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Lucky

Trust Me. I Know What I'm Doing.
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Sage did a weekly radio interview (maybe he still does) where he talked about Gamer Cal.

In the interview, Carr came in the meeting room and said he just had a meeting with Cal about some charity promotion. Sage asked what Cal was like, as he hadn’t met him. Carr said Cal was a nice guy, and when he got to his office, Cal was sitting on the floor (no furniture in the room), playing video games.

That’s the story Sage told last year in his radio interview.
 

TexansBull

Hall of Fame
Sage did a weekly radio interview (maybe he still does) where he talked about Gamer Cal.

In the interview, Carr came in the meeting room and said he just had a meeting with Cal about some charity promotion. Sage asked what Cal was like, as he hadn’t met him. Carr said Cal was a nice guy, and when he got to his office, Cal was sitting on the floor (no furniture in the room), playing video games.

That’s the story Sage told last year in his radio interview.
Carr hasn’t said that is accurate or not.

Sage is saying that is what Carr may have said, but it is hearsay at this point.
 

Speedy

Former Yeller Dweller
Sage wasn't with the team in the O'Brien era. And I believe the story was Carr saw Cal sitting on the floor of an empty office other than a big screen TV and a game console. Carr said Cal was alone playing a video game.
Right. Sage says exactly that in the video if anybody bothered to watch.

And BTW, this is an old story. Last year, year before, something like that.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Matt Schaub wants to serve as next NFLPA executive director
Posted by Mike Florio on September 9, 2022, 6:23 PM EDT


For years, the NFL Players Association was run by a former player. That could be happening again.
Matt Schaub recently told Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com that Schaub would like to succeed DeMaurice Smith as the NFLPA executive director.

“I’ve talked to a lot of players and sent out, whether it’s letters and videos to them specifically on certain aspects of the CBA,” Schaub told Kaplan. “[This] allows them to generate some idea of how they feel on it, and which way they stand and lean, and how important, what’s their priority because all players, no matter where you are in your career, have a different set of priorities that they focus on.”
Schaub’s top priority to focus on would be shortening the duration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

“It is unprecedented what we’ve done the last two CBAs, with the tenure of the deals, which is almost triple the average career length of most players,” Schaub told Kaplan. “These past two, it’s been too long based on what has shifted hands and shifted across the table.”

The union has hired an executive search firm to assist with the hiring of a successor to Smith. Schaub, a 13-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, said that multiple players involved in union leadership would not “engage” with him while the search is occurring.

“So it’s interesting to get that type of quiet treatment, so to speak, when there could be a potential internal candidate that has unfettered access to the players and communication with them and things of that nature,” Schaub told Kaplan.

Transparency would seem to be critical to the process. Ultimately, the players have to decide who they want to hire. The goal should be to find the person best suited for the job, not the person who is hand picked by those with the power to do the picking.

We’ll see how the process plays out in the coming months. However it goes, it’s in the interests of all players for the search to be as broad and inclusive and exhaustive as possible, with the goal of hiring a leader with a clear vision for the future of the union and a firm plan for implementing it.
 

TexansBull

Hall of Fame
Matt Schaub wants to serve as next NFLPA executive director
Posted by Mike Florio on September 9, 2022, 6:23 PM EDT


For years, the NFL Players Association was run by a former player. That could be happening again.
Matt Schaub recently told Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com that Schaub would like to succeed DeMaurice Smith as the NFLPA executive director.

“I’ve talked to a lot of players and sent out, whether it’s letters and videos to them specifically on certain aspects of the CBA,” Schaub told Kaplan. “[This] allows them to generate some idea of how they feel on it, and which way they stand and lean, and how important, what’s their priority because all players, no matter where you are in your career, have a different set of priorities that they focus on.”
Schaub’s top priority to focus on would be shortening the duration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

“It is unprecedented what we’ve done the last two CBAs, with the tenure of the deals, which is almost triple the average career length of most players,” Schaub told Kaplan. “These past two, it’s been too long based on what has shifted hands and shifted across the table.”

The union has hired an executive search firm to assist with the hiring of a successor to Smith. Schaub, a 13-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, said that multiple players involved in union leadership would not “engage” with him while the search is occurring.

