What's going on, everybody? My name is Joe New Beau alongside my co host and cohort Lawrence Open four SportsCastr News.
As I was telling Lawrence before the stream started and I am so happy that we have football back, I can't believe we're finally gonna be able to come on sportscast news and talk about an actual game.
No more of this.
Oh, well, you know, this guy is gonna be this good or this bad, like, Oh, my God.
You have no idea how happy I am.
We actually have a football game to discuss.
So, Lawrence, I have a lot to say about this game, so feel free to interject whenever you feel, because I'll just go for a whole hour talking about this **** game.
So, yeah, um, I got to say, just from the jump, just my overall thoughts.
It wasn't a surprising game.
It went about how I was expecting it.
The Chiefs obvious.
Obviously, the defending champions, they're gonna come in hot, you know, they want to keep that momentum going and makes sense.
And I think that, you know, they looked like the same team from last year.
Maybe even better now that they have Clyde Edwards.
Allaire? Um, so, yeah, they were pretty much what you expected.
Now what I have noticed about these chiefs, it seems to have been a little bit of a pattern.
They're kind of slow starters, man.
I don't know if you noticed that as well.
They didn't score a single point in the first quarter.
I know they had that dropped touchdown pass to ah Robinson.
I believe it was, but yeah, I've noticed that these chiefs, they're slow starters, man.
It happened in the playoffs.
You know, it's happening again in week one.
I don't know if it's gonna be a pattern, but it's definitely something I've noticed.
So I I do want to see what it will be like.
And obviously, as a Ravens fan, I'm thinking about our matchup in Week three.
But I do want to see what it would be like if a team like the Ravens is able to jump out ahead in the first quarter like at least three scores.
And I know that they're the comeback kings or whatever, but the Ravens actually have a good defense, and the teams like the Texans don't so they're They're, you know, you can pass on them all you want, but I wonder what it would be like if the Ravens were to go up on them and just keep piling it on them.
You know when when the Chiefs do have that slow start, but anyway, regardless, let's let's move back to this game.
So we were talking about it.
Lawrence, I think that the Texans had a game plan, and for the most part, I think in the first half they somewhat executed that.
I mean, you know, they kind of kept Patrick Mahomes two a semi pedestrian numbers, at least for his standards.
I mean, only, uh, 211 yards passing and three touchdowns.
No, no interception.
So I mean from the homes, he's still That was still a great game.
But obviously the story of the game on the chief side is C E h.
You know, a lot of people were may be surprised about this. I was not.
If you've been watching CH in college, you know that this guy was going to be a beast, especially on this Chiefs offense.
Um and they also, you know, the Texans actually kind of did an OK job at stopping.
Well, not stopping, but at least containing Travis Kelsey and Tyreek Hill.
To a certain extent, I mean, they both got their touchdowns.
Um, Tyreek Hill still had five receptions, 46 yards, and Travis Kelsey still had six for 50.
Um, but, I mean, they're usually, like, putting up 100 yards in every game.
So the Texans definitely seemed like we have to stop Travis Kelsey, we have to slow down Tyreek Hill and this passing game.
And then obviously they left themselves open for ch to just take over this **** game.
Um, And Watkins? Yes.
Oh, yeah, of course. And Sammy Watkins, of course.
You know he's gonna he's gonna ball out when everybody is focusing on on the other guys that they have.
But for me, I think that you mentioned it. Lawrence.
The Texans defense severely were missing deejay reader up there in that middle.
So, um, they even if I'm not mistaken, I think I saw JJ what playing a little bit of knows every now and again.
So that should tell you some of the problems that they're having on what's funny is Kansas City had a great plan for JJ.
JJ, if you go back and watch the game, he was in their backfield, almost every stinking play.
But every play that they ran, they would option to either a run or a pass or something that would go away from wherever.
JJ, what was at on the line? E mean, they knew they weren't gonna be ableto handle him because he was healthy.
And, you know, we know JJ Watts healthy.
