Rams 38, Texans 13: Time to Admit This Is Not a Good Football Team

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What did we learn from the game?

At this point, virtually nothing is working. In the movie Forty-Year-Old Virgin, one character advises Steve Carell, who has done everything the right way or so he has thought for his whole life, "You gotta try some wrong." The coaching staff, the players and team management and ownership need to take a long, hard look at the organization from top to bottom and start making some hard choices. It is doubtful this season can be salvaged on the field, but you can at least begin the process of letting the fans -- and the taxpayers who footed the bill for your stadium -- that this type of effort and performance will not be allowed to stand. Of course, they stuck with David Carr and Dom Capers long after their shelf date had taken them from fresh to DEAR GOD DON'T EAT THIS UNLESS YOU WANT SALMONELLA! so, I'm not sure I trust them to do the right thing.


What do we never want to see/hear again?

The main storyline emerging in the aftermath of the game is how despicable it was for fans to cheer Matt Schaub's injury. There should be more emphasis on the game than on a few idiot fans, but let me say it unequivocally, this is absolutely deplorable behavior. Cheering on the injury of a player is disgusting and classless.


Key Moment of the Game

It wasn't a key moment so much as a series indicative of the entire Texans's season. In the first half with the ball near midfield, Schaub was flushed from the pocket and unable to complete a pass on first down. On second and ten, they handed the ball to Arian Foster who gained no yards. On third and ten, they threw the ball 5 yards and punted. It wouldn't be as frustrating if it weren't so commonplace in this offense.


Game Balls: Arian Foster

Through the awful play of the last four games, Foster has begun to emerge as one of the better backs in the NFL. Unfortunately, because the Texans get behind in every game, he doesn't get the opportunities to pound the ball he probably should. Had that happened today, he might have gone for over 200 yards.


Goat of the Week: Bob McNair

It all begins at the top and the team's owner has incubated an attitude that doesn't demand accountability and is happy with the status quo. When the cameras caught him sitting in his luxury box leisurely eating peanuts (or whatever the hell that was, maybe the souls of fans who ponied up for PSLs before this season) with his team being destroyed on the field below, I and a number of people on Twitter wondered out loud if that image wasn't simply a perfect example of why things have gotten so bad.


Random thought of the week:

At one point during the game, Vince Young tweeted that he was ready to suit up for his hometown team. This is why some people should never use Twitter.


Next Up: at Kansas City

All the Texans have to do now is play the undefeated Chiefs with one of the toughest defenses in the NFL in one of the most brutal environments in sports, and possibly with TJ Yates as their starter. Yippee!


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15 comments
jacob_jones72
jacob_jones72

Slaps forehead.. Hello, the only reason Foster had a good game, is because the Rams just didn't focus on him.. No defenses have for a while, now.. If you have the tape, go watch as #20 for the Rams CONTINUALLY IGNORES FOSTER TO RUSH RIGHT AT SCHAUB!..

I have been telling everybody, they sit on the play fake, and disregard Foster, cause they know the Texans cannot beat anyone running the ball, and kicking FGs.. Damn, I wish people would pay attention..

Johnny Blades
Johnny Blades

@ Stephanie Elena Suarez, I kept saying al game yesterday, and it did get worst every play!..it was brutal seeing it fold out live and in person at the stadium yesterday!

Monty Martin
Monty Martin

I don't know that you "throw in the towel" but with a 9% statistical chance of making the playoffs, it might be time to adjust your expectations for this season

Stephanie Elena Suarez
Stephanie Elena Suarez

it's just weird, it's like you have to just stand there and say "jee how could the season get this bad, and go so wrong." =/

Sam Samson
Sam Samson

You mean Houston's wasting it's money? In this economy?

Chris Whatley
Chris Whatley

Houston Texas is full of fair weather fans. They only support the teams that are winning. Houston = FAIL

Costantino Aquaman Martinez
Costantino Aquaman Martinez

What are y'all?? Pussies?? You don't just give up like that!!! You keep playing and be that team that ends the KC streak. You go on and give the fans their money's worth!!!

Tony Gutierrez
Tony Gutierrez

The Houston Oilers started 1-4 one season and ended up 12-4 and in the playoffs

Vernon Chavis
Vernon Chavis

Fire Kubiak! No other team would put up with this.

Xavier Villegas
Xavier Villegas

Fire Kubiak put in Keenum and let Wade be interim head coach till the off season!

Brian Burch
Brian Burch

6 games of 16,, silly question, 12-4 is possible...eliminate the mistakes and this is a hell of a team..

Grinch
Grinch

I remember when Bud Adams was dancing up in his sky box on camera while the Oilers were getting crushed on the field.  

Make some changes. Bob.  This is ridiculous,

Puller58
Puller58

Kubiak made a comment about players "pointing in one direction."  Dead giveaway.  (And indicative of Kubiak's bunker mentality.)  The players are TIRED of carrying Matt Schaub and having Kubiak cover for him.  So the team plays poorly.  So Kubiak threw the rest of the team under the bus.  Guess what Gary, it's YOUR TEAM!  Is McNair the problem?  Yes since he should have fired Kubiak years ago.  So now the season will be one of the team struggling to score points, and the fans screaming for Kubiak's head.  And Vince Young?  Jeez...

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