Another Sunday, another loss for the Houston Texans as questionable decisions let the Jets steal a win.
One would have thought coming off an upset win and defending your home turf would be enough to help motivate the Houston Texans squad to victory, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth. The Texans dropped a one-score decision to the lowly New York Jets,
Things took a turn for the worse as just before game time, Texans fans found out that starting safety Justin Reid had been declared a healthy scratch as he apparently violated team rules. With arguably the best player on the field out, any hope of a win was basically dashed.
Then, it was announced pre-game that Tytus Howard was going to be moving to left tackle in order to replace Laremy Tunsil who had thumb surgery. That didn’t go well as the Texans gave up five sacks, a major reason why veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor did not have a great day.
Just what in the world are the Houston Texans doing?
I’m all for setting the culture and adhering to the team rules. That change happens over time, however, not suddenly before the game. Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ryan Clark tweeted a short response about the whole situation:
All the points Mr. Clark made in that short clip are all valid. This is one of the leaders of the team and after doing everything you’ve asked him to do over four years, a simple disagreement causes him to miss a game?
It would be one thing if it was something against the law or anything of a more urgent nature. But a simple disagreement is comical. If this team is trying to tank properly, then the Houston Texans may be doing it the right way.
David Culley is over his head with this franchise. I have given a longer waiting period on Culley than most have had by now, but this blunder of judgment changed the way he is viewed in my eyes and worsened it to those who want him gone.
There were also almost no fans in the teams’ “Plantinum” parking lot before the game, and Jets fans took over the perennially-empty NRG Stadium. But why should there be any surprise to that fact when all this team does is find new ways to lose each week?
It’s getting extremely bad. Maybe this Houston Texans team would actually give the Detroit Lions their first win if the two teams squared off this year.