Just do everything you can to stay away from the guy or double team the heck out of them.
And even double teams sometimes don't work.
So yeah, they had a good plan against against J.
And it worked really, really well, especially with ch man.
And I think the Texans defense was also pretty much what you expected.
I've you know, I've been saying that the secondary of suspect and they showed that to us last night that it's still suspect.
Um, you know, Ah, lot of Texans fans told me that.
No, it's gonna be better.
We got Gary on Conley and blah, blah, blah.
I don't remember who else, but Yeah, it's still the same old Texas secondary. I'm sorry.
And I know this is only game one.
We only have one game to go off of.
But I think if you're Texans fan man, to be honest, I don't know how confident your feeling about the rest of your season because a lot of things need to change.
A lot of things need to get better.
There wasn't a lot of things to hang your hat on. Maybe.
You know DeShaun Watson.
I think he played okay.
A lot of people are giving him a lot of credit, Which I mean, if you just wanna go from a pure passing numbers.
I mean, 253 yards, 20 for 32 a touchdown in the pick.
Not bad, but he just didn't have this protection, right? Obviously, like we were saying, that interception was all because of no protection.
Yeah, Teammate was in his space docking his arm down. Yes.
So when you're dealing with such a bad offensive line, But we knew this and a lot of people were telling me how improved this Texans offensive line was.
And I said, we have to see it, you know, have to see it to believe it.
But, man, Titus Howard was getting blown up all night.
Um, the right Gardas Well, like you mentioned because they they had to go up against Frank Clark and Chris Jones.
So you know that that's not an easy task for any offensive lineman, but it Z, especially when you have bad offensive lineman like the Texans do.
So that was a concern.
Also, Will Fuller was the only receiver to show up for the Texas, right.
I mean, he had eight receptions, 112 yards.
So aside from that, I was not at all impressed by Brandon Cooks.
I think he was playing soft, to be honest with you, because the Chiefs had there had two starting corners down if I'm not mistaken in that game.
So they had some rookie starting.
And, uh, what was his name? Luxurious need.
Who was a rookie? He bawled out, man, and he was on Brandon cooks a lot, so I don't know. I got that.
He's the one that got that interception.
So I think that I am, you know, some of the concerns I had about the receiving corps showed themselves you know, because I remember you guys telling me how they'll be better without DeAndre Hopkins and I didn't believe it.
And from what we saw last night, it looks like I'm right so far.
Well, that's so far, but we got we also got a Yeah.
I mean, these guys, they've been working together for a whole month, and the only person out there on the on the field that Watson had any kind of report with was Fuller.
And you could see that.
I mean, he read the polar all the time, and I just I feel like once a few more games get in, uh, it will probably take a few games, right for them to actually gain a report with cooks and and Cobb and all that.
So, uh, even David Johnson, because we know David Johnson could catch the football in the backfield and go, you know, and it's just gonna take time for him.
Thio get that report with them and get comfortable throwing them the football and trusting in him. Yeah.
So I think that the Texans are there.
Coaching could be a problem.
And as we already know, everybody knows about Bill O Brien, Um, but I think that he came into the game with a game plan that we are going to attack that rookie corner.
Luxurious need didn't work out for him because luxurious need pretty much won every battle there against Brandon cooks.
So that was obviously the game plan.
I liked what they were doing early on.
I feel like they I liked the creative play calling that I saw from the Texas, you know, when they went up, 7 to.
But the problem was once the chief started scoring.
I believe once they got to 14 points the Texas we're like Oh my God, we're freaking out.
We have to score And they went away from the running game right? And David Johnson was having a pretty good game.
Coaching is was definitely one of the biggest issues that I saw from the Texas last night.
I mean, when you trade away the best receiver in the NFL for another player in a draft pick and that other player being David Johnson and there's no question about it.
You wanted David Johnson because you know there's upside there.
If you have that and He's out there running seven years, seven yards per carry.
You don't just feed him 11 times for a whole game.
