Originally Posted by bckey
You're simply not being realistic if you think the Texans have improved offensively. They look like an unorganized circus on the field at times. The only player on offense that has shown improvement is A. Johnson.
No you are simply bashing because you are disappointed. They looked like an unorganized circus a lot more last year.
Let's compare (1st number 2003, 2nd number 2004):
1st down's per game: 14.8 v. 19.3
3rd down %: 31% v. 39%
Total offense per game: 269 ypg v. 331 ypg
Plays per game: 56 ppg v. 63 ppg
Passing per game: 165 ypg v. 225 ypg
Time of poss: 27:39 v. 29:38
TD's per game: 1.8 v. 2.25
Yards rushing per game: 103 ypg v. 106 ypg
And Carr while not having a break out year has definitely improved:
Passing %: 56.6% (52.5% in 2002) v. 61.3%
Yards per attempt: 6.8 ypa (5.8 in 2002) v. 7.8 ypa
QB rating: 69.5 (62.8 in 2002) v. 84.1
Passes over 20 yards: 27 (36 in 2002) v. 48
--yes for all you they don't throw down fielders, that is an average of 4 20+ yard completions, not attempts, per game this year.
And here are two big ones:
Punts per game: 6 v. 4
Points per game: 15.9 v. 19.7
Now folks can argue that they haven't seen as much improvement as they want, but the offense has definitely improved. Everyone wants to say the 2003 team was better --someone honestly say they would have ever seen the 2003 team come back from 21 pts in a shoot out with MN to tie the game or come back from 21-3 at halftime to win a game against anyone 31-21.