Texans lose more than just a game; gain a new starting QB


Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) reacts in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings Texans Fans!

What a painful loss, dirty play possibly cost Brian Cushing for the season if not longer.

Case Keenum, made a strong case for taking over the offense.  As pointed three weeks ago here at the Toro Times, the Texans needed this spark.

Keenum played very well considering the offense was hampered by losing Foster early then Ben Tate was hurt and not as effective. This, I think, messed Gary Kubiak’s flow up more then anything else. But overall, for debut performance, Keenum did a heck of a good job.

That last fumble was due to poor blocking, he didn’t even know the guy was on him. I say give Keenum the ball week nine at home against the Indianapolis Colts.

Now, the defense needs to get itself right.

Cushing is gone, get over it. That’s brutal, it’s harsh, but someone is going to have to step up.

We can lament the loss of Cushing later, right now the season is probably lost, but there is hope and you ride hope for all you’ve got.

J.J. Watt had a sack, a welcomed tip of the hat to Bum Phillips (may he rest in peace), and a beautiful swatted ball right back in Smith’s face. That was a beautiful play.

Antonio Smith got in a sack and Shiloh Keo got an interception, but the run game is a weakness, one I think from watching is due to teams pushing to stop the Texan’s pass rush realized that is leaving huge running lanes. Bum’s son needs to make adjustments for that and quick.

Overall, that game was a good ride that ended badly, but gives hope not all is lost.

Matt Schaub’s time in Houston should be done. He can’t make the long passes, move in the pocket or get rid of the ball as fast as Keenum proved he could Sunday. Mr. Schaub, I have supported you all the way, but 12 games was plenty of time to recoup, it’s time to move on.

Is fate not a cruel but mischievous mistress to us mere mortals?

Alex Smith may very well now be involved in a second starting quarterback lost to a backup. First he lost out to Kaepernick, now he’s witness to another starting quarterback being set aside for a young up and coming player. Maybe I’m jumping the gun, but I doubt it.

Jamaal Charles needs a hefty, really hurt him fine, maybe even sat out a few games for that intentional spear on Cushing’s bad knee.

That wasn’t a bang bang play, that was a targeted dirty attack. He also did a flying leap into the chest of a leaping Watt. He did that to cause harm, just like he did to Cushing. He’s a dirty player, and if the NFL is serious about player safety they’ll make an example of him for that garbage.

Speaking of garbage, why does Joe Marciano still have a job? How many bad returns and terrible coverage on kickoff and punts does it take to get a man fired in Houston? Seriously? The man must have some NSA connections and is holding something over McNair and Kubiak.

If I’m an opposing team, unless the ball flies out of the end zone on kick off, I run it out. Good chance you’ll start well past the 20 if you do.

That’s all from me, gonna go have a drink to Bum “Lov’ya Blue” Phillips memory and another in honor of Cushing’s short career. I don’t think the human knee can take being destroyed that many times over.

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