Hi... I am not usually much of a thread starter, but I wanted to address an issue which has been crystalizing in my mind. I have been following many, many threads pertaining to the subject of David Carr. At the beginning, I didn't have a clear opinion, because my work takes me out of town frequently and I don't have the opportuniy to see and evaluate many games (many of which are cited in evaluating the play of DC). As time wore on, however, I found that my opinion did crystalize, in part due to reading posts on this board, and in part applying what I consider to be common sense. I thought about a job I had a few years back as a car stereo installer. I was pretty good at it, and had a huge passion for it. Over time, due to conditions in my work place, I became frustrated with the job and eventually quit. I had done a good enough job to be promoted to manager and overlooked two stores. Things were shaky around me and I found myself being asked to correct other imployees mistakes. I was pulled away from my jobs to do sales to customers because my boss was from another country and had a limited capacity to endear himself to them (mostly language barrier stuff). Eventually, I was pressured to be dishonest with the customers in an effort to improve sales. I became completely disheartened with what had once been an almost true love. I quit that job, because try as I might, I just couldn't be good at it it that capacity. With this experience in mind, I looked at the DC situation and the examples that many of you made of his pouting, or lashing out at teamates and other negative (alleged) behavior. It is not difficult at all to imagine the frustration that DC has gone through in his short time here. I won't bother listing specifics because we all know them. The point is, if I could find myself in such a negative frame of mind over my job (where I wasn't being pounded on a weekly basis), then I can imagine how DC may have gotten to a point where he wasn't showing his best. I can imagine how I would react in this situation... not as gracefully as DC for sure. Compound that by the realization that it was most likely a miserably failed system that was causing such punishment to be taken. I am quite sure that the whole offensive unit had lost faith in the system. If you go out there week after week, getting chased and pounded because of a flawed system, I'm sure anyone would show less than their best. IMO, DC has been pretty good about it overall. I believe that he can still succeed in the league. I am ashamed for some of the personal attacks I have seen on DC. I have seen many of the same people that criticize DC say that they will not continue to be Texan fans if VY is not drafted. At first I hated the idea that fans could even think that way. I am a 7th generation Houstonian and could never think of rooting for a team from another city. Maybe some of you aren't natives, I don't know. I do know one thing, I hated the thought of you and fans like you. You see, Houston may not be the prettiest place in the country or even the state for that matter... with its flat non-descript prarie, zillion strip centers, and occasional Cowgirl fan it can be pretty ugly sometimes... but it is home and I root for the home team. As I say, I hated the thought of you... but that changed. Now, I believe that you are good for us real fans. The way the lion is good for the antelope heard or the forest fire is good for the growth of new forests... So I say go... once the dead wood is stripped away, the strong will survive... It will be that much sweeter for those that stayed through these hard times. We will be better without you. We will be stronger.