Mar 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel sit court side during the second quarter of the game between Minnesota Timberwolves and the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Wednesday Roundup


We are one day away from the pro day of Johnny Manziel as he takes his turn to workout in front of the top executives and coaches in the NFL, including Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans.

O’Brien said on Tuesday that Manziel is an exciting player, but can play in the pocket as well.

In an ESPN.com article it quotes O’Brien as saying:

“(In the Ole Miss game) He threw from the pocket in that game. I think if you watch him, he’s going to be able to do a lot of different things. So, I think it’s sustainable.”

Coach O’Brien knows a lot more football than I do, but I still question if he will he play like that in the NFL most of the snaps, or will it take an injury like it did in the Ole Miss game to make Manziel be more of a pocket QB.

It is very exciting to watch Manziel play the game.

His running style might be able to work some in the league, but everyone is fast in the NFL (compared to college football). If Ole Miss was able to stop and injure him with that style of game, who is to say the Indianapolis Colts or the Tennessee Titans wouldn’t do the same thing twice a year?

If the Texans were to select Manziel No. 1 overall, I’m sure fans would love it or learn to live with it, but is he the “safest” QB to take in the draft? But yet again, is safe what the Texans are looking for?

Again, I like the fact we don’t know 100 percent who the Texans are going to draft yet. Makes the draft that much more fun.

In other Texans news:

• At House of Houston here is an article talking about what to expect from the Texans offense in 2014.

CSN Houston reported on Tuesday that Arian Foster will be ready to play this spring when the team has some football functions.

• Here are two rules changes approved by the owners of the NFL on Tuesday during the first day of the owner’s meetings in Orlando as posted by the Ultimate Texans site.

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