Three Mistakes The Houston Texans Must Not Repeat

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Nov 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) on the sidelines during the game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans had a pretty good turn around from 2013.

A 2-14 wasted year gave way to hope with a 9-7 winning season.

Winning seasons are nice, but they come at a price.

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That price for the Texans this offseason is a draft placement of 16 overall and through the rounds, meaning the very cream of the crop in the draft is likely gone before you get your shot.

That also means the Texans will really need to be creative in the free agent market.

Looking back at 2014, we need to ask ourselves: what worked, what didn’t, and how can we avoid making the same mistakes?

With that in mind, I have complied three big mistakes Houston made in 2014 that should not be repeated this season.

1. Ryan Fitzpatrick As Starter

Fitzpatrick’s stat line for ten years read like a middle of the pack quarterback with flashes of brilliance and games of frustration.

In 12 games for the Texans, he had 17 touchdowns to a mere 8 interceptions.

I know that might not seem all that impressive but his average was near 1:1 prior to joining the Texans.

However what we saw Fitzpatrick at his best.

With age starting to be a factor the Texans need a quarterback with upward potential not known ceiling.

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