Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Houston Texans are in one of the rarest positions in sports. They are good, but not good enough. They need to get better, but they can't make any big changes. As Texans' seasons have gone from being about just making the playoffs to being about winning the Super Bowl, the Texans have experienced the magnifying effects of success and expectation. Rapidly, the answer on Matt Schaub has gone from "certainly yes" (Can he take you to the playoffs?) to "not so sure" (Can he win you a Super Bowl?). The questions about Gary Kubiak used to be general (Is he too much of a player's coach?) and now they've become specific (Is he irrationally eager to send out the kicking teams? Does he put enough pressure on the opposing coaching staff?) Perhaps in a less successful context, the Texans would make serious evaluations of these two issues. But this is the irony of the Texans' situation: They've had enough success to reveal their tiniest flaws, and yet they can't mess with success. What are ...
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