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Friday Night O/T: Quick Preview of Texans’ Offense

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After a rough Sunday night against Indianapolis the Chiefs look to get back on track against the Houston Texans. The Texans are 3-2 and riding with momentum, winning 3 of their last four. How do the Chiefs, particularly the defense, defend the Texans and their potent passing attack this week, and move on to 5-1?

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Carlos Hyde was in Kansas City this offseason, but he didn’t look very good in our system. In Houston though, he’s flashed as an awesome running back. This is since the Texans allow him to plant his foot into the ground and run, rather than the RPO system the Chiefs run, where linemen can’t climb and no holes open up.

The Texans will give him the ball up the middle of the defense, and he has enough contact balance to make you pay. Unfortunately, the Chiefs are injured and getting gashed up the middle this season. Start Hyde in your fantasy lineups.

Patrick Mahomes shreds zone, unfortunately for us,Deshaun Watson does it as well. The Falcons are playing cover 2, and the Texans take advantage by throwing curl, out, and dig routes, to get behind in between linebackers and safeties. Watson takes advantage of the weak spots of zone very well.

The Chiefs won’t be able to play as much zone on Sunday. Watson’s a very smart quarterback and will be able to see what coverage we’re playing, then will expose it. I would rely on more man coverage to win this game.

The Texans run a lot of play action, even by just using their two elite receivers, Will Fuller and Deandre Hopkins. The Falcons are in cover 3, and the Texans still expose the weakness of this zone scheme, using the extra attention Deandre Hopkins needs as an advantage. The cornerback wants to help carry him to the safety more, and when that safety bites, Will Fuller is wide open.

Overall, the Texans are a very good offense. They can run and throw the short pass, but what they really kill teams with is the vertical pass. Watson is amazing at throwing 50-50 balls, and their receivers are great at bringing them down. This isn’t an ideal matchup for the Chiefs, but I still pick them to win, 41-35.

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WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

In case nobody has noticed, Sanchez has a 7 and 2/3 no no going in game #1 NLCS

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

i guess i jynxed it

stjoechief

Had another thought for a comment that I decided should be a fanpost. Maybe not a hugely popular take, but I would love to be proven wrong.

ProfChesterTQ
ProfChesterTQ

Don’t worry, a good pass rush will neutralize Watson…

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Tony Sommer

Hey we have Chris Jones and, uh, wait…

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Now back to football. F..k the texans. Any questions?

Leaf
Leaf

Before or after the Raiders?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Didn’t we do that earlier? But point taken.

Leaf
Leaf

Who said we only get to do it once?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

That Would Not be me!!!

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

I am telling you guys this because you are like family to me.
I’m bi.

Leaf
Leaf

Cool. Whatever makes you happy

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

Thanks

Leaf
Leaf

If I was going to have an issue with you, it would be your horrible taste in hockey teams 😜

zulu trader
zulu trader

OK, brother

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

And you’re like family to us. 🙂

Warpath
Warpath

No problem, I’m a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.

Tony Sommer

I’m a 6’3″ male model billionaire trapped in a math nerd’s body.

RDD India
RDD India

Twss, and have a dick.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

double the odds!!!! i’d be bi, but the whole hairy man ass thing…..just cant get there from here

ForeverRanger91
ForeverRanger91

I am living proof that it isn’t a 50/50 thing. I have no intention of exploring that side of me. It is more of a 90:10 split thing for me.

Tony Sommer

I just finished watching El Camino, the Breaking Bad movie. Overall it was really good, I’d say a 9/10. There were a handful of minor flaws but overall it’s hard to think of a new movie I’ve seen recently that’s any better.

Pros:

*

Spoiler
One thing I always thought about after Breaking Bad was what happened to Brock, which isn’t really answered but it was nice to acknowledge how much Jesse cared for him. It really would have hurt the movie if Jesse went to Alaska and never bothered to talk to him.

*

Spoiler
It did a good job of showing just how bad Jesse’s slavery was.

