The Blame Game
December 1, 2009, 8:07 PM
Filed under: NFL

If Megan Bill Cowher is interested in the Texans...then so are we.

By Jerry Coon

I won’t sit here and harp on the fact that the Texans just gave away their first legitimate shot at the playoffs in the matter of six days.

I won’t try to analyze how the Texans had a 17-0 lead on the Colts and blew it with a complete meltdown.

All I know is I am sick of saying, “there’s always next year,” or “if we could have done this differently, we could be this record.”

Sure, if the Texans handled business dating back to the Monday night game against the Titans, we could be looking at a 7-4 team sitting pretty in the wild card spot.

Instead, we see a 5-6 underachieving, poorly coached catastrophe that needs to close games.

There are four games that came down to the final two minutes, and the Texans choked.

The window for the playoffs is drastically fading, and the only chance to make it in would be to finish with a five-game winning streak.

Now I know anything is possible, but do you trust this team to get that accomplished?

So that brings up the blame game. Who do we point our finger at now?

True, a once-clutch field goal kicker has gone off the deep end, but in some of those situations, the game should have been closed without having to rely on his leg.

You could blame a second-year running back in Steve Slaton who couldn’t hold onto the ball, and now has his confidence completely shot because his coach buried him on the bench for too long (until the Colts game Sunday, Slaton had barely been seen in three weeks).

Or you could go to the main source of the problem.

What would the Texans have to do at this point for Kubiak to be safe?

I would say only that aforementioned five-game winning streak followed by a playoff appearance saves him at this point.

If the Texans pull out another mediocre 8-8 or 9-7 season, do we really want to have this guy at the helm next season? He can’t even watch his field goal kicker try for a 32-yarder.

On a related note, Bill Cowher is rumored to have said he would coach either the Bears or Texans if he was to come back.

If this is a possibility, do we jump on it?

Let me put it this way: Bob McNair needs to grab his checkbook, pull out a blank check, and hand it to Cowher.

Tell him to write any amount he wants on it, and come coach for the Texans.

I understand Kubiak is home-grown and went to Texas A&M and is one of the “good guys,” but at some point you have to do what’s best for the team.

Keeping Kubiak (at coach) is like going out to the bar and meeting up with a girl you have known all your life. She isn’t the greatest catch, her looks and personality are average and she is crazy in the head, BUT you have known her since childhood and are comfortable being around her. She tells you that she wants to start a long-term relationship, and you contemplate settling.

Then, Megan Fox walks into the bar. She comes up to you and tells you she thinks you are attractive and wants you to come hang out with her at a more upscale bar and possibly an after party at her hotel room.

What are you going to do in that situation?

I’ll see you at the afterparty.


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OMG Jerry. I busted out laughing with that Megan Fox analogy. haha I think Gary is a great guy but he coaches not to lose instead of to win. If Bill Cowher came to Houston it would give us fans the excitment we have not felt since we beat Dallas in our first preseason game ever!

Comment by Lauren Osborn

Bill Cowher??? I barely know-her??? – extremely lame. but seriously… He’s what we need. I hired him on Madden 2010 for XBOX360 and we won the superbowl and went 19-0… and you guys know these video games are realistic.

Comment by Megan Fox

Little- You are genious for your assumptions. This was hilarious, and I hope the Texans can pull Cowher because I know things will change!

Comment by Melissa Bruder

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