Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle says the humane thing would be for Texans owner Bob McNair to fire Gary Kubiak right now. He contends that things won't get better for the Texans, and the only way Kubiak's stock can go is down. "Kubiak doesn't know how to fix the problem," Solomon says.
Another Chronicle columnist calls the loss to the Jaguars the worst game played in Reliant Stadium. He says there's no concrete way to identify one particular game as the worst for a team, but you'll know it when you see it. Harvey adds: "You know if you saw this game, which, considering the number of empty seats, you very well might not have."
The Jaguars intended to turn things around in the second half of the season, and that's just what they did, writes Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press. Case Keenum had his worst game of five starts, she adds.
Keenum accepted a lot of the blame for a loss in which the Texans did not score a touchdown. He had zero passing yards in the first quarter, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. Keenum said he's uncomfortable being hesitant, being off rhythm and not making the right decisions. It would seem he is hesitant, off rhythm and making the wrong decisions because he's uncomfortable. Chicken, egg, etc.
Chris Baldwin of Houston Culture Map, one of Keenum's most vocal media supporters, says that while Keenum had a bad game, this shouldn't be the end of his chance to be the Texans' long-term starter. He includes this quote from Keenum in his story: "I wasn’t trusting what I was seeing and just letting the ball go." It's odd to hear Keenum say those things because he doesn't typically play that way. Perhaps his confidence was shaken by last week's handling.