Texans FA pickups wouldn't do it differently

Texans FA pickups wouldn't do it differently
November 25, 2013, 8:00 am
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When Greg Jones left the Jaguars in the offseason to join the Texans in free agency, the fullback thought he was joining a good team. He thought he was joining a potential Super Bowl team.

Things haven’t quite worked out that way.

The 2013 Texans are a disaster, having lost nine straight games to fall to a 2-9 record after a 13-6 loss to the Jaguars, the worst in the NFL. But the veteran fullback said he hasn’t second-guessed his decision.

“No, I'd never do that,” Jones said after the loss to his former team. “I think I made the right decision. It's a learning experience. Everything happens for a reason. I came here and I learned a lot of new stuff. I learned different stuff about running the football and the blocking scheme. I'm taking it all in stride.”

Like Jones, Joe Mays was a free agent acquisition. He was signed during training camp and was immediately a starter at inside linebacker.

Has this season been any more difficult for Mays, who spent the last three seasons in Denver?

“Not at all, man,” Mays said. “I knew that the Texans were a great team before I signed here and if I were to do it all over again, I’d do the same thing. I feel like we’re definitely a good team but we’re not putting it all together. We’re not being consistent. We’re not finishing games and that’s just something that we can control and that’s something that we have to control going further into the season.”

Unlike Jones and Mays, sixth-round pick Ryan Griffin didn’t have a choice where he ended up this season. But this isn’t the team the rookie thought he was joining either.

“You said it was a championship (caliber) team but I wasn’t on that team,” Griffin said. “I don’t know what that feeling was like. But I do have this feeling and it’s pretty terrible right now. Everybody’s really disappointed. I can’t say anything about last year but we have to look in the mirror right now.”