If you're seeing he's running 19 yard touchdowns and consistent 10 yard eight yard runs all the time, you feed the hot hand.
I don't care if you do have the Shawn Watson back there.
It's gonna help the Shawn Watson in the long run.
If you continue feeding the hot hand and he went away from that, it didn't matter early on in the first half when they were down, uh, by a score, you know, 14 to 7, and then they got that field goal right at the end.
They should have been running the football the entire second quarter and they didn't.
They went completely away from because they were.
They were like, Oh, our defense can't stop.
Your defense was getting gassed because your offense was coming off the field.
The best way of keeping yourself on the field and giving your defense time to get their breath back is by running the stinking football bill.
O Brien does not understand anything, apparently, about running a football chief's defense is built.
They want you to pass a law because they have the pass rush.
They have the defensive line to get the pressure on in the past.
But when it comes to running, there was a lot of weakness is that I saw a man and it was mainly the linebackers.
In my opinion, I now this could be because of the off season that we had.
But tackling was very port that I saw in the Chiefs defensive side. Both.
So both of you are. Yeah, of course.
Yeah, well, the Texans, needless to say, you would expect it to that.
But but yeah, So the chiefs obviously look but to me, and I know it's only week one.
We have a long way to go.
They can obviously, you know, get better here, but they didn't seem unbeatable.
You know, to me, I feel like a team like the Ravens, for example, can run the ball.
And as long as they don't go away from it, it could have some success, you know? And what's even more dangerous now now that they have ch they have those extended drives, right? They had, I think, like a 16 play drive last night.
So that's That's pretty scary, man for the Chiefs offense.
No doubt you you mentioned it earlier about you know, Hill and Kelsey.
Having their touchdowns.
And if you go back and look at their touchdowns, they came off the snap without anybody on them.
They were being played man to man.
But they weren't playing press.
They weren't on him.
They let him come off the line free.
You can't let Tyreek Hill when you're like gold to go.
Come off the line free.
You just can't because you're going to get burnt every time you got a linebacker on Kelsey, you can't let him come off the line free.
I have looked at it.
Kelsey, at this point in time in his career, hates contact, does not like contact.
And if you get in his face and you just rubbed him right at the snap, you're gonna mess him up.
But the taxes didn't do any of that.
Even in man coverage and press coverage, they just let the guys come off the line.
You can't let speed receivers come off the line free.
And I'm telling you, when you guys play the chiefs and you're in man coverage.
Especially if you've got someone double covering Hill that whoever's got him man to man will press the heck out of because he'll know he'll have somebody over the top protecting Yeah, Yeah, See, bad.
I just don't I cannot trust the Texans coaching men.
I've been saying it all off season and what we've seen its's come to come to fruition.
So from what I saw last night, I still think the Texans aren't like this terrible team.
It's not like, you know, you didn't see anything good.
You at least you know, you have DeShaun Watson, and you know he's gonna win you some games, plain and simple.
You know, he's kind of like a Russell Wilson in that in that way that he can just put a game on his back and win the game, because that's what he does.
Um, but I'm not feeling good for this Texas team.
Man, I gotta be honest with you.
At least from what we saw and coming up, they have a slew of games like we were talking about next week.
They gotta go and face Well, they get to stay at home, but they still got the Baltimore Ravens come into town.
Obviously not an ideal match up there on Ben.
They got to go to Pittsburgh as we know Pittsburgh.
One of the toughest places to play.
And then they got the Vikings coming to visit.
So oh, they gotta at least be able to squeak out one of these games, because if they start off the season Oh, and four not liking it for their chances, man.
Oh, no, I agree.
Um, but I will say this.
Thank you, Houston.
And thank you, Kansas City for having the first game of the week and then teams still having time to practice because now they could do life practice tackling drills so their team don't look half is bad as what your team's did tackling during this game because it was awful on both sides.
I think tackling on both the Kings will probably get better as the year goes on.
Uh, you just didn't have pre season and stuff like that in order for these teams toe practice, live tackling.
