Alright, let's get the Texans' stuff out of the way quickly. Sure, it was nice to get that 600 pound Colt off our back, but let's be honest here; that Indy run defense is one of the worst of all time. Between that defense and Peyton's annual choke-fest, the Colts aren't going anywhere important in January. And yes, that win did diminish Houston's upcoming draft standing, but how much good did tanking the end of least season do us? If you have good management, you can have a good draft no matter whether you're picking first of 31st. Now if only the Texans could procure a good management team...
On, and one other thing: Up until the midway point of this year, I've had David Carr's back from the beginning. I still say Houston did him no favors by providing him with one of the worst O-lines of all time and a dearth of weapons. But he is what he is at this point; like fellow Fresno State alum, Trent Dilfer, at best he is a game-manager, not a playmaker. And unless you possess an all-world defense, that's not going to take you too far in today's NFL. And for anyone who would like to see Houston burn to the ground, here's a suggestion: pray for a Saints-Titans Super Bowl. It's a long-shot, but this city would implode if it had to watch Vince and Reggie lead their teams to the promised land in year one.
Some other random NFL notes: I want to hear from you, Cowboy fans. Do you regret the T.O. signing yet? Seriously, am I the only one who thinks Dallas would be a better team right now if they had never signed him in the first place? But as a Cowboy and T.O.-hater, it sure is fun to watch him drag that team down at the first sign of trouble.
Another Cowboy note: I like Tony Romo. Think he has a future in this league. But man, give NFL defensive co-ordinators 4 weeks of game film to look at and all of a sudden quarterbacking a football team doesn't look so simple anymore. I think Romo, Rex Grossman and Phillip Rivers are finding that out the hard way.
And I've said it before and I'll say it again: The Falcons would be a better team if Matt Schaub were their starting QB. I just do not trust Mike Vick. And yes, his defense is average and his receivers blow. But I think it says something when a still-raw Vince Young is already a better pocket passer than 6 year vet, Vick. As a fan of a team that will almost certainly be looking for a QB in the off-season, I'd much rather see the Texans make a run at Matt Schaub as opposed to someone like Jake Plummer. Of course, I'd prefer every other person on the planet not named Ryan Leaf over Plummer. Ah, to be a Texan fan. There's still plenty of room left on the bandwagon, boys.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.