Friday, October 18, 2013

Houston Texans: Really That Bad?

If any of you follow me on Twitter or have listened to my podcast "Two Perspectives", you know who I picked to win the Super Bowl. A current 2-4 team, the Houston Texans. Obviously this was way, way, WAY, before I knew Case Keenum would be starting Week 7 against the 6-0 Chiefs, let alone they'd lose four games straight going in. I'm sure we're all wondering the same thing and that is: Are the Texans really this bad?

After game one, the Texans' status was up in the air after coming back and beating the Chargers by three. Then, Week 2 was just as bad, as the Texans beat the Titans in OT by three. Now, both the Chargers and Titans have improved and are beginning to look like mediocre teams in the NFL, but the Texans, who were one of the best teams in the NFL last year, have not made the same impression as they did last season. The Texans have the Defensive Player of the Year, J.J. Watt. The Texans have one of the best running backs in the league, Arian Foster. The Texans have one of the best young rookies, DeAndre Hopkins.

The problem on offense doesn't jump to one person that deserves the blame. Of course as a journalist, though, I will narrow it down to one. Quarterback Matt Schaub started the first two wins out looking great, six touchdown passes and over 600 yards in two weeks? He looked like maybe a MVP caliber player! That may be an overstatement, but in the last four games? Two touchdown passes, and those both came in Week 4. The past two weeks, Schaub has thrown three interceptions, zero touchdowns, and has been injured.

Now, looking ahead to Sunday, when the Texans take on maybe the best team in the league, and by far the most consistent defense in the league, the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs. Case Keenum (who the hell is Case Keenum?) is getting the start for Houston, and this is his first regular season game of his career, as he is in his second season. The Chiefs win this one in a blowout.

Looking forward to the future, I still think T.J. Yates is the guy to watch for the starting quarterback job. This is and will be Matt Schaub's job to lose as it has been for a long time and he is so inconsistant I am surprised he has yet to lose it.

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