Texans Links: Two days until game day


Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) rushes during the second quarter /as Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews (91) attempts to make a tackle at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

As the Houston Texans enter the weekend, they had a bit of good news Thursday when head coach Gary Kubiak made a surprise visit to practice. His visit put some of the players at ease, by finally getting to see their leader for the first time since his collapse and mini-strike this past Sunday at halftime.

Dale Roberston of the Houston Chronicle wrote:

"“But Kubiak, it seems, finagled a short visit to the practice field so he could show the players he really is on the mend and, barring a setback, could be returning to work as early as next week. Phillips called Kubiak’s appearance the day’s ‘highlight.’”"

John McClain, also of the Houston Chronicle, gave his Week 10 predictions, including giving the Texans a 24-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals this week, which would snap a six-game losing streak.

Yoni Pollak of House of Houston, a Fansided site dedicated to all Houston sports, wrote an article titled, “Biggest Texans Disappointments Through Eight Games,” saying this about linebacker Brooks Reed:

"“Through eight games I’ve probably said Reed’s name maybe five times. Just one sack and 28 tackles for the third-year pro, yet he may not be the worst Reed on the team.”"

Tania Gangull of ESPN wrote an article with the headline “What happens to Texans’ rookies?” where she asked a few Texans players about where the responsibility lies in stopping hazing.

She wrote this response from ’12 rookie Jared Crick:

"“If you’re a rookie and you know that all the other rookies are getting the same treatment you are, none of it’s really bad. We’ll never put a rookie in the position where he’s uncomfortable to come to work every day.”"