Here are your daily Houston Texans headlines to kick off your work week:
Reasons for pessimism after loss by Randy Harvey, Houston Chronicle
"2. Play calling. Bill O’Brien? George Godsey? Toro? It doesn’t matter who is calling the plays, he’s much too predictable. There’s no imagination, no reason for defenses to not play them straight up.3. Defensive letdowns. O’Brien would no doubt defend the conservative play calling because he expects the defense to prevent offenses from scoring much. The Chargers scored only three times Sunday, but they came a on touchdown drives of 75, 63 and 74 yards.4. Quarterback letdown. Another reason O’Brien might defend the play calling is because he has so little trust in Brock Osweiler. That’s justifiable."
All of these reasons are valid. The play calling continues to be static regardless of the situation and they stick to a plan (pound Lamar Miller up the middle) regardless of how effective it is (or is not). For all of the talk about using the rookies Will Fuller and Braxton Miller they barely did anything in the game. Some of that blame has to fall on the quarterback too.
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The defense gave up a few long drives and a couple big plays over the top, but it is hard to pin this loss on them. You won’t win many games at this point in time only scoring 13 points.
Texans quarterback play mocked on the internet by Matt Young, Houston Chronicle
"The Houston Texans lost their first home game of the season, but the finger-pointing in the loss were all aimed at a familiar spot – the quarterback.Brock Osweiler threw three interceptions without throwing for a touchdown in the Texans’ 21-13 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. It’s almost enough to make Texans fan wistful for the Matt Schaub Era."
It is sad when you are looking back on Matt Schaub with such nostalgia. He certainly had his time in the sun, and even the times when he was just a game manager are fond memories we wish we could have back. Just sad.