When I die, I want the Texans to be my pall bearers so they can let me down one last time.
Gary is part of the buck, but it goes higher than that and laterally. KC put up 300+ yards in the run game against this same D. I wonder who their right tackle is?
That's on Rick Smith.
Who traded a very capable run stopping LB in Ryans, and signed a Dallas castoff that isn't half as good? You guessed it. Rick Smith.
Who dumped Troy Nolan and kept Demps - the same Demps who has let people get behind him multiple times for huge game changing plays?
Not sure who made that call, but I'll pin that on Wade. I think Troy Nolan is flat out better not that he is any great shakes.
Who is making the call on who plays ST? Coach Joe? He needs to get #11 out of there, among others. Who drafted #11 when other WR's were available?
Who didn't draft or sign another legit playmaker on offense, and added two rookies with lots to learn? That's on Smithiak.
Who has this team coming out flatter than Calista Flockheart's chest in the two most important games in team history? That's on Gary.
My opinion on Schaub has changed drastically in the last month. Prior to that I saw him as a good chess piece at QB. Not a guy that can take a team on his shoulders and carry them, but a guy you can win a SB with. No longer. He is now a major part of the problem, and not the solution at QB imo. He's a shrinking violet. And has there ever been a more grumpy QB in football? I mean it's one thing to have an even keel, but how about trying to pump up the guys a little bit and show some emotion? It's a small thing I know, but it bothers me for some reason. Schaub is just a slightly less talented version of Tony Romo.
In short, this team is highly flawed, and there is plenty of blame to go around. We are much further from a SB appearance than I could have possibly imagined 6 weeks ago when the cracks first started appearing in the foundation. Ultimately, I pin the blame on Bob McNair more than anyone. He is the ring leader and has assembled the people that are responsible for the roster, and for preparation.
And since they just signed Schaub to a huge extension, I think this team and Schaub are married for the foreseeable future. As for me, I'm filing for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.