Texans Links: Saturday Roundup


Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) catches a touchdown pass over Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We are just one day away from the Houston Texans hosting the Oakland Raiders. One plus for the Texans could be that head coach Gary Kubiak could coach from the press box this Sunday.

I’m pretty excited about the Texans’ chances in this game. This will be the Texans’ best opportunity to win a game in a very long time, and the Raiders could be without starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor due to an injury.

I feel the No. 1 MUST for the Texans this weekend is to protect Case Keenum more. If they don’t, then the Texans will have an eighth straight loss.

In an article from the official web site of the Houston Texans, Deepi Sidhu wrote about the possibility of Kubiak being able to coach in the game.

Sidhu wrote:

"“The Texans head coach expects to be cleared by doctors on Friday after suffering a mini-stroke on November 3. If Kubiak returns, he could be coaching from upstairs instead of from the sideline.”"

Drew Dougherty, also of houstontexans.com, wrote about “5 Things to Watch,” including this about how Case Keenum needs to stay with Andre Johnson.

He wrote:

"“Keenum has gone early, often, and with success to wide receiver Andre Johnson. The greatest Texan in franchise history caught Keenum’s first pass as a pro, and he’s hauled in five touchdowns in the last two games.”"

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote an article about how Keenum if focusing on recognizing blitzes better.

McClain said in the article:

"“The Texans have done a terrible job of protecting Keenum in the second half when opponents have teed off on him. And Keenum has struggled to make plays.”"

Over at House of Houston, Yoni Pollak wrote about some new signings for the Texans, including linebacker D.J. Smith.

"“Smith adds depth to an injury-depleted linebacker core.”"