Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Cierre Wood (41) celebrates with kicker Randy Bullock (4) after a 31-28 win against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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Cierre Wood, Sam Montgomery and Willie Jefferson all volunteered for unemployment for being just dumb.
The Texans were without the services of Wood on Sunday. Remember him, he’s that promising young undrafted running back who played hard in the preseason to win the third roster spot.
Sunday Foster went down early and Ben Tate was playing with broken ribs. We looked for Wood to step up, his big chance to show not only the Texans, but the NFL his time had come. After all, Tate has made it clear being the “other guy” in the two-man rotation isn’t really where he wants to be, so chances are we’d need a new RB to step up in 2014.
Alas, it turns out that dastardly Kubiak had decided to not have Wood active for Sunday’s game. At the time all I could think is he needed another position backed up and had to make room, dumb move easy writing fodder. Well, I owe Mr. Gary Kubiak an apology for even thinking he’d made a mistake.
I applaud the move 100%.
Seriously, smoking weed the day before a game in a hotel? Let’s put aside the discussion on the good and/or bad of marijuana and just focus on the reality. They were doing something illegal, distracting from the task at hand and that the team obviously has made clear isn’t going to be tolerated.
That’s just plain stupid of them.
Talk about watching a dream most of us only can read about going up in a acrid puff of fail.
I expect Wood, possibly Jefferson might get another look see by another team willing to give the young men a chance to change their ways, and I hope they do and put aside the non-sense and excel. Montgomery, if the LSU stuff about not being serious, his poor condition in preseason and now this isn’t enough to raise red flags I don’t know what is.
I hope he has a degree in a field he loves.
An old salty Chief I knew used to rant about “What if’s” in his view. “What if’s are like cute cousins, you can spend a moment contemplating ’em but it’s really not a good idea.”
Well Chief, what if Wood had been green lit for that game and Houston had some run game with maybe a screen pass or two to slow the Kansas City Rush down?
Of course that isn’t how it played out and Houston lost a close one. Despite all the on the field challenges of that game, the antics of three stooges smoking a stuffed stogie might be the untold story of why the Chiefs are 7-0 and not 6-1.
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