Prediction Revisited: The Starters For Your 2010 Houston Texans

Back in early May, I was desperate for new content and stupidly boldly posted my prediction of who would be starting for your Houston Texans come Week One of the 2010 NFL season. Seeing as how we're mere days away from the official start of the regular season, I figured now would be a fine time to confirm anew how little I actually know about the Texans. Jump with me, won't you? The fun of seeing the flaming wreckage that is my "insight" should be enough of a reason to turn this cyber corner.

The shot called back in May:

WR: The Holy Spirit Andre Johnson
LT: Duane Brown
LG: Antoine Caldwell
C: Chris Myers
RG: Mike Brisiel
RT: Eric Winston
TE: Owen Daniels
WR: Kevin Walter
QB: Matt Schaub
RB: Arian Foster (that's right...I remain sadly resolute in my skepticism about Steve Slaton returning to form, and I'm guessing Foster gets the opening nod over Ben Tate, though I fully expect Tate to be the bellcow by the end of the season)
FB: Vonta Leach

On to the defense...

LDE: Antonio Smith
DT: Amobi Okoye
NT DT: Shaun Cody
RDE: Reggie Bush Mario Williams
SLB: Brian Cushing
MLB: DeMeco Ryans
WLB: Zac Diles (despite the Good Reverend's prayers to the contrary)
LCB: Glover Quin
RCB: Kareem Jackson
SS: Bernard Pollard
FS: Eugene Wilson

And finally, the special teamers:

K: Neil Rackers (sorry, Kris Brown; thanks for the memories, and I'll eventually forget the nightmares)
P: Matt Turk
KR: Jacoby Jones
PR: Trindon Holliday
LS: Joel Dreessen

According to the Texans' official depth chart, it appears I misfired at LG (Wade Smith over Caldwell), RG (Caldwell over Brisiel), SLB (great timing, as our beloved overtrained athlete was officially suspended a few hours after the prediction post went up), KR (Slaton over Jakespeare), PR (Jakespeare over the IR'd Holliday, who still wouldn't have won the job even if he hadn't gotten placed on injured reserve), and LS (Jon Weeks won the gig; I didn't think Kubes would burn a roster spot on a long snapping specialist).

Some notable whiffs, but none on par with this or this or this or this, right? I mean, I'm still incompetent, but maybe not GROSSLY incompetent. Huzzah!

Your thoughts on the starters for your 2010 Houston Texans, scant days before the Colts come to town?

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