Originally Posted by Hervoyel
We're looking at 10-6
You gotta know that if we can't beat the Colts with Dan Orlovsky at QB then we're not going to be able to beat Tennessee next week. What's worse is we're not going to win a playoff game either.
It's been fun pretending for the last four weeks that we were going to be fine but the truth is that the moment Schaub went down any chance that we were going to remain effective on offense went out the window. Leinart was the slim hope that a miracle might happen but once he went down too even that was out of the question.
AJ going down with the second hamstring was like the exclamation point on the end of that.
Brisiel getting hurt was the "WHAT PART OF SHOW'S OVER DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?" that followed the exclamation point.
Yates isn't ready and may never be. Kubiak doesn't trust him and probably wouldn't be ready to give him any real latitude with the offense in three years much less three weeks. Delhomme and Garcia don't know the offense well enough and Kubiak won't trust them either. In short we don't have a QB.
At WR we've got nobody after Andre Johnson. OK, so Kevin Walter actually belongs on an NFL roster but past him they're all camp scrubs. None of them can get open regularly and Jacoby is ****ing useless. Even if we did have a QB we don't have a credible receiving threat.
No, Owen Daniels isn't a credible receiving threat. At least not one that's difficult to defense.
Our vaunted offensive line is thin. Even our starters are kind of overrated. When Brisiel went down we all secretly hoped that it was an opportunity for Caldwell to get a shot and prove what a steal he was. That didn't happen. He's pathetic and if he's an example of the depth we have on the line we got another need position come draft time.
Frankly once you take away our QB, our All Pro WR, Mario, and Wade Phillips we aren't even as good as the 6-10 2010 Texans.
This season was progress and it was fun but it's over now and reality has reasserted itself. We're getting run by losing teams and going to back into the playoffs. Maybe we won't slide back to 6-10 or 7-9 again next year. Maybe we'll get these players back and take another step forward. One things certain though. As we are today we're done.
I definitely get your fustration but this team has not reached the point yet that we can go to a 3rd string QB and do much. I was pleasantly startled Yates did what he did. Gary doesn't trust him? Well, I guess not as he is just a 5th round pick. Not sure if you get that? I want to see Yates after he has OTA's & a T.C. behind him. IMO, he is #2 coming in next year.
You are correct on AJ & JJ but I disagree with you on Daniels. Our team was not set up for a TE to be our #1 go to guy, injuries lead to that and Colts schemed to take him out of equation successfully. That is on Kubiak.
We made huge advances with our last draft and the next one should allow us to fill the hole @WR2 and add strength to our backups. We just are not there yet. I know it was great watching us clinch a division in spite of our injuries.