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brickmantexanfan
09-20-2005, 07:57 AM
Just wondering what everyone thinks is the correct answer to our offensive problems.Is it a better o line or is the answer pendry?

touttail
09-20-2005, 08:24 AM
Dom Capers here, could you please spell O Line, so I can writh it in my little notepad.


bobby119C

ojthecat
09-20-2005, 10:29 AM
Jimmy Johnson :texflag:

jacquescas
09-20-2005, 12:11 PM
does anyone think the fact that we played 2 dominant defenses had anything to do with it? What if our offsense explodes in the next couple of weeks once we face more pedestrian defenses will Pendry get the accolades?

eriadoc
09-20-2005, 12:26 PM
Facing the defenses we did certainly did not help. The manner in which this team carried itself is really the issue, though. I think we all expected Pitt. to win the game, and while I am encouraged by the slight improvement from the Buffalo game, the bickering on the field, dropped passes, missed blitz pickups, lapses on defense, and inability to stop the run at all have me concerned. And to think, we haven't even faced a top-notch offense yet. Indy would have torched us beyond recognition either of these past two weeks.

gcolby
09-20-2005, 01:28 PM
does anyone think the fact that we played 2 dominant defenses had anything to do with it? What if our offsense explodes in the next couple of weeks once we face more pedestrian defenses will Pendry get the accolades?

Think back to preseason, when the 1st team offensive line played, and it was weak then as well. It ain't just the first two games of this season.

Oh, and remember how overjoyed folks were when we returned 10/11 starters on offense? Well, our offensive line was weak at the end of last season too. I just don't know how people can say they did not see this coming, or that we did not have to address this need in the offseason.

thegr8fan
09-20-2005, 01:48 PM
"Sometimes he sacked himself," Joey Porter of the Steelers said. "He was running everywhere, (taking) delay of games, throwing the ball in the dirt, taking sacks, running into guys he was scrambling for no reason at times." this was directed at David Carr's performance.

seems like a professional NFL football player's analysis of just one of our offensive problems is a pretty good source of info, IMHO.

There is no ONE answer to what the problem is. But the most glaring problem is our QB acting like rookie in his 4th season of playing. Is this correctable? perhaps. Time will tell. But how much time we give him is the question now, to me anyway.

and yes, I do think the O-line has some of the blame. As do the WR's, TE's, RB's, Defense, etc.

Right now the local High school football team could play the Texans and it would be a competitive game, IMHO.

There is no ONE single answer because there is no ONE single problem, IMHO.

SteelBlueToro
09-20-2005, 02:02 PM
I think you have to look back further than the last 2 games and preseason. This team has not been the same since that game against Cleveland last season. The Browns did not have a top defense - and the Texans offense crumbled. This has been something brewing for a long time - and it finally blew up. Blame should be spread. First, Charley Casserly. He did NOTHING to bolster the offensive line or get a second WR. He's wasted draft picks on "projects" rather than players - and of course brought in a flag football player (aka Buchanon) this past season. Casserly has done a poor job of assembling this team, he's passed on some good talent in the drafts, and has done nothing to speak of in free agency (remember - he wanted to build the team through the draft, what a joke). Dom Capers, utlimately he's responsible for football operations and has done little to get this team moving on either side of the ball. But then again - he hasn't had a lot to work with talent-wise. Then there are the players themselves, led by boywonder David Carr. In his defense - he's not had an o-line to prevent the many collisions he's had, but he needs to suck it up and start playing smarter and quit pouting. Other players too many to mention need to step up too.

I would not be surprised to see Mr. McNair clean house completely if this Casserly/Capers/Carr experiment continues to stink up the place.

Just my 2 cents...

Bubbajwp
09-20-2005, 05:29 PM
does anyone think the fact that we played 2 dominant defenses had anything to do with it? What if our offsense explodes in the next couple of weeks once we face more pedestrian defenses will Pendry get the accolades?
I agree. But I think our offense will get worse now that palmer is gone. If thats possible :crying:

z0rpAn
09-20-2005, 06:23 PM
i think they will be using the same playbook for the most part, with another guy calling the plays. hopefully. we will see more plays, like the one we scored on last week, being called rather than an 8 man line trying to run the ball.

Runner
09-20-2005, 07:46 PM
Oh, and remember how overjoyed folks were when we returned 10/11 starters on offense?

