Originally Posted by Double Barrel
JJ Watt and Arian Foster have been representing the Texans well on the national scene. I'm not sure what other perceived respect is required by downtrodden Texan fan, but I have not seen anyone really disrespecting the 2012 Texans.
You earn respect in this league. Now, if you are talking press coverage, then be a circus like the Jets. But coverage =/= respect, so don't get the two confused.
I like having a low profile 'lunch box' team. They all subscribe to the "just a game" mentality after they win and they play one game at a time without looking ahead and hyping themselves with b.s.
The bold is key. You nailed it. Some people just don't understand the difference between respect and media coverage. They don't necessarily go hand in hand. You will have great teams that get very little coverage (Texans, Giants, etc), bad teams that get tons of coverage (Jets as you mentioned), and good to great teams that get tons of coverage (Patriots, Packers).
We get quite a bit of respect. Maybe we don't get as much coverage, but I am ok with that.