David Culley likes that the Texans are a team that doesn’t quit

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The Houston Texans are 1-8 and have not given their fans much of a reason to be positive throughout the 2021 campaign.

However, coach David Culley does see some areas that he likes as the team enters their Week 10 bye.

“I like the fact that this team will not quit,” Culley said. “I like that this team will always play hard.”

Although it would seem the Texans’ eight-game losing streak undercuts any notion that the team plays hard, Culley points out that the lack of consistency is what is ailing the Texans more than anything — an observation that receiver Brandin Cooks has also made.

“I’m frustrated that this team doesn’t play as consistent as we need them to play to have success and win football games,” said Culley. “That’s on us as coaches. We haven’t done as good a job as we need to do to do that. During this bye week, we are going to assess everything and make sure that we can find things to help us eliminate those things that are keeping us from being consistent offensively, defensively and special teams to help us win football games.”

Houston has not benefited from either consistency or experience under center through the first half of the season. The Texans had former Pro Bowler Tyrod Taylor start the first two games until he sustained a hamstring injury that landed him on injured reserve. The Texans turned to third-round rookie Davis Mills from Weeks 3-8, but the closest Houston came to a victory was Week 5 when they lost 25-22 to the New England Patriots.

Culley insists he knows what ails the Texans.

Said Culley: “We know what they are. We know the process. We just have to keep coaching it and we are going to keep doing that.”

Houston returns to action on Nov. 21 against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium.