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2014 Team Preview: Houston Texans

John Clemeno

John Clemeno

John Clemeno writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

STATE OF THE FRANCHISE

The Texans won't easily forget what happened in 2013. A team buoyed by Super Bowl thoughts in training camp lost 14 straight to finish out the season. In between the rosy summer and those dismal final days of December, the team's quarterback play fell off the cliff, the starting running back needed back surgery, and the head coach was unavailable for a week after suffering a mini-stroke. The end result being the quarterback traded, the head coach fired, and the team earning the first-overall pick in the draft. This isn't the first time the franchise has had to regroup. Big things were expected in 2005 and 2010, but those teams flamed out, too. Last year's epic fail, in which the Texans won 10 less games than they did in 2012, was the biggest fall of the three major collapses. Usually, when teams perform this poorly, ownership razes the place and starts anew. But that's not the case here. The current team is better positioned to rebound than thos

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