This upcoming season is filled with "If factors" that will determine whether the Texans will be picking in the top 10 in next year's draft or if the Texans will be the breakout team this year and make the playoffs. There are so many question marks about this team going into the season, too many to list imo. So I am going to list my 2 biggest "If factors" for a succesful season, and then hopefully some of you can also chime in with your 2 biggest "If factors". Ill start: 1) "If Schaub can play like a top 16 NFL qb, the Texans will have a succesful season." - Schaub is the key to our offense. How he performs will determine how our entire offense performs. If he can read defenses, spread the ball around, and make plays while avoiding sacks our offense will be competitive. 2) "If our defense can consistently rush the passer, the Texans will have a succesful season." - The weakest link on our defense right now is our secondary. What is the easiest way to make a secondary look better than it actually is? By providing a good pass rush. If Mario plays lights out, Amobi creates a push up the middle, and Babin or whoever steps up and becomes our pass rush specialist (like Mark Anderson from the Bears) our secondary and thus our entire defense will be much improved and much more competitive.