First: As objectively as you can, please place the Texans in one of the categories below. Consider this: how many of the hallmarks of a Great Team do the Texans have? Great Teams (or Great Franchises)1. The top franchises of the NFL are (in no particular order): Patriots, Steelers, Baltimore and Indy. I will call these the "Great Teams." (Maybe I should say Great Franchises, but you get my point). 2. The "Great Teams" do not try to be good enough to play in close games, and hope to make enough plays to come out with a win. Good Teams do not play not to lose. Rather, Great Teams push for excellence, strive to stomp the other team, and ultimately remove doubt from the outcome. 3. Great Teams have proven leaders in Ownership, GM, Coaches, and/or Players. The Rooneys, Krafts, Irsay, Bellicek, Ozzie Smith, Manning, Brady, Lewis, Polamalu, Harrison. The Leaders hire well, draft well and play well. Good Teams There are a bunch of Good Teams in the NFL, many of whom are trying to get to become Great Teams. The Atl, NO, Green Bay, Philly, NYG, NYJs, SD of the league, they all have elements of the leadership and attitude of the great teams, and are actively, visibly trying to reach that level. You can see it in how they push for excellence, play to win, stomp the other team. They flash excellence and an educated NFL fan can make the case that the Good Teams may make it to the next level. Mediocre Teams After that, there are some Mediocre Teams. Theyre sort of trying to reach the Good and Great Team level, but arent particularly good at it. Theyve shown flashes of success in recent years in reaching the playoffs, but cant get to or stay at the next level. These are the Tennessees, Chicago, Cincy, KC, and even Arizonas of the league. But, the Mediocre Teams dont accept their station in the League. No, theyre trying to get better and arent afraid of making significant moves clashing with VY, obtaining Cutler/Peppers, firing Marvin Lewis (probably), hiring an unproven Haley, dumping Leinart. Theres often more motion than results, but theyre trying. The Dregs And there are the Dregs - the teams that other teams laugh at. The teams that people make fun of. Were talking about the Detriots, St Louis, Buffalos, Washingtons and Clevelands. Many have Bad Owners and hire Bad GMs and Bad Coaches and make poor draft and FA decisions. Were talking Matt Millen, Chan Gailey, Dan Snyder, Albert Haynesworth. A couple of them seem to want to do better (e.g. Wash and CLE) and take steps in that direction, like CLE firing mangini and Snyder signing everyone under the sun. But they fail because they lack the hallmarks of the Great Teams. My conclusion: We are closer to the Dregs than Mediocrity. Zero leadership at the Owner, GM and Coach level. Risk averse. Unwilling to pull the triggers to reach for the brass ring. Kubiaks freaking stated goal is to play well enough to have a chance to make plays to win in the fourth quarter. His freaking stated goal is to be mediocre. He handed key jobs to friends. The Owner retained Kubiak despite this and 5 years of 5-7 starts, and despite having world class Coaches available. Our GM is more like that mom that shops TJ Maxx to find a pair of designer jeans for 20 bucks, than Warren Buffett acquiring a major position in Conoco Phillips. On the field, we have a bunch of boy scouts that lose with class. What winning edge they may have had has been dulled by the pathetic management and repetitive losing. Losing doesnt seem to hurt as much when thats all you know. Finally: The owner of the Texans must be called BOOB McNair. I do not enjoy personal insults -- except calling Tracy McGrady - Stacey McLady on Clutchfans.net. I find that they detract from a discussion. However, in this case, it may be that a personal assault and shaming BOOB may be the only way to get Mr. Knockers to do right by the fans and someday remove his head from his ass. So, for now on, I implore all Texans fans to call him BOOB McNair or Uncle BOOB. And yes, BOOB must be in all caps for obvious reasons.