Let's talk about that 10/11. The pass blocking is no better this year and the run blocking is far worse. Does everyone think Riley was a good change, or does he just get a free pass?

TexanExile
09-20-2005, 08:50 PM
Runner, I guess we'll never really know because the Texans don't play these opponents again this year--so there's no way to see Sloth Wand against them. In the first couple of preseason games Riley was doing pretty well. Lately, well...it's debatable. If you buy the Texans' company line, most of the sacks so far aren't the fault of the offensive line. If you don't buy that, then he's up for as much criticism as the other linemen.

But spin it another way for a second: if ALL 11 starters had returned and the team was giving up this many sacks, they'd be getting crucified for not making any changes at all. Riley may not be better (yet), but he's certainly no worse than his predecessor, and I'll credit the Texans for trying something there. (Whether there were better options available is an issue that's been discussed here dozens of times and I'll leave that alone.)

Wolf
09-20-2005, 08:59 PM
What is wrong with them?

Passing.. we have an interior line that gets pushed into David's face (hello Center) .. with that happening over and over our QB sprints out of the pocket at the first sign of daylight. which inturn he scrambles and can't make a play downfield .. Our WR's somehow can't find a way to get open. Our Rb's can't make the first player miss and go the distance.

To me our defense hasn't improved since 2002,but gotten weaker overall .

Ibar_Harry
09-20-2005, 09:17 PM
What is wrong with them?

Passing.. we have an interior line that gets pushed into David's face (hello Center) .. with that happening over and over our QB sprints out of the pocket at the first sign of daylight. which inturn he scrambles and can't make a play downfield .. Our WR's somehow can't find a way to get open. Our Rb's can't make the first player miss and go the distance.

To me our defense hasn't improved since 2002,but gotten weaker overall .

I certainly agree with you concerning the defense. I still say Mathis is the 2nd receiver they were looking for but once again the injury bug struck. I thought Mathis would have an impact on special teams and on offense. Now, will he play much this season and will he be effective or will this be another one of those nagging injuries which will last until next year at this time.

powda
09-20-2005, 09:21 PM
game 2 vs steelers

4th quarter

1010

polamalu's 3rd sack on carr...

watch riley. he rides polamalu outside and then stops. his arms fall to his side. his knees loose their bend. he stops and watches as polamalu runs by him and has a clean shot on carr. to me this play was almost as inexcusable as the p-buc tackle.

i was so stunned by riley's lack of effort that i rewound the tape and watched the play another 10-15 times. i even tried to listen for awhistle...something...anything....it wasnt there.

riley is not the answer and never will be. his pass protection is as bad as wand's...his only attribute is he's a domminant run blocker.

you want answers for what went wrong or what will put us back on track?

if you want back on track your going to have to wait for free agency and the 06 draft...

beerlover
09-20-2005, 10:16 PM
game 2 vs steelers

4th quarter

1010

polamalu's 3rd sack on carr...

watch riley. he rides polamalu outside and then stops. his arms fall to his side. his knees loose their bend. he stops and watches as polamalu runs by him and has a clean shot on carr. to me this play was almost as inexcusable as the p-buc tackle.

i was so stunned by riley's lack of effort that i rewound the tape and watched the play another 10-15 times. i even tried to listen for awhistle...something...anything....it wasnt there.

riley is not the answer and never will be. his pass protection is as bad as wand's...his only attribute is he's a domminant run blocker.

you want answers for what went wrong or what will put us back on track?

if you want back on track your going to have to wait for free agency and the 06 draft...

I saw the same thing, I would like to see Wand back @ LT with a TE :cool:

Runner
09-20-2005, 10:30 PM
[QUOTE=powda]riley is not the answer and never will be. his pass protection is as bad as wand's...his only attribute is he's a domminant run blocker.

QUOTE]

Last year the Texans were in the top 10 running outside to the left. They don't rate that high now. We'll see how the year progresses, but I don't have high hopes.

Remember also that last year EVERYTHING was the line's fault, and most of that blamed on Wand. I think if we'd review Wand's performance in the same light as we do the O-line this year (receivers don't get open, Carr isn't the greatest ever, running backs should block somebody), maybe we wouldn't be so down on Wand. Especially since he was one-on-one all the time; this year Riley gets a lot of TE support.

