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Bill O’Brien and Rick Smith are Texans’ real problem

After a humiliating Texans defeat at the hand of the Jaguars (you can check out the game recap here), Houston fans are left scratching their heads, trying to figure out who is to blame: Tom Savage or DeShaun Watson?

Reality check – the problem with the Houston Texans is far beyond Savage and Watson.  Rick Smith and Bill O’Brien are now being haunted for their negation of free agency in in the off-season, in hopes of landing Tony Romo – and their team sat on their gonads for most of this time waiting for the guy.

Blinded by the Romo-Watch, the Texans allowed other talent to walk. For what it’s worth, I personally thought Jay Cutler would have been a better decision, at a cheaper price tag. But it is very apparent that these guys put all of their eggs in the Romo basket, and wouldn’t even bat an eyelash at anyone else. Consequentially, all the sitting and waiting was for naught. Tony Romo chose to pursue a broadcasting career, and left the Texans scrambling for the contingency plan that they should have established in the first place. Way to go, guys.

The aftermath: Tom Savage is (still) awful and DeShaun Watson is simply not ready.  The Texans are in a bad situation.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say “DeShaun Watson needs to ‘sit and learn.'” This statement could be a logical one, assuming that Watson is sitting and learning under the guidance of a good quarterback and coach.

But please tell me, what in the hell can he possibly learn in his present situation? I’ll let you guys mull over that one for a bit.

 

Editor’s Note: Lamont Mann is your weekly Friday updater, and also weighs in on a variety of subjects throughout the week. Former military man, UH Grad. Follow him on Twitter: @sportsmedialm

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