Originally Posted by houstonspartan
As a friend messaged me last night: "Kubiak should write Wade checks, because if it wasn't for him, Kubiak would have been fired two years ago."
Yeah, I still don't agree with that.
We've beaten several "good defenses"
This is a team game. Defense doesn't win on it's own. Last night we beat a top 5 NFL defense in their house. It wasn't because our defense played better than theirs, it was because our offense played better than theirs. Most people thought special teams was going to decide this game & they were a non-factor.
We beat the Steelers last year. The Steelers who finished with the best defense in the league.
Last year, the NYJ, Jacksonville Jags, Cincinnati Bengals, Philladelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, & Cleveland Browns had top 10 defenses. None of those teams were in the class of the Houston Texans.
& it is widely believed (meaning outside of Houston Texas) that the absence of an offensive player (Matt Schaub) hurt our chances of a Super Bowl appearance last year more than any thing else.
No doubt about it, without Wade nothing we've seen in the last two years would have been possible (& maybe that's what you are saying) but without an offense, we're the Jags or the Browns.