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.

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Texans to hire David Culley. Composite image by Jack Brame

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Texans will hire former Ravens assistant head coach David Culley as their new head coach. John McClain reported earlier on Wednesday that the coaching hire was narrowed down to Culley and Bills DC Leslie Frazier.

Now the question becomes, what does Deshaun Watson think of the hire? Culley has no experience as a head coach but did work closely with Andy Reid from 1999-2012 in Philly and 2013-2016 in KC. Many believed that Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy would be the next Texans coach because of his years learning from Reid. But the Texans opted for the lesser-known Culley instead.

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