Everyone has had complaints about the state of Houston football, legitimately so, for the last 8 years. Kubiak hasn't always managed the clock well and I haven't always agreed with his use of the red flag. I've questioned play calls, but... it has been frustrating, if not educational to watch this team grow. The Capers era was miserable for the most part... and there was NOTHING fun about anything after the Cleveland game in that regime... but with regards to Kubiak, the truth is he's turned the roster over nicely and we'll go into next season, barring injury, looking for help in the back four on defense. That is our real hole right now, and we're young so there's no telling how it changes through the year. After we address CB (either through improvement over the year or draft or F/A) and FS (unless nolan turns out to be the answer) we're to the stage that the Pats/Colts/Steelers have been for about the last decade where we are adding pieces and growing talent so when one player leaves we've been grooming his replacement for a year or two. We are almost to the point, and we've never been there before, that we EXPECT our first rounders to NOT start... just contribute while the learn the system. I really don't know about this season. Is the secondary a prohibitive problem? Will it prevent us from division or wild card level success? I lean towards no, but I can see the wheels falling off, but we knew that. We knew that was a possibility when we saw that we don't have a CB on the roster that qualifies for the age related discount on auto insurance. We did address it with a first rounder.. and he's certainly taking his lumps. Maybe Cushing fixes all of our problems, I doubt it... but he'll fix a lot of them. Look at the rest of the roster though. We'll be able to fix the secondary in one off season, I hope... but to this point we've patched just about every other hole. I can see the argument for a DT. But what's our other weakness? The pass rush? I think it looks better and better, and we'll see.. but I think Cushing fixes a lot of that for us. You can pick the most talented teams in Houston football history... and Mr. Kubiak has this one climbing up that list. The love ya blue era? Or was it the game we will not mention? In 40 years of football in this great city... how many more talented teams can you name? When you realize that this is the free agency era, Kubiak and Smith have done something special in my opinion. Mike *disclaimer* I know we haven't won anything yet. I'm just looking from top to bottom, the talent on the roster.