Houston Texans Links: Monday Roundup


Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson (80) carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With no game for the Houston Texans on Sunday, it was a good day to think about who the next head coach of the team will be.

I still don’t have an absolute favorite as to who I would like to see be selected, but there are a few that I like more than others, which I’ll write about in more detail later this week.

As for the actual games, the Texans will travel to Indianapolis for a Week 15 game against the newly crowned AFC South champion Colts.

That game begins the final three weeks of the tryout for Case Keenum as the Texans’ answer at quarterback for 2014 and beyond.

Though I doubt the Texans will gain another win this season, I’m interested to see how they finish the year without Gary Kubiak as their head coach. I don’t think they can play any worse (they’ve lost 11 straight games), but we’ll see soon enough.

As for other websites on Sunday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote about who the Texans are and aren’t interested in interviewing for the head coaching vacancy.

McClain wrote in the Ultimate Texans blog:

"“The Texans will not try to hire ESPN analyst Jon Gruden and they won’t be pursuing Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, even if he does get fired.”"

But over at ESPN, Tania Ganguli also wrote about Mike Shanahan and the Texans. She wrote for her NFL Nation Texans page:

"“He fits the mold of someone with head coaching and NFL experience that the Texans want. Texans owner Bob McNair, who is taking a very hands-on approach to this search, values someone with championship experience, which Shanahan has.”"

Over at NFL.com, Greg Rosenthal wrote about what was next for the Texans and owner Bob McNair. The article said:

"“McNair indicated that Keenum will start at quarterback for the rest of the season. Matt Schaub will be cut after the season, andit’s hard to imagine Keenum being taken seriously as a starter in the future."