Okay. We are 0-2 and currently the worst team in the NFL. However, this team certainly has the potential to be much better than that and I believe the actions since the Pittsburgh game signal the beginning of that rebirth. Certainly there are many concerns and more weaknesses on this team than most of us thought going into this season. Fortunately, I think we've suffered the worse stretch of football that we will see for some time. Here are some reasons why: 1. Pendry promoted/ Palmer fired-- I'm not a Palmer basher. However, it was a change that was needed. Palmer is philosophically rigid. He is not capable of productively altering his system in order to fit Caper's vision. Nor was he able to utilize our talent on offense while protecting the areas in which we were defficient. Pendy, on the other hand, has a philosophy that is centered on just that. I've already heard many quotes from him talking about putting the players in a position to succeed. His goal is to create an environment with the gameplan that allows the players on the field to feel confident and comfortable in what they're doing. While I know that sounds obvious, many OC's in the league, Palmer included, don't do that nor do they even attempt to do that... Martz and Spurrier are two more that come to mind immediately that shove their systems down the throat of their players. From Pendry, I expect we'll see more max protection. We'll see Davis on power sweeps following Pitts on pulls around the right side. We'll see more play-action. Also, Carr's reads will be simpler and his keys at the line will be simpler. Davis will be more active in the passing game especially since he's deficient in pass protection. The result will be a more confident offense that will grow and improve throughout the season. 2. Benching Babin/Buchanan-- this is long overdue. Not the benching of these two in particular, but the coaching staff finally holding it's players accountable for their performance on gameday. If this honest evaluation and reaction to poor play continues, guys like Bradford, McKinney, Bruener will be seeing less action while guys like DArmstrong, Mathis, Murphy, Norris, Faggins, RWalker, SOrr, CAnderson, Polk, Ioane will get more playing time and be able to produce for the team. And, it will get the attention of the starters and motivate them to get better results. One of Bill Parcell's greatest coaching tools is his willingness to bench anyone for their performance and play anyone (regardless of perceived talent, experience) who produces. 3. There is an understanding by the entire Texan organization now that it is accountability time and no more excuses will be accepted nor offered. If things don't turn north more changes will take place... And, that's a good thing. After all, it's clear that McNair wants/expects to win and that he will run his organization the right way. If Capers leaves after the season, I'm confident much effort and money will be spent to find a very good replacement.