The last time we did this Texans’ fans had a confidence rating of 56% regarding their team. Houston had just blown a first round bye, won the division and was all set to go down 21-0 to the Indianapolis Colts, at home, in the NFL Wildcard round.
Since then the team has done things. Immediately they released Demarius Thomas and Kevin Johnson. They kept Seantrel Henderson, Angelo Blackson, DeAndre Carter, Joel Heath, Brandon Dunn, Brennan Scarlett, Joe Webb and Kai’imi Fairbairn around. They lost Christian Covington, Kareem Jackson, and Tyrann Mathieu to free agency. And they added Matt Kalil, Tashaun Gipson, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Bradley Roby, Darren Fells, and A.J. McCarron.
The majority of these moves were one-year deals to cure itches the team had on its roster. Despite having Deshaun Watson on a rookie contract and tons of cap space, the team is pretty much the same right now, slightly different, slightly better, reshuffling the deck a bit.
No one is happy. The confidence has dropped from 56% to 26% after free agency, and 54% think the team has improved during free agency.
How are you feeling after free agency? What would it take for you to get to feeling better?