Texans fans aren't the Aggies

For all the deficiencies the Texans showed on defense yesterday, they played a dang good game.  The Colts offense got things rolling in the second half and the Texans defense played poorly, so they lost.  They still played a heck of a game and they were in it until the final 38 seconds when Sage Rosenfels was picked off to end any hope of winning.

To hear the fans talk, you’d think the Texans were the Aggies after losing to perennial whipping boy, Baylor.  On the Texans fan feedback show after yesterday’s game, delusion filled the airwaves of Sports Radio 610.   Fans were calling in about the prospects of getting Bill Cowher or Marty Schottenheimer to town to take command of the team.  Texans fans are short sighted to say the least. 

First off, forget Cowher coming to Houston.  He is going to Cleveland or Carolina.  Secondly, the Texans made progress this week.  If they play the Browns the way they played the Colts, the Texans will come out of the Dawg Pound with a win this Sunday.

The Texans problems have been mainly in two areas.  The first is turnovers.  They are now a minus 13 in the turnover margin.  Vince Lombardi’s Packers couldn’t win games with that kind of turnover margin.  Most of the turnovers have come from the quarterback position.  The Texans must eliminate the interceptions at the quarterback position to have a chance to win.  Secondly, is the way the defense plays in the second half.  Opponnents have scored a combined 15 points in the first half the last two games.  The problems have come in the second half where over the last two games the Texans have given up a combined total of 59 points.  What is going on in the second half?

Texans fans have short memories and are a little delusional.  Fans don’t remember that the Texans were not even competitive a few years ago.  The current team is competitive.  It’s not like the Texans lost 41-21 to Baylor.  Give the Texans some room, fans.  They are moving in the right direction. 


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  • Bill Millington

    The Texans need to learn how to win. It is really that simple. Being competitive is great and all but it doesn’t lead to playing football in January. The playoffs needed to be the measuring stick for this team this season. They are no longer in the infancy stages of being a franchise. Yes, they are a young franchise but they have been around long enough where it is time to take that next step. And it is obvious that they have their own version of T Mac in Schaub. Good player with flashes of greatness when they are playing….but neither can seem to make it through a season. (See T Mac last night for further evidence)

    As far as the Aggies go they have received their last dime from me. There was not one other school that was going to hire Mike Sherman and the Aggies hired him after their “national” 2 day search. Why? Because he is a part of the Good Ole Boy RC network.They could have made a Jackie type statement hire and they went with a retread. What we are seeing as a result is exactly what anyone with half a brain knew would happen. I had the luxury of attending A&M when the Aggies lost 0 games at Kyle Field. Class of 1994. Man what a lifetime ago that seems to be now. I plan on eating my Thanksgiving Turkey early on Thursday because I have a feeling I’ll be sick to my stomach after the debacle in Austin takes place later that day. All I can say is thank God the season is about over and go Turgeon!

  • sbritt

    I’m not much of a sport’s fan, though I have been getting a huge kick out of Texas Tech this season. I do enjoy reading about the Oilers, sorry, I mean the Texans. I think I’m hearing some wishful thinking by some die-hard fans. Way to stick with your team!

    Anyway, did any of you commenters notice your names all end with “ton”?