The Texans DOMINATED on OFFENSE and DEFENSE, which is pathetic.
The Bengals knew the Offense could get it going, but who knew the Bengal defense would make Schaub look like Brady and Peyton. The Texans passed 2 out of every 3 plays easy, and Schaub had all day to complete each of his passes. Not to mention the Texans practically converted a first down on every passing down. The game consisted of continuous 15 yarders to Andre Johnson, monster screen passes to Slaton and wide open bootlegs to Daniels ALL DAY. How could this happen? I mean, the Bengals were rushing FOUR linemen all game. Give me a break. No pressure again. Each blitz (I'd say 4 in all) were snuffed out by a perfectly executed screen pass to Slaton. And worst of all, the Bengals bit on every play action pass that the Texans threw at them. How could this happen? The Texans barely ran the ball, and when they did they had marginal success, yet the Bengal defense played the run ALL DAY as if the Texans ran it down their throats. Schaub THREW the ball almost EVERY play. What kind of game plan did Zimmer have in this game. The Texans are not the Ravens, nor the Steelers, the Texans PASS the ball. That's what they do. Send some pressure, play some man-to-man, and put a safety on Owen Daniels for heaven's sake.
The offense was even worse. Another game, another failure offensively. The only time the offense ever moves the ball is on their first drive of the game and when Carson goes no huddle. I can only imagine that Bratkowski only prepares for the first drive of the game. After that it's run, run, incompletion or incompletion, run, incompletion. The same predictable offense of years past. SOOO FRUSTRATING TO WATCH. That's why the games don't sell out right away. Don't even get me started with the Tight Ends. It's a shame that Kelly and Utecht are injured, because nearly half of Carson's throws would have gone their way. How many times is Carson going to target Coats and Foschi???? Why aren't Coats and Foschi BLOCKING???? Where is COFFMAN??? Coats and Foschi are out there running routes EVERY single passing play. Let Coffman, a somewhat talented, steady-handed receiver go out there and make some plays. Coats and Foschi running routes are MUCH more of a liability than Coffman would be at this point. Give me a break.
Marvin better right this ship because Chicago, Baltimore and Pittsburgh are waiting in the wings. Fire Bratkowski and put someone in who knows how to play call. I can't bare to see this season go to waste. The Bengals could easily be 0-6. It's frustrating to watch the defense let up all those yards when they are supposed to keep us in games, especially since its a given the offense will go three and out every drive until the two minute warnings.
Come on Marvin.