Another EPIC RosINT-FAIL!!!1!!one!1
can't help but laugh, right? I mean, assuming your name isn't Kubiak
or Rosenfels or anything else listed on Bob McNair's payroll, then
the finish to the Texans 33-27 loss to the Colts is nothing if not
off the charts on the unintentional humor scale.
yet another opportunity to beat the Colts, Texans quarterback Sage
Rosenfels threw an interception at the Indy 35-yard line with about
a half minute left on the game clock. Rosenfels, of course, is the
one who single-handedly blew the last game versus
the Colts, turning the ball over three times in the final minutes
to lose. And yeah, his four interceptions last week against
the Ravens kinda sucked, too, so this is something of a trend
spite of Rosenfels' predictable
assclownery, the real problem for the Texans in this game was the
play of the defense. They came up with a stop late in the fourth
quarter to give the offense a chance to steal this game, but the
fact is that the Colts had their way against this squad on just
about every possession they had.
Colts rang up a total of 474 yards of offense and were effective
both on the ground and through the air. Running backs Joe Addai
and Dominic Rhodes combined for 153 rushing yards and a score while
quarterback Peyton Manning carved up the Texans secondary for 320
yards and two touchdowns.
the Texans did quite well before the interception. Head coach Gary
Kubiak limited Rosenfels to just 18 pass attempts, instead relying
on running backs Steve Slaton and Ahman Green to move the ball.
Slaton finished with 156 yards on 14 carries, including one in which
he busted out for 71 yards and a touchdown.
bottom line is that Rosenfels' interception ended the game. He had
two receivers, Owen Daniels and Kevin Walter, in the general vicinity
of his pass attempt, but the ball appeared to sail on him en route
is so painfully obvious that Rosenfels desperately wants to be a
winner. And as easy as it is for me to laugh at the inevitability
of what happened, you can't help but feel for the type of hell that
has become the 2008 season for Rosenfels.
a game against the Ravens in which Slaton was essentially rested
by Kubiak for having tired legs (uhm... what?!?), the rookie running
back roared back with a terrific effort punctuated by that electrifying
71-yard TD run. Extra kudos to right tackle Eric Winston who sealed
the key block on the play.
rookie, linebacker Xavier Adibi, also had an active afternoon in
leading the defense with 13 tackles. Adibi, a fourth round pick,
was given the start today in place of an injured Morlon Greenwood.
So, uh... Greenwood... you've just been Wally Pipp'ed.
much as Rosenfels' untimely interception blew the game, it is really
hard for a team to win when the defense is as pathetic as this one.
Giving up this kind of yardage on a regular basis is grounds for
immediate dismissal. I realize the Colts have a good offense, but
Sunday's level of production is more than 150 yards over the Colts'
season average, so it seems other teams have at least figured out
a way to slow them down.
and Kubiak are loathe to overturn the apple cart midseason, but
how much worse can the defense get with new leadership? Coordinator
Richard Smith is squandering talent, and while I realize there are
some deficiencies in that department, there is enough money and
draft picks already invested here for this to be such a dismal unit.
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