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Coaching staff lets Texans down in 36-33 loss

DeShaun Watson did everything he could to lead the Houston Texans (1-2) to a win on Sunday afternoon in FoxBoro. JJ Watt and the Houston Texans defense did all it could to lead the Houston Texans to a win on Sunday afternoon in FoxBoro. The Houston Texans coaching staff failed to do to all it could to lead the Houston Texans to a win on Sunday afternoon in FoxBoro. Tom Brady id all he could to lead New England (2-1) to a 36-33 win on Sunday in FoxBoro possibly putting the final nail in Texans head coach Bill O’Brien’s coaching coffin.
Houston led 30-28 when O’Brien chose to go for three points instead of going for it on fourth and one at the New England 18 yard line. Rookie placekicker Ka’imi Fairbairn nailed the 31 yard field goal to give Houston a 30-28 lead with 2:24 to play and as everyone but O’Brien knows that is too much time for Brady but that’s what happens when you don’t trust your offensive line or your running game.
“It’s look in the mirror time,” said O’Brien following the loss. “We did not win the game. It’s my fault.”
Yes, it is O’Brien’s fault. He wanted Lamar Miller because he could get those yards. He wanted DeShaun Watson because he has magic in those legs and when push came to shove he failed to make the call to go for it on fourth and one.
Miller and Watson along with D’Onta Foreman combined for 122 yards on 30 carries yet O’Brien chose to kick the field goal and give Brady the ball with nearly two and a half minutes left.
“It’s on me,” continued O’Brien. “You can’t kick field goals in the red area and we had to many field goals down there.”
O’Brien’s problem like the others on the Belichick coaching tree is simple. The Patriots mastermind knows exactly what his former coaches are going to do in given situations and he exploits them. Belichick knows that O’Brien is a conservative play caller and he knew that the fourth year texans coach would out the game in the hands of his defense rather than going for the jugular and O’Brien did just that.
The Watson led offense controlled the clock (33:28), generated 417 yards, 23 first downs and converted 6 of 14 on third down.
The Houston defense did the best it could against Brady, They recorded five sacks, eight quarterback hits, seven tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery and yet Brady and the Patriots won the game.
Brady, the master of the comeback engineered number 52 in his career finding Brandin Cooks in the endzone for the game winner with 23 ticks left.
Houston had a chance for its own miracle comeback. Watson hit wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for a 21 yard pick-up on the first play from scrimmage following New England’s go-ahead score. The pass across the middle of the field precipitates that a timeout is called to preserve the clock and yet no one called for the timeout until there were three seconds left.
“Should have called a time out,” concluded O’Brien. That’s all. Again, anything that happened negative in that game is on me. We’ve got to coach better and that’s the way it will always be with me.”

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