“So it’s interesting to get that type of quiet treatment, so to speak, when there could be a potential internal candidate that has unfettered access to the players and communication with them and things of that nature,” Schaub told Kaplan.

Transparency would seem to be critical to the process. Ultimately, the players have to decide who they want to hire. The goal should be to find the person best suited for the job, not the person who is hand picked by those with the power to do the picking.

We’ll see how the process plays out in the coming months. However it goes, it’s in the interests of all players for the search to be as broad and inclusive and exhaustive as possible, with the goal of hiring a leader with a clear vision for the future of the union and a firm plan for implementing it.
I heard the letters he sent out were intercepted by the NFL.
 

badboy

Hall of Fame
It helps if the consumer of your product is on your side. I could be wrong but I think fans prefer longer agreements opposed to shorter. We don't like the thought of unrest due to a possible strike to interrupt our entertainment. Looking at the CBA as a whole I think the players did remarkably well in this last one. Surely things in some areas could have been much better but I think most saw the cash and grabbed it.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Texans’ offense confident that Pep Hamilton injects energy, expertise

HOUSTON – Pep Hamilton spent a portion of his summer teaching the greater nuances of football strategy.

The Texans’ offensive coordinator held in-depth conversation while meeting virtually with a group of coaches in Los Angeles from his office at NRG Stadium.

The topics flow quickly during the fifth annual NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit as he broke down his offensive philosophy, teaching what he believes in about how to attack defenses and exploit their weaknesses.

Among the nuances Hamilton emphasized during a teaching session that included Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans: Explosive plays and what’s their common denominator, best offensive and worst offensive games, the reason behind those performances, to identifying and dissecting defensive schemes.

The former Howard quarterback is explaining the game within the game.

“Do they always match personnel?” Hamilton shares with the group. “Carry or spot drop? Cut crossers. Cover Zero. Pressure issues, base down and distance. Biggest strengths and weaknesses. Tip: What things can you clue in on to give you a good idea of what you’re getting? Corners’ strengths and weaknesses.

“Third down. Blitz issues? Red zone: Where does it change from the open field? What does their Zero look like and when to expect it? Red-zone identity. Touchdown common denominators. Fourth down, two-point play, backed up
passes, best route to run on each guy, double move, game plan.”

It’s a window into how Hamilton sees the game and instructive to how he’s putting his imprint on the Texans’ offense after being promoted from passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach by head coach Lovie Smith.

A former head coach and general manager of the DC Defenders in the XFL, Hamilton, 47, coached retired Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as an offensive coordinator, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert as his position coach, was the Cleveland Browns’ associate head coach, and a quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, and 49ers. At the college level, Hamilton has worked at Stanford as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and at the University of Michigan as an assistant head coach and passing game coordinator.

For Hamilton, it’s all about using all of the information and resources he can supply to teach and inform his players to formulate an effective game plan and strategy to score points and create a balanced, unpredictable variety of play-calling while protecting the football.

“It’s important that we have information that we can present to our players,” Hamilton said during the summit. “We’re looking at some of the games where they really had their way against their opponent defensively. You’re always assessing the strengths and weaknesses of not just their scheme, but also their players. Why are they better against certain schemes and certain teams as opposed to others? The first cutup we typically watch is an explosive-plays cutup. What you’ll find out during the course of a season is that if there’s a similar pattern of the types of plays that give them problems there may be something in their scheme or in their rules we can attack.

“Getting a sense of a team, the personality of the team, where they are with the current state of their team is a big part of our process. The defensive coordinator, it’s very important we understand their temperament. It’s also important we understand and know historically the schemes and systems he’s been a part of so we can try to anticipate as much as we possibly can what their tendencies are going to be. We’ll do a thorough investigation of the defensive coordinator we’re facing and hone in on what we feel like he’s known for. The defensive identity, the raw data, and the film, it should all correlate to put into compartments based on the tendencies and what you’ve learned by studying them.”

It’s because of his knowledge and acumen and a background working with successful quarterbacks, including Luck and Herbert, a Pro Bowl passer, that could give the Texans’ offense a boost under second-year starting quarterback Davis Mills.

