View Full Version : Houston Texans aim for first trip to playoffs

07-31-2009, 05:34 AM
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans are the only team in the NFL to have never reached the playoffs.

That gives them a clear goal as they prepare for the start of training camp on Friday.

The Texans went 8-8 in each of the last two seasons and are hoping their eighth season is the one where they finally make the postseason.

"Our goal as a team is to be a playoff football team," coach Gary Kubiak said. "That goal can't be reached until December ... but we'll walk on that field (Friday) with that as a team goal."

Kubiak, who is entering his fourth season in Houston, knows his team has a lot of work to do before they can make that happen.

"We have to be realistic in our approach and realize that it's about the day-to-day process," he said. "Can't get that done in one day or one week or one month. So we've got to worry about our football team getting better and if we do that, then we'll give ourselves an opportunity to do that."