Looking on the Bright Side...
Trying to look at the Texans going forward in a positive light.
1) We get the 1-1 draft pick, in the sport where getting that slot is the most meaningful. (i.e. not the Astros, where you draft the guy and won't see him in the majors for half a decade). Texans can easily improve in one area big time with this pick. Texans have pulled out some great drafts in the past, so I'm confident they can find 3-4 contributors for next year's team.
2) We get a new head coach. While this could go either way, a new coach is going to bring a lot of enthusiasm and new energy to a team that BADLY needs it. As it's been pointed out in a few articles, the Texans head coaching job is highly sought after. Chances are the Texans will get the guy they want (O'Brien, Lovie Smith, Wisenhunt?) to fill this position.
3) 2014 schedule at first look looks easy. Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Dallas and the New York Giants on the road...Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Philadelphia and Washington at home. Only 3 teams are in the playoffs currently. If the Texans wanted to turn it around in a hurry, next year's schedule will definitely help.