- Jun 1, 2011
In an interview awhile back, Nick Caserio said digging the Texans out of the previous regime's mistakes would be a "massive undertaking", which is basically the same thing I felt. We all know the specter that was hanging over this franchise -- a coach that was more interested in treating the team like his own personal playground, a QB that was driving to Manvel and Cypress to get his rectal cavity examined, various other coaches that simply shouldn't have been brought in in the first place, and multiple players under terrible contracts. They're all but done getting out of a lot of that, and you can kinda see a clear picture. That's what happens when you have a serious GM instead of a guy that got handed the keys to the franchise just because. Unlike a portion of this fanbase that hitched their ride to that guy in Cleveland and call into radio stations all loud and embarrassing themselves, I actually have some optimism for this team. After a season like last year, there's no other way than to go up from here. There's some obvious question marks, but I just don't see this team being "expansion-level bad" like I've seen and heard from media outlets. Just don't think it's possible, they've made clear upgrades in several spots, and I think this draft-class could potentially be as impactful as the 2006 one (something I mentioned before I even clicked on one of the videos here lol). You have real building blocks and not just retreads forced into significant positions. The offense obviously still has questions, but I think the defense will immediately be ahead to start the season. There's so many new guys here that I have to continuously look at the roster to remember numbers, but I'm digging the feel of freshness that's coming.