The tipping point may have come on Sunday, when the Texans were booed so loudly by their home crowd that they had to resort to a silent snap count on offense.
Yes, you read that correctly, though Ben Tate probably wishes you hadn’t.
After the Texans’ 28-23 loss to the Raiders, the fourth-year running back criticized the “wishy-washy” fans whom he believes aren’t sticking by the club.
“These fans here in Houston are so up and down and so wishy-washy,” Tate said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m just shocked at that because this organization has come a long way.
“I just feel like if you’re a true fan, you stick with the team through the tough times and we’re going through a tough time right now.”
It’s true that fans are supposed to support their team through thick and thin, but coach Gary Kubiak is making it awfully hard to do so.
In a decision that raised more than a few eyebrows, Kubiak reinserted previously benched quarterback Matt Schaub into action, replacing Case Keenum. The result was a failed opportunity to win the game in the final minute, and a sideline spat between Schaub and receiver Andre Johnson.
All things considered, the Texans’ problems delve much deeper than the fans. The product on the field, quite simply, is not good.