As we stand on the precipice of the Deshaun Watson trade, a point of inflection faces the Texans & Nick Caserio. Acquiring a plethora of assets would give him the necessary capital to invest in a talent-barren roster that looks, at present, multiple years removed from competitiveness. But is that all about to change?
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Are The Texans Finally Entering The Rebuild?
As the realisations of last season set in, the soundings from the team started to shift away from their flouted delusions to the refreshing but harsh reality. Nick Caserio’s task is finally re-setting this roster, as Texans circumstances are veering towards normal & it may have just levelled out enough where material progress is an option. After forming an iteration of last years coaching staff, the hurdles of free agency, the draft & the protracted Watson trade are coming quickly around the corner.
Caserio’s Watershed Moment Looms As The Head Coaching Cycle Starts To Turn
After just over a week of quiet. It emerged that the Texans had found time to interview Kevin O’Connell. The viable list of candidates looked narrow even with the L.A. Ram’s coordinator included, so it was a much needed positive. The process has been clouded by the raging debate of Josh McCowan and the inevitable inference of Jack Easterby, that detracts from a the teams sense of progress.
Despite Nothing On-Field, It Was Another Notable Week for The Texans
To be a Texans fans translates into a multitude of meanings for thousands of people. Within the NRG Stadium hallways, their actions consistently instil distain & divide the fanbase on a range of issues, whilst the on-filed remains secondary to the self-created side-show. With eyes on the future, that all seemed to be waning until this week.
A Year of Very little on Kirby Drive
As Nick Caserio spoke with the media Friday, to discuss the release of Coach Culley after only one year. You could have easily been mistaken in thinking he’d only just stepped into the General Manager’s role. But it was his hiring of David Culley on January 27th, 2021, that was now deemed untenable. There was a slight change in tone from the former long-time New England executive. But Caserio didn’t pose as someone who was feeling the strain. Conversely, he’s “immune to pressure” to be precise.
Are The Texans Finally Pivoting Towards The Future?
The news dropped rather suddenly Monday, following a performance of indignation in Indiana. There have been few inter-divisional games in recent memory, where the game was so heavily imbalanced as Sunday. The Texans were completely out-classed by the Colts, who only required 48-offensive plays to compile 31-points to Houston’s 3. That somber mood was reflective in Brandin Cooks’ post-game media conference, which then took a further turn the following day.
The Texans Are Getting To Grips With Hanging In Limbo
Last Sunday’s part performance against the Patriots was encouraging but it delivered yet another reminder of how this team is spinning their wheels this season. What can be accomplished or what payoff their plans may have are both unclear. But Sunday’s 22-25 defeat to New England was spiralled by coaching errors & a similar set of issues that continue to plague this team through 5 weeks.
Buffalo Served As Recognition That The Texans Plight Is Yet To Be Concluded
The tenuous ground that this 2021 Texans team was build upon showed its fragility in the worst way, during a rain soaked encounter at Highmark Stadium on Sunday. As the elements withered the remaining hopes for the remaining optimists amongst Houston’s ranks, a definitive realisation emerged for many, just how far this franchise has fallen.
The Texans Are Reminded Of How Quickly It Can Change
In only a week, the Texans have gone from what seemed promising start to the season, entering half-time in Cleveland, to now facing a very different set challenges. Team expectations were initially raised against the odds but the realities of the NFL have brought Houston much closer to their 2021 season predictions.
The Texans Face An Afternoon Of History Revision In Cleveland
ace a far sterner test on the banks of Lake Erie. On paper, the talent deficit is as stark, as the parallels between the two teams different stages of their NFL life-cycles.