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[quote author=Kyriakin link=board=1;threadid=8452;start=15#msg175658 date=1108668633]
Haha, this thread sucks more than the Lions thread

"Good ground, no fans. Good ground no fans. Good ground, no fans..."
[/quote]To be honest we could say the same about your team.

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Old 17.02.2005, 07:44 PM
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OoOoOoOoOO Burned!

Hahaha the Lions suck.

But ye, i have seen nfljunky around, looks like its just us 3...

Ah well
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Old 18.02.2005, 12:19 PM
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So in order to keep this thread afloat....

Here's my opinion of the up and coming opponents this season


HOME

Colts - I'm guessing Peyton's fairly peeved about losing to the Pats, so I'm guessing the rout is on in this one. We are 0 - 3 to the Colts at home before you object, and although I think the Colts will win, it definatly won't be as one sided, them pesky colts are going to work for that win, mainly due to the possible loss of Edgerrin James.

Winner - Colts

Titans - To be honest, I'm thinking win here for the texans. And heres why:

The first player that comes into your head when thinking of the Titans is always Steve McNair.

Hes old and very injury prone, it's not looking too bad for us here.

Winner - Texans

Jaguars - Fairly recently the Texans were beating the Jags fairly easily, to be honest I'm thinking Texans to win, although thats a maybe, the Jags could have a good season as well.

Winner - Texans

Steelers - I think big Ben's going to be unbelievable next season (in a good way) and the Steelers defence is not to be messed with. Probably the only team capable of beating the Pats next season.

Winner - Steelers

Browns - >Yes they sneaked a victory last time, but now that they have the Pats DC as head coach... Too early to call yet, we just have to see how well he fits in with the browns.

Winner - Undecided

Chiefs - We caused an upset win last time , but unless Priest Holme's legs suddenly fall off...

Seriously though... Texans to win, it'll be close though, their defence is slightly naff (but so is ours ).

Winner - Texans

Cardinals - OOooOOooOO dinny mess fellas! Its the mean budgie look this season!

To be honest, the loss of Emitt Smith is a great one... Texans win then.

Winner - Texans

Rams - The Greatest Show On Turf!!! Guess we should play them on grass then...

To be honest, it looks like a win for the Rams here, buts that undecided so far.

Winner - Rams (maybe)

AWAY


Colts, Jaguars and Titans are the same as home I'm guessing.


Ravens - Ah nuts...

One of the best defences in the NFL! Doh...

Winner - Ravens

Bengals - I honestly feel the Bengals could have a good season this year. Honestly! I'm not insane! Win here for the Bengals here probably.

Winner - Bengals

Seahawks - With Matt Hasselback and Shaun Alexander maybe leaving this season... looks like a win

(although by saying so this will become a challenge to fate, therefore she will give the Seahawks supernatural football playing powers - expect super bowl celebrations in Seattle this season )

49ers - Hard to say

With a new head coach, you can never be sure, undecided here.

Winner - Undecided

Bills - I'm really not sure about the descision to release Bledsoe, so this ones undecided as well.

Winner - Undecided

So what does everyone think? Am I wrong? Most definatly, please post your own views, including the 2 other texan fans we have ;D
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Old 18.02.2005, 01:06 PM
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[quote author=duggay link=board=1;threadid=8452;start=15#msg175976 date=1108729149]
Browns - >Yes they sneaked a victory last time, but now that they have the Pats DC as head coach... Too early to call yet, we just have to see how well he fits in with the browns.

Winner - Undecided
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Within the last 24 hours we have appointed your defensive line coach Todd Grantham as our new DC.
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Old 18.02.2005, 01:39 PM
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[quote author=duggay link=board=1;threadid=8452;start=0#msg175120 date=1108589886]
According to www.houstanprofootball.com (excellent site) say that the top 13 players the texans need are:

1. Derrick Johnson
2. Pac Man Jones
3. Cedric Benson
4. Ronnie Brown
5. Shawne Merriman
6. Braylon Edwards
7. Carnell Williams
8. Marcus Spears
9. Heath Miller
10. Antrel Rolle
11. Alex Barron
12. Thomas Davis
13. Erasmus James

Comments? I know we need to improve the O - line, but thats all i know really... lol

Hey, If it wasn't for me the texans wouldnt have a thread!
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You don't need any of those running backs. Domanick Davis is going to be a great running back. Good dual threat. Like Marshall Faulk but not as good (that's not an insult, nobody except maybe Barry Sanders was better than Faulk in 1999/2000).

