I was at the game last night and had a lot of fun. There was a great atmosphere with the roof open and the chilly weather. This team has a great bunch of loyal fans that still come out and are loud despite the severe disappointment that this season has been. I have been down about my Longhorns getting screwed out of going to the Big XII CG so this game was a nice pick me up. I was pumped for MNF. Either I or my family have had season tickets when Houston has had a team during the past 20 years. The last time I went to MNF was my SENIOR YEAR in high school back in 1992. I think we played the Bears that year at home on MNF. I want the best for the Texans, meaning I want them to be on a legit path to becoming Super Bowl champions. Despite the win, I don't think this coaching staff is going to get us there. IMO, if I were to rate coaching staffs in the NFL ours would be in the bottom 10. First off, I am happy with the improvement with our defense. That being said RICHARD SMITH STILL MUST BE FIRED after the end of the season. That we are playing better with a more aggressive style is not rocket science. That it took him this long to figure it out to me is the final nail in his coffin. Draft a safety, LB, and DL and get a top flight DC in here next year and our defense will be exciting to watch. What really bugged me last night was our offensive playcalling. I don't know who is ultimately responsible whether it is Kubiak or Kyle Shanahan. That we could not punch it in from the 5 yard line for a TD after Slaton's long gain is ridiculous. We ran the same damn play 3 times in a row and called 74 to be eligible each time. Their D just lined up the same and stuffed us 3 times in a row. Just horrible. I don't mind the running plays (especially with the turnover machine we have in Sage) but for crying out loud run a different play or trot out a different formation or put someone in motion unlike the other times we got stuffed. I hated the playcall in the either the 3rd or 4th quarter of the sweep to Ryan Moats. Lost 5 yards on that play and knocked us out of field goal range. Not going for the field goal when we were on 37 yard line in the first half was brain dead and pure Dumb Capers. I am not a hater. I love this team and want them to be a winner. The shit I listed above is going to prevent us from getting to the promised land. What bugs me about this coaching staff is that this team plays the best when there is nothing on the line. Whenever we have a chance to win a game that we need to set us up for a playoff run we fold. I would like McNair to look around and see if there are better HC candidates out there to take over for Kubiak. If not, keep him around next year with a mandate of playoffs or your getting fired. Dick Smith needs to be fired no question and Shanahan needs to be demoted or fired if he is calling the plays.