These losses this year, while heartbreaking, will help this franchise in the long run. The first obvious reason is that this will simply move us to a higher position in the draft where we can fill some gaping holes on this team. Secondly, I believe that we have a strong core with this team, and guys like 'Meco, Cush, Pollard, 'Dre and so on, will not forget these tough times and will come back with a vengeance next season. Third, the more we lose the closer we get to a new coach. I know we all desperately wanted playoffs this year, but it is apparent that this team simply has too many holes in it. We need to see improvements at FS, DT, CB and O-line before we can be a legit contender. Our game-planning needs to be smarter, and our intensity level (particularly on offense) needs to be higher and more consistent. Some of these issues can be solved from within our organization as our young players gain more experience, but others need to be addressed elsewhere. This team is close, but we are just not there yet. Go Texans.