Every year I have the same feeling about our team come opening week. I'm excited, I feel good about our off season, and am optimistic about the regular season. But then after the first quarter something like a cloud creeps over me. This is the Texans. This is what we do. We disappoint. Then, the questions start to appear in my head. Is it possible that we really haven't improved, or worse we have gone backwards? Are we really going to be this bad once again? Why is their no passion on our sideline? How stupid was I to be so optimistic? I've come to expect this type of performance from the Texans. On the surface I may be excited and optimistic, but deep down I am nervous. It may take a quarter to realize it but it has been there all along. Deep down I have no confidence in the team. Its worse than a lack of confidence its an expectation of failure. This is what has happened after 7 seasons. We as Texans fans, well most of us I would presume, have no confidence in our team. We hold on to this hope that something or someone has changed the attitude of the organization. But its the same old Texans. What do we do? I think it is time to completely restart the building process of this team. From cheering on first downs when we are losing by 17, to a completely different attitude and passion on the field. It has failed ladies and gentleman. The happy-go-lucky nice guy football team approach has failed. As Lucky has stated in another thread, I think the team would be better served if we were to fire everyone and start from step 1. Holding onto this failing approach to a franchise is only building our reputation as a joke. We all want an identity right? Well we are earning one, and that is one of a joke. This is who we are to the average fan, shit to ourselves even. We may have been a trendy pick before the season, but check back in week 4 and we will be back to the lower fourth of the league in predictions. I know the idea of rebuilding is horrible, as we seem to have already done it too many times in 7 years, but it has to happen if we want to change this football team. I'm not looking for us to fire Kubiak tomorrow, but in my mind it should happen at the end of the year. Along with him needs to be his entire staff, general manager included (Rick Smith is a unproven Kubiak guy through and through). Everyone needs to go. After that McNair needs to look hard, with his wallet completely exposed, for a Bill Parcells type that can build this organization all the way around. A proven guy that has been around the NFL and understands what it takes. I don't have an idea who that is, but if I am McNair right now that is my job. I'll be happy with any type of winner, but personally I like the style of football that the Giants play. Tough defense, with an offensive line that just mauls teams and wears them down. I'd like to see a tough team. A power football team. My predictions of this year are bad. After the nasty trends I've seen over the preseason, this past game, and the past 3 years, frankly have me looking at a 6 win season.