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Worst Moment in Houston Texans History?

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by ab0_bleedred, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ab0_bleedred

    ab0_bleedred Member

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    So i was talking to my friend about how amazing it feels to be in the playoffs and experience winning football, especially because of all the heart wrenching loses we had to endure as Texans fans throughout the last 10 years.

    Being the laughing stock of the league in my opinion makes this year that much sweeter for us true die hard fans. The feeling I had when we thrashed Cincinnati was euphoria.

    But lets look back...what was the worst moment in Houston Texans History to date?

    Rosencopter?
    2-14?
    David Carr's Sack Record?
    The Jacksonville Collapse?
     
  2. TheRealist137

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    last year when we started out 4-2 and then choked away numerous games due to our lack of secondary
     
  3. AbbasNasib

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    The Jacksonville Collapse

    If you're referring to the botched Hail Mary tipped ball play... That was a low point for me. Talk about hopelessness.

    The team seemed so close last season, but couldn't win for losing.
     
  4. the futants

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    Tony Boselli.
     
  5. emjohn

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    Drafting Carr over Peppers (not that we knew it right away...and he did slightly beat Joey Harrington)

    April 23 and 24, 2005

    The end of the Jets game last year

    The Dallas and @Ind games last year

    The Jets opening day beatdown of 2009

    The Chris Brown Halfback Pass

    The disgraceful "Can We Go Now" awol Texans home season finale against Cleveland in 2004 that could have been the first non-losing season for the franchise but instead foreshadowed the hapless 2-14 season.

    Virtually every Casserly FA signing. Man was out to make journeymen rich.
     
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  6. desihooper

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    I can't say a moment in time sticks in my head. The Browns game in Season 3 where Carr got sacked a million times the kept us from hitting that mythical .500 mark for the first time. Which led to the collapse of Season 4. Which led to the start of the Gary Kubiak era which I thought was going to end after the 6-10 fifth season in which the Texans lost multiple games in the 4th quarter.

    The Kris Brown fiasco.

    The Chris Brown fiascos.

    VY run in OT.

    2010: The 2nd Colts game where Kubiak forgot about Foster, San Diego loss where AJ knocks a ball off of his knee resulting in an INT, the Hail Mary, Sanchez-to-Holmes, blowing a 4 point lead to the Eagles on national TV in the fourth quarter, the OT pick-6 against the Ravens on MNF, and the Tebow game.

    The journey is what makes this season that much more enjoyable.

    4, 5, 7, 2 that was the initial build-up where we were teased into thinking our team was heading in the right direction until that 2-win season smacked us with a big reality check.

    (enter Kubiak)
    6, 8, 8, 9, 6 again, a nice build-up where the team was assembling talent and learning the WCO. Then the bottom fell out in year 5 which precipitated continued calls (from some) for Kubiak's head.

    (enter Wade)
    FINALLY, it all came together. No more ghosts of Dom Capers, Vic Fangio, Chris Palmer, Joe Pendry, Richard Smith, and Frank Bush. We have competent coaches on both sides of the ball and a good, young core to watch grow together and develop into (hopefully) something special.

    Keep it going, fellas. Go Texans!
     
  7. Uprising

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    Matt Schaub breaking his foot after dominating Tampa, during our winning streak.

    Fans all around were mentioning Texans are for real, super bowl bound? then at 3:30 on Monday Kubiak broke our hearts.

    That day, we became underdogs.
     
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  8. Ziggy

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    We were in the playoffs 2 years ago... for about four hours. Y'all remember that? There was even a graphic that had our logo and berth. I'd say losing that might be the worst.
     
  9. Joe Joe

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    Listening to 610 as Kubiak answers a question concerning Schaub's injury. He started talking about flying in specialist from Charlotte and getting a guy to fly back into the US to check it out, and that they wouldn't know until afters these guys saw him on the severity of the injury. That went from the greatest Texans moment at the time to the worst. That was a long drive back to Austin.
     
  10. A_3PO

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    There was a game several years ago where the Texans were up 10 with 30 seconds left and lost to the Rams in OT. Pure incompetence.
     
  11. macalu

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    gotta be Rosencopter. 5 minutes to go and up 17 points.

    edit: dang, found out this happened in 2008 not 2009 and i don't think had any bearing on playoffs.
     
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    We weren't really in...the Bengals had to beat the Jets that night to make it happen and they had nothing to play for.

