Mods may merge this with "is this Texans year" and I almost posted this there. I think it may be a bit different so we will see. 1st, I want to say I was a big fan and defender of Kubiak for years but he pretty much lost me last season. Bringing Phillips aboard who has a tremendous draft and free agency signing period. SMith may have pulled in some UDFA also (Braman for one). If Gary (as an offensive coordinator) can keep the O reving and scoring and nothing suggest yet he cannot (ok first pre-season game starters looked rusty) AND Wade's D does what he has historically shown, Texans should be in playoffs and go beyond first round. *Note that Robert McNair surprised many with the approach this off season getting Manning and Joseph. If Texans win but Gary (as a head coach) looks unsure or makes several poor calls; will McNair go looking?