1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

PreDraft 2013: State of the Division/Conference

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Rocket River, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1999
    Messages:
    61,404
    Likes Received:
    28,899
    Texans should still be a lock to win this division
    Colts - should be a lock to be second - maybe another playoff appearence

    Neither the Titans nor the Jacksonville have done anything of any great significants.

    Texans were top 3 in the conference. I see no reason that should change

    Who in the AFC has gotten significantly better?
    Enough to 'leap frog' the Texans?

    CHEATriots playing in a bull**** division will make them being #1 or 2 a lock
    Denver - still not sure what to think of them . . .

    Ravens = Jacksonville/Carolina after their Superbowls - disintegration
    Pittsburgh . . . Ben is good but who else is??? Defense is old
    Bengals - not impressed.

    Rocket River
    it's early but its football
     
  2. arjun

    arjun Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,214
    Likes Received:
    280
    heard denver is also interested in victor cruz......jeez man.
     
  3. ROXRAN

    ROXRAN Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2000
    Messages:
    17,975
    Likes Received:
    4,294
    Only the Colts look like a threat. The patriots appear weaker, maybe not while Denver appears stronger. I still would put the Texans as a top 3 AFC team, but to get to the big show the additions can't stop. Gotta draft smart and maybe a FA pick up.
     
  4. logggur

    logggur Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    5
    My guess is the Colts regress to a losing record this season. They played one of the easiest schedules in the league and had a weird amount of come-from-behind close wins. That likely will not hold up.
     
  5. primtim24

    primtim24 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,911
    Likes Received:
    813
    Why won't it hold up, they didn't lose any of the important parts of their offense. Andrew Luck won't be getting worse this season, and their defense can't possibly do anything but get better as well. The Colts should/will challenge the Texans for the AFC South this season.

    And as far as the scheduling goes, based on last season the Colts have the 3rd easiest 2013 schedule in the NFL

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000137115/article/teambyteam-strength-of-schedule-for-2013
     
  6. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    35,610
    Likes Received:
    7,558
    The Colts were playing the whole season on an emotional high for their coach. You can't expect that to continue into next year. I expect (hope) they will come back down to earth next year. Maybe an 8-8 like season.

    Of course, I used to say that every year about Fisher's titans during the mid-2000's and it never seemed to happen.
     
  7. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    19,116
    Likes Received:
    20,867
    Who REALLY coached the Colts last year, Pagano or Arians? I think it was the latter and that will hurt the Colts' growth.
     
  8. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    42,674
    Likes Received:
    39,252
    It's early obviously, but I expect the Texans to be a top 3 team, possibly #2 seed behind Denver.

    If the Texans draft well they could be a favorite. They will need to have an explosive offense.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now