Originally Posted by trijcomm
What don't you understand about the statement that it's too much to expect a third-year 7-9 team that just got trounced at home by one of the worst teams in the league to make the playoffs next year?
The 3rd year 2004 Houston Texans will not make the playoffs. You are correct, sir.
But the Texans haven't gone through the free agency period. Or the draft. Or training camp. Or the preseason. When they do, they'll no longer be the 3rd year 2004 Houston Texans. They'll become the 2005 (drop the expansion tag, please) Houston Texans. And we can't really make an informed prediction on what the Texans will look like until the team goes through those phases. Let's at least get through that before we start making blanket statements like "The Texans can't..."