2010 Texans

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  1. itsme

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    Texans lose Barwin for season

    Defensive end dislocates ankle "¨in first quarter; Nading gets call

    Unfortunately for the Texans, all the news wasn't good Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

    Second-year defensive end Connor Barwin suffered a season-ending dislocated right ankle in the 34-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

    "That's a tough loss,"Â￾ coach Gary Kubiak said. "He's a fine young player doing some great things for us. Obviously, we'll have to fix it (via surgery), but I don't know when."Â￾

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  2. Don Wassall

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    Caste Football Looks at the 2010 Houston Texans


    The Texans look much like they have in recent seasons since Gary Kubiak became head coach, being one of the relatively more "white friendly" teams in a league in which no team has had a majority White roster or a majority of White starters in nearly 30 years.


    The Texans had 7 White starters on offense last season, but the number has dropped by one this year due to just 2 Whites starting on the line. Chris Myers, a sixth year man out of Miami, is the starting center, while another Miami grad, Eric Winston, ably holds down the right tackle spot.


    Mike Brisiel backs up at both center and guard. Kasey Studdard is a backup guard.


    Starting QB Matt Schaub has overcome some injury concerns earlier in his career to become one of the best at his position, leading the NFL in passing yardage in 2009 with 4,770, the 6th most in league history, and adding 29 TD throws.


    Schaub is backed up by Dan Orlovsky, and Matt Leinart, who was signed after being run out of Arizona after what can best be described as a hate campaign against him orchestrated by the Caste media after it was learned that Ken Whisenhunt was unhappy with his performance in training camp. Leinartwas the recipient of non-stop one-sided vitriol describing him as a "bust" -- even though the former first round draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner who led USC to two national championships had hardly played in the regular season since his rookie year, and had hardly thrown an incompletion during 2010 preseason games. This is an ongoing phenomenon that takes place against White NFL players at all positions but never black ones. Another prime example during the 2010 preseason was Colt McCoy, who was the object of rumors that the Browns were going to cut him during his rookie training camp despite his being a third round draft pick (after being projected as a possible first rounder) and a brilliant collegiate career at Texas.


    Kevin Walter is one of the Texans' starting wide receivers for a fourth season after being signed away from White Special Teams Demon obscurity in Cincinnati (and before that with the Giants). Walter is one of the best number two receivers in the NFL, smart, good size and speed, excellent hands and route running ability, and a reliable blocker. He has put up very nice receiving numbers for the past three years in spite of Andre Johnson being the focus of the passing game, averaging 59 receptions, 770 yards, and 5 TDs per season. Every year he has to fight off Jacoby Jones, who has good speed but who also has the all-too-common characteristics of black receivers of bad hands, wildly erratic play, and lack of concentration and savvy. But Jones is always clamored for by the media and White fans, and during the 2010 preseason Kubiak proclaimed Walter and Jones as "even."


    WR David Anderson has carved out a nice career as the team's third receiver, but between Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter and the very talented TE Owen Daniels, there aren't many targets left for Anderson each season.


    Daniels is attempting to come back from a blown out knee suffered halfway through the '09 season, when he was playing as well as any TE in the league, his third torn MCL going back to his college days at Wisconsin. If Daniels takes a while to round into shape, Houston is still very solid at the position with super-athletic James Casey, in his second season out of Rice, and promising rookie Garrett Graham, another Wisconsin alum. Fifth year man Joel Dreessen is always steady and reliable.


    On defense, the Texans have already lost linemen Tim Bulman and Connor Barwin to season ending injuries. Barwin, a second round draft pick last year out of Cincinnati, is a great athlete who did very well in limited playing time as a rookie, registering 4.5 sacks. He projects toreach double digits in sacks annually when healthy and given the chance to play full time.


    Starting LOLB Brian Cushing was the NFL Defensive Rookie Player of the Year in 2009, accumulating an amazing 133 tackles -- an astounding total not just for a rookie but for an outside backer as middle linebackers traditionally have the highest tackle totals. Cushing was one of a trio of White linebackers who were drafted high in 2009 and became instant stars; Clay Matthews and James Laurainitis were the other two. Just as with every other position in football, there is plenty of White talent all across the United States ready to step in and play at the highest level; the problem remains opportunity, as the big college programs and the NFL continue to adhere to an increasingly obvious and farcial program of extreme affirmative action when it comes to recruiting and developing football talent.


    Shaun Cody, who is half Irish and half Mexican, starts at one of the tackle spots. Second year man Jesse Nading out of Colorado State is a backup end.


    Just eight out of the organization's 14 assistant coaches are White.


    NUMBER OF WHITE STARTERS: 6 (7 including Cody)


    NUMBER OF WHITE PLAYERS ON 53 MAN ROSTER: 20


    GRADE: D+Edited by: Don Wassall
     
  3. whiteathlete33

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    Well this is interesting.

