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The Official Houston Roughnecks / XFL Thread

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Beavis Stiffler, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Damion Laverne

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    Took a competitive team threw it away for this malarkey. Reminds me of the Texans’ 2022 coaching staff: too much rah-rah and not enough attention to detail
     
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  2. Nick

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    "Jim Kelly aint walking through that door!!!"

    j/k... surprised this thread is even as active as it is.
     
  3. Damion Laverne

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    Week 7 Update:
    Got back from the game. The ‘Necks managed to blow a nine-point lead and lose to San Antonio 15-12. The defense generated FOUR takeaways. Offense continues to blow chunks. The team continues to lack discipline and fundamentals. HEAD COACH HAS TO GO NOW!!!

    Here’s how the sequence played out late:
    - SA scores on a long drive near the two-minute warning. During that drive, the Roughnecks had to burn their final two timeouts because they didn’t have enough defenders on the field
    - On the ensuing kickoff, the Roughnecks fumble the return at the end and turn it over near midfield.
    - SA bleeds the clock and makes the game-winning field goal from about 50 yds out.

    A complete and utter mess
     
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  4. A_3PO

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    I wonder what the betting line was on this game.
     
  5. mtbrays

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    I gotta give it up to y'all, you're real football fans. I don't think my marriage would survive if I expressed an ounce of interest in the UFL.
     
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  6. Damion Laverne

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    Nolan Henderson gave the Roughnecks a real shot to beat the Stallions tonight because of his mobility, but he was pulled for Reid Sinnett. Roughnecks continued to be undisciplined with all the penalties. Case in point: defense gets a stop late in the first half, but an offsides penalty on the ensuing 4th and 4 gave BHam a first down; defense proceeds to give up a touchdown.

    O-Line continues to protect poorly.

    Nothing else needs to be said lol
     
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  7. J.R.

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    Fire this coaching staff and team into the sun.

    (Awaiting @Damion Laverne weekly report :D)
     
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  8. Damion Laverne

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    Well, there’s one word to describe this year’s Roughnecks: UNCLUTCH

    The boys blew a 10-point lead in the second half to the Panthers. Again, defensive miscues late caused them to unnecessarily burn timeouts. Nolan Henderson made plays with his legs and his arm, but could not lead a two-minute drill to win the game.

    Not much you can do about upgrading talent from this year to next, but you can get better coaching. CJ Johnson has been awful thus far and there should be NO reason why he returns to coach this team next year. He wasted his only challenge on a failed two-point conversion looking for a penalty that wasn’t there. Though there were less penalties this game, players continue to not execute well enough in critical situations.

    Unfortunately, due to the heat, a few fans had to be escorted out of the stadium by paramedics (heat exhaustion).

    One more road game this year. Then, I hope some major changes will be made (including never playing at Rice Stadium again; area is nice, but the stadium is a dump).
     
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  9. Jake Tower

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    Roughnecks have been off my radar since the aborted 20 season... sounds like I've been better off though this season.
     
  10. Damion Laverne

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    Another low-IQ, penalty-filled game for the Roughnecks. They lose their fourth straight one-possession game (19-12) to end the season 1-9. Just awful.

    And to cap it off, losing the game actually cost them the first overall pick in next year’s draft (a league wrinkle awarded the #1 overall pick to the winner of the game, as both teams came in 1-8).

    Worst record in the league.

    Worst QB room in the league.

    Worst coaching staff in the league.

    Rice Stadium is a dump.

    Clean house NOW
     
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  11. coachbadlee

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    Watching the Roughnecks is rough on the eyes.
     
  12. Jturbofuel

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    My employer gave me tickets to the San Antonio game it was brutal to watch. I would have been shocked if there were more than 2000 people in the stadium. He tried to give me tickets for last weeks game but 1 game was enough torture for one year.
     
  13. Damion Laverne

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    Shoutout to Wade Phillips and his Brahmas staff for winning the XFL division playoff game against St. Louis. They will try to prevent the Stallions (USFL division champ) from threepeating in the UFL championship game.

    We could've had Year 2 Wade in Houston.

    Oh well.
     
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  14. Damion Laverne

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    Some Roughnecks stats for the '24 season:

    Offense
    • 8th in scoring (15.8 PPG)
    • 7th in total offense (255 YPG)
    • 7th in rushing offense (74.5 YPG)
    • 5th in passing offense (180.5 YPG)
    • 4th in TOP (301:18 total)

    Defense
    • 5th in scoring (23.3 PPG)
    • 5th in total defense (275.3 YPG)
    • 4th in rushing defense (88.5 YPG)
    • 6th in passing defense (186.8 YPG)
    Penalties
    • 1st in most penalties (74)
    • 2nd in most penalty yards (54.0 YPG)
     
  15. Fulgore

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    I’m confused. There’s no lottery but they have the worst record in league but do not have the #1 pick in draft??
     

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