Houston Texans: Final thoughts on Bill O’Brien and moving forward

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Option 2: Forget the 0-4, go for it all

This option is pretty much the opposite of Option 1. It would mean that with the players still trying to win and go all-in, and the lower guys on the depth chart probably won’t get many snaps.

What advantages would this serve? Believe it or not, there are plenty of advantages from this one as well. If the Houston Texans decide to go all-in, we may see more big plays that show definite potential for next year. Also with them going all-in, the starters will have more experience with one another and will likely be able to blend together as well. However, there is one pro that really stands out.

The Houston Texans are still a mess. They are deep in cap space with not much left as this team currently has the highest payroll in the NFL, and with the lack of draft picks, it can be really difficult to improve this team at all this offseason. This likely leads to fear of future coaching and general manager candidates, likely leaving them to pass up the opportunity, especially if a better one comes up.

However, by competing, coaches and GM’s would likely see a lot more potential from this team. It could be very enticing towards some coaches, as this team would look a lot better with a winning record and knowing how much we change after starting 0-4, especially with Deshaun Watson.

One of the reasons this option may be enticing is because the amount of powerhouse teams the Texans will be facing greatly decrease, though it isn’t much easier. With the schedule easing up, slightly, there is a chance for the Texans to show what they can do moving forward and make this offseason seem like less of an obstacle.

Of course, by choosing this option, it’s unlikely that the Texans will be able to find a “diamond in the rough” and with the gameplay being forced for success, it’s unlikely that a rhythm of consistency will be found. But hey, at least it’d be more entertaining.