First, I can't spell analysis So we often hear about how the season is split up into quarters. Nothing could be more true when you think about the Houston Texans in 2008. The first quarter was horrible. Expectations were high and the team was devastated first in points, then by a hurricane; thirdly and forthly by two heart breaking losses one with missed opportunities and one with a blown lead. I'm subscribed to the NFL Rewind and I'm reviewing the season game by game. I thought I'd split it up into the aforementioned quarters and break it down as best I can. Here goes: First Quarter Offense QB With expectations high we came out flat, Schaub looks good in the first series and after a few hits, he appears to loose sight of the decision making that we hoped to see improve from the 07' season. Some speculate a concussion. It's hard to say for sure but there is no question that Schaub's decision making is flawed in the first four weeks. By the end of the first game he seems to be thinking clearer but he's very inconsistent against the Tacks and even though he puts up good numbers against the Jags he's still making bonehead decisions, strange reads and most importanly, for some reason he's inaccurate when throwing to Johnson specifically. Rosenfels comes in to the Indy game and gives a fair argument for a QB issue in Houston. He seems to be seeing the field more consistently and oddly, finding Johnson repeatedly. RB The run game is non existent in wk 1 but it's clear that the ZBS is going to take some time. By week two we're starting to think this Slaton kid's pretty decent and by wk 4 he's a bonafied rookie sensation. WR These guys are all on top of their game. It's apparent that they are used to being without Johnson. They all hold their own. Even cocky if you will. If I'm Johnson I'm starting to get annoyed with the fact that Schaub can't throw me a single pass where I can reach it. I might be loosing my concentration by wk 3 against Jax cuz by the end of the first half I'm not apart of the game plan and when my QB does throw it to me he misses me. I bet if he hit me right in the numbers in the endzone I'd catch it for sure... After the colts game I want to go to Schaub and say... "do it like that" (except for at the end). OL The OLine takes a beating in week one except that Brown actually seems to handle his side fairly well. His technique slips from time to time but overall he's holding his own. By the Jax game we've actually established a running game but we're inconsistent. Meyers gets pushed around alot and slowly we start to see that the right side (including Winston) is a weakness in pass pro. The left side seems to be faulty in run blocking unless they are the backside and then they fuction well between Brown and Pitts. OVERALL Overall the offense seems to show flashes at times and weakness' as well. Decision making and accuracy by Schaub seems to be our major weakness. By wk four we're running all over the Colts poor defense and we're looking fairly well on our way. Why is this Schaub guy still "the guy"? He seems like a bit of a head case... It's clear he's the better quarterback when he's the better quarterback, I mean to say, his better is better than Rosenfels'. He looks down field and when accurate he's perfect, but he's wildly inconsistent.