Texans must face reality, it’s time to talk rebuilding


Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a sack against the Denver Broncos during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings Texans Fans!

We are faced with the reality of a very, very bad team. One that shows flashes of it’s former glory then wallows in the sorry state of today.

This is a very hard time to be a Texans fan.

It’s also a great time to weed out the bandwagon folks from the True Steel Blue fans, because for every darkness there is a silver lining.

With the hunt on for a new head coach and only four more quarters of misery to go, this isn’t just a dark, terrible time! It’s an exciting time. Change is afoot, the question we all must ask of course, what kind of change?

Bob McNair seems to think that it’s a retool and regroup sort of change. The firing of Gary Kubiak and Joe Marciano during the season said a lot about how stagnant the team has become.

Prior to the start of the Season of Fail, one could read NFL news or watch the talking heads and see such commentary like “The Superbowl Window for the Texans is wide open!” or “Can the Colts overcome the dominate Texans and have a shot at the playoffs?”

Well that window just crashed. How fast does it go back up is the question?

After watching Sunday’s game, on tape delay due to life events, I sat down and really looked at our beloved Texans. I don’t think we’re a retool and regroup team at this point. It’s time to face reality: this is a team that needs and deserves the label and approach of a rebuild.

That isn’t easy to say, we’ve got some great players, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, DJ Swearinger, Brian Cushing, Daniel Manning, Arian Foster and of course the great Andre Johnson to name a few. But despite all of that, the Texans are 2-13. Stop for a moment, absorb that fact: 2 and 13.

Watt is in the last year of his contract come 2014. Why not trade him to the team with the No. 2 pick and take both Teddy Bridgewater and Jadeveon Clowney plus a maybe a second or third round pick as well?

Offer Andre a chance to go to a team like San Francisco and get a few more picks in a mutually agreed trade. Give the new head coach a lot to build on and look to 2015 and beyond.

That’s the smart move in my book. If I were Watt I wouldn’t re-up with Houston, not after this year. Nothing personal, but that man is driven to succeed, and Houston just face planted into the cellar of the NFL for a few years. Why play for a team that has fallen so far?

I love the Texans, they are my team, but I don’t want to see a repeat of the Houston Astros, refusing to think long term and flaming… oh wait, we just witnessed that didn’t we?

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