Yes, I like Carr, but I want to post some comments for all to think about and what they may have or did mean. In the game Carr was allowed to call his own plays the Texans scored the most points ever in a quarter. It was commented the players were coming back to the huddle and telling David what was happening and what my work. To me those are very strange comments. Why? 1) Because that has always been the case with the great QB's. I'm certain Payton listens to his players comments and makes adjustments if he thinks the situation warrants it. He was affectively leading the ball club and the players were responding. They were acting as a team trying to help each other succeed. 2) I have always felt the QB has a better feel for what is happening and how they see the field. The QB's view is not the same as what is seen from the press box. What is open from a view over the top is not necessarily what is open from the QB's view. Much has been made of Carr not working after hours, but was that because he never was a part of the game panning and not allowed to participate? Remember, when he goes to Pendry and makes suggestions for the Jags game which were successful. Was this staff such a dictatorship that only the coaches had input into what was going to happen? Did they live in their own little tight sancturary? If you are not going to have any input in the process, why would you put in extra time? 3) After Carr was highly successful the coaches took back over and we proceeded to generate little if any offense and wound up loosing the game. Carr appeared never again to be allowed to call his own plays. I have always been a firm believer in the QB's calling their own plays with occassional input from the sidelines. No one sees the field like the QB. The QB is going to call what he thinks will work. The side lines between series or time outs are where you discuss what might be being missed. I think we would have a lot fewer delay calls if we let Carr call his own game. When the QB is calling his own plays the players know who the leader is. They know the QB is not a coach's robot. Was Carr not allowed to be the leader of the ball club? Many of you can take this further than me, but I'm simply trying to get people to thing about that game. It was a glimmer of what this ball club might be and what Carr might be. With all the success they had in that Quarter, why did the coaching staff switch what they were doing? Did some one suggest allowing David to call his own plays and was told that was doomed to failure only to be proven wrong? The more I think about that game and what happened the more I wonder if that was the nail in the coaches' coffins. To me that one game really caused a lot of eye brows to be raised. Please, this is started as a not love or hate Carr post, but rather what has the coaching staff been thinking all these games. I think you could comment similarly on defense. Do any of you think Reeves had anything to do with this occasion? Most of the comments I'm hearing out of the Texans organization seems to be implying that it appears to have been a coaching problem not a Carr problem. Last, but not least, how many of you are in the camp that wants your QB to call his own plays? How do want your QB of the future to be treated and what do you want him to be responsible for? Again, I'm using Carr as an example in part, but I think there is really more to this story. Have at it!!!!!!!!!!