In Houston, Patience Is a Virtue

AP Photo

Even in the impatient, pressure-packed world of the NFL, patience sometimes is rewarded.


The Texans are living proof. Houston is 10-1 and the leader in the clubhouse for the No. 1 AFC seed in the postseason, with home-field advantage throughout.


Imagine, Jets fans, watching your team go through five consecutive playoff-less seasons with a 37-43 record. Would you be happy standing pat at head coach?


Those were the guts of Texans head coach Gary Kubiak’s resume in his first five years in Houston. And you know what Texans owner Bob McNair did? He stayed the course, ignored pleas from fans and media to fire Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith, blow up the program and start over.


“It all...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Texans' Defensive Problems Exposed

Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News - November 23, 2012

After two overtime escapes in five days, there finally will be some rest for the weary Houston Texans. With the extended time before its next game, the AFC's best team, now 10-1, must use it to figure out how to get out of its... more »

Foster Could Gobble Yards Against Lions

John McClain, Houston Chronicle - November 21, 2012

For a Happy Thanksgiving, feed Foster. Then feed him some more. Let the beast eat! Running back Arian Foster is on an impressive roll when it comes to games played on the road and games that are nationally televised. And... more »

Jets Should Keep Ryan, But If They Don't ...

Mark Cannizzaro, New York Post - November 26, 2012

What if the bottom falls out? What if 4-7 becomes 4-9 and ends in 5-11 and the national embarrassment from Thursday night perpetuates for the Jets?   What then? What does Jets owner Woody Johnson do if what already has been a... more »

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: MNF Matchup a Dud

Gregg Rosenthal, - November 26, 2012

Cam Newton grew up in the Atlanta area when Michael Vickmania was at its hype. Everyone had a Vick jersey, including Newton. "Everyone wanted to either wear No. 7, play quarterback, throw left handed, be agile like him, buy his... more »