I was listening to 790 today, and Mighty proposed a very interesting hypothetical. What would you do should you be the Texans head coach come this Saturday? I really don't know how to do one of those poll thingees, so I'll just ask outright after the jump.
Choice 1) Coin toss: Ball, defense, defer?
Choice 2) First offensive series: Air it out way down field, or Barian Fostate the hell out of it? I suppose it's also only fair to ask if you throw short to mid-level passes?
Choice 3) First defensive series: Bring everyone short of the hotdog vendors on blitzs', play solid base defense, or play 40 yard cushion 9 DB prevent?
Choice 4) Special Teams: Manning returning Kick-offs, Dance, dance, dance,dance, dancing machine Jones on punts?
My answers are: (1) Defer (as pointed out on the radio show today) this gives a 2 drive opportunity. Chance to end the 2nd quarter with the ball and then open up the 3rd with the ball. (2) Air the rock out! I wouldn't be upset if we went the first two series three and out so long as we attempted get the ball down field and keep the 8th man out of the box. (3) Bring everybody including the cheerleaders. Put Dalton under duress early and often. It just might keep him from making a pre-snap read and finding #25. (4) Can only answer to the first, I want Manning returning KO's. I know he's super valuable at safety, but there may not be a tomorrow. He took Devon Hestor's place in Chi town for crying our loud. Let the man shine.
On a side note, I hope the trainers are injecting a Meth/Coke/PCP concoction directly into Cushing's phallus in pre-game. I also hope while they do as such they talk bad about his momma. Angry Cushing is good Cushing.