangled thing in the NFL called a TE. But y’all see what happened when OB opened the floodgates and unleashed the beast. Problem is that OB doesn’t let the tiger out of the cage until there is no choice. He is a turtle by nature, not a lion. Lions eat to survive Turtles survive by trying not to be eaten.
This was on the defense. Not the offense. OB coached his ass off. The defense under Romeo didn't do it's job. That failure wasn't on Watson or O'Brien. It was on Romeo's inability to find a solution to Ertz. It's simple. Linebacker under him. Safety over him. Romeo couldn't figure that out.
 

ATXtexanfan

Hall of Fame
That was definitely on the defense and Romeo. Watson played his ass off.
They did but nothing wrong with out scoring your opponent. Turtle OB lost this. Man I swear he would rather lose than bury his opponent. One day he will attack with offense and quit managing the game. Its frustrating. Last few superbowl winners won with offense and an a defense that turns the ball over. We won turnover battle. Scores off turnovers. The O needed to do better. And now we got a mess of Injuries. Man tough loss on so many levels. Well brother, get your pep talk thread ready for tomorrow. We all gonna need it. Defending champs didnt go quietly today
 

Hookem Horns

Administrator
Staff member
Houston still has never beaten the Eagles, ever. The Oilers never did and the Texans still haven’t. I just know that little fact because my first ever NFL game in person was the Eagles in the Dome in 1979. IIRC the Eagles won on a last second Tony Franklin FG. I later lived up there and saw the Oilers lose twice at the Vet. Then that MNF game when the Eagles destroyed the Run and Shoot and broke Givens nose back in the Dome.

The Texans have been just as futile vs the Eagles and are now 0-5 vs Philly in their history. Just glad that I no longer live there.
 

deucetx

Rookie
Serious question. If we lose next week and miss the playoffs, do you think Cal considers bringing in new coaches?
Wonder myself. I mean does anyone really know how Cal thinks? If it was Bob McNair I would know the answer but not sure how Cal intends on approaching the handling of the franchise. I mean if you want to keep BoB okay. But the staff needs a shake up. He needs an offensive coordinator and Crennel is not using this personnel to the degree he should.
 

Texazan

Our HOF 34
OB completely mismanaged the last 4 minutes. And RAC still has no answer for this new-fangled thing in the NFL called a TE. But y’all see what happened when OB opened the floodgates and unleashed the beast. Problem is that OB doesn’t let the tiger out of the cage until there is no choice. He is a turtle by nature, not a lion. Lions eat to survive Turtles survive by trying not to be eaten.
I’d like to see a lion try eating a turtle. That’s gotta be a tough meal
 

Seegara

Guitar Picker, Dog Lover, Woodworker
I thought Watson could have picked up the 1st down easily enough if he had gone head first. Then, when we didn't go for it on 4th and 2, I knew we had conceded the game.
 

ATXtexanfan

Hall of Fame
That was definitely on the defense and Romeo. Watson played his ass off.

This was on the defense. Not the offense. OB coached his ass off. The defense under Romeo didn't do it's job. That failure wasn't on Watson or O'Brien. It was on Romeo's inability to find a solution to Ertz. It's simple. Linebacker under him. Safety over him. Romeo couldn't figure that out.
Dude ertz been going off all year. Few have had an answer for him. We all know an elite TE is kryptonite for texans.

Meanwhile we have a solid group of TEs that aren't used enough
 

hradhak

Veteran
Although defense didn't do it's job offense could have eaten more clock before scoring.

That's a luxury I realize but we didnt even force eagles to use timeouts
 

ATXtexanfan

Hall of Fame
The fact of the matter is the defense was a sieve when it needed to be a wall. Under 2 minutes and that defense couldn't stop them. Again. The Texans should have won that game.
My money on the offense is that situation. League is designed to help offense. Score points.
 


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