Look, I know it sucks but it is time to admit we are all fans of a bad team, and because of that we need to change how we evaluate the Texans because it sure can’t be with wins and losses for a while. There are a lot of you who are probably going to say, “Yeah, I knew all of this.” But the reality is I don’t think a lot of the fans did. I heard all year how this team at worst was going to finish 7-9 and how even that would have been a disappointment. I even heard rumblings of playoffs just a couple of weeks ago, which was insane. Trust me, I love going to a place (this website) where I can actually talk about the team we love. You might think it is bad for you being in Cowboy land but try living in California and following a team most people have never even heard of. (I can’t tell you how many times when people have asked me who my team was and when I answered them they then said, “No, I mean professional team.” It’s depressing.) Maybe some of us pushed this out of our consciousness (which believe me, I understand) but it is important to remember that this team finished 2-14 last year. I say it again: only two wins and 14 losses. The Texans did not have a prayer of finishing anywhere near a winning record this year. So what does this all mean for us as fans? We need to focus on the good things that the team is doing this year. There are a ton of changes that need to be made yet before the team is competitive (it will happen someday) but in the meantime there have already been some improvements that were made that we can be positive about and look forward to in the future including: 1. Mario Williams was a great pick. 2. Demeco might have been the best defensive player in the draft. 3. Though a lot more needs to be done,the team did make some much-needed improvements to the line. Yes, the team still desperately needs to make even more changes in many key areas. But this does not happen in a year, especially when the team is trying to fill spots with discarded players from other teams. This team is basically starting over so we as fans need to be patient and appreciate the positives because for the next two to even three years as there are going to be a lot of losses along the way. I’m not saying we should go along with whatever, but our expectations need to be leveled with reality. Let’s stick with this team and when it does win we can all say we were there for the bad times.