Quarterback David Carr made it known during the preseason that he planned to take a more vocal approach in his second season.
mostly silent during his rookie year despite absorbing the pain of NFL-record 76
sacks and handcuffed because of the lack of playmakers on offense. The Texans
see the 24-year-old Carr eventually emerging into a team leader.
He showed his competitive side during an early August scrimmage
against the Dallas Cowboys, and his frustration was evident following a 42-14
loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3. The Texans managed a respectable 316
yards total offense in the game, but four turnovers and shoddy defense proved
too much to overcome.
If there was one positive from the game,
the Texans engineered a 96-yard scoring drive in the second quarter that was the
longest in franchise history. And for the first time in his career Carr did not
take every snap in a game. He was removed midway through the fourth quarter with
a tweaked right calf.
-- DE Gary Walker, who missed the first
two games of the season with a sprained left shoulder, played sparingly against
the Chiefs in mostly a third down pass-rush role.
-- Backup QB
Tony Banks saw his first action with the Texans, directing a scoring drive on
the final series with the game a blowout and starter David Carr removed midway
through the fourth quarter with a tweaked right calf.
RB Tony Hollings saw his first action out of the backfield this season and
looked impressive, averaging seven yards on his first six carries. But his
seventh carry was a fumble that resulted in a Kansas City touchdown and sent
Hollings to the bench for the final two quarters.
-- Rookie RB
Domanick Davis was inactive for the Chiefs game due to a groin injury, which is
not considered serious.
-- Rookie WR Andre Johnson scored both
of the Texans touchdowns and became only the second receiver to have a 100-yard
performance in the brief history of the franchise.
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