Houston Texans first pick in franchise history David Carr had some interesting things to say to the Houston Chronicle’s Brian T. Smith.
Carr who was taken with the 1st overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft out of Fresno State was sacked 249 times in 76 games for the Texans. Add in his record of 22 and 53 as a starter for the Texans he threw for 13,3391 yards with 59 touchdowns and 65 interceptions and was considered a bust in his 5 seasons in Houston.
There was more to blame than Carr and then General Manager Charlie Casserly did little to surround Carr with talent around him to succeed. This led to this exchange between Carr and the Houston Chronicle.
Carr has some solid points on the failures of the Texans with him as the quarterback, but there is little discussion on his own failures as a professional.
We talked to one of his former teammates that played with Carr in Houston and was a key piece of the those teams. He said that Carr was the “Last one in, first one out.” but did agree with Carr on the fact Casserly did little to help the quarterback on the offensive side of the ball.
No matter the reasons for the failure the then new look Texans, it was a recipe for disaster. It was rookie quarterback who didn’t understand how to be a professional and handle expectations and a General Manager who did little to give the foundation for the rookie to succeed.
Who is to blame?