* Maybe my standards have just been lowered by the number of crappy and lazy movies that have come out, but it was nice that it didn’t fall into the normal lazy writing pitfalls so many movies do now. For example,

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when Jesse visited the vacuum repair guy, a lot of movies would have had him confidently remember the password. Instead El Camino rightfully knew that it wasn’t realistic for Jesse to remember it.

* Perhaps the biggest pro is that it feels like a longer Breaking Bad episode. It just moves at a little bit slower pace but otherwise it would fit right in in the series. Considering how good the TV show was that’s a huge compliment.

Cons:

* One of the major characters gained a lot of weight from Breaking Bad, which really hurts the buy-in. You’re constantly reminded that this isn’t really taking place at the same time.

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The scene near the beginning when he is escaping from Skinny Pete’s place wasn’t written well. It has the same issues a lot of modern movies have, where the writers want too badly for the characters to be witty when it doesn’t fit the scene. Thankfully it was just the one scene and it wasn’t nearly as egregious as most movies.

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The gun fight at the end was unrealistic in how the villain wanted an old west standoff. It would have worked better if he had just started firing.

Leaf
Leaf

It has something to do with breaking bad. Because of that I have no interest in it but still rate it 4/10 😜

Tony Sommer

You didn’t like breaking bad?

Leaf
Leaf

Lol I thought that was pretty well known around these parts that I think BB is the most overrated show off all time. It’s not horrible, but people talk like it’s the GOAT, and IMO is no where close to that.

Tony Sommer

I won’t argue it’s the best show ever since I pretty much don’t watch any TV outside of sports and only watched it because of the hype, but I thought it was fantastic and a masterclass in good writing.

Leaf
Leaf

See I think it’s decent, but that’s about it. It’s an interesting character study, but I don’t think the writing is all that great as it’s pretty boring at times.

legal_kush
legal_kush

The development of Walter White’s character is exactly what made it great. So you nailed ut, except for the how average it was part.

ProfChesterTQ
ProfChesterTQ

final season wrap-up was total garbage…forced and trite

Tony Sommer

Shallow and pedantic

Leaf
Leaf

A lot of shows end that way. GoT, Sopranos, Dexter, Lost to name a few. They build it up so much that it becomes practically impossible to not pull a Steven King.

Chief-Blinders-On

I need to see this movie. I’m not clicking those spoilers.

Tony Sommer

I aggressively avoid spoilers as well. You only get to see it the first time once.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

You’re all crazy except tony. BB is the greatest show of all time. Better than the Sopranos and The Wire.

I just finished the movie el camino. It was good, not great, but definitely good.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Hoping for a good concert tomorrow.

workingmansdead

It’s so interesting that he sang all of the vocal parts on this song himself.

Dave B.
Dave B.

The Breaking Bad movie came out today. It’s not as good as the show was but it’s worth watching for sure.

CHIEFSandSABRES

VOTW: made it safe and sound to Georgia! Got checked into the new base lodging here. Glad to be outta the car.

BleedingRedAndGold

I don’t doubt that in the least.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Monday night we stopped in OKC
Tuesday was Memphis TN
Wednesday and Thursday we stayed in Chattanooga and explored Chickamauga Battlefield, and Lookout Mountain. Took the kids to Rock City and had a blast.
Only a 3.5 hour drive from Chattanooga to south of Macon where we are now, and it felt like forever.
Kids did well, as did the doggo.

slackator
slackator

“Monday night we stopped in OKC”

Let me say, on behalf of all of us, we’re sorry

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I am on my way to Dallas. I will be driving through OKC in about 3.5 hours. No way will I be stopping there.

Leaf
Leaf

Good plan. Just keep going

zulu trader
zulu trader

God’s speed

CHIEFSandSABRES

We owned a house in MWC for years, so we knew our way around. We didn’t go anywhere though, just checked in and rested then hit the road again.
I did see they tore down the old cotton producers buildings down by brick town. Last time I worked in OKC I spotted some train cars down there.

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)

Monday night we stopped in OKC

And just blew on by Muskogee. See how you are.