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Lucky

Trust Me. I Know What I'm Doing.
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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
The Texans are now in the "at least they're competitive" portion of the rebuild. And the covered the spread -7.5 last Sunday, which I liked. Can they compete enough to stay within 9 points this Sunday on the road vs an overrated Broncos team? :um: Still noodling on that.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
There were definitely some questionable protection calls in the game. But besides those, here are some incidents that should never occur with a seasoned C. I'm still trying to figure out how a C manages to false start. :toropalm:

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Texans C Justin Britt Takes Ownership of Offensive Line Mistakes
Britt says the game plan was good, but the execution was not.
Texans center Justin Britt met the media Tuesday in preparation for this week’s game in Denver against the Broncos and addressed the breakdowns that plagued the unit in the fourth quarter and overtime after playing well for the first three-quarters of the game Week 1 vs. Indianapolis.

As the team’s center, Britt took responsibility for the breakdowns:

“I feel like for me personally I made a couple critical errors at some times. I’m going to put more weight on my shoulders, and maybe there needs to be. I hold myself to a standard. I like Pep’s (Hamilton) offense, I like our approach and I like the way the game was called. We, us, me can execute more and definitely put more points on the board.”

When asked specifically about miscommunications late, Britt responded:

“If there is a communication error, it starts with me being the voice of the o-line. The guy who sets it all. I false started for something that shouldn’t have happened. I was late on a snap and Tytus (Howard) false started, and again, that shouldn’t have happened. Just things like that. Just do better next time.”

Britt stated that the team knows what they need to do to improve for this week’s game:

“I think it just comes down to details, fundamentals, technique. My first live reps of the season, looking at myself, I was a little out of control. Whether that was excitement or gameday jitters, that’s something I need to improve on. I can’t speak for everyone. I’m ready to get back to work and to put something better on film and make sure we add something to the win column this week.”

The Broncos defense has 2 sacks, 4 QB hits, and 3 tackles for loss Monday night vs. the Seahawks.
 

Rich Schmidt

Myopicone
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.
One game, he is better than Hackett and Culley with game management, probably BOB too, so there is that! I am still ok with Lovie, they made some mistakes players/coaches in the 4th, let's see if they get corrected. His final decision to punt, so much context is involved, none of us are close enough to it to know. Let's see if he read his team right and they keep playing hard for him. Basically he protected them from their crappy late game play, yeah, we could have finally made a play, but deep down, the team knows they were losing their grip on it if they are honest and odds are a L was coming. A better 3rd down call and the right players in the game is still my biggest ***** in OT
 

DBCooper

Outlaw
Contributor's Club
The Texans are now in the "at least they're competitive" portion of the rebuild. And the covered the spread -7.5 last Sunday, which I liked. Can they compete enough to stay within 9 points this Sunday on the road vs an overrated Broncos team? :um: Still noodling on that.
Playing the Texans

How NFL teams build confidence!
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
The defensive speed is evident. They fly to the ball and are creating to's again. Not stopping the run is going to an issue. Can't rush the qb if teams are gashing you with the run. KPL played a better game than originally thought. Pitre needs to wrap tackle vs trying to throw his body like Kevin Johnson.
The Texans have for some reason been very tolerant of "body tackling." We historically have commonly also seen this with too many players...............Kareem Jackson, Zach Cunningham, Vernon Hargreaves, Kevin Johnson and more. It almost seemed that the coaching staff taught and encouraged the technique.
 

leebigeztx

Keep it Movin!
The Texans have for some reason been very tolerant of "body tackling." We historically have commonly also seen this with too many players...............Kareem Jackson, Zach Cunningham, Vernon Hargreaves, Kevin Johnson and more. It almost seemed that the coaching staff taught and encouraged the technique.
I thought Kareem was a pretty good form tackler. During 2020, some reason, Zach got to the point were he just tried to throw people down vs taking guys to the ground. Kevin Johnson was the worse because he was wreckless in throwing his body which resulted in high injury rate. If i were teaching how to tackle at any size, Winnfield was one of the absolute best despite being 5'8 180lbs. Rhonde Barber was excellent too because he would wrap or gator roll dudes. Thats why he never missed games despite being 5'10.
 

leebigeztx

Keep it Movin!
I just hope as the season progresses the offense becomes more diverse with it's personnel packages. If your observation holds true then surely the opposition will pick up on it.
The offense doesn't have to be diverse, it just need staples and be really good on those staples. I wouldn't run alot of different personel grouping either. It's pretty evident Howard,Moore,Cooks and Pierce should be on the field most of the time. Whether its 11 personel or 12 personel, those 4 need most of the snaps.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
Texans tryout Pierce’s old teammate at Florida. RB La’Mical Perine. They operated in tandem together before.

