Tough for Cushing to watch Texans implode

Tough for Cushing to watch Texans implode
November 25, 2013, 2:15 pm
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The Texans lost their ninth straight game on Sunday and for the fourth straight week, all Brian Cushing could do was watch.

Cushing, who injured his knee against the Chiefs before the bye week, has been a spectator since having knee surgery and hitting the Injured Reserve.

“It's extremely shocking but like I said again,” Cushing said after the loss to the Jaguars, “the most frustrating part for me is to be sitting and watching it, knowing that there's nothing I can really do and that's what really bothering me the most.”

Cushing was playing at a very high level before his season ended early for the second straight year. He’s had to watch at his team slid into last place in the division on Sunday.

“I don't know what's gone so radically wrong for this team that was so good last year to be playing the way we are this year,” he said. “Obviously what we're doing right now isn't working. Right now, I mean, I  think the most important thing for the team's sake is to win these last couple games and play good football and do everything we can to prove that we're not a 2-9 football team.”

Before the season, Cushing signed a six-year extension to stay with the Texans. He began his career with the Texans in 2009, when Houston took him with the 15th overall pick.

“Obviously, I hope that I am here for many more years but I know this isn't a 2-9 football team,” he said. “People might say 'you are, according to your record' and stuff but talent-wise and character-wise and coaching-wise, this is not a 2-9 football team. So something that we're doing is not working. There's a lot of things we have to work on to change and reverse that. You look at the team last year and you look at the team this year and there's nothing really that much drastically different from personnel to coaching and everything.”

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