I didn't get the chance to read the justice article till just now, and before coming in here I came to a speculative conclusion. Lucky hit on something a bit like this but I choose to consider something deeper...what if: Joe Pendry was brought in to be groomed as an offensive coordinator. Look at the immediate authority he was given...a first year offensive line coach revamps our entire running game? His task was to learn palmer's offense and integrate his own with it so when the change was made (if necessary) it wouldn't be so drastic and a step back for players like Carr. This was the fail safe....Plan X. From the get go the offensive philosophical differences were there. Palmer has always leaned toward a more pass happy spread offense...the man was a receivers coach for the run and shoot oilers for Christ sake. He was given the benefit of the doubt from the get go because of his success with quarterbacks...but his offense has never meshed with a capers fundamental law: you win with a run dominated conservative ball control offense. When the off season began palmer was close to being out the door. 3 of the big 4 (Charley Casserly -gm, Dom Capers -hc, and Vic Fangio -dc) leaned on palmer.......Do something. He did. He spent the entire off season training an offense on 3 step drops and a 3-second buzzer. Guess what happened the minute there was adversity in a regular season game... Yet on Sunday, Carr said the three-step drop the quickest release, the one that might have negated the Buffalo pass rush was called only "two or three times." http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/3349487 There is quite obviously dissension in our coaching ranks. If youve listened to the defensive players after some of our more humiliating games you might even notice a growing dissension in the locker room between the defensive players and the offensive players (or at least the o.c.). Walkers post-game interview on 610 was a prime example. What the Texan's we're wanting was palmer to change and adapt things...of course the Texans wanted a productive offense...but it was also palmer's last stand...the Texans didn't want a major coordinator change this early in their franchise. Its an admission to the fans something was wrong, and the offense has to regress back to square 1. If we get 8 losses this year palmer will walk...even if its November... Joe...your window of opportunity to adapt is fleeting fast...hope youve got something good waiting for us.