Now, it’s Hamilton’s job to kick-start a Texans offense from a 4-13 squad a year ago that was one of the least productive in the NFL. Houston finished 30th in scoring, last in total offense and rushing offense, and 28th in passing offense.

That starts Sunday against a stingy Colts defense that added cornerback Stephon Gilmore, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year this offseason. They also are headlined by disruptive defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and defensive back Kenny Moore II.

“We’re excited to see after all the things we’ve been working on throughout the offseason and training camp if we can go out and execute at a high level against a really good football team in the Indianapolis Colts,” Hamilton said. “Their defense, it’s well documented how good they are in their front-seven and on the back end. With the addition of Gilmore, they’re a formidable bunch.

“The way the CBA is set up, you have few opportunities to go out there and play tackle football before you play a regular season football game. It was important for us in the preseason to get our guys a chance to set their pads and ultimately harden our knuckles. But now, we understand there will be a little more strategy involved in trying to get first downs and we have to do a great job of making our in-game adjustments but more importantly just executing our offense.

The few bright spots were the consistent threat of star wide receiver Brandin Cooks and the late-season potential flashed by Mills. Many NFL general managers have indicated that Mills would have been a lock to go in the first round this year had he not declared early for the 2021 NFL draft.

Hamilton is tasked as the architect of an offense that needs to significantly upgrade the running game with rookie running back Dameon Pierce, establish imposing wide receiver Nico Collins as a consistent complementary presence to Cooks, and improve the pass protection for Mills. Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil is back from thumb surgery that sidelined him last season, and Tytus Howard is back to his natural right tackle spot.
The Texans, of course, ran a scaled-down version of their playbook during the preseason.

Mills wasn’t playing with Cooks or Tunsil. After completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,664 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during his rookie season, the former third-round draft pick from Stanford is looking forward to running the show under the direction of Hamilton.

“It’s going to be fun,” Mills said. “I think we have a lot to work with. Pep has mixed a bunch of stuff up and we’re excited about we can do. We’ve all seen it throughout practice and we’ve been excited for what we’re capable of and ready to go there and perform it and display it out on Sunday.”
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thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
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Texans’ offense confident that Pep Hamilton injects energy, expertise

HOUSTON – Pep Hamilton spent a portion of his summer teaching the greater nuances of football strategy.

The Texans’ offensive coordinator held in-depth conversation while meeting virtually with a group of coaches in Los Angeles from his office at NRG Stadium.

The topics flow quickly during the fifth annual NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit as he broke down his offensive philosophy, teaching what he believes in about how to attack defenses and exploit their weaknesses.

Among the nuances Hamilton emphasized during a teaching session that included Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans: Explosive plays and what’s their common denominator, best offensive and worst offensive games, the reason behind those performances, to identifying and dissecting defensive schemes.

The former Howard quarterback is explaining the game within the game.

“Do they always match personnel?” Hamilton shares with the group. “Carry or spot drop? Cut crossers. Cover Zero. Pressure issues, base down and distance. Biggest strengths and weaknesses. Tip: What things can you clue in on to give you a good idea of what you’re getting? Corners’ strengths and weaknesses.

“Third down. Blitz issues? Red zone: Where does it change from the open field? What does their Zero look like and when to expect it? Red-zone identity. Touchdown common denominators. Fourth down, two-point play, backed up
passes, best route to run on each guy, double move, game plan.”

It’s a window into how Hamilton sees the game and instructive to how he’s putting his imprint on the Texans’ offense after being promoted from passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach by head coach Lovie Smith.

A former head coach and general manager of the DC Defenders in the XFL, Hamilton, 47, coached retired Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as an offensive coordinator, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert as his position coach, was the Cleveland Browns’ associate head coach, and a quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, and 49ers. At the college level, Hamilton has worked at Stanford as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and at the University of Michigan as an assistant head coach and passing game coordinator.

For Hamilton, it’s all about using all of the information and resources he can supply to teach and inform his players to formulate an effective game plan and strategy to score points and create a balanced, unpredictable variety of play-calling while protecting the football.