So, um, that's a that's a big hurt.
So, Lawrence, can you give me, like, two minutes? Because I have an order outside, so I'll come right back right now.
You're sorry? I'm so unprofessional.
I know, but I'll be Oh, so Kansas City and the Texans now, you got Kansas City coming off.
You want to know? They're very hyped about that.
And I understand why they're hype about it.
But there, I mean, next week they face the Baltimore Ravens.
Or is it week three? Something like that.
Baltimore is gonna have a heck of a lot different defense than what the Texans air bringing.
All right, I think the Texans have more pass rush than Baltimore does.
But Baltimore is a much better, and I think that they'll press a lot more.
So this offense is not going to CH is not gonna have those kind of place where he's gonna have eight broken tackles on 11 run against Baltimore.
Now, those broken tackles ain't just because of, you know, poor tackling.
One thing I was incredibly impressed with Clyde Edwards.
A Layer was the fact that even with his broken tackles, a lot of that was him.
He just refused to go down.
Even the small running backs style that he has he's built low to the ground.
He knows how to accelerate and he just stays on his feet.
You've seen a couple of plays where it looked like he was knocked down to the ground.
Even one of them where hey broke probably eight tackles.
Like I was saying earlier.
And the person that brought him down before he got to the end zone was his own offensive linemen.
That was out in front.
It landed on him and brought him to the ground.
Eso uh, yeah, all these broken tackles ain't just because of poor tackling from the other team Hilaire l Air.
Sorry, the H is silent.
Uh, he's just impressive to that extent, but like I said, we'll see how good he really is when he goes up against, Ah, a team that is very good at tackling.
I think the way I think that they that this Chiefs offense can at least be slowed down is that you have to have players at every level of the defense guys that are able to get pressure with just a four man rush like guys that are able to stop the run with just four people up there on the defensive line.
So it's not easy to do because you have to have the personnel, you know? Um but so did the Colts play the Chiefs this year? No. No.
Okay, we play the Ravens so we don't play.
We play the chief last year and beat him.
One thing I will say the Texans Runde inside the five yard line, like, was impressive.
I mean, they were impressed.
They did not let a layer get any touchdowns inside the five yard line, and they were down there multiple times.
It was a point where they were first and goal at the one yard line, and they just kept pushing a layer back.
He had to throw it in for a touchdown.
It was It was an impressive moment to see that, but but to be fair, most of those run stops up the middle for a layer was J.
Watt splitting, splitting and going.
You ain't getting past me, Thio be expected, you know.
Yeah, there's some things you can take away from this if you're a taxes fan.
But I mean, let's also remember that this was the defending Super Bowl champions A lot of people say the best team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs.
So if you wanna base it off of that, I mean, maybe you're feeling confident as a Texans fan, if it's my team, I'm like there's so many things wrong with this thing.
We have to fix it.
It's because I'm just not feeling confident for the season.
That's how I would feel if I was a Texans fan.
But if I If I was a Texas fan and if I was Bill O'Brien, So you know this is not gonna happen because this is reasonable thought process.
Yeah, when it comes to Titus Howard, I would find a replacement soon.
And if I can't until I find a replacement for him, I would quit having four wide receiver, five wide receiver set.
I would have a tight end sitting right beside him toe help Howard out on the past blocking every time because he obviously needs it.
Yeah, I mean, Bacon's Aitken's was able to do a little bit of that and I told you earlier, watch out breaking because he's got he's got some skill.
He had a catch in this game, really had a heck of a game, even though we had, like, two catches.
But you both those catches were very impressive receptions and very good place.
I expect them to use Aitken's a lot more.
Yeah, I'm surprised they didn't use them a lot more in last night's game.
Actually, yeah, Atkins was actually the second leading receiver for I mean, like we said, Will Fuller was the only one that showed up with 112 yards on a pre sentence, but Akins was the second one with two receptions, 39 yards and a touchdown.
So, yeah, I mean, it's tough, man.
