Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans owner Bob McNair (left) and general manager Rick Smith (middle) and chief operating officer Cal McNair (right) watch during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Owner Bob McNair’s assertion that this team was a few tweaks away from the playoffs after a 2-14 season couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course he has to say what is best for business, think about how a truthful statement such as “we have a 3-5 year rebuilding plan that we are about to execute” would impact ticket sales?
Bill O’brien actually did himself a disservice by overachieving in his first season as coach with a 9-7 record while shuffling quarterbacks like a square dancer doing the Texas Two-Step.
The screams for a “franchise quarterback” have gotten louder and louder, but let me say that for the record that I do not think that the Texans should immediately pursue a first round “franchise savior type” quarterback in next year’s draft..(dodges tomatoes).
Of course we all know that Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer will never lead this team to a Superbowl. I’m simply saying that this organization has some “foundation issues” that needs to be addressed before making such a huge personnel decision such as which quarterback will lead the team.
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