Riley won't get any better; he's on the downside of his career. His only improvment will be when he gets the line calls right and plays better with Pitts. Wand's a young guy; last year was his seasoning by fire. This year he should have been given the chance to show his 1st to 2nd year (starting) improvement.

TexanExile - yeah, we don't play these teams again, but Riley is going to meet Mr. Freeney one of these days. Riley looks slow now; wait till Freeney uses a speed move on him.

Runner
09-20-2005, 10:37 PM
But spin it another way for a second: if ALL 11 starters had returned and the team was giving up this many sacks, they'd be getting crucified for not making any changes at all. Riley may not be better (yet), but he's certainly no worse than his predecessor, and I'll credit the Texans for trying something there. (Whether there were better options available is an issue that's been discussed here dozens of times and I'll leave that alone.)

Then spin it again - make a change for changes sake, and if the player is worse, the fans will still be happy because we tried. Not me - I'm unhappy that we don't play the best players available to us for whatever reason (As also discussed here dozen's of times: Bradford starting, keeping Hollings and cutting Swinton or someone else, etc)

I'm getting dizzy.

Anyway, I stated last year that you could put Orlando Pace at center and that does nothing to stop the constant push up the middle. Play the young guy with upside!

tsip
09-20-2005, 10:49 PM
game 2 vs steelers

4th quarter

1010

polamalu's 3rd sack on carr...

watch riley. he rides polamalu outside and then stops. his arms fall to his side. his knees loose their bend. he stops and watches as polamalu runs by him and has a clean shot on carr. to me this play was almost as inexcusable as the p-buc tackle.

i was so stunned by riley's lack of effort that i rewound the tape and watched the play another 10-15 times. i even tried to listen for awhistle...something...anything....it wasnt there.

riley is not the answer and never will be. his pass protection is as bad as wand's...his only attribute is he's a domminant run blocker.

you want answers for what went wrong or what will put us back on track?

if you want back on track your going to have to wait for free agency and the 06 draft...

...good post

Vinny
09-20-2005, 11:00 PM
game 2 vs steelers

4th quarter

1010

polamalu's 3rd sack on carr...

watch riley. he rides polamalu outside and then stops. his arms fall to his side. his knees loose their bend. he stops and watches as polamalu runs by him and has a clean shot on carr. to me this play was almost as inexcusable as the p-buc tackle.

i was so stunned by riley's lack of effort that i rewound the tape and watched the play another 10-15 times. i even tried to listen for awhistle...something...anything....it wasnt there.I'm in that play right now. Dave had 3 seconds to get rid of that ball and ran backwards AFTER his drop and after 3 seconds. You cannot keep dropping back in this league or you get creamed. Once Polamalu was past Riley there was nothing he could do unless he had a teleporter. No amount of effort puts Riley in front of him when Carr decides to keep backing up. The play starts at 10:10 and Carr gets hit at 10:07...on the 23. The play started on the 33. When you don't know where your QB is you just can't be expected to keep your body between the rusher and the QB if he isn't in the pocket.

GP
09-20-2005, 11:13 PM
Too many people are hanging Carr's errors on the o line.

I keep saying it, and I think Vinny is proving it with his analysis.

Carr is doing things to hurt HIMSELF. In the preseason, I saw better and more consistent pass blocking than I have seen in a long time...maybe ever. We all commented on it, saying that it looked like Carr was hurrying throws and not used to the time we was getting in the pocket.

And then, I think because of his errors (making WRs leap for balls, throwing the wrong way, dancing and running from the snap of the ball, etc.) i think a lot of his teammates are not only getting burned by his poor judgment...but i also think they are getting tired of trying to bust their rear for Carr when he is failing to do the most basic QB tasks.

Go to work tomorrow and get blamed for everything in the world that goes wrong. Repeat that every day for about three years. Then, when you pull off what you think is a perfect day--A day when NOBODY can blame you for others' mistakes--you still get blamed. You'd kinda' get tired of working there, wouldn't you? I think that's sort of the way the o line feels right now. And mayeb THAT's why the o line coach was promoted to OC...nobody knows better than the o line coach what needs to be done to help the QB. Hopefully.

Bubbajwp
09-20-2005, 11:20 PM
Too many people are hanging Carr's errors on the o line.

I keep saying it, and I think Vinny is proving it with his analysis.

Carr is doing things to hurt HIMSELF. In the preseason, I saw better and more consistent pass blocking than I have seen in a long time...maybe ever. We all commented on it, saying that it looked like Carr was hurrying throws and not used to the time we was getting in the pocket.

