Re: Anyone else hoping...
That this staff is holding something back because if the preseason is any indication, they're not going to beat anyone. Even our first team defense and offense struggled on the first series against Dallas backups. Seems to be no motivation or desire. They've looked flat all preseason. BTW, the turnstile at LT did it again. Let some guy come in untouched. I'm telling Houston is going to abuse him. We may need to keep 3 QBs on the roster.
Look for us to come out passing first. Our offense is quick strike with quick decisions by the QB. That ought to neutralize the blitz somewhat. Then look for alot of draws and bubble screens to take advange of the over aggressive pass rush. (This is assuming our WR's can catch.) I wouldn't expect to see too much from our tightends with long out. We'll keep them in for protection. This should be a game for Reggie Bush to explode.
I'm no expert, but that is what I'd do. Offense is less of worry than defense. if Houston can run, that'll set up the pass, and Andre Johnson has been a Dolphin Killer.
Personally, I'd be happy with a loss that leaves RT healthy and confident. I'd love to turn the tables and beat Houston, but I don't see it happening.