TOUGH TIMES

Watson's injury just proves the Texans are cursed

Deshaun Watson is lost for the season. Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Lord giveth.

The Lord taketh away.

Less than 24 hours after Houston finally wins its first World Series, the joy got sucked out of the air.

The superstar in the making, record-setting quarterback DeShaun Watson is done for the year.  He tore his ACL in a non-contact drill during the Texans practice.

The National Championship star from Clemson will be replaced by Tom I have never thrown an NFL touchdown pass in four limited seasons. Savage.

A former fourth-round pick from Pitt, Savage has a solid arm but the mobility of an overweight sumo wrestler. The scouting report -- as well as the eye test -- indicates he holds on the ball too long, causing sacks.

No. 3 has limited mobility, along with feet of clay. The offensive line has done it with smoke and mirrors thanks to the freakish nature of Watson’s running and escapability.

Hurricane Harvey was  followed by season-ending injuries to Whitney Mercilus and J.J Watt. Now? This for a franchise that appears cursed.

With the trade of left tackle Duane Brown to Seattle, fourth round pick Juliien Davenport will be making his first start.

So, who will be the backup quarterback? None other than a kid coached by Bill O’Brien at Penn State, Matt McGloin, cut from the Eagles in training camp.

General Manager Rick Smith McNair informed the coaches immediately after the injury.

The Texans could have put a stop to the collusion case of Colin Kaepernick against the NFL and signed him. But the combination of the controversial quarterback’s weak arm and Mc Nair’s ill-timed remarks put an end to that thinking.

A younger and healthier McNair would have brought the former Niner in, got assurances he would stand with his teammates and ended the anthem crap all with a stroke of a pen.

That would have been a Public Relations coup, and stopping the perception held around the nation of Robert. C. McNair, Jr.

Instead, it is yet another reason why the Texans continue to make baffling moves.

Could next season be the one for Watson? A few have done it before in year four

Watson could join elite company with Super Bowl run in fourth season

Deshaun Watson was magical in the win. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

The Countdown to "Mahomes Magic" vying for Lombardi's Prize is rapidly approaching. His arrival and amazing ascension to becoming the "face" of the NFL has been meteoric in nature. So the obvious question for us in Houston, is "how" can Deshaun Watson next year land on center stage representing the AFC at next year's Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa? For Deshaun, he'll be entering his fourth NFL season. Have no fear Texans fans, there have been a handful of quarterbacks who have won an NFL Title in their fourth campaigns.

January 12th, 1969 - Joe Namath

​Joe Namath in his 4th season, was an 18 point underdog, led the Jets to one of the games biggest upsets, beating the heavily favored Colts by a score of 16-7. What made this even more remarkable, was that the Colts in the previous round had defeated the Cleveland Browns by a score of 34-0. Namath was not "amazing" that day, completing 17 of 28 passes for a mere 206 yards, but it was "enough" to claim MVP honors at the Miami Orange Bowl. The Jets failed to defend their title the following year, eventually losing to Hank Stram's Cheifs in Super Bowl IV. (The last time Kansas City appeared in a Super Bowl contest)

January 26th, 1986 - Jim McMahon

​Jim McMahon "The Punky QB" aided with Buddy Ryan's famed 46 Defense, and a the league's #1 rushing attack, trounced the New England Patroits in his 4th NFL Season by a score of 46-10. A late hit by Charles Martin during the 86' Regular Season resulted in a separated shoulder, placing Mad Mac on the shelf, and essentially ending the Bears quest for a repeat.

February 3rd, 2008 - Eli Manning

Similar to Namath and the Jets upset in 69', this game is regarded as one of the greatest upsets in NFL History. New England was installed as a -12 point favorite on this day and were chasing perfection, having completed a perfect regular season, and post season. Eli Manning in his fourth year pulled off the miracle, as the Giants were merely a wildcard entry into the playoffs. Prior to this upset, a NFC Wildcard had never captured a Super Bowl Title. Eli threw for 255 yards, and a pair of touchdowns, the most memorable coming in the final moments when David Tyree made the remarkable "helmet catch" in a 17-14 upset victory.

So Houston, fear not !!! A QB can take a franchise to Super Bowl Glory in his 4th season!!!! Or in the case of Patrick Mahomes, possibly as early as a third!

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