Carr is good and Andre Johnson is elite. He'll be a top 5 receiver in no time. How the Lions will regret taking Charles Rogers.
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[quote author=Paul31 link=board=1;threadid=8452;start=15#msg175626 date=1108666946]
There is a guy called nfljunky, who posts under a Texans avatar, but other than him/her, it might just be you and I.
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Thanks for the name check although, whilst I do have a soft spot for the Texans (and the Chargers, Lions, Cardinals, Jaguars and Dolphins) I don't really "support" any team; it's as my name suggests. I use the Avatar because I said I would draft on behalf of the Texans in the NFLUK Mock draft and felt obliged to get into the spirit of the thing.

However, as with most things on this Board, I'm very happy to conribute and have a fairly reasonable knowledge of the Texans.

I'll also dig up my earlier post on who the Texans need in the draft and post it again as it's fairly relevent here.
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Old 18.02.2005, 02:15 PM
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As far as Houston’s needs are concerned the Defensive Line is an extremely competent group as it stands provided Payne is re-signed in Free agency. Walker had an average year but has the ability to bounce right back. Clearly, if Payne isn’t re-signed then NT becomes a priority. Free Agency or a high draft pick will be needed to resolve the situation but I’d rather trade a very high pick to Baltimore for Kelly Gregg (if the Ravens do decide on 4-3) or see if Hoke is available from Pittsburgh. Free Agents who might fit are Pat Williams from Buffalo or Jason Ferguson from the Jets but I’m not particularly struck on either. Depth is something of an issue but, given their positional flexibility, resigning Payne, DeLoach or preferably both would address this.

OLB isn't necessarily a need position either as both Peek & Babin have all the attributes needed in a standard 3-4 outside backer. The issue here is the system which has seen many very good OLB’s go the way of free agency; Capers conservative system calls for far too much in the way of coverage requirements from these guys. Wong does the coverage bit to perfection but has difficulties with the pass-rush as the season wears on. Remember both Foley and Posey have gone on to excellent things with other teams after struggling in Houston. With Peek coming on well it allows you to move Wong back inside which would then become a strength. Foreman is OK but Sharper (despite the media blather) is an on/off sort at best; one great game followed by an absolute stinker. Yes you’d prefer him over Foreman but he needs to miss a lot less tackles.

There’s also a lot of talk about safety too but can anybody tell me what the problem is with Glenn Earl or Marcus Coleman? I hope it isn’t the usual story of people looking for names and then not seeing any defining the position as a weakness.

In truth all three CB’s are pretty good as well. Next year will/should be fine but this year Aaron Glenn did begin to show signs of age. We all know CB’s get beaten but his performance against Cleveland was worthy of the Champ. Is he past it? No but a replacement will likely be required soon.

So why is Houston so down right average on Defence? In my view it’s because the cautious nature of the defence doesn’t fit the personnel or indeed the offence. Fangio had a good first year when everybody knew Houston was toothless on offence so played conservatively against them. As a result he looked like a genius when he’s far from it. I’m convinced a Jim Johnson, Greg Williams or Dick LeBeau would bring this unit around in no time. The personnel here is not reminiscent of Kansas City.

On Offence the big need is a receiving TE to take the load off Carr. His OL isn’t the type to give up the most sacks in the League but it pretty much did that so again everyone’s looking at Seth Wand blaming him. The truth of the matter is it takes longer to throw to a WR than a TE and Billy Miller is not a security blanket in anyone’s book. Towards the end of the season it got so bad that the Texans kept on throwing quick balls to Andre Johnson in the flat, bringing him across the middle like a TE and when he became mortal and started dropping balls so went the Houston offence. In doing this they’d effectively cut off their nose to spite their face because now they also lost their ¾ of their excellent deep game.

Would it be nice to have Willie Roaf at LT? Of course it would but recently it seems if you want a quality tackle either draft in the top five and cross your fingers or get one in Free Agency (Tra Thomas and Pace are the only two worth considering but Houston won’t get them).

I’d try and trade down to a place where Heath Miller is if that isn’t there then pick up a corner to replace Glenn in a couple of years.
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I wonder if Payne may end up as the nose in Cleveland?
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[quote author=Bongo#46 link=board=1;threadid=8452;start=15#msg176106 date=1108737139]
I wonder if Payne may end up as the nose in Cleveland?
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Sorry Bongo, not up to date with the Browns off-season moves; are they going 3-4 then?
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[quote author=nfljunky link=board=1;threadid=8452;start=15#msg176131 date=1108740033]
[quote author=Bongo#46 link=board=1;threadid=8452;start=15#msg176106 date=1108737139]
I wonder if Payne may end up as the nose in Cleveland?
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Sorry Bongo, not up to date with the Browns off-season moves; are they going 3-4 then?
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It would seem that way. Crennel keeps talking about the 3-4 and new DC is the Texans D-line coach. The NT position is the one we don't have and I wonder if Payne maybe a target for us.
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