Brian Cushing: ‘We’re ready to take the next step’

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Can the Houston Texans take the next step with Tom Savage?

There are not many NFL teams are a quarterback away from contending for a Super Bowl title.

The Houston Texans happen to be one of those teams.

The Texans had the NFL’s top defense in 2016 and shouldn’t have a problem dominating once again next season despite losing some starters in free agency.

While talking to the media at a charity event this past week, Texans lineabcker Brian Cushing said he believes his team is ready to take the next step in 2017.

From the Houston Chronicle:

"“Getting to the playoffs isn’t good enough for us anymore, and we understand that. We’ve been in games and we were in a dogfight with New England until the third quarter and they go on to win the Super Bowl.”“I think it says a little bit about where we are and at the same time about how much further we have to go and we understand it. We’re close, but we have a way to go.”“We’re ready to take the next step.”"

It’s great that Cushing is confident in the Texans, but let’s be honest, this team isn’t going anywhere without a viable starting quarterback.

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All the Texans need is for Tom Savage to not make mistakes and be a great game manager.

Houston might be good enough to win the AFC South again and get into the playoffs. But a lot of that will depend on how the rest of the division plays next season.

In some divisions, a 9-7 record will have a team finishing in either third or fourth place.

The Texans are fortunate enough to play in a weak division and have been able to win two division titles with 9-7 records.