Originally Posted by aj.
Where did McClain say that Houston was going "nowhere?" That Q&A seems like a pretty accurate assessment.
Hopes and expectations are different things to me. I hope they go to the playoffs, I expect them to finish 8-8, which would be a big improvement over the first two seasons, and I think 7-9 is a better possiblility than 9-7 this year.
Ditto. I also expect 7-9 or 8-8 this year. Call me a pessimist if you wish, but I prefer realist. I am a huge fan, but I tend to look at things with an unjaundiced eye. I call em as I see em. Period. As for Mclain, I continue to be amazed at the venom from some fans. I heard the same quote on the radio, and didn't think twice about it. He did say they were't going anywhere this year. Guess what folks - he's right! Notice he didn't say they wouldn't improve. Since I have heard him use similar language before, I think it's safe to say he means deep into the playoffs. Everything else is also-ran status. Secondly, he is the NFL writer, and not the Texans writer. I have heard him praise the Texans organization, coaches, and players many times. I think what we have here is selective memory. Hey, whatever blows up your bloomers.