Originally Posted by IBleedTexans
...He thinks this team is just a few players away and thinks a more experience coach will take us there...I don't understand why there is so much negativity here lately?..
No one means to be negative just for the sake of it.
But a lot of people here are realists
. And they're wary of McNair/Smith making the right decision. As they should be.
I think Texans management has done a good job of lowering expectations when it come to these kinds of decisions.
As a longtime Steelers fan, admittedly I've been spoiled. But I want to see the Texans have the same kind of success.
Note: As for McNair thinking his the team "is just a few players away": That's exactly the mindset that helped get the team in their current predicament.
After last season, they figured the roster simply needed a little tweaking to get them to Super Bowl contention. So they signed Ed Reed. Not smart.
It doesn't work like that in the NFL. Every year there's a new set of variables. Just because you were 12-4 one year doesn't mean you'll be 14-2 and in the Super Bowl the next year.
As someone once said, if you aren't working hard to get better, you'll get worse.