You really gotta hope if you're Texas fan, that these receivers figure it out.
You know, Brandon cooks, Randall Cobb and obviously just Shawn Watson can get that connection going because if not, if Will Fuller.
You're only receiver we've seen in the past.
He can't really stay healthy so that I wouldn't feel too confident in that.
Um, there's a lot of things, though, man and and I And let's not forget that the Texans drafted Titus Howard in the first round, so yeah, I mean, we knew it was a reach at the time, but for him to be playing like that and for obviously, Bill O'Brien to go.
Let's just go five wide.
Even though we're getting destroyed on the right side of the line without a tight end there.
Yeah, I mean, I wouldn't I'm not putting it past Bill O'Brien to just never fix that problem.
And if it continues like this, I'm wondering if O Brien will still have, uh, if he's open for Yeah, I'm wondering if he'll still have a job during Week five.
I've been saying he she he shouldn't have had his job for the longest time man like Come on now, it z overdue.
I mean, I'm I'm impressed with the David Johnson acquisition.
I like the David Johnson acquisition.
I think as long as he could stay healthy, he's obviously good enough.
I mean, he's probably Well, I have yet to see the Colts play, but currently, you know, you're gonna put with what he showed.
I mean, he would be the guy right behind Um Oh, King Henry Henry.
Uh, maybe right now, until we more data.
I mean, when the colts play Jacksonville is gonna be ugly, but your whole team is gonna look amazing, but, yeah, they cannot start out four.
Like you said, Not not not say, Bill O Brien's career.
I mean, it's just so I think there was a few years ago.
If I'm not mistaken, that or it might have been the Colts.
Actually, that started off like Owen three or something.
And they ended up making the playoffs.
Okay, Colts did so all right, I knew it was either the Texas or the Colts that did it.
Um, yeah, It started out one in five and made the playoffs.
That was when Andrew Luck was still their career.
So yeah, they went on that big old long streak and look went like, five games without getting sacked.
I mean, yeah, man, if only they could have done that for his whole career.
So anyway, um, but yeah, man, I feel like this could have been a different game, because I see the chiefs nowadays as the new patriots, right? Like they're the team to be, I would always say, and you knew how it was if you knew if you wanted to make it to the Super Bowl in the A F C.
And you were in the A F. C.
You knew you were gonna have to face the Patriots.
Eventually, you were gonna have to go through the New England Patriots eventually.
And that was easier said than done.
As we both know, um, so I think the Chiefs are gonna be that team for the next 10 years.
Probably or five years, at least.
You know, once the Texans did last night, you can't go away from your running game, right? Because the Texans, they came in and scored in the first quarter, and then we're dead until the fourth quarter, when DeShaun Watson put up his little stat padding there at the end.
Um, you cannot play the chief scared plain and simple, even if you're down 10.
If the running game is working.
Especially because I got to watch my next two opponents over the next two weeks.
So this was definitely ex, um, exciting game for me to watch.
Um, yeah, the Texans Ravens next week.
I'm not expecting, uh, the Texas to do too.
Well, I wouldn't say they were a better team last year, and we beat them, like 41 to 7 or something crazy like that, so? Well, I don't know.
I mean, we'll see what they dio.
I expect them to be better tacklers.
I mean, I think this week was a learning experience for him.
When it comes when it come to that, um, offensive line, they're gonna have to figure something out.
They can't come into the into, uh, facing Baltimore with the same thought process of protecting Watson.
There's just no way, um, they have the receivers.
I know you guys have a really good secondary, and I still I am still going to say, I think they have a really good receiving corps when they're all on the field healthy.
It's just Watson's got to get the trust with them.
And, um, I don't think one week is gonna be enough in order for that to happen.
I think if Brandon cooks can actually start, you know, playing to that level we've seen, then they'll be able, you know, there's there's some things to look forward to if you're Texans fan like we've said, but I don't know, man, I don't like their chances for the F C South.
I got to say I'm still figuring the Colts this year a Z I've been saying all off season.
