I don’t even know what we are doing here anymore.
This weekend, like last weekend, and like the weekend before that, the Texans’ offense failed to score until the team was down 38-0. Sure, they threw a few garbage scores on the board in the fourth quarter after the Rams had yanked most of their starters, but don’t be fooled. Houston’s offense has been the same every week, aside from Davis Mills making three deep throws against New England. The Texans have the worst run game in football and a passing attack that can only execute four routes. They eventually managed three touchdown against the Rams’ reserves. The game was long over when Rex Burkhead carried them to the end zone, Mills finally hit a sideline route to Brandin Cooks, and Brevin Jordan caught a touchdown pass up the seam.
The Texans’ defense was supposed to be strength of this team. Yet Darrell Henderson outgained the Texans on his own in the first half. Once again, Houston couldn’t tackle, and their pursuit angles were atrocious. Lovie Smith needs to give this team a geometry lesson. Not only that, at times the effort level just wasn’t there. Standing behind blocks. Opening the door for Los Angeles ball carriers to waltz on through. Houston had two stops this game when the Rams’ offense was at full strength, and both were drops by Rams receivers. Down 38-0, it was time for John Wolford to see some action so Matthew Stafford could rest.
There’s zero point to this season. It’s been over since Tyrod Taylor went down because the Texans didn’t have a back-up plan for their injury prone quarterback. They’ve been dismantled in five of six Davis Mills starts. Nothing the Texans do on offense or defense works. The only thing that matters is what they get for Deshaun Watson, if they trade him before Tuesday, or when they trade him next offseason.
Next week, the Texans face a future prospective trade partner in the Miami Dolphins. It’s the Laremy Tunsil revenge game. It’s the Watson Bowl. It’s whatever you want to call it as two of the worst teams in the NFL go at it.