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Carr still taking a pounding

What was supposed to be another year of improvement has been nothing but disappointment so far for the Texans.

Updated: October 12, 2005, 1:51 PM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- A few weeks ago, Texans quarterback David Carr filmed an HEB Grocery Stores commercial with Astros star pitchers Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte. This is relevant because a few months ago the Astros were 15 games below .500, and now they're in the National League Championship Series.

Clemens and Pettitte encouraged Carr, whose team had just lost its season opener at Buffalo, by reminding him that Houston's baseball team was 15-30 in May. They told their co-star and golfing ...

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