“It’s important that we have information that we can present to our players,” Hamilton said during the summit. “We’re looking at some of the games where they really had their way against their opponent defensively. You’re always assessing the strengths and weaknesses of not just their scheme, but also their players. Why are they better against certain schemes and certain teams as opposed to others? The first cutup we typically watch is an explosive-plays cutup. What you’ll find out during the course of a season is that if there’s a similar pattern of the types of plays that give them problems there may be something in their scheme or in their rules we can attack.

“Getting a sense of a team, the personality of the team, where they are with the current state of their team is a big part of our process. The defensive coordinator, it’s very important we understand their temperament. It’s also important we understand and know historically the schemes and systems he’s been a part of so we can try to anticipate as much as we possibly can what their tendencies are going to be. We’ll do a thorough investigation of the defensive coordinator we’re facing and hone in on what we feel like he’s known for. The defensive identity, the raw data, and the film, it should all correlate to put into compartments based on the tendencies and what you’ve learned by studying them.”

It’s because of his knowledge and acumen and a background working with successful quarterbacks, including Luck and Herbert, a Pro Bowl passer, that could give the Texans’ offense a boost under second-year starting quarterback Davis Mills.

Now, it’s Hamilton’s job to kick-start a Texans offense from a 4-13 squad a year ago that was one of the least productive in the NFL. Houston finished 30th in scoring, last in total offense and rushing offense, and 28th in passing offense.

That starts Sunday against a stingy Colts defense that added cornerback Stephon Gilmore, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year this offseason. They also are headlined by disruptive defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and defensive back Kenny Moore II.

“We’re excited to see after all the things we’ve been working on throughout the offseason and training camp if we can go out and execute at a high level against a really good football team in the Indianapolis Colts,” Hamilton said. “Their defense, it’s well documented how good they are in their front-seven and on the back end. With the addition of Gilmore, they’re a formidable bunch.

“The way the CBA is set up, you have few opportunities to go out there and play tackle football before you play a regular season football game. It was important for us in the preseason to get our guys a chance to set their pads and ultimately harden our knuckles. But now, we understand there will be a little more strategy involved in trying to get first downs and we have to do a great job of making our in-game adjustments but more importantly just executing our offense.

The few bright spots were the consistent threat of star wide receiver Brandin Cooks and the late-season potential flashed by Mills. Many NFL general managers have indicated that Mills would have been a lock to go in the first round this year had he not declared early for the 2021 NFL draft.

Hamilton is tasked as the architect of an offense that needs to significantly upgrade the running game with rookie running back Dameon Pierce, establish imposing wide receiver Nico Collins as a consistent complementary presence to Cooks, and improve the pass protection for Mills. Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil is back from thumb surgery that sidelined him last season, and Tytus Howard is back to his natural right tackle spot.
The Texans, of course, ran a scaled-down version of their playbook during the preseason.

Mills wasn’t playing with Cooks or Tunsil. After completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,664 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during his rookie season, the former third-round draft pick from Stanford is looking forward to running the show under the direction of Hamilton.

“It’s going to be fun,” Mills said. “I think we have a lot to work with. Pep has mixed a bunch of stuff up and we’re excited about we can do. We’ve all seen it throughout practice and we’ve been excited for what we’re capable of and ready to go there and perform it and display it out on Sunday.”
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Thank you for posting. I like where his head is at. I hope he is better at teaching & translating all that information to a successful on-field product than our last offensive guru was.

Also, I hope he’s learned from the wisdom of Mike Tyson. Everybody has a plan until you get punched in the mouth.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
No wonder the team was gassed. Not efficiently using the players who are active as depth. The LB rotation in particular was ridiculous. No reason Kirksey/KGH should play 92 snaps and only other LB to get snaps was KPL with 22.


  • Despite there being 48 players active for yesterday’s game, only 36 played a snap on offense or defense.
 

