Source: http://www.nfldraftpro.com Houston's Carr has Crashed By Chris Steuber Posted: Monday, February 12, 2007 Ive never been to Texas, but I know that barbeque and Mexican food are huge in the Lone Star State. But as I am writing this piece, I wonder what the most popular breakfast food is? If I had to guess Id say eggs well, at least for the Houston Texans franchise. The future of Texans quarterback David Carr is in question after another so-so year. Houston had the opportunity to draft hometown boy Vince Young with the first pick last year, but blindly decided that Carr was their future. A year later, the Texans are wearing egg on their face and the fans have to eat it. Before the 2006 NFL Draft, Young declared that being drafted by the Texans would be a dream come true; to play professional football in his home state. Former general manager of the Texans, Charlie Casserly (who was the man behind the decision to draft Mario Williams over both Reggie Bush and Young), made it clear that Carr was the franchise quarterback and the Texans wouldnt pursue Young with the first selection. Hey Charlie, I know youre no longer a part of the Texans franchise, but youve got to be kicking yourself with a spur for that decision. I am not dogging the selection of Williams, but any time you have a player thats dying to play for your organization and someone whos already an icon in the state of Texas, it should be a no-brainer. If the Texans decide to release, trade, or drive Carr out to the middle of nowhere for any traveler to pick up, the decision not to draft Young becomes even more magnified. After sitting on the bench for the first three weeks of the season for the Tennessee Titans, Young started his first game against the Dallas Cowboys. After his first two starts Young was a shaky 0 2, but his fortunes were about to turn around. The final 12-games of the season, the Titans went an amazing 8-4, and were on the doorstep of making the playoffs. But just as Tennessee was about to enter, a troop of Patriots invaded their territory and sent them home. Thats the scenario the Texans could have embarked upon, but yet, theyre still in expansion misery trying to find an identity. So, whats next for the Texans? Well, they will probably trade Carr to a franchise that needs a young quarterback looking for a fresh start. They will try to add a veteran quarterback, like Jake Plummer, through free agency. And they will draft a young quarterback to groom behind Plummer. One player that Texans fans should keep an eye out for in the draft is Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton. Stanton is a very interesting prospect with great size and a strong arm. Another element of Stantons game is his excellent mobility. Stanton is able to escape the pocket and make a play on the run, which is something Carr was unable to do. One downside is that Stanton had a better junior year (3,077 yards passing, 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions) than senior year (1,807 yards passing, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions), but he was on a Spartans team that collectively struggled this past season. Stanton is still an outstanding prospect with a promising future. The future for the Texans, on the other hand, remains in the balance. If the front office knew what all the many around the league knew in regards to Carr, theyd be the Young team on the doorstep of the playoffs.