I saw it coming a mile away and yet here it is, the Boo-Birds out in full force. The people that just joined this site and are commenting on "Kevin Walters" and "Owen Daniel" are exempt since frankly until they stick around a while I don't know if they are knowledgeable fans or not. The fact of the matter is that everyone with common sense knew the Texans had a rough first 6 games and I read frequently things such as, "I'll be happy with 3-3 or thrilled with 4-2 after the Ravens game."
For real? You guys already forgot? Go check the BRB Pickem site that gets updated every week. most of you figured we'd have lost 2-3 games by now. It's a football season, these things happen. You guys all had boners when the Texans had their 3 wins in the first third of the season last year. This year with a Defense that literally melts my brain with how vastly improved it is, and an offense that is more or less the same, it's the freakin' Apocalypse even tho everyone complaining admits that over the next 10 games, Atlanta, and their #30 pass defense, might be the hardest team we play. It's still conceivable that we go 12-4 and i'm not even joking. Teams go on streaks all the time, and we have a good team despite what your raging post game armchair quarterbacking emotions tell you. A win vs. the BESF's will go a long way to get the momentum going.
As for calling out players, it's horseshit and every single person reading this knows it. We don't have Kyler Boller at QB. we have a guy who is capable and knows the system. I get mad at Dropcoby just like the next guy, but through the seering hatred of imagining him drop footballs in my sleep, I know that he has the physical tools to get the job done, which he did a much better job of during the Ravens game. You win and lose as a team, which means (and i'm sorry to all the die-hard haters who would die without someone to be mad at) Schaub is not the problem. He had a good game today. He wasn't Aaron Rodgers, but he's also not the steaming pile of fecal matter that people are trying to make him out to be. People see a pass that hits the ground and the crying begins, despite the QB and WR motioning that said WR was supposed to come back for the ball. People see a ball go too high and their tears cloud their judgement that the pass may have been picked off had it been lower, and a sack if held on to.
As fans we want to be happy with our team. I literally found joy in watching the game. A win woulda been awesome, no doubt, but we all expected to lose anyways (for the most part, we admitted it as a strong possibility). I found joy during the loss by watching our front 7 go after Flacco with Shovels, Rakes, and Implements of Destruction. They needed a spatula to peel his body off the ground we hit him so much. Our secondary played very well, all things considered. "but! but! what about that deep bomb!!!!1?". You guys wanna know what a blown coverage looks like? Go order the NFL Films documentary on the 2010 Houston Texans and get past your amnesia.
Please, by all means, don't let me strip you all of your right to an opinion, but also please stop with the boring posts about how such and such blows and how we need to do something desperate, or how our team sucks and the coach needs to go. If it wasn't for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick would be the nobody he was before he got the Pats gig, a fired coach with a shotty track record. You know how many Tom Brady level QB's there are right now? 4 or so? and yet those teams don't all reach the Super Bowl. We don't need Krishna to take the ball from under center and hand off to Moses, who receives key blocks from the starting 2 WRs; Zeus and Allah, to be a good football team. We have the players. We have the coaching. It's not perfect, but it's a far cry better then the Cardinal's team that blew ass during the regular season and made it to the Super Bowl. Is it too much to ask for the haters, doubters, and trolls to just see how things go this year?
(for all you tl;dr's, stop whining so much and use the thing between your ears and remain level headed instead of crying about a decent but imperfect start up against 2 teams that are Super Bowl contenders.)