Its probably not a original thought, but every team that struggles normally have problems identifying what kind of team they're going to be and the texans are no different. I always thought to be sucessful in the nfl, uhave to be really good at somethng. That's your team staple or identity. The texans for their existence have struggled with this and this year is no different. Watching other teams play, its clear to se their staple. NY has the power running and defense, the colts have the fast break offense, the titans have the crushing defense. The texans? Its seems like they have been in between or in flux that they're kind of dangling. On offense, they wante the power zone,old green bay packers running game. I actually like it because the lineman are a ittle bigger and stout at poa. Sherman leaves and now the texans are trying to run the traditionl zone scheme. The problem is they don't have the staples that make the offense really good. Where are the quick slants? The quick slants set up everything in the wco. It set up the slugo(slant andd go), it sets the teaser routes for the safeties. Also where is the stretch play? The zone stretch sets up the boot action, but schaub isn't that type. He's a midline passer. He actually gives a great play fake, but his non threat off the edge don't hold the backside. When that fake stretch bootleg is run with a mobile qb, it opens a lot of doors down the field. With the speed of johnson,davis and daniels,that play should create huge plays even with a 8 man front because the qb holds the backside. Defensively is really my biggest problem. I've written a few times about the defensive struggles with personel. They have 1 gappers (tj and okoye) two gapping.They have avg corners playing off and giving up routes right in front of coverage. No pressure, no zone blitzing, no stunt fronting. They have to have some kind of staple on defense. Which brings me to this, they have to give kubes more time to keep building the team. He has to get better coaches to forge the vision of the team. The gm has to find guys that fit what they want to do. Obviously, the dc has had problems along with the other coaches on that side developing players. The importance of positional coaches on this staff or any staff gets looked over until the microscope is out. U look at indy with teerling and mud on the 2 lines. You look at washburn and muunchak in tennessee. I like gibbs a lot, but what about franklin? I just hope they can beat indy, gain confidence, and start to establish themselves. I they beat indy, they have a chance to go 3-3. This indentity thing is going to dog them though until they figure it out though.