Originally Posted by Texans_Chick
I am really sorry to hear that.
I met him once at a Texans clinic. Very gracious guy with a really nice wife. He took responsibility for some of the stuff that happened on the field, but also explained that sometimes fans don't know what the coverages are suppose to be and who has what responsibility--that they tend to blame who is closest, even though it isn't that player's blown play.
I know he might be the all time whipping boy for the Houston Texans, but it ain't his fault that he wasn't better. The Texans have had a lot of placeholder players over the years, and that the Texans chose him to be a starter is not on him. Because his failures as a player never appeared to be a lack of effort.
He was a third round pick from Appalachian State who played in the NFL from 1996-2003. To make rosters for that long, he had to have something going for him.
I hope for the best for him and his family.
Great post and analysis of Stevens TC. The guy really did seem to play as hard as he could but he just wasn't all that good. He screwed up a lot of plays, but the guy seemed to give his full effort. He just really sucked badly and seemed like one of those players where no amount of time and work ethic was going to make him a good player.
Prayers to him and his family.