The Houston Texans came into the season as a sure-fire playoff team, and they ended the season with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s simply been one of the craziest first-to-worst stories in the history of the NFL, and the Texans disappointing 2013 season has been difficult to explain. Well, actually, the defense regressed, and Matt Schaub’s horrific play really took a toll on the efficiency of the offense and the play of the team overall. Schaub went from being a very good starting quarterback to being a very bad, turnover-prone QB in the span of the year, and his change from consistency to inconsistency was sudden and inexplicable; I wonder if Rick Smith and the Texans put too much pressure on him in the offseason.
Anyway, it was a horrendous year for the Texans, but I guess the good thing is that they were bad enough to cause the Texans to blow things up. They fired Gary Kubiak and are close to hiring Bill O’Brien. They will likely move on from Schaub and Case Keenum as starters and will take advantage of the No. 1 pick to take Louisville Cardinals product Teddy Bridgewater.
J.J. Watt, however, had another incredible season, and while he didn’t put up the insanely mind-boggling numbers he put up last year, he still put up mind-boggling numbers in 2013. Watt did a lot of the dirty work, and he’s the best player in the game if you don’t adjust for position. His elite play week-in and week-out is a wonder to behold, and he will end up going down as one of the greatest players in NFL history.
But despite his amazing play this season, Watt is still very upset with the Texans season and sent a candid tweet out to his followers. Watt said, “This season sucked. It’s not acceptable and it won’t happen again.”
That’s a great, honest way to send a disappointing 2013 out of the window for the Texans, and hopefully the Texans can have a bounce-back year in 2014 and immediately have success with a new head coach and quarterback combination.