Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) makes a reception during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was quoted by ESPN in an article following Sunday’s 13-6 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars as saying: “We suck … As an offense. That’s pretty much it.”
Mr. Johnson, I agree with you 100 percent … or even more, if that is possible.
Nothing against the play of Johnson this season (74 receptions, 1,002 yards, 5 TDs) – he’s been the only hope in a hopeless offense this season, but as an entire offense, I’m going to agree with him.
Johnson has had one sub-par quarterback in Matt Schaub who has thrown more touchdown passes to opponents this season than he has the best wide receiver on the team. Plus, his current quarterback Case Keenum is learning under fire, and after this past week, he’s getting burned for his play.
The offensive line for the Texans isn’t very good, especially with some of the worst pass blocking in the league, and the running game is basically nonexistent since Arian Foster landed on the injured reserve list a few weeks ago.
The Texans have scored less than 10 points in a game three times during this nine-game losing streak, but they’ve scored 20 or more points four times.
Also during the streak, they’ve lost by under 10 points six times, including a combined 19 points in the past five games.
Still, Johnson is correct in his statement because they’ve also been outscored 21 or more points on three occasions in the nine-game skid.
This season is basically all but over for the Texans, but the question remains for them: what should they do at quarterback not for the rest of this season, but for 2014?
I believe the Texans know what they have in Keenum, but if they do draft No. 1 overall, it will be really tough to pass up on some of the talented players that will be available.
If I were the Texans, I would really look into drafting a QB and have him compete with Keenum in the offseason.
Also, what should the Texans do with their head coaching situation?
Has Gary Kubiak earned a mulligan this season, with two AFC South titles and two playoff wins under his belt?
I don’t believe so because this team has fallen off the path way too much, and I believe it is in the Texans’ best interest to look elsewhere for a head coach in 2014. This franchise looks stale, and it just doesn’t look like they have what they need to lead the team to greener pastures after this dreadful season.
What are your opinions on not only Johnson’s comments, but the future of the Texans?