FOXBOROUGH, MASS. - If you are the Houston Texans, just where do you go from here?
Obviously the first step was to fly back to Houston, but looking ahead just how are they going to get any better? How are they going to be anything more than a playoff pretender?
For the second consecutive season the Texans got bounced from the dance in the divisional round. Last year they got a mulligan as they were down to their third-string quarterback.
So what does it say about this team when they get hammered 41-28 by the New England Patriots with their first-string pivot, Matt Schaub, leading the way?
In the Boston Globe, the esteemed Dan Shaughnessy dissed the Texans earlier in the week by referring to them as “tomato cans.” He took great delight in dismissing them as “tomato cans” a second time in a front-page column in Monday’s edition, where he really put the boots to them.
Basically, Shaunessey was right — they are a bunch of tomato cans pretending to be something pretty special.<