Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Texan Lose, Breaking Records Along the Way

Disappointment is the theme again this season. The Baltimore Ravens are a team we have a chance of beating however. For a team that has a 1-10 record that may be saying a lot but I still have hope for this team to do something exciting before the season is over. We had a glimmer of hope in last week’s overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams when three of our players scored receiving touchdowns, a franchise first. David Carr completed over 70 percent of his passes and the defense racked up seven sacks, another franchise record. Overall I hope our Houston Texans can carry that intensity into the game against the Ravens.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Chiefs Score Heavy on Texans

The Houston Texans chalked up another loss Sunday. This one was to the Kansas City Chiefs and the score was 45-17. Our special teams had an amazing day with 315 return yards and Jerome Mathis became the first player to have two kickoff returns for a touchdown this season. David Carr only got sacked once for the game; which was a pleasant surprise considering how poor our pass protection has been. But how can we have all these great plays and great stats and not a winning season. Domanick Davis had a touchdown and 110 rushing yards. Now that he is back we will probably see a return of the running game.

I don’t want to give up on the Texans now, but can we take what we learned this season, keep some key players and replace some others, and have a winning season in 2006.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Another Good Looking Loss

We will be facing the Kansas City Chiefs for the first time this season next Sunday. The Texans made a good showing against the Indianapolis Colts last week but couldn’t convert and didn’t win. David Car looked his best and there were some key turnovers. Overall we’re not in playoff contention and can’t seem to become a cohesive unit. What is the real root of the Houston Texans 1-8 record? Coaching? Or is it that we just haven’t gotten the best players in the draft and can’t attract any free agents