Texans Links: Tuesday Roundup


Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin (82) returns a punt for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak came back on Monday and made the smartest decision of the 2013 season by not making Matt Schaub the starting quarterback. Instead, he kept Case Keenum as the No. 1 signal caller headed into the game this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

There is an article at the Houston Chronicle that talks about how the offensive struggles of the Texans aren’t helping Keenum’s development. Briant T. Smith wrote in the article:

"“Second-year quarterback Case Keenum has produced some of the team’s most thrilling plays this season during just four starts. But he’s also consistently failed to produce during the second halves of games, while his team has gone 0-4 since he took over for Matt Schaub.”"

Also at the Houston Chronicle, Smith had another article, this one about how DeAndre Hopkins is making normal rookie mistakes according to his head coach. Hopkins was on the sideline more than usual this past game.

In the article, Smtih said:

"“Hopkins acknowledged postgame he needs to sharpen his focus, but didn’t specify his mistakes.”"

At House of Houston, Yoni Pollak wrote about how EVERY Texans fan has the right to boo.

Pollak said:

"“You let booing effect your play? Really? This wasn’t Seattle we are talking about, we’re talking about a stadium that wasn’t even at full capacity. I understand that you’re supposed to have a home-field advantage when at home, but in no way, shape, or form have the Texans deserved the fan’s support this season.”"

AT ESPN, Tania Ganguli wrote in an article called, “If season ended today, Texans draft third,” the following:

"“If the season ended today, the Texans (2-8) would draft third, after Jacksonville (1-9) and Minnesota (2-8). The Falcons and Buccaneers follow, both also sporting 2-8 records.”"