I'm going to try to post this and stay offline for the rest of the night and get back on tomorrow as I already made a rookie Texans fan mistake today and let this effect my mood and fun with my daughter today and I just want to enjoy the rest of my night now that I dropped her off. I can only speak for myself here, but I get a feeling from reading others who are on the same page as me that I'm not upset that we lost. It's what happened. Going into this game I did not expect to win in all honesty. However, after seeing the offense shred the Saints D time and time again I let myself get worked up that we had this one *IF* we played at this same pace the whole game. How many trips in the red zone lead to FG's and not TD's? No need to quote stats here but you know how many (one was from the 3 yard line!!!). This is acceptable or not? Depends on what you accept as a "victory" I guess but for me, this is not acceptable this many times. This is not the 2000 Ravens defense against the Texans today so I refuse to act like it was a brick wall out there. Did the defense struggle, yes they did and honestly, while I was let down by that, I do understand that they are still learning under Wade and this is a new scheme, only game 3, etc... I truly get all that, but the 3rd down conversions during crutial points in the game we gave up were too familiar to previous seasons (trying not to get started on KJ). So, at no point today, never once have I said that the season is over, fire someone, this team sucks, etc. Yet, either my computer translates my posts into Russian or something when I hit submit on this board or some are just reading what they want and have too much Kool Aid in them right now still. Here's the reason I get upset when this kind of loss happens, because I *DO* think this is a good team and I refuse to accept mediocrity any longer. I expect the Texans to make the playoffs and win hard games on the road and I apologize if that is something I'm not supposed to do as a fan and for not beeing a good sheep. Again, not simply because they lost, but what happened in the game to cause it when we clearly could have beat the shit out of the Saints today based on that 1st quarter and half. I just don't get how this is hard to understand. Some of us are a glass half empty type and other half full. I recognize that in most of my life I am a half empty person, but, I don't know that this is the crux of my opinion about this game. There were obvious problems. I understand some just want to be happy about being 2-1 and don't take stock in the Texans having to prove themselves against elite teams, but I differ on that. I feel like proving you can overcome stuff and proving yourself is key in everyday life. My boss won't promote me if I stumble on hard projects and I always just do what I am expected to do. Eventually this team has to put it all together and win these tough road games. I think we will win our division and make the playoffs, but if we lose to all the "good" teams on our schedule and only beat the crappy ones......well.....the playoff run may be shorter than we would like and I personally would like to go far. It's funny to me also on how people judge "fanhood"....lol....leave that drivel at the door, not everyone here truly knows everyone in real life and you'd be making a mistake if you thought that I was anything other than a Texans die hard that wants to see them win and knows football. But that doesn't mean I'm going to just gloss over problems on this team. Some of us ***** because we *expect* this team to be good and start winning on a more consistent basis. I am truly happy we are still 2-1 right now, but I'm not going to gloss over what I see on the field.