The Houston Texans darkest hour has arrived


Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings Texans Fans!

We have to accept that the Houston Texans are broken. I know I know, should have accepted this towards the end of last season. After losing twice to the Jacksonville Jaguars, it is unavoidable.

The question that must be asked though, is why?

Case Keenum, once again, started fairly well and as the game wore on he played worse. Matt Schaub stepped in and for a bit looked like he was going to make a win a reality.

He looked like the Matt of old, even rushing for close to eight yards. That was almost amazing. But then the wheels started to come off, and the Schaub of 2013 went to the No. 80 well one too many times. That interception was both predictable and sad to watch. Several of his Pick-6’s during the season were passes to the left side of the field.

Both quarterbacks failed to deliver. Case has a better arm and is good on the run, but that’s not the Kubiak way. Schaub looked good because he plays the Kubiak system.

Therein lies the problem.

It’s broken. Kubiak has given Houston a lot, but the expiration date on his offense came due on a cold December night in New England last season. What have been sad witnesses to is this reality. Kubiak cannot adjust to this reality.

Keenum cannot excel in the Kubiak offense, Schaub isn’t the same player he used to be. Something has to give.

Granted the Texans run game is almost nil now, that certainly doesn’t help. There have been injuries to key players. However, that’s no excuse for a 2-11 (so far) season. We could have the first ten draft choices next year, but with this system, which is as predictable as the sun rising must change. Kubiak hasn’t made that shift.

These last two games, at the start of the season I had circled as fine tuning games for the back end of the stretch into the playoffs. Now? They are the darkest hours of Houston football since the Houston Oilers packed their bags and moved to Tennessee.

It’s really that bad.

On defense, DJ Swearinger caused a lot of swearing here, as he both played extremely well and probably cost the Texans a win.  While you cannot blame him solely for this loss, I certainly wouldn’t want to be him on that long plane ride home.

Bob McNair is a more patient man than I, he’s also very rich so maybe there is something to be said for patience.

However, he needs to be bold, the fans deserve it, the players deserve it. Bold, message sent and delivered that this team is committed to both accountability and success. This point cannot be stressed enough. Inspire the team, the players and the fans. Make the call Mr. McNair.

Looking on the bright side, we solidified our draft position and season records don’t carry over.  Talk about a hole to dig out of!  

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