Stephen A. Smith reacts to drama between Lovie Smith and media at Texans postgame presser

A STEP TOO FAR?

After the Texans' (1-8-1) embarrassing loss to the Commanders on Sunday, Lovie Smith received several tough questions from the media. Questions from the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith seemed to get the most attention as he peppered Lovie with questions about why nothing seems to change each week, when the results dictate otherwise. Smith also refers to the booing coming from Houston fans, and the half empty stadium.

Lovie and the Texans keep defending the play of QB Davis Mills, who has clearly regressed this season under OC Pep Hamilton. And Hamilton is another point of contention, as many fans and media find is play calling to be below average (to put it nicely).

Be sure to check out the video above as Stephen A. Smith and Michael Irvin share their thoughts on the exchange, and weigh in on if the reporter went over the line with the Texans HC.

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We made it! Training camp is officially here, with all the Texans players having reported to the team and set to take the field this Thursday.

And while the Texans are the favorites to win the division, there are some areas of concern heading into the season.

ESPN Texans reporter DJ Bien-Aime joined The Mina Kimes Show and shared his thoughts on the Texans outlook this season.

When looking at the Texans offense, Bien-Aime pointed to Houston's play calling as being a possible issue in 2024. Bobby Slowik did a terrific job in his first season as an offensive coordinator. But he will have his hands full keeping all his playmakers happy with Stefon Diggs joining the team, and Nico Collins expecting a lot of looks after signing a massive contract extension.

Kimes also pointed to Slowik's insistence on staying committed to the running game even when the team was having zero success on the ground. Hopefully that issue will get corrected either through better results in the run game, or putting the ball in CJ Stroud's hands when the ground game is repeatedly getting stuffed.

On defense, both Kimes and Bien-Aime named Houston's secondary as the big x-factor this year. Bien-Aime named cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. as the only player in the secondary that he truly trusts. He also strongly believes that rookie cornerback Kamari Lassiter will start opposite Stingley as the team's No. 2 corner.

The Texans certainly have concerns at defensive tackle with Sheldon Rankins and Malik Collins gone, but the secondary has to be the biggest worry in a pass-heavy NFL. Not to mention the level of quarterback play the Texans will face while dealing with a first-place schedule this year.

If you love hearing informed football analysts talking ball, this is the video for you. They cover all things Texans and give a full preview of the AFC South, plus predictions!

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