The year is 200x. The month is November. The Texans are in the cellar of the AFC South. The fans start looking forward to the NFL draft. A top pick will surely improve this franchise and give us another playmaker on either offense or defense. Fastforward a few months. The Texans use some high picks to bring in some highly regarded talent. Many fans argue about who we should have taken, but the general feeling is excitement. The pieces start to come together. Another month brings some new free agent names. There are a lot of big names out there on both sides of the ball. The Texans dont look around much and bring in a few role players. Some people complain, but others explain that what we need is stability and manageable contracts. People start to get excited again. Next is the start of training camps. We look awesome. Fans start talking. "Could we go 8-8 this year?" "Maybe we have a chance at the playoffs" "The Titans look bad and the Jags have lost a step" Preseason roles around and our team looks fantastic. The starters shine, and some of the new rookie draft picks and free agent acquisitions make key contributions. They play hard. They play to win. The attitude in Houston is a good one. Does this sound familiar? Thats because this happens every year. Every year the Texans end up with a decently high draft pick, make just enough moves in the draft and free agency to do something noticeable, make seemingly huge progress in the preseason, and then find a way to let us down in the regular season. We have no safeties with coverage ability We have no 1,000 yard running back Our offensive line is still below average Our second corner gets burned regularly Our front four can't stop the run Our front four can't rush the passer consistently We all knew this coming into the season. Every single one of us. So why is this so crappy? Because the team finds a way to bring our hopes up. They have great drafts, they have great preseasons, they sometimes even have great starts. 6 weeks ago (has it been that long already?) we were 2-0. I thought we were in a for an awesome year. Then we came screaching back to reality. What is it about this team? Why does it seem like everyone in the entire organization, coaches to players, regresses after a few losses. Are the players and coaches such losers that once we start losing, bringing the wagon to a halt is impossible? I can't believe we lost to Atlanta. And then we almost lost to Miami. And then we got blown out by the Jags and Titans (I know it was close at the end, but 95% of this game was a blowout) and Chargers. I want this team to succeed so bad it drives me crazy. No matter how badly they lose, I always seem to find myself in front of the tv for another 3 hour torture session. I dont even know what to expect in Oakland next Sunday. Will we win? I hope so. This franchise needs it. I never got why people were so upset when fans were hoping to lose in order to get the 1st pick in the 2006 draft. Now I understand. Losing breeds losing. And right now, the Texans are losers. This franchise desperately needs to win.