And then, I think because of his errors (making WRs leap for balls, throwing the wrong way, dancing and running from the snap of the ball, etc.) i think a lot of his teammates are not only getting burned by his poor judgment...but i also think they are getting tired of trying to bust their rear for Carr when he is failing to do the most basic QB tasks.

Go to work tomorrow and get blamed for everything in the world that goes wrong. Repeat that every day for about three years. Then, when you pull off what you think is a perfect day--A day when NOBODY can blame you for others' mistakes--you still get blamed. You'd kinda' get tired of working there, wouldn't you? I think that's sort of the way the o line feels right now. And mayeb THAT's why the o line coach was promoted to OC...nobody knows better than the o line coach what needs to be done to help the QB. Hopefully.
Ive been doing it for three and a half years :crying: :crying:

powda
09-20-2005, 11:59 PM
carr also got heavy pressure up the middle and then from the right side of the line. as far as im concerned carr might have taken off a half to a full second early......considering the circumstances of the bills game and the early part of the steelers game i cant say i entirely blame him.

what i can blame is a player who stops before the play is over.

i dont care if the play lasted a full minute. you do not stop until the ref blows the whistle.

watch his feet vinny. he stops completly...he didnt even try to maintain contact on a player he should physically own.

powda
09-21-2005, 12:13 AM
Too many people are hanging Carr's errors on the o line.

I keep saying it, and I think Vinny is proving it with his analysis.



vinny didnt tell you what he saw downfield...he didnt tell you if the recievers were covered downfield...he didnt even tell you how many recievers were downfield.

because we dont know unless we get a diffrent view.

we cant evaluate that. what we can evaluate are the players we see....and i saw a lack of effort from riley.

carr did get pressure up the middle...he was pushed back.

i dont get it...carr gets pressure, scrambles and turns it into a 10 yard gain and that was a great move.....carr gets pressure, scrambles and takes a loss and now its a bonehead mistake.

and dont think for a second im an appologist for carr. he was horrible against buffalo and i said just that. he was solid against the steelers imo and i wont shy away from it because the trend on this board happens to be anti carr.

awtysst
09-21-2005, 12:33 AM
What about the play where there was pressure on Carr and the Olineman pushed the D rusher RIGHT into Carr?

powda
09-21-2005, 12:36 AM
What about the play where there was pressure on Carr and the Olineman pushed the D rusher RIGHT into Carr?


and i said carr didnt make mistakes when?

that was a bonehead mistake i credit fully to carr.

SESupergenius
09-21-2005, 12:46 AM
No way you can blame all this on Carr. Heck a couple of years ago we had 2 QB's down because f the oline and were stuck with a rookie 3rd rounder as our starting QB, that should give you a little hint. I'll admit that Carr LOOKS like he's not staying in the pocket but in reality his recievers are not getting open and his oline is not buying time for them to get open. Carr of course is going to have a few plays that are off the mark when you are facing top defenses, but no way you can pin it all on him.

So what do we need to fix our offense?


Upgrade out Center, he's a guard
Go get a veteran WR as our #2
Get a TE, we missed out on Putzier
Get a better QB coach, Carr doesn't seem comfortable
Hire a OC with imagination and ability to adjust, we do not have an element of surprise. Ever see our FB catch a pass?

Runner
09-21-2005, 03:19 AM
Let's talk about "grading tape", which nobody really does here. Most of us look at our Tivo replays and make judgements that usually fit our opinions. The problem is, football is a complex game and we don't know much of what is going on. I usually don't comment on these, because it's a losing argument. People know what they saw.

Here is an example - I've read several different analyses of the the Bills game, and I'm going to highlight one play in particular. It was the 3rd offensive play of the game, the Bills ran a stunt with their right tackle and end. Pitts and Riley ended up double teaming the tackle who ended up as the outside rusher, the end came up the middle and sacked Carr.

Most of the posts I read have placed the blame on Pitts for not making a block on the end as he swung to the middle; some placed it on McKinney for not coming over and picking up the end as he came through cleanly.

As simply as I can state it, this is what happened. The O-line was in a "slide left" scheme, where they, well, slide left to pick up the rushers. It is Riley's responsibility to stop sliding left at some point to let Pitts know that there are no other rushers in that direction, and he should pick up the man closest to in front of him. This would have been the end coming up the middle. Riley would then continue blocking the tackle on the outside. Riley, however, never stopped sliding left so Pitts continued in that direction, double teaming the tackle.

