It’s going to be hard to find words to describe today’s latest insane, ridiculous loss. You can take your pick of who to blame. Gary Kubiak tops the list, as always. Glover Quin certainly didn’t help with his “bat the ball across and back into the field of play rather than bat the ball down” mishap… but that was such a fluke, I really can’t blame Quin. You can blame the run defense, you can blame the pass defense. You can blame the silly, untimely penalties. You can blame the missed tackles.
You know how the song goes. You don’t need me to sing it.
The Jaguars had their best offensive output of the season. The Texans have SO much more talent than the Jaguars… it’s not even close. But this team can’t play defense, and they don’t play well enough to create their own breaks. Bad luck? Sure, there’s a little of that – but if you don’t play like garbage, you don’t need luck.
Much more to come on this, of course. The Texans’ playoff hopes have been over since the loss on Monday night to the Colts, but now we have to start wondering if this team can get to 8-8 or even 7-9 this year. The calls for Gary Kubiak’s head are coming fast and furious, and while I can’t disagree with any of that – it’s not going to happen anytime soon, so there’s not much point in me doing an entry on possible new candidates. I’d just have to do it over and over again as the speculation mounts, and then yet AGAIN when the firing happens if and when it actually happens.
That said, if you’re wondering if I’ve finally come around on the Fire Kubiak thing (as I’ve been a staunch defender) – the answer is yes. I know I’m way too late to the party, but I’m there. I don’t see much value in doing it right now, because you’re not going to sign a long-term answer mid-season, plus there are Rooney Rule issues. After the season though? They have to make the move. However, the lockout comes into play as well. That’s fodder for another entry, though. For now, let hellfire and brimstone rain down.