The Houston Texans have suffered through every bad thing that can possibly happen to a football team in a single season, and they’re still winning.
Consider where the Colts are without their starting quarterback.
Now consider that the Texans are playing with their third-string quarterback, and they’re tied for first place in their conference.
I hate playing against teams in the midst of a dream season. When you enter a contest like that, you’re never really playing the team, you’re playing the legend. That’s why more than a few Patriots fans are dreading the Broncos game on Sunday. You always want to play a team, not a newspaper headline; such as "Texans Stun Pats."
You just don’t know what a dream season team is capable of. They’re so damn excited to finally be getting so far in the playoffs, they value every second of it. And the further they get, the stronger their adrenaline pumps. It creates an air of uncertainty for opposing teams. Nobody, not even Coach Belichick, would truly know what to expect from the Texans. The situation is that strange.
Dream season teams are notoriously difficult to prepare for. Yeah, you can watch their film and deconstruct any schemes you want. But on that field, all bets are off.
Like the Texans themselves, T.J. Yates’ biggest advantage is his mystery. Even the most sophisticated NFL experts don’t really know what to make of him.
He was a Tar Heel with a few impressive records, including single-season passing yards, single-season total offense and career passing yards. In his senior year, he threw for 3,418 yards and 19 touchdowns.
This is too much madness to deal with. This is a story that outshines Tebow, especially if they win some playoff games. It’s an experiment that I prefer the Patriots would just avoid.
Yates’ team is playing like they’re on a Biblical mission to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Houston. It’s probably not going to happen, but they certainly have the potential to inflict a ton of damage along the way.
What I’ve seen so far from Yates is enough to concern me. I would not want to play against this kid or this team. No way.