WEEI>On Demand>>Jerome Solomon, Houston Chronicle: Texans better team than Patriots

Jerome Solomon, Houston Chronicle: Texans better team than Patriots

Jan 9, 2013|

Jerome Solomon joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Texans Patriots rematch and which team is better.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

That just about a month ago our friends from ESPN 97 point five rainy here Jerome Solomon writes we used to chronicle also host. Of the rush on ESPN 975 and he joins us on the AT&T hotline -- little pats and Texans. In Boston -- your complaint -- about the road you -- here for a couple of years to room. Didn't see how one bit and that -- and I loved it a lot working miracles. I. I hated the -- -- is that they feel about the weather. The roads are you still is still bitching about the roads and the traffic. Wrote yeah. How old they don't go straight -- and -- -- I mean look at a police troopers. We're trying to we're gonna get -- -- car service then you know unity coming up signal to deal with that that the roads. Like I can get a look at I can figure it out but we'll. You plug something into UG PS CG PS they've what -- you worked out. -- it sounded like for the the highlights we heard from your show live like here in our building that. There was at least a different level of confidence that maybe Houston fans had -- -- you had as analyzing this game. The what patriot fans -- around here what was your biggest take away from that 4214. Throttling the patriots gave the Texans that night. Well firstly Larry that they the other guy he really would suggest seeing that pay him more than need to keep the actual. But -- just. I like barrack Barry the TV guys they're more fans the real immediate people I agree. And -- journalists at all but. By. We'll let the big agency initiated he's been in net and so people I'm not nowhere near Olmert. Before the field trip to Texas were the best team in the league and I thought that would play out of it and she even knew they would played -- For the C championship -- will between the way the game is expecting that it got in trouble. I assume he will be here and let it really shouldn't pay. So -- they can maybe -- -- -- it over the last month but I don't think tank to go the better team. From top to bottom across the board. Now it'll have a better coached and they don't have the best quarterback we've already in the ball park with those two -- though the two most important recently NFL I can protectionist -- editing the what. Happened since since that game because it the -- come in here. And their eleven I want people talking about there were some leaks defensively but they can't find the end zone and just put up decent numbers -- -- find the Enzo. He had shot -- apart completely -- -- -- there at night he looks scared and that was what first he. Giving that kind of a position in the elite. This should not speak to. But he's he's never been in the playoff game never -- -- into the playoffs so you but unusual situation for me and I don't think he handled it very well. Patriotism a couple of terms and brought a couple that you can't key in the coming. It's not a lie and didn't help them out quite -- -- and had a bad guys starting over at right tackle. Cool what inning to lead in the first few weeks of the season he picked him up off the -- to take the place for the guy who injured as well. And -- That really affected -- usually a couple of term -- at the same court Patrick of course you know. Belichick had a league champion quarterback but how could not play well troops can't tell -- that it's it's really been expecting a loop de -- have a tactic. It's funny you bring up the coach and quarterback we started our show today talked about with the bigger and it's for the patriots and coach is a quarterback and -- you see it every game to Rome but I think Gary Kubiak you know coming out and the best way to attack this patriots team is attacked their secondary he went Ron Ron Ron Ron and -- gamely stuck to what. He's comfortable doing call off the the plays on his play -- running the ball early play action. How big an advantage your mind is Brady -- and is Belichick Kubiak and it has he had a good year as coach of the Houston Texans. At that he's beaten the brake coach at all fifteen or so inept sipping ET -- and and and -- it should work when you have the peace shoot that he so I do have a problem with routine forehand a little you know. They won't but all and early are. It'll also was running the ball no one's been able to copy during talks and -- final numbers this forty forty to charge whatever it was. Looked back at the that won't happen again -- like I can guarantee that it broke off runs early in the game it just kind of fell apart late. They shot themselves with that put as much of anything could be technical change that that's immediate people are going to open up. Swing at all around appeal either. That's just way better ideas and so Tony Parker out coach Bill Belichick street. -- who got up outplayed the patriot really eat in there would be in a way she can out coach Belichick it's just. Yes he drove -- I don't predicament offensively change I think that's what they do best and have that just -- you to better but defensively Wade Phillips you know bringing the pressure against Tom Brady. -- a lot of success in five plus best pass rushers and that's -- Houston Texans do does he make the adjustment may be a little bit less aggressive and attacking Brady. Dub -- that if something they definitely have to do that they have to change in these players have talked true. Talk about OK we need to do something so simple and and you can't just man -- a -- got to find reopened god you've got to show a lot of that you looked. An opiate of the better than not you mean property has seen enough of them a little bit. Good of defense is stopping you can eat you can be a bad day and you're getting to a you'll be okay. It was quite yet they got it quite if you try to make up that -- -- people -- -- but they -- -- -- -- and -- every time. And what JJ watt played really strong game that day. But -- can get their cup. I think that's similar a couple of plays -- got to sake. About schedule change being around with a different kind of broke a secret to cut anyway but. You can figure out -- to -- you know the first three trial -- -- -- -- -- -- double shot. I expect them to have to do to get to think and I don't show. Brady and being an intriguing either help me it'd take the Blagojevich got I don't see. We're talking -- drums Solomon ESPN 975 the rush in Houston also Houston Chronicle. Did scare you -- all when Andre Johnson came out called that in general in the biggest game in Texans history just gave me the impression that. You know not recognizing that what this a bigger games here down the road of putting weight too much emphasis on the first game these two teams played. Yeah I I wrote