    But that season had the two worst moments, and the worst stretch, IMO.

    We were 5-4 coming off the bye, then:

    - Kris Brown missed a game-tying FG, his second miss of the game, and we lost to the Titans on MNF. The mood around Reliant was downright depressing. (Worst moment #2)

    - Gave up 21 points in the 4th quarter to the Colts

    - The infamous Chris Brown halfback pass at Jacksonville, losing 23-17. (Worst moment #1)

    Chris Brown and Kris Brown literally kept us out of the playoffs that year.
     
  13. leroy

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    I'll agree with desihooper and say that Cleveland game. Had a chance to finish 8-8 and go into the next season with some real momentum. Instead, they lost to a bad Cleveland team at home and you could feel from that moment what was going to happen the next season. That said, what that cast of characters, it was likely to happen eventually. Carr/Capers/Casserly was going to f*** it up one way or another.
     
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    The Jacksonville collapse. Just watching that last play left me sick to my stomach.
     
  15. desihooper

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    That game changed the way the organization operated from an offensive standpoint. The edict came down to protect Carr at all costs. No more 7 step drops, change the plays and protection to get the ball out quick and keep Carr from getting destroyed. It's no wonder that Palmer was let go during the 2-14 season and Joe Pendry proceeded to implement a get the ball out in 3 seconds offense.

    Carr's stats through Year 5 tell the story:
    <PRE>
    Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Y/A Y/C Y/G
    2002 23 HOU QB 8 16 16 4-12-0 233 444 52.5 2592 9 15 5.8 11.1 162.0
    2003 24 HOU QB 8 12 11 3-8-0 167 295 56.6 2013 9 13 6.8 12.1 167.8
    2004 25 HOU QB 8 16 16 7-9-0 285 466 61.2 3531 16 14 7.6 12.4 220.7
    2005 26 HOU QB 8 16 16 2-14-0 256 423 60.5 2488 14 11 5.9 9.7 155.5
    2006 27 HOU QB 8 16 16 6-10-0 302 442 68.3 2767 11 12 6.3 9.2 172.9
    </PRE>
    He was progressing well as a QB under Palmer through three seasons, but in year 4, his avg. yards per game dropped by 65 ypg with that new "offense." When Kubiak got him in Year 5, he was a shell of the prospect/QB he was earlier in his career. Even then, he had the second best year and winning percentage of his career.
     
  16. DonnyMost

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    The Monday night Baltimore game was the low point for me.

    6-7, on national tv, facing an AFC powerhouse... epic comeback, and then boom, kicked square in the nuts.

    Fall to 6-8, assured a non-winning season and no playoffs, after a season that began with so much promise.

    A close second would be the 4 game division losing streak in 2009 that ended up costing us the playoffs with such an easy schedule. Each one of those games was close and hurt a LOT. It was like each loss compounded on itself, making the next one feel even worse. Such a cupcake year and we completely s**t the bed.
     
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    Losing to a one win Colts team on national tv. Sure we blew games before but this is the first team you actually expect good things to happen
     
  18. Hey Now!

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    This right here; it's the only stretch that was even remotely meaningful (prior to this year) in the franchise's history. Various heartbreaking losses here or there in otherwise forgettable losing seasons? Who cares?

    But blowing four games in which you were in perfect position to send all 4 to OT in a season you finish 9-7 and out of the playoffs on a tiebreaker? Those hurt.

    And I would agree Schaub's injury this year is a contender - but it'll be minimized somewhat if we beat Baltimore this weekend.

    Having said all that - why are dragging this PeptoBismal of a thread out four days before we play in the frickin AFC divisional round of the playoffs?
     
  19. ima_drummer2k

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    The MNF loss to the titans in 2009.

    We were 5-4 but we had won 3 of the last 4 games and we finally had a MNF game at home against Vince Young and the old Oilers. Time to show the entire nation that we made the right decision drafting Mario instead of Bush or Vince. Time for a signature win in front of a national audience over Bud Adams, Vince Young and our arch rival. A win could completely turn the entire season around.

    Nope. Kris Brown misses a game-tying FG with 1 second remaining. Game (and season) over. The Texans entire existence (up to that point) summed up in one game.

    But enough of this! We are currently witnessing the best NFL football season in Houston in 2 decades!
     
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  20. macalu

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    Because we're used to wallowing in our own misery?:)
     

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