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Texans….Where Are You?

Written by: Chance Bond @Chanceb007 of http://www.football4footballheads.com

As you read this know that it is a flawed attempt to explain Monday Night Football‘s continuing Texan’s struggles. The logic I use will come from a source that are not my own. The logic I use to intelligently develop my nonsense  isn’t available for me today. “I am not me”. I’ll say it again “I am not me”. Texans Fans now say it “I am not me” That makes as much sense as anything else I have heard today.

Some of the mistakes the Houston Texans made were early in the game. Brandon Harris’ holding penalty on third down and six yards to go continued a Patriot’s scoring drive. It would have been nice if Kareem Jackson feel on the fumble of  Stevan Ridley instead of trying to pick it up and run with it. I will say up to this point , one of those  things would have happened, if not both. That was the Patriots opening drive that was extended by a Texans mistake, not a Patriot’s flawless execution. The Texans next possession didn’t look horrible either. Going 60 yards in seven plays in just over four minutes. Texans make that score and it’s a tie game.

The “Strand of Luck” Texans fans have held onto since the Jaguars game. Yeah it broke!  The beautiful palace that we lived in, shattered. It came down hard. Glass and broken hearts. The rest of the Monday Night Football game was blurry.

As I sat there, not speaking. I wondered if it was just me? Did it seem like there were situations the Texans could have or should have gotten out of?  Wonder if  Wade was telling himself “I’m not letting this squirrel of an offensive coordinator dictate my defensive scheme”? Josh McDaniels is just the kind of guy to gloat too.The Texans seemed to expect  the talent would win. Making an adjustment was not in the defensive design scheme. They just didn’t seem up to the task, they were all just “right there”.  I was beginning to think Head Coach Gary Kubiak didn’t want to put anything on film that teams could game plan and study for.

Are the Texans being exposed for using a man to man coverage philosophy? Aaron Rodgers and now Tom Brady seemed to use the Blitz to their advantage. Identifying and then exploiting the hot read. How does a guy come off the street and score on a 67 yard touchdown reception. How does legit threat wide receivers end up uncovered. If the Texans can’t get to the quarterback we lose. If  “he’s just right there” is acceptable we lose. The Texans have been exposed…twice. Offense was the same thing. Andre was single covered. Why Rick Dennison didn’t  just throw the ball to Andre all day I don’t know. The Patriots kept eight sometimes nine in the box.  Houston would never do anything to improve it. I’ve seen this team turn it on like jet rockets. They couldn’t do it. Kevin Walters was like a plaque. Schaub’s interception he was throwing to Walters. Both of the fourth downs we went for were to Walters. Hell the opening play of the game was a Kevin Walter’s penalty. We will clean our wounds and exercise the Kevin Walters demon. The national media is going to tell us how bad the Texans are, “they were exposed” Texans “don’t have the mental toughness” lack some of the “intangible aspect”  to make it in the playoffs. I don’t know? The last time the Texans got their asses kicked, they won six in a row. Let’s do the math. Three regular season games left. Two playoff…. you get where I’m going with this.We will be fine We Are Texans.

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Texans Take Jags In Historic Style

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Written by: @Chanceb007

The Jaguars had significant and key injuries to four starters. Two starting offensive linemen in left guard Eden Britton, and right tackle Cameron Bradfield. On defense they were without starters at outside linebacker Daryl Smith and at cornerback Derek Cox. Jacksonville was also without week one starting running back Rashad Jennings, leaving the duty to camp holdout Maurice Jones-Drew. Blaine Gabbert made gigantic steps forward in the off-season. He had played extremely well in a loss to Minnesota in a week one overtime loss.

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Will Gary Kubiak be the Texans Scapegoat?

Written by: Rob Brown

20120817-024100.jpgAll the preseason talk in the AFC (besides Tim Tebow jogging in the rain) has been about the shakeup in the AFC West with the addition of Peyton Manning. Maybe just as importantly, that means the AFC South lost Peyton Manning. Therefore that makes the Houston Texans the odds-on-favorites to take the division.

The Texans look to have all the right pieces in the right places for 2012 to make a strong run to the AFC Conference Championship. The defense is primed and ready and the offense looked unstoppable before they were hit with critical injuries late in the year. Continue reading

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Texans In Unfamiliar “Elite” Status

20120523-142117.jpgWritten by: Chance Bond

The Houston Texans are in the unfamiliar territory of being an “elite” team. The fans are new at dealing with the loss of good players. The front office is new at putting a positive spin on the situation. Fans are complaining how we lost our “best players.” Who’s gonna replace them? Why are “they” so cold about it. The front office didn’t realize how sensitive the situation was, and carried on with business as usual. The Texans just came off the most succesful season in franchise history. They gained a lot of new fans. The new fans know the names of Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans, and Eric Winston. They we’re the identity of the franchise, and the names to the face. Losing such “great” players is the sign of going backwards. The administration has to remember Houston fans always expect the worst.Truth is they were good players that were paid more than their production. Proof the team won’t pay for names. Great teams go through this every off season. They cut 3 or 4 players to maintain cap numbers. This is Texans fans first experience with that. We’re use to sitting around talking about who we’re gonna draft, and what free agents we’re gonna get. Fans are seeing what’s happening and are at a loss. The new fan doesn’t know Mario hasn’t been healthy an entire season since 2009. DeMeco Ryans only played on 1st and 2nd down. Eric Winston had trouble pass blocking on 3rd and long situations, and with holding penalties. The Texans have replacements. Brooks Reed and Conner Barwin are as good of a pass rushing tandem as there is in the league. Together they combined for 17.5 sacks last season. Darryl Sharpton is ready for a starting role at inside linebacker. Rashad Butler and Antoine Caldwell have played on the offensive line all last season in spots and are ready to start. The Texans go into the draft this April with cap money to sign the players they draft.The fact they aren’t signing free agents is good, suggesting the team has a few holes that the draft can fill. The rare air of winning goes down rough when you have never breathed it before. Can’t wait till next season when we are talking about replacing An….

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