David Carr gets a lot of heat because he remains David Carr and is not Vince Young.
Texans owner, Bob McNair has finally spoke out about the subject of why Carr's option was picked up and why the Texans didn't draft VY.
Most of it isn't new news really. Basically, the Texans interviewed a lot of coaching candidates and they all claimed that David Carr has the potential to help the Texans be successful. The new news is the comment that one of the candidates specifically said he would not coach the Texans if Vince Young was going to be the pick.
The thing that a lot of Texans fans do not want to hear is the same ole "if David Carr has more tools around him, he will be better" thing, which is what McNair said in the article. A lot of fans want Carr to be shown the door because they are just tired of paying to watch him learn to be a quarterback.
The flipside of this is that when the Texans picked up Carr's option, they told him that they would give him more of those tools on the offensive side of the ball. You know that Carr had to be thinking, like most everyone else, that the Texans were going to take Reggie Bush. Eric Moulds when he came to the Texans had the expectation that the Texans would draft Reggie Bush.
So, the Texans don't really provide Carr with a better line, and then have a running game that is about the worst it has ever been.
My thought is that Bob McNair is supporting Carr with the whole "stay the course" kind of talk, and Carr isn't dumping the team in the grease by complaining about not getting him Reggie Bush. Whether there is more panic behind the scenes than what is being made public, is a different question.