It's 10:15 at night. Basically 7 hours after the Bills finished wiping the stadium with the Texans and I can't get over how mad I am. Since this team showed up I can't remember a single moment where I felt worse about them and where they were going than right now. It's worse now than it was an hour ago. An hour ago it was worse than when the game ended. It just keeps building up steam inside me. This isn't like last years loss to Cleveland and it's not like the slap downs we had in Denver and Indianapolis last season either. It's so far beyond any loss from 2002 or 2003 that they aren't even worth mentioning. This was humiliating to watch. This was something the Oilers would manufacture. That idiotic look on Dom Capers face as the game wore on could have been lifted right off of Jack Pardees face during the whipping they got at the hands of Jerry Glanvilles Falcons in his first game. Just that bovine, uncomprehending, vacant stare as his team imploded before his eyes despite all the work he'd done in camp. More important than that this was avoidable. This isn't year one or year two. This isn't a team with an injury list a mile long. This team has had plenty of time to get deep and built. They've been through four drafts and four free agent periods. If they don't have the horses to play in this league it's the fault of the guy putting this train wreck together. It's because Charlie Casserly spends too much time trying to be the "personnel genius" and not enough time doing the obvious. Use the picks Charlie! How hard is that to do? Stop trading them for people who don't produce and who aren't worth the position you take them at. We don't need a riverboat gambler bartering picks away and giving our division rivals the rest of our second day. We need to draft wisely and not out-think ourselves. Was Jason Babin worth the picks you gave away? Was Buchanon worth the picks you gave away? Does the 3 you got for Drew Henson make up for all the picks you've thrown away on guys you overrated? Did the Texans really need to spend that pick on Dave Ragone while so many journeymen signal callers were out there looking for work? Don't answer that last one because it might just give away something a lot of us have been concerned about for some time now. Exactly how sure are you that the David Carr pick was the way to go? Why did you go and grab a backup so fast after that? Was it because you knew you were going to beat this kid to death before the rest of the team was ready? Is it because in retrospect you think maybe he isn't going to be the guy after all? You wasted that pick on Ragone but then you also wasted the one on David Carr as well. If you weren't going to put a line in front of him you had no business picking him in that first draft and I think it's safe to say that what the Texans did between 2002 and today is a pathetic excuse of trying to build an offensive line. Tony Boselli didn't work out. Ryan Young didn't work out. Fred Weary didn't work out. Milford Brown didn't work out. An entire host of scrubs have been in and out of our camp since the day you opened it and still, to this day nobody can consistently run block or pass block for the skill players on this team. You didn't get Orlando Pace but you know what? That's your fault not his. The word is that Orlando played you to get more money from the Rams but that's only because you weren't willing to overpay to get it done. That's right, I said "overpay" because if the Texans were serious about putting a line in front of David Carr after 76, 36, and 49 sack seasons then they'd overpay for the kind of player that Orlando Pace is. The team should have given him stupid money to come to Houston but they didn't. Instead they're spreading out the stupid money to guys like Chester Pitts, who despite being fairly ordinary is at least the best we have here today. They're spending stupid money on Domanick Davis who broke a long run of 7 whole yards today and finished the afternoon with a whopping 48 yards. I'd like to make something perfectly clear to Mr McNair. We already have one cheap as hell owner in Houston. We don't need two. Drayton does a good enough job of "almost" getting it done. We expect you and your team to get it done. There's a time and a place to overpay and when you say that protecting David Carr is your top priority going into the 2005 season then that's when you overpay if need be. By doing so your protecting your investment in David Carr. If the truth be told you should have done this two years ago. The fact that it's 2005 and this is still a problem makes you look like Drayton McLane. That's not a good thing. Dom and Staff listen up. I've seen bad football before and if I wanted to keep paying to see it then I'd never have let the Oilers leave town. You need to understand that because a very significant portion of the football watching public in this town feels just about like that. Sure we all love the logo and we enjoy the gameday experience. If you think todays effort had some postives though I'm here to tell you that you're soon to be a member of Bum Phillips famous first catagory of coaches; "Them that's been fired" You're already default members of his second catagory; "Them that's gonna be fired". Typing all that above hasn't made me feel one bit better. I didn't purge a thing in there. I wonder how long I'm going to stay mad about this loss. I wonder if Bob McNair is mad about this loss. I wonder if Dom Capers or Chris Palmer are mad about his loss. Mostly I wonder how I'm going to feel next week watching the Steelers kick the stuffing out of these tomato cans we've got on our offensive line. Hey I might not even make it through this season. My blood pressure is probably off the charts right now and who knows. Maybe when we're in the middle of getting our heads handed to us by Jamie Sharper and the Seattle Seahawks I'll keel over with a stroke. If it saves me from seeing another performance like today then fine by me.