 
The offense doesn't have to be diverse, it just need staples and be really good on those staples. I wouldn't run alot of different personel grouping either. It's pretty evident Howard,Moore,Cooks and Pierce should be on the field most of the time. Whether its 11 personel or 12 personel, those 4 need most of the snaps.
I guess what I really meant is don't get predictable based on personnel. I don't think the team is talented enough at this point to impose will (here's what I'm gonna do and even if you know you can't stop it) on anyone.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame

Double Barrel

Clown Hunter
Staff member
The Texans are now in the "at least they're competitive" portion of the rebuild. And the covered the spread -7.5 last Sunday, which I liked. Can they compete enough to stay within 9 points this Sunday on the road vs an overrated Broncos team? :um: Still noodling on that.
Yep. What I'm looking for is signs that they appear to be a team that belongs in the NFL. I cannot expect winning records at this point, but as a fan, I just want to see that they have some fight in them. We'd have to go back to 2019 to see a Texans team with any kind of spirit to it.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Yep. What I'm looking for is signs that they appear to be a team that belongs in the NFL. I cannot expect winning records at this point, but as a fan, I just want to see that they have some fight in them. We'd have to go back to 2019 to see a Texans team with any kind of spirit to it.
Just think of what could have been if they only had the gear to go along with and promote the spirit. 🤔
 

thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
Staff member
Contributor's Club
Random thought? Maybe Random rumor instead. I'm hearing rumors that Justin Britt may be retiring. Has he played his last game for the Texans?
It would suck if he made the roster being that close to a decision like that & we don't have good options to replace him. I mean I like Q & I like Morissey, but...
 

Texansballer74

The Marine
At what point during the preseason did you say Burkhead was one of the best backs on the roster? I think Mack outplayed him as well as Dare, yet he remains on the team and played 70% of the snaps. Mack and Dare are vets, so his vetaran leadership really wasn't needed. It came from somewhere
Which is very baffling to me and leads me to believe he really wasn’t fighting for a spot on this roster.
 

leebigeztx

Keep it Movin!
Which is very baffling to me and leads me to believe he really wasn’t fighting for a spot on this roster.
They want competition, but for some reason a dude like Burkhead who probably couldn't play on another team in the nfl, roster secure. Britt, was bad last year and didn't have to fight for his spot either. He was washed last year.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
At what point during the preseason did you say Burkhead was one of the best backs on the roster? I think Mack outplayed him as well as Dare, yet he remains on the team and played 70% of the snaps. Mack and Dare are vets, so his vetaran leadership really wasn't needed. It came from somewhere
Burkhead is the 3rd down RB. If he plays more than that then that's on the coaches staff.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
When I saw the hit live I knew there would be a penalty and eventual fine. But I also knew there was nothing Pitre could do different in that moment aside from giving Pierce an opportunity to catch and run/make a play. The rules put defenders at a disadvantage and it will continue to hit them in the pocket book. Until they do something crazy like ban crossing routes and throws inside the numbers 🤦‍♂️


 

JB

Old Curmudgeon
Contributor's Club
When I saw the hit live I knew there would be a penalty and eventual fine. But I also knew there was nothing Pitre could do different in that moment aside from giving Pierce an opportunity to catch and run/make a play. The rules put defenders at a disadvantage and it will continue to hit them in the pocket book. Until they do something crazy like ban crossing routes and throws inside the numbers 🤦‍♂️


Texans should pay that!
 

badboy

Hall of Fame
When I saw the hit live I knew there would be a penalty and eventual fine. But I also knew there was nothing Pitre could do different in that moment aside from giving Pierce an opportunity to catch and run/make a play. The rules put defenders at a disadvantage and it will continue to hit them in the pocket book. Until they do something crazy like ban crossing routes and throws inside the numbers 🤦‍♂️


I'm thinking a force field around individual players would stop a lot of those calls.
 


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