about pattern talked about a hundred times I would I would. Held a lot of -- oddest thing I've heard from him especially. Well in the big game intact and actually think. They had nothing to win there -- mean in terms of a win that game built winning -- you don't get a trophy winning connecting you don't get a hat sort of yet check -- Winning acting you know I mean that they were looking on the table except for work. Some kind of the -- -- respecting everybody likes to play up against so Purdue to make it out to each got -- big game. 888 told me something about a team -- preparations for a weekend and that it played itself out at 98 they show the pigeons too much respected war in. We -- to invest some time orderly in this week's fear and respect. -- like next door neighbors you know and -- they were in there. So until much respect for the patriots this destructive beginning trust what they still like. We played sixty years -- you chats will single you know. Yeah I think that's the difference is -- you appear comparing -- a couple of years back at the jets 453 in the year -- -- in beam in the first round but the jets' division opponent I think. -- more swagger and I'm wondering like psyche wise is Texans team they -- -- motivate themselves and say we didn't play well what can they come in with that. Same sort of I'm not intimidated by you after what we soft a couple months ago a month ago. Get that gutsy accusing thing this team does have a lot of swagger and and a lot of confidence because it talks. And then that church like the jets are so that we. Into -- and it's sweet cheer leading into the game with the -- come back. Right analyst talked at all it's personal between them and Belichick Jim. Marty was saying it's about Brady won't -- won't get cut from the fact. Because they're not gonna say anything but great thing about Brady and Belichick and the patriots it's better but. This team. Believe in themselves and they've they've got it and that's kind of what I capital. Cupid -- -- -- gay guys take a Catholic -- who felt I mean they were and it's played out -- birthday -- what jackets came from little. They were talking about JJ watt real PP EM lawyer talked about what they were going to do. Which -- Pennington broke the Super Bowl coming hoosiers could do all that. Where they got the world to dispute Super Bowl can't beat you should be able to. You can call about what happened after old field advantage are supposed to be kidding me ill children and the first Indian ancient world questions so. They got knocked off track and not not but we to get there are very confident group picking the best team in the league -- and I. I expect them to show up and I like being a little bit better as the -- in December. Now that it did Gary Foster -- I think the ball up a little bit I mean you know it be different -- came from a player or a coach another team but really -- Motivate yourself on my cherry did that he just is a joke from an article from somebody in another market. All they get as far as motivation that you just -- -- game film again don't realize what you did Monday night from national audience that should be enough to motivate you. Yeah more than enough yeah and then a couple of players -- if you don't aryan you military guy that he is he's eager to get a bit. It could be read is that that guy you don't peek speaking live at certain people who if -- -- you know on Twitter. -- you know. Go back and courtly -- over the hump would that -- aren't silly but the -- he -- I don't really have a problem that no a couple of his teammate like whatever is Odom. A mighty you know I have Danieal Manning about you'd like whatever but you know argued. If you really need -- to get riled up -- that we don't think he does he'll be riled up ready to go anyway. That avatar pillow -- if you go to our lunchroom are up forty a couple of touchdowns are gone I'm Betty you know will be it could take a number of Deep Purple I. I don't think that didn't feel that I'm pretty sure. -- -- open locker room that -- -- the way to start talking Bill Hall. Act like it never have been in Charlotte and they're. It but he wrote. It about it I felt like got a big play and did anybody here at least leaky -- and you've got over to like what. Well he said he and being the most people portrayed in a week ago you know I don't think I knew it was funny I -- think it's. That's a -- in the players and a team just turn on NFL network nears the end of the people given the chance let's and we -- it's gonna be a closer game. This can be that -- -- to -- breaks with the patriots way but. And they command in your mind -- you prediction in this game. And went. I really do not wait until I talk to reporters this week to see where they had about a couple guys not -- she's it is fully. I'm pretty sure they'll be all right but you know again it's. If I'm hearing this same old trickle into the last and I'd expect that same result but. -- Clearly it's a close game bad -- saying -- a true then people a little bit closer to. Well general all out well -- I'll let you go -- out circling back because you said out of the gate better coach patriots better quarterback patriots but from top to bottom. The Texans are -- better team what other area the Texans so much better read your mind that they are a better team than the patriots. They have a better run Onyewu. They have the best receiver and are on the field and under adoption and they got the best -- better. And I I think they're more balanced team that they've played well and handle. A lot of situation I've got a better team with the patriots week truce -- that match up well. But did you know there's a picture -- is meeting at 8 o'clock. You know -- What could that actually just depicting the public that there are no great tool in the NFL this year and the Texans are good thing about -- on the board. It's going to be it's gonna be a lot of fun -- -- on its last game of the weekend you gonna -- town for the game. -- will be. Fund Jerome Solomon used to chronicle ESPN 97 to -- the roads the other road this time around fifty degrees. Mild weakened for a -- no snow no bad weather can be perfect. Can -- -- any idea and you can now build bitching about the colts. Thanks Carol appreciate it. -- drove solid joining us up on the AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LTE. With speeds at the ten times faster than three GT AT&T rethink possible you better be a lot better. In about seven other areas on your team if you lose the quarterback and the coach battle in this league any admits they do. You gotta be better everywhere else to be concerned the better team top to bottom that's right disagree with them as one again where his -- wasn't there I called them the better team. From the top to the -- get a break come back talked you at 6177797937. Troy Aikman great quarterback to its next hour.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

