So, now the Texans are three games into the 2010 NFL preseason and things are starting to look up. After an embarrassing loss to the Saints last week, my boys redeemed themselves by clobbering the Dallas Cowboys 27-3 at home. All Houstonians know how important it is for us to beat the Cowboys…especially when they’re visiting Houston. I was pleased to see the Texans’ starters back on the field after half-time, because those other guys just can’t seem to make things happen.
For once, the running game was absolutely exceptional! Arian Foster came out smelling like a rose – making team history with over 100 yards in a preseason game! Matt Schaub was on fire, too. He completed most of his passes and never threw an interception. Another offensive star was Jacoby Jones, adding five receptions to his track record.
The choice for a starting kicker is still up in the air. Kris Brown and Neil Rackers seem to be putting in 100% as they compete for this position. I am beginning to think it might behoove Kubiak to keep them both on the payroll since their legs seem to work better when their jobs are on the line.
The Texans defense wasn’t too shabby, either. Poor, sad Tony Romo took a lot of hits in this game. I’m not sure I understand what all the Romo hype is about; from what I could tell, he has no game. He was sacked, he fumbled, and he threw interceptions. (Maybe he needs his good luck charm, Jessica Simpson, back.) In any case, Mario Williams and the rest of the defensive line chewed him up and spit him out.
It was nice to see a Texans win at home. It was even nicer that they obliterated the Cowboys. The bad news is that word on the street is the Houston starters will not be playing much in their last preseason game against Tampa Bay. I’m not sure I want to watch that game.