Seriously, it just dawned on me a moment ago what's happening here. It took me a while to figure out what I was looking at because honestly, I haven't seen it in almost a decade. This isn't the players guys, this is the coaching staff. This team has quit on these coaches. They look very much (in a general sense) what the Oilers looked like at the end under Pardee. We sign guys from other teams who play well on those teams but come here and can't execute anymore? Guys we draft don't develop the way they should? Veterans who played smart in 2002 have become progressively worse in just three short years as the overall talent surrounding them has seemingly gone up? It's in the body language of the guys as they stand on the sidelines or walk on or off the field. It's in their eyes when the camera catches them talking to each other on the bench. It's in the boneheaded things they say during interviews and it's in the way former players talk about our organization. The Texans, Version 1.0 are done. Are there questionable moves that Casserly has made? Absolutely and you can't ignore that. I'm not saying you should. I'm saying that this is a case of players no longer buying what the coaches are selling. We have no believers out there. Nobody's having any fun. Nobody thinks we're going to find a way to win "somehow" anymore. The only thing that solves this is an owner kicking a coach and his assistants to the curb, then hiring a coach who can make the players buy into his game. Not just any coach but a guy who brings credibiity to the table from day one. It's not always a former HC like "Tuna in Dallas" or "Vermiel in St Louis" when they came back to respectability. Sometimes you try that and you get "Ditka in New Orleans". Sometimes its a Jeff Fisher in Houston or a Jim Mora in Atlanta. That's where interviewing and the owners instincts come into play. All we fans can do is hope and pray that Bob either picks a known winner or can make a good choice from the pack of coordinators out there who seem ready to move up. 2005 is over as far as I'm concerned. I'm not going to feel bad one more day about how much this team sucks. I've got better things to do with my time and stuff to get done on Sunday afternoons. I hope Bob McNair or someone in his organization reads this stuff from time to time because I've got one thing to say. Today I ditched the game for the first time four years. I'm not coming back until I think you've done something about the lousy product you have put on the field and charged Houstonians through the nose for. This isn't good enough. If you don't get what I mean look at the Astros and Rockets who are making moves and busting butts to win. If that doesn't inspire you then perhaps you're in the wrong line of business.