Texans Have Playoff Experience to Lean On
While listening to Gary Kubiak’s press conference from Monday, one of the media members said the Houston Texans only have 7 players with playoff experience. To make sure we looked up the Texans roster and found out that the Texans have 11 players with game action in the playoffs and actually have 5 players who have played in the Super Bowl.
After Saturday, the Texans will have a roster filled with playoff experience, but with these 11 players can be leaned on for what the playoffs are all about and what could be expected. The good thing about the list is that 6 of the players on the list are full-time starters for the Texans, which will help the Texans on game day this Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. You will see some names that will surprise you, but overall these guys could prove vital to a franchise that has never experienced the playoffs.
Jake Delhomme- Carolina (2003,2006,2008) 5-3 as a starter, Lost 2003 Superbowl that season was 3-1 as a starter and had a 6-1 touchdown to interception ratio. Career postseason stats 130/226 for 1,847 yards 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. 5 of those interceptions came in his last postseason game.
Matt Turk- Washington (1999), Miami (2000,2001), New York Jets (2002) 7 total games, 30 punts, 40.53 average
Kevin Walter- Cincinnati (2005) 5 receptions 73 yards, 1 return 8 yards
Quintin Demps- Philadelphia (2008) 3 games/1 start, 9 total tackles, 7 kick returns for a 22.14 yard average
Tim Dobbins- San Diego (2008) 2 games/2 starts, 10 total tackles, 1 sack
Matt Leinart- Arizona (2009) 1 game, 7/10 for 61 yards
Danieal Manning- Chicago (2006,2010) 5 games, 23 total tackles, Lost in Superbowl to Indianapolis Colts
Johnathan Joseph- Cincinnati (2009) 1 game, 5 total tackles
Derrick Ward- New York Giants (2007, 2008) 1 game, 12 attempts for 46 yards, 5 receptions for 21 yards. Won Superbowl with Giants in 2007
Neil Rackers- Arizona (2008-2009) 6 total games, 21/21 extra points, 6/10 field goals, Lost Superbowl to Steelers.
Antonio Smith- Arizona (2008) 4 games/3 started, 8 total tackles, 1 safety, 1 forced fumble. Lost Superbowl to Steelers.
Jeff Garcia San Francisco (2001,2002) Philadelphia (2006) Tampa Bay (2007) 2-4 as a starter, 126-217 for 1,357 yards 7 tds 7 interceptions, 1 rushing touchdown.