OptimisticTexan

2022 Rebuilding Block 2 / Go Texans
Just a friendly PSA….
Texans game Sunday will only be televised in the Houston viewing area.
The Jerry’s are playing the Bengals at 3:30 on CBS, SAME as the Texans.
So it will local only in Houston area.
Is ol'Jerrah aware that most Texans may actually want to see the Texans shite-show more than the Cowboys shite-show?
 

otisbean

Veteran
Contributor's Club
No wonder the team was gassed. Not efficiently using the players who are active as depth. The LB rotation in particular was ridiculous. No reason Kirksey/KGH should play 92 snaps and only other LB to get snaps was KPL with 22.


  • Despite there being 48 players active for yesterday’s game, only 36 played a snap on offense or defense.
Im hopeful that Wallow and Harris play well when they return. Our LBs aren’t very good
 

Texansballer74

The Marine
Even worse is the fact that the Jerry’s are on Prime Time TV four more times AND that isn’t even counting how many more times they will be in the 3:30pm “National” game window.
for example this coming Sunday
Pretty ridiculous on how much stroke Jerry has over the league. They can be one of the worst teams in the NFL and they would still get that amount of prime time games.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
After reading Lovie's comments, I'm scratching my head even more than before I was "educated."

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Texans plan to increase Dameon Pierce workload going forward

HOUSTON – Dameon Pierce wasn’t slated to spend so much time watching from the Texans’ bench during his NFL regular season debut.

The Texans’ rookie starting running back wound up playing just 29% of the 70 offensive snaps, 20 plays overall, during a 20-20 tie to open the season against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. He rushed for just 33 yards on 11 carries with one catch for six yards and didn’t play in overtime as veteran backup Rex Burkhead got stuffed for a loss of two yards on a pivotal 3rd-and-1 leading up to a punt decision that led to the tie. While Burkhead played 71 percent of the snaps, 50 plays overall, he rushed for 40 yards on 14 carries with five catches for 30 yards.

Going forward the Texans want to increase Pierce’s workload following an impressive preseason from the fourth-round draft pick from Florida.

“Some of the other things we did in the game, looking on the offensive side of the football, I understand how many plays Dameon Pierce played,” Texans coach Lovie Smith said Monday. “The plan of course was for him to get more. You get into the game and situations make you go a little bit different direction. You learn from those mistakes like that, mistakes of those situations that you look at the day after.”

It was tough sledding for the Texans’ running game Sunday against the Colts’ stout defense.

It wasn’t the type of performance the Texans hoped for as they had high hopes following an encouraging preseason after having the statistically lowest ranked ground attack a year ago.

The Texans managed to gain just 77 rushing yards on 28 carries for a 2.8 average per run. Both Pierce and Burkhead’s longest run was eight yards against the NFL’s 10th-ranked run defense from last season.

Pierce got the start but had just 16 yards on five carries in the first half. In the fourth quarter, Pierce had three runs for 10 yards. In overtime, Pierce had zero touches.
What will it take for Pierce to get more touches? Pass blocking and receiving improvements?

“It would be all of those,” Smith said. “Sometimes though when you look back, you can’t defend the amount of reps our starting tailback got in some of those situations. I wish he had gotten more and we’re going to work to get him more of those opportunities but a young back, it’s some of those things. I wouldn’t say that just being a primary ball carrier is holding him back. Those are some things that we’re going to work on to make sure that that situation doesn’t happen again.”

A Senior Bowl all-star game participant who beat out Marlon Mack for the starting job after rushing for 86 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries during the preseason.
Pierce wasn’t discouraged by the lack of productivity.

“I felt like we did good, especially after we made adjustments at halftime,” Pierce said. “I feel like everything we did came down to one block and one cut. There’s nothing to point fingers about in regards to that. We were pretty solid in the run game outside of a few things we could have done different. Everything looks different on film when you slow it down.

