I don't post much but here goes: 1. The Texans have enough talent to make the playoffs. It's simple. Much less talented teams have managed to get into the playoffs in a shorter period of time, so talent isn't the issue. 2. I'm tired of people crying about the schedule. It is what it is. 3. Winners don't think about the schedule. The good teams in this league have a mindset of dominating or flat out beating whoever has the misfortune of being in their way on Sunday. 4. IMO, the biggest thing missing from the Texans is that winning mentality - not to just compete, or to be in a position to win. I'm talking about going for the throat and believing that we can utterly defeat the opponent. - I'm encouraged that the Defense is showing signs of swagger, and you cannot emphasize enough the importance of Pollard, Cushing in that area. It also appears that Frank Bush is allowing the Defense to attack, so we hit people, not just tackle them. You see defenders swarming to the ball, looking like we intend to impose our will on the opposition. - The offense is efficient and potentially explosive. However, I think the big step we need to take is to cut it loose and become unstoppable. I'd like to see us open things up and basically say, you cannot stop our passing attack. I'm not calling for us to abandon the run. But I want our offense to be feared and we have the skill players to do it. We can run run opportunistically. I fear that it is Kubiak's conservative mentality that is holding back the offense and the team overall. Unless there is a significant injury, I don't think there are any excuses. We are talented enough to win and make the playoffs, and make a run in the playoffs.