The future is bright for the Houston Texans
It is time for Houston Texans fans to stop living in the past and open their eyes to a very bright future. It’s always disturbing to hear Texans fan still bent out of shape over the crippling moves made by a former general manager, who will be nameless in this article.
While the Texans fans distress over the past is understandable, there is no reason to dwell on it. The fans have been victims of terrible drafts, no real thought in free agent signings and indefensible, incomprehensible trades, fans should really open their eyes and look at the future.
He whom shall not be named is gone. Along with him his culture is gone too!
Current GM Nick Caserio has — to a small extent — taken the path of former Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. He tore down the Astros to rebuild them better. It was painful, but very effective as they won a World Series championship.
Caserio is on that path now with the Texans.
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Fans are confused by so many one-year deals and players being released or traded because they do not fit what Caserio’s vision is. As this team improves, it’s starting to become more clear what Caserio is doing … he’s building a culture.
Caserio uses the word, culture and fans cringe. What does that mean? The idea that it means Houston only wants model citizens and choir boys is a misnomer to say the least. They want hard playing, hard working players.
They do not want players who cause distractions, that is true, but any player who fits what head coach Lovie Smith and Caserio want to do will be welcome on this team. That is, if they have the work ethic.
Players that Caserio is drafting and signing have a few things in common. They are athletic and they have shown a solid work ethic. This is the “culture.” The culture is a team and players who work hard and will run through a wall, not for Smith, but for each other. Team unity is a huge part of the new culture.
As you watch the Texans evolve into Caserio’s “own evil image,” look at the type of players who make the team and who is sent away. Texans fans are in for a treat when the physically and mentally toughest team on the field each week isn’t on the other sideline, but on the sideline of the Texans.