“It felt good. That’s all I needed. Coach (Danny Barrett) was talking to me. He was like, ‘Just one cut away.’ Once I get to making those cuts, those actual game-breaking cuts, we’re gonna be rolling.”
 

austins23

Hall of Fame
Pretty ridiculous on how much stroke Jerry has over the league. They can be one of the worst teams in the NFL and they would still get that amount of prime time games.
Jones has made billions for the league in negotiating deals. The rest of the owners will follow him anywhere.
I think Jerry pays the league under the table to have his craptastic team on tv that much
 

JB

Old Curmudgeon
Contributor's Club
After reading Lovie's comments, I'm scratching my head even more than before I was "educated."
“Some of the other things we did in the game, looking on the offensive side of the football, I understand how many plays Dameon Pierce played,” Texans coach Lovie Smith said Monday. “The plan of course was for him to get more. You get into the game and situations make you go a little bit different direction. You learn from those mistakes like that, mistakes of those situations that you look at the day after.”
“It would be all of those,” Smith said. “Sometimes though when you look back, you can’t defend the amount of reps our starting tailback got in some of those situations. I wish he had gotten more and we’re going to work to get him more of those opportunities but a young back, it’s some of those things. I wouldn’t say that just being a primary ball carrier is holding him back. Those are some things that we’re going to work on to make sure that that situation doesn’t happen again.”
Yeah that is terribly confusing... sounds like he doesn't know why the decision to not play Pierce was made or who made it. Was it Pep or the RB coach?
 

Lucky

Trust Me. I Know What I'm Doing.
Staff member
Yeah that is terribly confusing... sounds like he doesn't know why the decision to not play Pierce was made or who made it. Was it Pep or the RB coach?
Reads to me that the kid didn't see the holes that were there. Pierce is a hard runner. But he may not be the most instinctive RB in the league. He's on a team that has patience, even if their fans don't.

Lovie's decision to punt comes down to two things. A) The coaches didn't think Mills could convert 4th & 3, and B) Lovie didn't want to see headlines that read "Mills failure to convert 4th down leads to Colts OT win". Smith would rather have the focus on his decision to punt. Long term, the right call.
 

Double Barrel

Clown Hunter
Staff member
Reads to me that the kid didn't see the holes that were there. Pierce is a hard runner. But he may not be the most instinctive RB in the league. He's on a team that has patience, even if their fans don't.

Lovie's decision to punt comes down to two things. A) The coaches didn't think Mills could convert 4th & 3, and B) Lovie didn't want to see headlines that read "Mills failure to convert 4th down leads to Colts OT win". Smith would rather have the focus on his decision to punt. Long term, the right call.
Yep. It makes sense.

What sucks is seeing a team that lacks the killer instinct to protect a 17 point lead in a quarter of football. They played scared in the 4th and were fortunate that the Colts made enough mistakes to end up with a tie game. The team got a participation trophy. lol
 

BattleBull

Practice Squad
Yeah that is terribly confusing... sounds like he doesn't know why the decision to not play Pierce was made or who made it. Was it Pep or the RB coach?
I really appreciate Lovie the person. He’s always polite with the media and his players love him, but he’s just in over his head now as a head football coach. The end of his Bears tenure was a mess, then Illinois was even worse.

I know why they went with him, the Flores stuff forced their hand but it’s just disappointing to go from Culley, who actually did a damn good job given the circumstances to this.
 

TexansBull

Hall of Fame
Yep. It makes sense.

What sucks is seeing a team that lacks the killer instinct to protect a 17 point lead in a quarter of football. They played scared in the 4th and were fortunate that the Colts made enough mistakes to end up with a tie game. The team got a participation trophy. lol
There aren’t enough experienced players, talented players, or just plain play makers on the team. I think that is why we looked lost.

And that is when plays did have to be made, only a few players were making them: Hughes, Pitre, Stingley, and one or two players I am forgetting at the moment.

It is going to be a long process to rebuild the team.
 

Dejaview

All Pro
So we are headed deep into the second game of the season with several new rookies, players and coaches and are getting a new offense installed. I can’t believe the Texans aren’t hitting on all cylinders with so few obstacles, lol. There is no place this late in the process to get better. We suck and the Texans would do well to take lessons from all the successful posters on this MB.
 

The Pencil Neck

Hall of Fame
So we are headed deep into the second game of the season with several new rookies, players and coaches and are getting a new offense installed. I can’t believe the Texans aren’t hitting on all cylinders with so few obstacles, lol. There is no place this late in the process to get better. We suck and the Texans would do well to take lessons from all the successful posters on this MB.
Deja vu.
 

