Originally Posted by mussop
This is so overblown. They will be fine. This is a hard system to step right in and perform at a high level. It takes time. Remember how everyone wanted Meyers out of here his first year? Remember how bad Caldwell looked at first? Smith was a solid vet when we signed him. He didn't look so good at first either.
Everyone they played on the right side this year is really young. Basically all rookies. Next year will be their second year in the system and they will be fine.
Funny how Unger (Who got hurt his rookie yr.) Okung (who only played half a yr Rookie last yr,) Carpenter rookie last yr (Missed with ACL.) Sweazy, (Played DT in college last yr) Helped form one of the best OL's in the NFL this yr in Seattle.
So the fallacy is that it takes a long time to develop into a Cohesive OL. It takes Talent first and foremost and a great OL coach to coach up his players.
But dont let the facts get in the way of whatever the Texans org is trying to sell you. Fact is within 2 yrs if the Texans had a competent QB and upgraded the coaching staff from the top down they would probably be closer to a SB. Afterall do you honestly think the Texans can win a SB next yr as currently constructed? So every yr there is no change is a yr lost. IMHO Exhibit #1 Coach Joe.
But as BoB has said in the past change would be too traumatic. LOL I think this team as a group has reached their peak and you will start seeing a downward trend. Their only saving grace is that the play in the worst division in the NFL so making the playoffs and keeping the $$$$ rolling in shouldn't be a problem. However they are miles away from being a true SB contender. IMHO