John Lackey with Joe and Dave after he pitches a great game to beat the Yankees

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful Woman 4-24-14

Headlines of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane include the most beautiful woman, three lesbians and a baby, and a murder tattoo.

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

Daily Diamond: NY's react…

Daily Diamond: NY's reaction to Pineda, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni tune in to WFAN in New York and listen to a Yankees perspective of what transpired last night at Fenway.

Michael Pineda gets ejected for pine tar; suspended 10 games, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni react to a wildly entertaining game at Fenway last night in which we saw Michael Pineda ejected in the second inning because he had pine tar on his neck.

Buster Olney, ESPN: Farrell did the "exact right thing", 4-24-14

Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Michael Pineda using pine tar at Fenway and getting ejected from the game. He also discusses the reaction from Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

Dave O'Brien with Dale an…

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley 4-24-14

Sox Broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins us for his take on Pinetargate.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Cheater Edition - 4-24-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by Pinetargate at Fenway and cheating in Pro Sports.

Previewing the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN 4-24-14

Dale and Holley preview the rest of the Bruins-Red Wings Series with the great Jack Edwards of NESN

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Fantasy Football Off-Seas…

Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

Pine Tar Finally Catches …

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

More from this show

Boston Marathon director …

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: David Gregory is tanking 4-22-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.

More from this show

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox ha…

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox haven't been able to replace Ellsbury, 4-23-14

Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

More from this show

Weei Writers