The sack was mostly Riley's fault, with some smaller responsibility on Pitts for not figuring it out on the fly. Most fans don't see that, because Riley very effectively blocked the tackle and looked like he was doing his job. He was doing part of his job well, but not the whole job.

This is an example of what I mean (in other posts) when I state the line isn't communicating like it should and Riley at times isn't executing the proper play for a given line scheme. This is one reason I state that Wand, who plays well with Pitts, should be playing.

I fully expect to be flamed for this post, and you can use my own words against me - "Let's talk about "grading tape", which nobody really does here. Most of us look at our Tivo replays and make judgements that usually fit our opinions. The problem is, football is a complex game and we don't know much of what is going on".

However, I know there are many thoughtful people on this board who may consider this, and keep it in mind when reading fan analyses, or performing their own.

Football is a team game, with many complex interactions beyond most of what we fans see.

brickmantexanfan
09-21-2005, 07:25 AM
Dom Capers here, could you please spell O Line, so I can writh it in my little notepad.


bobby119C


LMFAO

ATX
09-21-2005, 07:34 AM
Carr isn't stepping up in the pocket when he needs to. It's almost like he's got an anxiety disorder in the pocket or maybe claustrophobia. I know he's not getting as much time as some QBs, but he's got to make better judgements in the pocket. He's a 4th year QB, he can't be making stupid plays like running out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage. Something is up with DC, I don't know what it is, but he's not all there right now. I know it's not all on him, but he's not being the leader he needs to be.

infantrycak
09-21-2005, 11:55 AM
I'll admit that Carr LOOKS like he's not staying in the pocket but in reality his recievers are not getting open and his oline is not buying time for them to get open.

Open has a funny way of having different definitions. Look at the coverage Carr threw into in the MN game last year or the Titans game or heck a bunch of great, accurate throws made every weekend in the NFL where the DB has text book position, but the QB makes a throw into the one spot the DB has the least chance to make a play on it and then tell me our WR's aren't that open. I am far from a Carr hater and devoutly hope he can live up to the potential he has previously been building towards, but sitting in the stadium and watching on TV there have been numerous times where WR's were wide open and Carr doesn't get the ball to them. Sorry, but our WR's are not league worst can't get open against anyone WR's. Carr bears some (not all) responsibility for not seeing or not judging them open and making the throw.

SESupergenius
09-21-2005, 12:21 PM
Carr does bare SOME of this, absolutely, but he does not bare all of it, and far from it I contend. Do you define "open" as a reciever with no players around him like that one play where Carr scrambled to his left and Armstrong was clearly open....but on the other side of the field? Carr would have had to slam on the brakes, turn his body and fling a dart to the middle of the field all the while his momentum is taking him to the sidelines to avoid pursuit. Do you define "open" when he repeated throws a ball right into the hands of recievers and the drop it? Bradford and AJ both missed easy catches last Sunday. They were drive killers. Do you define "open" as a reciever has beat his man but the line has been pushed back blocking his sight to the target and closed his passing lane?

I don't know, but there are just way too many things to be blaming the QB for all of this.

In addition, I consider the "Oline" to include the TE and RB when are in protection, so yes our O-line is not doing its job of pass protecting, much less run protection.

infantrycak
09-21-2005, 12:48 PM
Carr does bare SOME of this, absolutely, but he does not bare all of it, and far from it I contend. Do you define "open" as a reciever with no players around him like that one play where Carr scrambled to his left and Armstrong was clearly open....but on the other side of the field? Carr would have had to slam on the brakes, turn his body and fling a dart to the middle of the field all the while his momentum is taking him to the sidelines to avoid pursuit. Do you define "open" when he repeated throws a ball right into the hands of recievers and the drop it? Bradford and AJ both missed easy catches last Sunday. They were drive killers. Do you define "open" as a reciever has beat his man but the line has been pushed back blocking his sight to the target and closed his passing lane?

I don't know, but there are just way too many things to be blaming the QB for all of this.

In addition, I consider the "Oline" to include the TE and RB when are in protection, so yes our O-line is not doing its job of pass protecting, much less run protection.

