With Thursday Night Football and the opportunity for your Houston Texans to make us forget some of the horror that was their Week One performance just hours away, I come to you with a single question.
What has surprised you most thus far about the Texans’ season a mere one-week plus in? The troubling thing is that there are so many legitimate ways to answer that question, and they all reflect poorly on the Texans.
Was it the Jaguars’ offense imposing its will on the vaunted Texans’ defense?
Was it how terrible the Texans’ offensive line looked?
Is it that Duane Brown is still holding out and missing game checks?
Was it all the drops the Texans’ wide receivers had in the first half of the loss to Jacksonville?
Is it Brian Cushing’s suspension for once again violating the NFL’s drug policy?
Was it Tom Savage getting benched one-half into the first game of the regular season?
Was it the rash of head injuries suffered by various Texans so quickly?
Is it Deshaun Watson being promoted to starting quarterback in Week Two?
Is it something else?
Me, I’m going with Bill O’Brien’s decision to bench Tom Savage at halftime of the first game of the regular season. Without getting into the merits of the decision, I was shocked O’Brien did it, only because O’Brien expressed regret about having a similarly quick hook in the past with Brian Hoyer. Even if Savage continued to struggle, I did not expect a change at QB midway through the first game of the 2017 season. I tweeted as much at halftime last week.
To the surprise of no one, I didn’t know what I was talking about.
What say you, BRB? Which part of the Texans’ season thus far has shocked you the most?