Houston Texans Roundup: Will it be a quick turnaround in ’14?
May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorwicz (87) participates in rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Some on the Houston Texans believe the newly built, rebuilt or revamped (however you want to describe them) team can have a quick turnaround from their 2-14 season of 2013.
There are transplants that used to be with the Kansas City Chiefs, now with the Texans, who believe the team can turn things around quickly, just like the Chiefs did in 2013. Remember, the Chiefs were 2-14 in 2012, hired Andy Reid that offseason, and then made the playoffs.
I think that is the case on defense for the Texans, but on the offensive side of the ball, there are still too many questions in my book for me to say this team will turn around quickly.
The quarterback situation is what it is, plus I question how the surgically repaired back of Arian Foster will hold up, and if he’s able to make it through the entire ’14 season. Then there is the Andre Johnson situation, and the offensive line must play better as well as they allowed over 40 sacks last year.
Don’t forget the fact the Texans are learning an entire new offensive system this offseason under Bill O’Brien.
Last season, the Texans were 11th in the NFL in yards per game on offense at 347.2, but all those yards equaled very few points as they were 31st of 32nd in scoring per game with 17.2. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars were worse at 15.4 ppg, and the Jaguars defeated the Texans twice last season.
The offense worries me a lot more than the defense, that I can say without hesitation.
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Do I believe this team will be better than last year?
Very much I do think they can be better, but in comparing them to the Chiefs of last year just doesn’t cut it for me. Plus, if my memory serves me correctly, most of the wins by the Chiefs last year were against teams that were at or below the .500 mark, so … maybe instead of the quick fix, the Texans need to work on building back a franchise for the long run, or they could be back in the same spot they were last season.
Thoughts on how fast of a turnaround you believe the Texans will have this season?
In other Texans news:
• DeAndre Hopkins “returns to his roots” writes the Ultimate Texans blog.
• CSN Houston wrote about how Alan Bonner and David Quessenberry are making their return after a rookie year on the IR.
• Former Texans safety Ed Reed says “I know I can still play” as posted on Pro Football Talk.
• Over the weekend Graham Rogers of Toro Times wrote about Mike Vrabel and the Texans defense.
• The Texans official site has a video on “Operation Smile” and a charity that is close to Texans center Chris Myers.