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Monday, November 06, 2006

David Carr Answers the Bell

Yes, the Texans lost. But anyone who wasn't impressed with the performance yesterday of Houston's much-maligned QB is simply insane. Make no mistake--yesterday marked the ballsiest performance of David Carr's career. He knew he had to produce, and he did it. I didn't know if he had it in him, but his passion and efficiency yesterday answered my doubts. Now the challenge becomes two-fold: (1) Put forth that type of effort every week and (2) Bring home a freaking win before my head explodes. Other thoughts on the day after the sixth loss of the season:

1. Super! Mario! What a dynamite game from the rookie! Another sack highlighted his continuing and frightening growth, and he was in the Giants backfield all day. Speaking of the sack, Mario's mocking of Strahan's sack dance was simply elite. And his sarcastic comment after the game about not knowing the Giants had patented the move? Tremendous.

a. That roughing-the-passer penalty he incurred was a complete joke. God, I hate Eli Manning.

b. We're at the halfway point of the season, and all that Reggie Bush talk sure has quieted down, hasn't it?

2. DeMeco Ryans--another ten (10) tackles and a sack. If he's not your Defensive Rookie of the Year, I don't know who is (unless it's Super Mario) or what Ryans has to do to win it. The guy is a demon.

3. Scott mentioned it in his post below, but how about that Texans secondary lighting people up? They still couldn't consistenly cover a team of wheelchair-bound geriatrics, but Glenn Earl & Co. sure dished out some pain yesterday.

4. Another game, another nine (9) catches for Andre Johnson. It's gotten to the point that you just expect eight catches per game from the NFL's best wide receiver.

5. Owen Daniels quitely had another solid game. Jeb Putzier may be looking for work after this season.

6. I really wish the Texans utilized Eric Moulds more. He seems to disappear at times.

7. His statistics from yesterday don't necessarily support this assertion, but I am more convinced than ever that Wali Lundy can be the RB Kubiak's system requires. It seemed like he was on the verge of breaking a couple of decent runs, and he certainly runs with a quickness and decisiveness that Ron Dayne and Samkon Gado have not exhibited.

8. I don't hate you, Jameel Cook. But I may have cursed your name a time or nine yesterday. My bad.

9. For all of the talk about Carr having to bounce back, where's the heat on Joe Marciano? Special teams were an unmitigated disaster in Nashville, and things weren't much better against the Giants.

a. Remember when Chad Stanley boomed punts into the stratosphere? What happened to that guy? It's like every punt goes off his shin these days.

b. Anyone else have that same sense of dread when Kris Brown lines up for anything beyond the 15-yard line? It's like playing Russian Roulette, but with three bullets in the chamber.

10. The Texans will win their third game of the season and sweep the series with the Jags on Sunday. Believe it!


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