Slow Start, Good (or Bad) Finish Upcoming

Aaron BachContributor IOctober 22, 2008

To say the Texans are off to a slow start would be an understatement. Even though they should be 4-2 instead of 2-4, there are no excuses. The Texans should have easily beaten the Colts, who forced a couple of turnovers in the last four minutes or so to take over the game. The Texans had a chance to beat the Jags in Jacksonville, but Josh Scobee's field goal in overtime squandered the Texans hope for that game, and it looked like have effect carried over to the Indy game. The last two games have been interesting, beating the Dolphins on a Matt Schaub three yard run as time expired, and beating the lowly Lions by a touchdown, despite being up 21-0 in the first half. The Texans do have bright spots in young stud-to-be Steve Slaton, and the now red-hot Andre Johnson at wide receiver. One of the reasons of a slow start would easily be the inconsistent play at the quarterback position, with Matt Schaub making mistakes early and getting fan's hopes up, and Sage Rosenfels making mistakes late which squashes any hope of the Texans winning (a perfect example would be the Indy game). Bottom line: the Texans will not make the playoffs as the trendy pick to burst on the scene. The best record they could hope for would be probably be 9-7, but more realistic would be 8-8 or 7-9. Even with their better passing game and ground attack, the Texans may have come on too little, too late