The good news.... We made the Front Story on NFL.com. The bad news... ummm read it.. you can see for yourself. Here is the link Gluttons for Punishment Despite a busy schedule that included pistol-whipping his girlfriend's neighbor and committing arson, Goodfellas mobster Henry Hill managed to find time to wax philosophical. An adult Hill rationalizes a childhood beating dealt from his father when he calmly states: "The way I saw it, everybody has to take a beating sometime." Given the scrutiny of the background checks NFL teams perform on potential draftees, the Texans can rest assured that David Carr has never been a member of the mafia. He does however share something in common with Hill -- the Houston QB took more than his share of hits during his formative years in the league. Carr has been the Texans' starter ever since being selected with the first overall pick in the 2002 draft and has had the misfortune of playing behind a lackluster offensive line. Despite being sacked a league-high 49 times last year, Houston's franchise quarterback saw the light at the end of the pile of 300-pound men pinning him to the turf. In 2004, Carr made significant strides when he posted career highs in completion percentage, yards, touchdowns and passer rating. If they can keep their signal-caller healthy, the Texans, who have increased their win total each of the last three seasons, may find themselves in the playoff mix. Offensively, there is a young, solid nucleus developing. Carr's main target, Andre Johnson, made the Pro Bowl in just his second season last year and Houston signed running back Domanick Davis, who ranked third in the AFC in total yards, to a contract extension. With an emerging, aggressive defense led by 2004 first-round picks cornerback Dunta Robinson and linebacker Jason Babin, the Texans might do more of the sacking and less of the being sacked this year. Most times sacked (2002-04) Quarterback Times sacked David Carr* 140 Drew Bledsoe 140 Daunte Culpepper 130 Aaron Brooks 111 *Sacked NFL-record 76 times in 2002 It has everything... it beats you down.. shows you the past.. gives you hope.. then slams you again.. Got to love writers.