I have to admit it is nice to be somewhere with die-hard fans whether they are all realistic or not Needless to say not very many people here in California even have the Texans on their radar except for the game against the Raiders (for which I will be there and also guarantee a Texan win). But I also think we need to be a little more realistic in our expectations of the team. Being a fan means realizing that we need to be in this for the long haul 1. This team finished 2-14 last year. One pick and a new head coach was not going to put the team in the playoffs. Four to five wins may seem like a failure on paper, but that would be double to more than double of what the team had before. 2. There have been upgrades that are moving the team in the right direction. Improvements to the offensive line have already cut the sack total in half and a focus on improving the defense is going to equal a lot of wins in the future. 3. Injuries to Spencer and Mathis did not do us any favors, but they will be back. 4. There is a always a transition from one coach to the next. The new coach has to get the right players to run his scheme. Dont judge him too harshly this season. 5. The team is not that far away when it comes to the offensive line. One good draft pick, perhaps a free agent or two, and the continued development in the young guys and maybe, just maybe the line could be considered pretty good sooner or later. 6. The team is not that far away on offense. Defense needs to be the focus in the next couple of years. 7. Mario Williams, talent and all, is still a rookie. If he is creating double teams then he is doing a great job at this stage of his development. Having said that... 8. Not drafting Reggie Bush was the right way to go. He has never been an every-down back, even dating back to his high school days. Exciting? Yes, but we need every down results. I would rather have Adrian Peterson who will be able to carry a full load. The goal here should be winning games, not selling jerseys. Besides, apparently Bush wanted an obscene amount of money to be a part-time pack. This team has too many holes to invest that kind of money (especially in a hard salary cap) in just one player. The team will win, lets give it time to come together. In the meantime, lets enjoy the development of the players and keep rooting for the upsets.