Do you like to laugh? Do you like to laugh at your own expense? Because I do. And there is no better way to laugh at ourselves or the fans of your favorite NFL team, the Houston Texans, than by reading this article from Five Thirty-Eight.
To sum it up, the article is about the upcoming NBA Finals. Chris Herring dives into a strategy the Cavs should employ against the Warriors, using Kevin Love’s outlet passes to get out into the fast break. This makes sense, because Kevin Love is incredible at throwing outlet passes. Plus, on offense, the Warriors have multiple players standing along the three point line, which allows the other team to leak out once the ball is in the air. I can’t wait for the NBA Finals to start tonight.
That’s not why you are reading this. This isn’t the good stuff.
This is the good stuff right here.
As you can see, Kevin Love is really great at throwing outlet passes. He heaves with one hand or two hands, and he is better at playing quarterback than anyone on the Houston Texans’ roster last year. As a team in 2016, Houston threw twelve (12!) passes that traveled in the air for twenty yards.
This was the worst in the NFL.
Like points scored, yards per attempt, DVOA, DYAR, yards per completion, and many other stats that point out the ineptitude of [name redacted] and the Texans’ offense in 2016, this one is just beautiful. No matter the court or sport, when it comes to being good at throwing things, the Texans were one of the worst in the world last year.