The Houston Chronicle had a cartoon game today that encourages fans to help David Carr. You are supposed to read the field and pick the appropriate receiver to help Carr make a big play. The punchline of the game is obvious.
When Carr's option was signed, the Texans pledged to get him more help. I won't say they lied, but maybe they had their fingers crossed or something.
They passed on Reggie Bush and then drafted running back in the sixth round and later acquired two running backs that weren't in camp with them. They drafted two offensive linemen in the third round, but still there is maybe one offensive linemen on the squad that would be a starter on another team. (And I am talking about the line that started the season. The line that the Texans have now is even more youngish and injured).
Yeah, David Carr might be a good quarterback behind a good line with a good running game added to the good receivers they already have, but ultimately most teams don't have the luxury of perfection in all the players surrounding the quarterback. An QB has to be able to make plays in less than ideal circumstances sometimes.
The front page of the Chronicle sports page today featured an article on all the quarterbacks that the Texans may be interested in next year.
Who knows, given the way Colts DE Dwight Freeney played his last game, the Texans are probably more concerned with the current readiness of the Texans backups. Ex-Bronco Bradlee Van Pelt was picked up a couple of weeks ago after Sage Rosenfels went down with a broken hand, and Quinton Porter is a rookie undrafted free agent from Boston College.
You know it is bad when asked about sacking David Carr, Freeney responded with a laugh, "He's my boy."