Houston Texans Links: Wednesday Roundup


Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) attempts to block a field goal against the New England Patriots during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

This week is absolutely flying by and do you realize we are just one day away from the Houston Texans’ Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars?

These shortened weeks have to be tough on players, as I feel hurried and all I do is watch and write articles about the team.

With that said, in just viewing the web, our friends at House of Houston have an article titled, “Why you should root for the Houston Texans to lose on Thursday.”

Yoni Pollak wrote in his article:

"“The Texans have NOTHING to play for this season. I know some fans want to see this team win, but frankly it doesn’t matter. Finishing with a 14 game losing streak would not bother me anymore than this season already has bothered me.”"

This article gives many reasons as to why he wants the Texans to lose the game next week, with the No. 1 reasons being they are basically in the drivers seat for the No. 1 overall pick if they lose this game.

How does everyone feel about that way of thinking? Let us know your thoughts here at the Toro Times in the comment section.

At the Ultimate Texans blog by the Houston Chronicle, Brian T. Smith gave an update on tight end Owen Daniels who may or may not return to the field this season.

Smith wrote:

"“Whether Daniels will play in the Texans’ final three games remains up for debate. But he’s definitely out for Thursday’s matchup at Jacksonville, marking a minor setback for an inconsistent offense …”"

My thoughts remain the same on this topic as the last time I wrote about Daniels … why bring him back this season and risk more injuries? This season is lost, no need to make it even worse.

ESPN’s Tania Ganguli wrote how Wade Phillips said J.J. Watt is still the top DL in the NFL.

She quoted Phillips, saying:

"“J.J.’s probably the top defensive lineman in the league, I think everybody can see that from the way he plays. I don’t know about all the numbers. He’s really hit the quarterback a lot of times. Hasn’t had as many sacks, but he’s got a lot of hits on the quarterback.”"

I agree with Wade on this way of thinking. If there is a better defensive lineman in the NFL, I’d like to know who that is.