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Top 5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the 2014 Houston Texans
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Uncertainty surrounds the potential of the 2014 Houston Texans.

That uncertainty naturally comes with a wide difference of opinion on how successful they'll be during the first season under new head coach Bill O'Brien. After dismissing the ludicrous predictions of 4-12 or 12-4, I think we can all reasonably see their final record sitting somewhere between 6-10 and 10-6.

With the legitimate concerns about what type of production they'll get from their quarterbacks, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing's health, Andre Johnson's participation and how Jadeveon Clowney will transition to a new position, there are valid reasons to predict another disappointing season.

For every reason to be pessimistic, however, there are just as many reasons for optimism; the latter will be my focus during this article.

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