December 12, 2005
2005 Weekly local football review
Texans kicker Kris Brown made his contribution to the Reggie Bush sweepstakes today as he missed not one, but two, field goals in the closing minutes to ensure that the Texans (1-12) remain in position to have the worst record in the NFL this season and have the first draft choice in the 2006 NFL Draft. This was another particularly ugly game that pitted two bad teams playing in front of a half-filled stadium in Nashville on a cold, gray day. The Texans' offense amassed a paltry 234 yards, including 82 through the air as Texans QB David Carr was sacked six times and hit or hurried countless other times -- the Texans' pass offense is the worst in the NFL this season and one of the worst in the NFL over the past several seasons. The Texans play Arizona and Jacksonville over the next two weeks at Reliant Stadium before mercifully finishing their abysmal season in San Francisco on New Year's Day.
In the type of hugely entertaining game that Texans fans thought they were going to be seeing this season, the Cowboys (8-5) survived a wild last 22 seconds in this one to remain a game back of the Giants in the NFC East. After offensive line problems had constricted the Pokes' offense over the past several games, the Cowboys burst out for 445 yards of total offense as QB Drew Bledsoe threw for three TD's, including the game winner. Given the Cowboys remaining schedule (at Washington, at Carolina, and St. Louis at home), I've got my doubts that they can win all three, but this team is feisty and has played every game close this season. If the Pokes make the playoffs, no team is going to want to play them.
In other local football-related news, Texas Longhorn QB Vince Young, who hails from Houston Madison High School, came in second to Bush in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy. In most years, Young would have been a run-away winner of the award, which is college football's most prestigious. However, Bush is a once-in-a-decade type of player and his exploits late in season for USC sealed the award for him.
Posted by Tom at December 12, 2005 4:23 AM |
I am beginning to think our owner may be in way over his head. Dan Reeves? This guy was burned out before he took the Atlanta job. Can Bob only relate to old, cranky, white guys?
Posted by: Don Mynack at December 13, 2005 9:43 AM
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