The Texans need one of their quarterbacks to step up in order to win a Super Bowl.
So Dave Dameshek of NFL Media has predicted that the Dallas Cowboys will beat the Houston Texans in this year’s Super Bowl.
I like Dameshek’s analysis and his style, but I respectfully disagree.
First let’s make the arguments in favor of Houston making it to the Super Bowl.
The Texans had the most dominant defense in 2016. Their defensive coaching staff, and a healthy J.J. Watt returning injury will make them even scarier this coming season.
Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien is a respected coach and a leader of men. At Penn State he revived a program after the Joe Paterno/Jerry Sandusky scandal.
So far In Houston, O’Brien has surrounded himself with winners from his past such as former New England Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel and one of the best defensive coaches in Romeo Crennel.
The Texans are loaded with offensive talent with running back Lamar Miller, wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Braxton Miller, Will Fuller and an underrated tight end stable that equals the makings of a strong offense.
Reminder, O’Brien ran the 2011 Patriots offense that ran two tight end sets with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
But the Patriots had quarterback Tom Brady at the time. And just in case everyone forgot, they still have him.
The missing piece for the Texans, sorry Dameshek, is still a quarterbck to lead this team.
Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks highlighted that the Texans only scored 1.4 touchdowns per game in 2016.
Tom Savage? Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallet and Brock Osweiler all started ahead of him.
Deshaun Watson? Not many rookies can make an impact year one. His success at Clemson was short to intermediate routes. 7.9 YPA, 67 percent completion rate and 17 interceptions.
Houston blundered not securing a cerebral starter to run their offense the way O’Brien wants it to be run. I would have gone with Tony Romo in an effort to win the Super Bowl now. The Texans not pursuing him is beyond me. The mistake will prove them to be shortsighted.
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This is a loaded squad. But few win without an elite quarterback.
The Baltimore Ravens and Trent Dilfer sure. They cut him the following offseason.
The Texans will not be able to beat quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders, and will not dethrone Brady & Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.