I think that they're gonna look like the best team.
Probably, especially because they get to play the Jags.
This so we get we get to really see them in their I've been telling everybody all week they're all like, Oh, we're gonna smash the jacks.
I said yes, I I agree.
I think we will smash the Jags.
But do not base your opinion on how good the coal tar over facing the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Right? Wait, then that's more of an opponent that you could base your opinion on a team.
Someone that you actually yeah.
Someone that has actually at least is gonna be you fully expect somewhere at least 500 right? Somewhere in that range.
Then you Then you could base your your opinion on that team for that. Absolutely.
And if the courts lose, then, uh, he's not.
You're not coming back.
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Just expect them.
Um, so they'll be They'll be monitoring monitoring the suicide hotline We got it.
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Um, no, but yeah, man.
So what do you think about this? Chiefs? I know again, it's only been one game, but do you Do you like their chances to possibly make another run? Yes.
Even even though it's been one of my house, they They got the same offense that they had last year.
And their offense is impressive, man. It is.
Yeah, it's very impressive Offensive.
And And they, uh they traded one running back with the number 25 for another running back that looks **** near identical till still wearing the number 25.
So, uh, that's that's kind of funny.
Um, but yeah, I think they're actually I think this offense might be better than last year because the CEO with th on and I agree.
Like you said that that rookie corner looks like he's stepping up doing a pretty good job.
You got some pass rush. Mhm.
Their weakness, I think, is ah, team that can run the ball well and we'll stick with running the football, and we'll see how that that works out.
Like when they play you guys.
I agree. That's that's why I'm excited.
Because that's definitely where you can hit them, right? Like I said, they the way they're built, they want you to pass the ball.
They want you Thio because they were rushing five pretty much all night from what I remember against DeShaun Watson.
Um, so we'll see, Man, I'm excited to see how we match up against the Chiefs, because we can probably take advantage, but we can't get too cute.
Like I said, we have to have just run the **** ball.
That's all you gotta do is run the day.
The Colts when they beat them last year.
Do you know how many times they rushed the football? No.
How many? 45 times.
Yeah, see? So there you go.
They held the chiefs toe under two touchdowns, so that right there tells you from the **** ball.
And of course, Bill O'Brien is gonna is gonna be No.
Now we're gonna pass this ball, right? Yeah, to be expected, but yeah, man.
So I definitely I'm so interested and I'm hoping that our coaching staff doesn't mess up that game and tries to get just try to outsmart Andy Reid and the Chiefs e exactly player game.
So So, yeah, we'll see men.
You know, I think she's obviously you're gonna be excited with what they saw because their offense is still amazing.
And, uh, you know, ch is playing as expected.
So congrats to the men.
I'm happy for them.
I I don't mind the chiefs, to be honest with you.
The team and Patrick Mahomes.
I like Patrick Mahomes, but their fan base is what irks me a little bit.
I can't lie to you.
They're pretty **** annoying.
It's not like we have Kansas City Chiefs fans that follow us anyhow, So we've done said how much we like Kansas City as a team were amazed that there ableto print their own money and the NFL is okay with, uh and but, yeah, they I'm not going to trash all the Kansas City Chiefs fan base because I'm sure there's a worth two or three of them out there that are decent human beings and can be respectful.
But there's a lot of you out there that just feel as though the Chiefs are unbeatable.
I'm telling you, they're not.
I don't I don't think they're unbeatable at all.
And I think they might be in for a rude awakening.
Week three, I hope.
Well, I think we covered quite a bit of the game.
We went in depth.
Whether anything else you wanted to add their Lawrence.
Or was there something else you wanted to talk up? No, I think I think we covered it.
We got a little over half hour here that we that we ran.
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We're trying to get the percentage up.
We had, what, five or six people out of 50? It's getting better, but still not good enough.
I want to see at least half have profiles.
Next time we come on here, I don't think it will happen, But, hey, you gotta aim high, so All right.
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I forgot which one.
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