are in a good spot. "Obviously we’ve struggled against the Patriots in past years, but this is a different
year," Houston HC Bill O’Brien said. "Every year’s different. Our team’s
different. Their team’s a little bit different. And we just have to go out there and we’ve got to play a clean
game. " Houston is having some problems.
have two good things going for them. "We’ve been grinding away here on the Texans. Again, this is another really impressive team. [They’ve] done a good job in all areas down there,
really productive on offense, defense, special teams. Obviously well-coached, a lot of good
players," BB said. "A lot of good players on special teams: lead the league in punt coverage, kickoff coverage, do a great job with field position. Defensively, Romeo
is one of the best and they always are sound, great technique team, good tackling team, don’t beat themselves, make you earn all of it.
"And offensively, they’ve got a lot of explosive players and do a lot of things well. They’re really at the top of the league in just about everything offensively, wherever you want to look.
Certainly big plays, first down production. They’re just good at a lot."
Normally I would be ah-scared.
the Texans have some trouble on their O-line against the best blitzing
defense in the NFL. Also DeAndre Hopkins is the key to their passing game.
Watson is at his best when throwing to Hopkins. But teams have recognized
that and started slowing him down. He is only averaging about 10-yards per
catch this season. Which is down from almost 14 per catch in 2018.
So he is
not who we thought he was. Plus, the Pats will dedicate the double to him.
Which they did every time they played him. They take him out with a
dedicated double on every play. Look for Gilmore and likely Harmon (who
they used in the last game) to stay with him all night. You take him away
from Watson, and is terrible.
know how to do that. The Pats also know how to attack the weak link in an
O-line. Between the Pats D exploiting the Texans weaknesses on offense,
and the Houston defense being one of the worst in the NFL at giving up
passing yards? I'm just not ah-scared. With Sanu and Dorsett likely
getting some run this week, and N'Keal and Jakobi playing better last
week? It looks like a victory to me.
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is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the
cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.
I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a redress of grievances:
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day another crime is revealed by #TrumpTreason!
and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have made their
closing arguments as they end the final impeachment hearing of the week
— and perhaps the final hearing before they hand the probe over to the
House Judiciary Committee.
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff laid out what the committee
has learned over the course of seven hearings on President Donald
Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Schiff said the president believes
“he is above the law” and “beyond accountability” as he pushed
Ukraine to investigate Democrats and withheld military aid.
said Democrats will have to examine “what is our duty” as they
decide on next steps.
Thursday’s hearing, the committee heard testimony from former White
House national security adviser Fiona Hill and David Holmes, the
political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
former National Security Council adviser says she’s puzzled why
she’d be called a “never-Trumper.”
Hill is testifying before a House committee in an impeachment inquiry
into President Donald Trump.
are investigating whether Trump wrongly withheld critical military aid
to Ukraine unless the country’s new president committed to saying
publicly he was investigating Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden and
the 2016 election.
Republicans have tried to discredit government witnesses as against the
president, using a term “never-Trumper.”
was asked whether she was one of them. She said she thought it was
inappropriate to apply the term to nonpartisan officials in government.
(AP) — Nine witnesses. Five hearings. Three days.
Trump impeachment inquiry is charging into a crucial week as Americans
hear from some of the most important witnesses closest to the White House
in back-to-back-to-back live sessions.
witnesses all are testifying under penalty of perjury, and Sondland
already has had to amend his earlier account amid contradicting testimony
from other current and former U.S. officials. White House insiders,
including an Army officer and National Security Council aide, will launch
the week’s hearings Tuesday.
tweeted: “Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving
credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in
order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”
ninth witness, David Holmes, a State Department official who overheard
Trump talking about the investigations on a phone call with Sondland while
the ambassador was at a restaurant in Kyiv, was a late addition Monday. He
is scheduled to close out the week Thursday.
Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a
message when he met with a top Ukrainian official.
said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the
country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he
was opening the Burisma investigation," a U.S. official told
lawmakers. Burisma is the gas company in Ukraine where Democrat Joe
Biden’s son Hunter served on the board.
relayed the exchange moments later to Tim Morrison, then a National
Security Council aide. In his private testimony to impeachment
investigators made public Saturday, Morrison recounted that Sondland also
told him he was discussing the Ukraine matters directly with Trump.
testimony ties Trump more closely to the central charge from Democrats
pursuing impeachment: that Trump held up U.S. military aid to Ukraine in
exchange for investigations into Democrats and Biden’s family.
Morrison’s testimony also contradicts much of what Sondland told
congressional investigators during his own closed-door deposition, which
the ambassador later amended.
Morrison and Sondland are scheduled to testify publicly next week as part
of the historic, high-stakes impeachment proceedings into the nation’s
45th president. Democrats charge that Trump abused his office for personal
political gain, while the president and his allies argue that the process
is politically motivated and that nothing in the testimony so far meets
the bar for impeachment.
from the closed-door testimony from Morrison, a longtime Republican
defense hawk in Washington, and Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to
Vice President Mike Pence on Russia and Europe, were released Saturday as
investigators accelerated and deepened the probe. They provided another
window into the alarm within the government over Ukraine pressure.
after the exchange with Sondland during an international gathering in
Warsaw, Morrison called his boss, John Bolton, then Trump’s national
out of it,” Bolton told him, “brief the lawyers.”
Morrison, Burisma was a catch-all for a “bucket” of investigations —
of Democrats and the family of Joe Biden — that he wanted to “stay
away from.” They had nothing to do with “the proper policy process
that I was involved in on Ukraine,” he testified...