Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith (94) smiles during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Greetings Texans Fans!
Another thrilling loss, another step closer to the number one draft choice. Let us celebrate this! Always look at the silver lining, and right now, that’s about all we have going for us. There were good things to take away from the game Sunday. Keenum looked much more comfortable, he was more poised in the pocket and made fewer rookie mistakes. His desire to win is quite evident. Yes, he did throw an interception, but then again so did Brady. Defensively it was a great first half, but second half adjustment failed to work, in fact they were so poor a ninja might think the opposition was listening in on their calls…
Which brings us to Antonio Smith. After the game, he stated:
“It was just miraculous that they changed up some things that they did on offense that keyed on what we put in this week,” Smith said. “There’s no way. We have not did it ever (sic) before and they ain’t never changed it ever before so it was just kind of fishy.” –http://houston.cbslocal.com/2013/12/01/texans-allege-fishy-adjustments-by-the-patriots/
Now I’m not going to doubt that they had some new game plan ready for the Patriots, nor do I doubt that it failed miserably, I watched the entire game and it was obvious in the second half the Texans were outmatched and outplayed. But c’mon man. I love ya Antonio, I do, but the Patriots didn’t do anything like that. What they did was take advantage of the secondary and got back to playing Patriot football. They have guys that watch the first half, identify weaknesses then during the half they adjust to take advantage of that.
It’s what makes Bill Belichick so darned good. Granted, he has been caught cheating before so he loses the benefit of the doubt but in this case I think it was more a matter of exploiting a weakness seen in the first half rather then cheating.
Andre Johnson was once again a beast out there, hauling in another hundred plus yards of passing and becoming only the 15th receiver in the NFL to have 900 catches. If any player epitomizes class, it’s Andre Johnson. Here’s hoping the Texans get their stuff together in 2014 and make it to the Superbowl. On merit alone he deserves to go.
I think we’re going to see Kubiak stay through to the bitter end of the season, this is sadly just how it’s going to be. Sad because the team is far too talented to be so bad, he’s a good man that’s put his heart and soul into the team. But like Schaub, he’s no longer effective. Keeping him in place probably assures the team goes 3-13. Yes, the Texans should beat the Jags on Thursday. Of course the way this year has gone would it shock anyone for the Texans to go 2-14?
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