We're both middle grounders to a degree on this it seems to me. Lack of consistant execution, not just by one player, but across the board starts looking like a coaching problem to me. Throwing away players who go on to pro-bowl seasons elsewhere is a coaching problem to me, reported quotes from opposing offensive coaches that the guy they are most scared of is a non-starter sounds like a coaching problem to me. I have no problem in the world with a ball control, verticle passing, 3-4 defense, but none of it seems to be working and it can so hmmmm, what are the coaches doing.

SESupergenius
09-21-2005, 01:02 PM
I would say that is starts with Casserly. Is it Capers job or Casserly's job to keep and get rid of players? Does Capers make the decisions and Casserly does the paperwork? Fact is our players are not that great, that is a direct reflection of the GM job, just as our woes in our pass game are a direct reflection of the offensive coordinator.

HJam72
09-21-2005, 02:04 PM
I would say that is starts with Casserly. Is it Capers job or Casserly's job to keep and get rid of players? Does Capers make the decisions and Casserly does the paperwork? Fact is our players are not that great, that is a direct reflection of the GM job, just as our woes in our pass game are a direct reflection of the offensive coordinator.

I tend to agree with this, but I'm not real happy with Capers right now either. For instance, I think Bradford ought to be on the bench and I'm sure it's Capers who keeps putting him back out there. I also see young players who aren't as good now as they were a year or 2 ago and I think that falls on Capers too. Where is the motivation? Why are we just now sitting players down for underperforming?

ATX
09-21-2005, 02:51 PM
I tend to agree with this, but I'm not real happy with Capers right now either. For instance, I think Bradford ought to be on the bench and I'm sure it's Capers who keeps putting him back out there. I also see young players who aren't as good now as they were a year or 2 ago and I think that falls on Capers too. Where is the motivation? Why are we just now sitting players down for underperforming?

Bradford should have been benched after dropping that pass that hit him right in the numbers. I believe that was a 3rd down play in the 1st quarter. It stopped an early drive that could have resulted in something other than a punt. We all know what happened after that.

Texans Horror
09-29-2005, 04:12 PM
Let's talk about "grading tape", which nobody really does here. Most of us look at our Tivo replays and make judgements that usually fit our opinions. The problem is, football is a complex game and we don't know much of what is going on. I usually don't comment on these, because it's a losing argument. People know what they saw.

Here is an example - I've read several different analyses of the the Bills game, and I'm going to highlight one play in particular. It was the 3rd offensive play of the game, the Bills ran a stunt with their right tackle and end. Pitts and Riley ended up double teaming the tackle who ended up as the outside rusher, the end came up the middle and sacked Carr.

Most of the posts I read have placed the blame on Pitts for not making a block on the end as he swung to the middle; some placed it on McKinney for not coming over and picking up the end as he came through cleanly.

As simply as I can state it, this is what happened. The O-line was in a "slide left" scheme, where they, well, slide left to pick up the rushers. It is Riley's responsibility to stop sliding left at some point to let Pitts know that there are no other rushers in that direction, and he should pick up the man closest to in front of him. This would have been the end coming up the middle. Riley would then continue blocking the tackle on the outside. Riley, however, never stopped sliding left so Pitts continued in that direction, double teaming the tackle.

The sack was mostly Riley's fault, with some smaller responsibility on Pitts for not figuring it out on the fly. Most fans don't see that, because Riley very effectively blocked the tackle and looked like he was doing his job. He was doing part of his job well, but not the whole job.

This is an example of what I mean (in other posts) when I state the line isn't communicating like it should and Riley at times isn't executing the proper play for a given line scheme. This is one reason I state that Wand, who plays well with Pitts, should be playing.

I fully expect to be flamed for this post, and you can use my own words against me - "Let's talk about "grading tape", which nobody really does here. Most of us look at our Tivo replays and make judgements that usually fit our opinions. The problem is, football is a complex game and we don't know much of what is going on".

However, I know there are many thoughtful people on this board who may consider this, and keep it in mind when reading fan analyses, or performing their own.

Football is a team game, with many complex interactions beyond most of what we fans see.

Your problem is that the Texans are looking for a quick fix, and the fans are getting tired of hearing "give him a chance and he will get better." This is Houston. If you play well in Houston, the fans idolize you. If you play anything else, they hate you. People feel that giving a kid one year is all that is deserved. If Carr or Davis of half the other players were given the same chance, independent of their draft position, they would not be playing either. :brickwall