    Texans DE Jesse Nading recorded his first career sack last Sunday against Colts QB Peyton Manning.
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    Nading will compete with recently signed DEs Adewale Ogunleye and Ryan
    Denney to fill injured Connor Barwin's shoes. None of the three are IDP
    relevant.
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    Hopefully either Denney or Nading beat afflete Ogunleye out.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    Houston has been hurt by Connor Barwin's season ending injuryand by Owen Daniels' slow recovery fromhis latestblown out knee injury. But that being said, I don't feel all thatbad about the Texans' struggles this season. The o-line was blackened up some, Kevin Walter's pass-catching role was notably reduced, David Anderson may be the least utilized slot receiver in the league, and the defense, on which Brian Cushing is the only White starter, is a travesty. Gary Kubiak and the team have regressed after a promising start; they still have a small chance of making the playoffs, but they don't look like much of a threat to compete for the Super Bowl at this point. Edited by: Don Wassall
     
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    Watching the Jets' game winning drive, I couldn't believe how horrible the Texans secondary looked. They can fire their d-coordinator for the second time in two years, but they should seriously consider getting some White athletes in the secondary.
     
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    Note that the CB who gave up the big pass play to Braylon Edwards which set-up the winning TD was Jason Allen, formerly of the Miami Dolphins. He had been stinking it up over in Miami, and getting beat in every which way imaginable in pass coverage, so they released him, and somehow, he gets picked up by TEX and is on the field in such a crucial moment? [​IMG]
     
  7. backrow

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    for the people that missed the fight, it's a pretty good one. it comes more or less in the middle of this video that i linked above.

    few good punches from Andre Johnson to Crusty's Finnegan's face.
     
  8. ToughJ.Riggins

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    From what I've heard about Finnegan through the media, he's a jerk. I say good for Andre Johnson. Hey, if hockey players can fight constantly it isn't a bad thing when a jerk gets punched for trash talking, pushing and dirty hits over the last couple seasons. It looked like Andre Johnson grabbed the guy by the helmet to pull him off of him and then Finnegan started throwing hey makers which Johnson quickly responded to with some furious fists of his own. I guess I'll have to check your link backrow to see it again.
     
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    The only postive thing about this fight is the fact that Johnson could miss some games...providing additional opportunities for Watler, Anderson, Daniels, Dreesen, etc.
     
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    Matt Schaub is playing very poorly this season.
     
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    It looks like Owen Daniels is finally healthy.

    According to Houston head coach Gary Kubiak, TE Owen Daniels (hamstring)
    is healthy and will play Monday night in Week 14 against Baltimore.
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    Said Kubiak, "It's not like he's going to go out there and play 70
    plays." Joel Dreessen and Daniels will likely split snaps, making both
    unattractive options. Wait until at least Week 15 to play Daniels.
    </div><div>Source: Texans on Twitter </div>
     
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    Good to see Cushing not backing off.



    Gary Kubiak seems as good as gone with the Texans at 5-9 after starting the season as a favorite to make the playoffs. They incrementally improved each year under Kubiak before falling back this season. The way Kevin Walter and David Anderson have been underused to force targets to Andre Johnson, along with blackening the o-line and the defense this season, makes me underwhelmed if Kubiak is fired. He went to the cutting edge brink, as far as having a relatively White friendly team goes, then retrenched this year, and the results speak for themselves.
     
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    Now they are losing to "nobodies" like Tim Tebow.. [​IMG]
     
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    Kubiak may still have a job after this season.

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    John McClain of the Houston Chronicle is "hearing" that the Texans will
    keep head coach Gary Kubiak in 2011, but demand he fire defensive
    coordinator Frank Bush and secondary coach David Gibbs.
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    The Texans' 5-10 record aside, the idea makes sense considering Kubiak
    is an offensive mind. Houston ranks 29th in total defense as well as
    30th in points allowed. They're dead last against the pass, as
    receivers and tight ends have been running wide open in the Houston
    secondary all year. The Texans are fifth in total offense, sixth in
    passing, and 10th in rushing.
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  16. Don Wassall

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    I hope that's what happens. The Texans have regressed this year, as a team and demographically, but the main problem remains their high school level defense. If Kubiak is fired the odds are that his successor will blacken the team, which was annually one of the blackest in the league after its formation until Kubiak was hired.
     
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    A new coach would almost certainly doom Kevin Walter. If the DWF and media are calling for him to be demoted now they would certainly want Jones to be the starter with a new head coach. Walter had two very nice seasons in 2007 and 2008 and one would have expected him to finally break 1,000 yards in 2009 after putting up 899 in '08. I don't know what the reason for his regression is but I sure hope he starts next year. He's a very solid receiver. I think Schaub has been forcing the ball to Johnson too much.
     
  18. Don Wassall

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    Schaub threw for 310 yards last Sunday without Andre Johnson in the lineup,but Walter only hadone reception. Walter will end up with stats similar to last year when he had 53/611/2. Currently he has 48/567/5. The main reason for the dropoff is the exulted status Johnson has been givensince being annointedthe league's best receiver. Additionally,Johnson is always hyped for not being a hot dog or "controversial," e.g. he isn't periodically charged with battery or sexual assault, though his whooping of Cortland Finnegan was "out of character."

    I agree with the posters here who have stated that the Texans would be more effective on offense by not forcing it to Johnson so much. It reeks of pandering to a player rather than doing what's best for the team.
     
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    I don't like the Texans move to the 3-4 at all. They have so many guys who are perfect 4-3 fits. Ryans at MLB, Williams at DE and Cushing at OLB... I'm not a fan of a coach coming in who has to change the scheme to the one HE likes. A good coach should be able to adapt. The Packers only had a couple people to replace (Kampman really) and were fine.<div>
    </div><div>Cushing dominated as rookie, really one of the greatest seasons ever. Guess we can't have all white Pro Bowl linebackers in 2011.</div>
     

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