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Texans have to use silent count because their home fans were booing them so loudly

Frank Schwab
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It has been a bad season for the Houston Texans. Texans fans are well aware.

During Sunday's game, the Texans fell behind the Oakland Raiders and oddly pulled exciting young quarterback Case Keenum for struggling veteran Matt Schaub. The fans weren't pleased.

They booed Schaub. They booed his incompletions. They kept booing so often and so loudly, the Texans had to go to a silent count because they couldn't hear Schaub's calling signals at the line.

And with that, the 2013 Texans had reached rock bottom.

“It was very disappointing. It was disappointing because we had to go to our silent count at home because we couldn’t hear. It was disappointing because it was affecting how we had to play,” left guard Wade Smith told KHOU.com.

"We shouldn’t have to do that," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said on Monday, according to the team's transcript. "I know that we did do it for a few snaps. It’s not like we did it for the whole game.”

Oh, I guess it's not bad if the home fans are booing the offense so loudly that it has to go to a silent count at the line, as long as it didn't happen the entire game. Yeah, that's it.

The Houston fans expected a lot better this year, after two straight AFC South titles. But the team is 2-8 after losing to Oakland. They're not happy with the team, and the team is not happy with them.

“These fans here in Houston are so up and down and so wishy-washy,” running back Ben Tate said to KHOU.com. “Actually, you know, I’m just shocked because this organization has come a long way.”

The Texans have two more home games in a row before going on the road, and they're probably looking forward to getting out of Houston. Perhaps then they'll finally be able to hear their quarterback at the line of scrimmage.

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Frank Schwab is the editor ofShutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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