Houston Texans Links: Wednesday Roundup


Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

There was more news on Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels this week as ESPN’s Tania Ganguli wrote about how “Daniels’ presence helps (Andre) Johnson,” as he’s getting closer to a return to the football field.

Ganguli wrote:

"“When they lost him, the Texans’ losing streak was only at three games. It’s now nine, and Daniels’ absence hasn’t helped.”"

Like I wrote yesterday, I don’t see the point of having Daniels return this season, but I get it, because this is professional football and they all still have a job to do. I’d rather not see Daniels risk getting another injury again this season with nothing to show for it in terms of team success, but I understand.

If I were Daniels, I’d want to be on the football field as well, but it could end up costing him more than it is worth for this season at least.

On Boston.com, Globe writer Michael Whitmer wrote about how New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke about not being fooled by the Texans’ record.

Whitmer quoted the Patriots’ head coach, saying:

"“This football team looks a lot like last year’s football team. They’re very good on defense, they have a lot of good players, they’re very disruptive up front …”"

Coach Belichick was correct about the defense still being disruptive up front, but as for the rest of this team I’m not sold in his thoughts they are like the team from let year. This team doesn’t have the “fire” like the team had one season ago, plus Arian Foster isn’t playing for the rest of the season, so the running game isn’t nearly as productive as one year ago.

Just my thought.

Over at the Houston Chronicle on their Ultimate Texans blog, they gave fans a chance to vote on their approval ratings for the season.

Here is the link.