The 2012 season was, by all objective measures, the best in Houston Texans history. They went 13-5. Their quarterback threw for 4,000 yards. Their running back ran for 1,400. One of their defensive linemen recorded one of the best seasons ever recorded by a defensive lineman.
All that, and they were a mile away from beating the New England Patriots. So as the offseason begins, the Texans have some work to do.
10. Improve return game.
Special teams yards are often thought of as hidden yards, and the Texans left gobs of those yards on the field, ranking 23rd in the NFL in average kick return yardage. Maybe the key would simply be to have Danieal Manning return kicks next year. He had two big ones against the Patriots.
9. Continue to acquire linemen.
Whether through the draft or otherwise, the Texans need to continue adding linemen on both sides of the ball. Their most pressing need is on the offensive line. Getting healthy will go a long way there, but taking an offensive linem...