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Biggest Texans Disappointments Through Eight Games

The last time I did this post, the Texans found themselves at 2-2. Four games later and they have yet to win a game. There have been a few great performances this season (posted yesterday) though most have been disappointing. This list (in no particular order) isn’t for the worst Texans players but rather the players that have disappointed both myself and many of the fans for the first eight games.


  • Matt Schaub – When your starting quarterback is known for throwing touchdowns to the other team, it’s safe to say your team is in trouble. Schaub’s 8/9 TD/INT ratio is unacceptable for starting quarterbacks and he’s been benched for Case Keenum. Schaub is one of the big reasons for the Texans collapse.
  • Brooks Reed – Through eight games I’ve probably said Reed’s name maybe five times. Just one sack and 28 tackles for the third-year pro, yet he may not be the worst Reed on the team.
  • Ed Reed – Look at that! Two Reeds on the team and they have combined for one positive play this season and it wasn’t from the future HOF’er. Reed has made just 16 tackles this season and hasn’t produced one sack or interception this season. Reed looks very old on the field and has taken many bad angles to plays. It looks like Reed may be playing in one of his last seasons.
  • Brice McCain – With Johnathan Joseph and Kareem Jackson playing well, teams have been more than willing to throw McCain’s way. McCain has been beat constantly and consistently all season long and hasn’t been the same since going down with an injury late last season. McCain’s a big reason why the Texans have failed to get off the field on several third downs.
  • Special Teams Return Team - They are pretty bad
  • Special Teams Coverage – They are terrible
  • Keshawn Martin – Terrible decisions on returning kicks deep in the end zone and he has yet to take one to the house in his career. Too much dancing and horizontal running for a kick returner with little to no success.
  • Randy Bullock – He has killed the Texans with his missed field goals this season. It seems as if Texans management thinks he has done a good enough job to hold onto his job. Moving on…
  • Joe Marciano – See the last four bullet points. Multiply it by a few seasons of the same problems. The most amazing part is that he still has this job. Pathetic!


Who has disappointed you through the first half of the season? Any additions? Sound off in the comments below!


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