Texansballer74

The Marine
I really appreciate Lovie the person. He’s always polite with the media and his players love him, but he’s just in over his head now as a head football coach. The end of his Bears tenure was a mess, then Illinois was even worse.

I know why they went with him, the Flores stuff forced their hand but it’s just disappointing to go from Culley, who actually did a damn good job given the circumstances to this.
Can we at least give him more than just one game with the Texans before making this type of claim. I was a little ticked off with him but I’m willing to give at least 9 games.
 
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Texansballer74

The Marine
There aren’t enough experienced players, talented players, or just plain play makers on the team. I think that is why we looked lost.

And that is when plays did have to be made, only a few players were making them: Hughes, Pitre, Stingley, and one or two players I am forgetting at the moment.

It is going to be a long process to rebuild the team.
Man if the coaches would’ve kept their foot on the gas, we’ll be singing a totally different song. The coaches failed in this game. I’m still trying to figure out why Lovie didn’t rotate his hogs up front on that defense or his linebackers. He did all of last season.
 

Double Barrel

Clown Hunter
Staff member
There aren’t enough experienced players, talented players, or just plain play makers on the team. I think that is why we looked lost.

And that is when plays did have to be made, only a few players were making them: Hughes, Pitre, Stingley, and one or two players I am forgetting at the moment.

It is going to be a long process to rebuild the team.
Yeah, that's why I give them the benefit of the doubt. While I wanted to see a so-called "killer instinct" and for them to Boa Constrictor the Colts, I never expected it. They are too young of a squad with too many holes and lack of depth. It's going be take learning curve while they learn who and what they are as a team.

While I'm not big on "moral victories", I did like seeing them give the Colts hell in the first three quarters. Nobody really expected the Texans to compete. And while the Colts were shooting themselves in the foot, what we didn't see was the Texans following their example and playing down to it.

I do believe with Lovie in charge, they will learn from that game. Which is something that was questionable under O'Brien. That alone is a step in the right direction. A Chinese proverb comes to mind, "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Let's just hope they are pointed in the right direction for that journey. lol
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
Yeah, that's why I give them the benefit of the doubt. While I wanted to see a so-called "killer instinct" and for them to Boa Constrictor the Colts, I never expected it. They are too young of a squad with too many holes and lack of depth. It's going be take learning curve while they learn who and what they are as a team.

While I'm not big on "moral victories", I did like seeing them give the Colts hell in the first three quarters. Nobody really expected the Texans to compete. And while the Colts were shooting themselves in the foot, what we didn't see was the Texans following their example and playing down to it.

I do believe with Lovie in charge, they will learn from that game. Which is something that was questionable under O'Brien. That alone is a step in the right direction. A Chinese proverb comes to mind, "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Let's just hope they are pointed in the right direction for that journey. lol

I don’t believe in moral victories either. And I don’t believe the Colts are a contender. They may be the best team in the weakest division in football. But that may mean a record of 7-9-1 this season…

Especially if Leonard doesn’t make it back to his all pro self I don’t see the Colts as a threat to ANY team in the AFC West for example.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Reads to me that the kid didn't see the holes that were there. Pierce is a hard runner. But he may not be the most instinctive RB in the league. He's on a team that has patience, even if their fans don't.

Lovie's decision to punt comes down to two things. A) The coaches didn't think Mills could convert 4th & 3, and B) Lovie didn't want to see headlines that read "Mills failure to convert 4th down leads to Colts OT win". Smith would rather have the focus on his decision to punt. Long term, the right call.
From what I saw, the Texans put him in virtually only in run situations. Although in college, he was considered an effective pass blocker, it almost seems as though they may not yet trust his pass blocking in the NFL?
 

OptimisticTexan

2022 Rebuilding Block 2 / Go Texans
I don’t believe in moral victories either. And I don’t believe the Colts are a contender. They may be the best team in the weakest division in football. But that may mean a record of 7-9-1 this season…

Especially if Leonard doesn’t make it back to his all pro self I don’t see the Colts as a threat to ANY team in the AFC West for example.
Same situation that conflated OB's value as a HC and GM....he was winning in a weak-arse division.
 


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