In a word, the 2013 Houston Texans season has been disappointing. Unfortunately, under achievement has become the expectation of many fans and the anger they once felt after a crushing defeat has been replaced with a numb acceptance of their failure.
After the team came up well short of expectations during the 2010 season, to borrow a line from one of my favorite TV shows ‘Breaking Bad’, the Texans took a half-measure to fix the issues that caused the failure. Replacing the latest unqualified defensive coordinator Kubiak buddy in 2010 with Wade Phillips made a big difference, but that half-measure didn’t fix the glaring problems with the head coach and quarterback. Kubiak and Schaub seem like good men and I really wanted them to succeed, but it’s obvious at this point that they’re simply not capable of reaching the next level. Three years after the disastrous 2010 season, the Texans have found themselves in the same position of being forced into making franchise altering decisions on personnel. No more half measures Mr. McNair.
Before we move on and look ahead in the coming weeks and months to what the future holds for our favorite NFL franchise, I wanted to compare the failures of the Texans two most disappointing seasons. I was a huge fan of wrestling as a kid during the mid to late 1990′s, so I’m here to tell you which season would win a cage match for the saddest championship belt you could imagine. Think of this matchup between the 2010 and 2013 seasons as the Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart cage match from Summer Slam 1994. No excellence of execution here however, this is a battle to decide the worst of the worst.
Only one season can make it over the top, back down to the mat, and be declared the “winner” of the most disappointing season in Texans franchise history.