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What Do They Get Wrong About The Houston Texans?

You know who I’m talking about. Them.

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I bet OB has some ideas about how to answer this question.
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There are many narratives about your Houston Texans. Some are more accurate than others. In this post, I want to talk about the ones they may get wrong.

For example, for years we’ve heard from various pundits that the Texans are “just a quarterback away from being a Super Bowl team.” Do you think that’s a fair assessment of the 2017 Houston Texans? Or do you think that the team’s glaring shortcomings at, say, offensive line are a bigger issue than the QB play these days?

We’ve also repeatedly heard that Bill O’Brien is a quarterback whisperer. Looking at how the nine (9) quarterbacks O’Brien has started since coming to Houston in 2014 have fared during their time under OB, however, could make one question the veracity of that assessment. Of course, the ultimate success or failure of Deshaun Watson may determine how you judge O’Brien as a QB coach.

Staying on the topic of O’Brien, Texans fans frequently get treated to assessments of how complex the Texans’ offensive system is. But is it that nuanced? It can be difficult to differentiate between “complex” and “ineffective” when the team is struggling to put 20 points on the board week after week.

Those are just three things off the top of my head that Texans fans may believe “they” get wrong. Do any of them resonate with you? Any other story lines you think the media miss the mark on when it comes to the Texans?