There was a thread a couple of weeks ago asking if the members of this board would be happy with an 8-8 season. I thought wow – the Texans were 7-9 without Kubiak, Schaub, and several other upgrades. The Texans are supposed to have more depth now too. I attempted to compare the starters and a few key players from the two teams (If I made any errors let me know and I’ll fix the list. I’m not sure about the 2004 safeties for one thing). It is hard to compare two different years, and I know some people will point to the injuries this year. However, I think Davis went down some in 2004 and Wells played, and the 2004 team didn’t have the advantage of having a Mathis or Jones on special teams at all. The coaching alone should be worth a couple of games. If the Texans don’t get on a little roll and finish with 9 or 10 wins, there are some questions in my mind. Was the 2004 team better than they have received credit for? Is this current team underachieving? Is the talent and/or coaching really not much better now?