The only reason for Ryan to stay would have been for his abilities as a leader and motivator — qualities that tend to be nebulous and cannot be easily measured by statistics. Players enjoy Ryan’s behind-the-scenes humor, looser team rules and how he defends his players when they are under fire.
Jerry Rice Youth Jersey But the Oakland Raiders’ scoring 29 unanswered points and reversing the Bills’ 15-point lead in a crippling Week 13 loss this season spoke volumes about the mental toughness of Ryan’s team, and the squad’s discipline can be questioned in light of 255 total penalties since the start of the 2015 season — second most in the NFL.
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In general, the Texans have just struggled to score touchdowns this season. Houston is last in the NFL with 23 touchdowns. Of the 12 teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended today, the Texans have the fewest touchdowns, and it’s not very close. The Atlanta Falcons have scored 58 touchdowns this season and lead the league in that category.
Instead, the Texans have had to rely on field goals this season. Kicker Nick Novak is second in the league with 34 field goals made on 39 attempts. Novak has 11 field goals in the last three games, seven of which are thanks to the team’s red-zone shortcomings.
O’Brien said the play-calling hasn’t been good enough in the red zone. In Houstonâ€™s Week 15 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, O’Brien called a fade pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on fourth-and-goal. He later said the play-call was “horrendous” and said the Texans should have run the football.