" Turnovers, turnovers.”
The dreaded word that has plagued the Houston Texans all season were spoken by Gary Kubiak. Yesterday it reared its ugly head again. Sage Rosenfels threw 4 interceptions and the Ravens broke the game open in the 4th quarter, exploding to a 41-13 win over the Houston Texans.
“I’ve got to figure out something to do different. I have to figure out a way to get us to play four quarters of clean football."
This isn't about coaches. Texan fans will probably call for Kubiak's head but turnovers are on the players. This isn't high school or even college football. This is the NFL. This is where the players have to go out and execute. Turnovers cannot be blamed on the coaches. Not at the money pro players make. Andre Johnson agrees. “They can’t go out and play the game for us. We have to go out there and play the game. All they do is call the plays, so you can’t really sit here and say it was his fault. It's not his fault at all. He doesn’t have to go out there and play - we do.”
The turnovers are frustrating the entire team, Andre says. “Like I said earlier, turning the ball over, not executing when we were supposed to. It’s pretty much been the same story; it’s no secret. You guys know it. You watch it every week.”
Yes, we have watched it every week. And yes, it gets frustrating for everyone to watch and know that this team could play with the best in the league. But then to lose like they did against the Steelers, Titans and Ravens. It's really hard to look back and say "this position needs improving" or "this is the weakness of our club" when we can't look past the turnovers to see where we really stack up opposed to where we need to be.
(quotes from houstontexans.com)