Originally Posted by Texans_Chick
No telling. Shanahan Sr. says it takes about 3 years for a QB to get adjusted to the Denver style offense--that means Sage is in year 3 and Matt is in year 2 (with a WCO background).
One thing to add to your 8-8 horribles is that not only did they have the injuries, and the bad turnover ratio, but they had the 30th ranked offense in the league (depending on whose stats you look at). If they can get their turnovers just average and their defense average and Andre is Andre, you never know.
There were times last year that they looked like they could crush anyone in the league. And of course, times last year where it looked like nothing could go right.
They need luck and to make their own luck.
They need to survive the first month of the season. Road games against hard teams are not the easiest way to build confidence, but then again, who inked in a decisive win against the Panthers on the road last year?
I dunno where you get your stats ..... But according to NFL.com (as well as Fox and CBS) the Texans were ranked 14th in total offense (333.6ypg), 11th in passing offense (234.4ypg) and 22nd in rushing offense (99.4 ypg). Thats a pretty far cry from 30th .....
As for the tunrover margin , they were Minus 13 for the season . which ranked 31st out of the 32 teams . That included 21 Int's and 17 fumbles lost (a total of 26 fumbles).
Last season they were above the curve in total yardage , they just didnt finish drives well or protect the ball . If the Texans can improve upon last years turnover ratio and score TD's in the red zone
rather than settling for FG's .... They have a legit shot at winning 10-11 games and making the play-offs . If its more of the same .... we'll see another 7-9 to 9-7 season.