OK people, it’s officially intervention time in Houston.
When they hired Dom Capers to coach the team, it was amusing, when they passed up Reggie Bush for Mario Williams, it was hilarious but this … this is just sad.
I realize David Carr has had a rough time in his five-year career, but that tends to happen to quarterbacks who are forced to run for their lives constantly. The Texans’ O-line opens up wider than Paris Hilton’s legs after 3 mojitos. He was sacked 41 times in 2006, and that was an improvement
over the previous few seasons. Since he’s been there, that sieve the Texans call an offensive line has given up 49.8 sacks per year, or roughly 3.3 per game. I’m surpirsed Carr is sane at this point, let alone able to play football.
For a taste of what it’s like to be David Carr go here
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He had a career best 68.3% completion percentage in 2006, and maybe with the No.8 pick in the draft, management could get him some help. Like maybe Adrian Peterson (they’d probably need to trade up to get him) or Penn State offensive tackle Levi Brown. Building an offensive line or running game? What a freaking novel concept.
So rather than work with their 27-year-old quarterback, Gary Kubiak and GM Rick Smith have targeted Jake Plummer as the solution to all their problems. Sigh, can someone get my medication please?
Let’s look at the numbers:
2006 QB ratings: Carr 81.2, Plummer 68.8.
Career rating: Carr 75.5, Plummer 74.6.
Career completion percentage: Carr 60.0%, Plummer 57.1%
Franchises left completely disappointed: Carr 1, Plummer 2.
Only in the Texans’ front office could those numbers add up to Plummer > Carr. What is going on over there, seriously? Have they ever actually watched a football game? I don’t get it. Look, if you want your quarterback to play well, get him some weapons. We like Andre Johnson, but he can’t get it done by himself. First, get a running back and an offensive line, and if Carr can’t get it done then, maybe we can talk. Until then, stick with him because if Jake Plummer is the best you can do, you’ve got serious problems.
Then again, this is the Texans, we shouldn’t expect anything less than mind-boggling.