The Texans and Jaguars face off Sunday to decide which team has the worst secondary in the AFC.
Texans rookie first-round Kareem Jackson has taken most of the heat in Houston, with coach Gary Kubiak standing by his guy and saying that Jackson will continue to start. Kubiak knows better than anyone Jackson is hardly the only problem.
Here are some ridiculous stats from Stats Inc., via the Houston Chronicle. Last year’s great pickup Bernard Pollard has been targeted 29 times. He’s given up 22 passes for 305 yards and a league-leading seven touchdowns. 7 scores in 29 attempts is hard to fathom.
Jackson’s fellow starter Glover Quinn 46 times and has given up 370 yards and three scores. Jackson has given up 580 yards and four scores on 63 attempts. Only DeAngelo Hall has given up more yards this year.
This isn’t just one rookie’s problem. It’s a systemic meltdown bolstered by terrible safety play. Gary Kubiak may be an offensive coach, but he’s responsible for the entire team. And he’s responsible for putting together a poor defense throughout his tenure in Houston, with this year’s group being the worst.