When the Houston Texans open the season Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, it will likely be an emotional scene.
It will be the Texans’ first game since the city of Houston was devastated by the floods from Hurricane Harvey.
The Texans have already dedicated their season to Houston, and star J.J. Watt has done an amazing job of raising millions for the victims.
From a football standpoint, though, there’s another interesting storyline. Both teams have shown how it can take a team years to overcome a mistake at the quarterback position.
And both made a huge mistake in the 2014 draft when they both passed on Derek even though they both needed a quarterback.
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When the Cleveland Browns started up again as an expansion team in 1999, their first major move was to draft Tim Couch over Donovan McNabb.
It’s been all downhill ever since for the Browns.
Couch was the first of 26 quarterbacks they’ve had since returning, while having just two winning seasons and one playoff appearance. They’ve gone 24 years without a division title.
The Browns have had more problems than just their inability to find another Otto Graham or Bernie Kosar or even Brian Sipe. They’ve been an organization in constant turmoil featuring a revolving door of coaches and front-office executives.
Three of their last four coaches lasted just two years. The fourth lasted just one year.
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