Houston Texans Links: Wednesday Roundup


Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) rolls out in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

With a lot of talk about the draft on the Toro Times site this and in upcoming weeks, we still have to realize there are three games remaining in the 2013 season with a big test this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts.

On Tuesday, Depi Sidhu of the Official Texans site wrote in an article titled, “Case Keenum under ‘evaluation’ for rest of season:”

"“Case Keenum will get a second shot at Indianapolis on Sunday, as well as chances to start against Denver and Tennesse as the starter for the remainder of the season.”"

This is a smart decision by the Texans management, because there is no use to play Matt Schaub again this season if Keenum is healthy. The Texans can only evaluate Keenum if he plays, because the next three games will go a long way in determining how and when the Texans draft in May.

Here is a good story for the Texans as ESPN’s Tania Ganguli wrote about how Andre Johnson spent over $17,000 on toys for kids:

"“Johnson treated 12 children from Child Protective Services and their siblings to a shopping spree at Toys ‘R’ Us. They had 80 seconds to grab whatever they could, with the help of some Texans cheerleaders, and Johnson footed the bill.”"

The NFL needs more stories like this, not just during the holidays, but 12 months a year. Nice gesture by Johnson.

Here is an article from the Houston Chronicle about how Bob McNair wants wins to end the season:

"“Some fans might be hoping hope the Texans tank their final three games to claim the top draft pick, but owner Bob McNair, in a rare address to the players before their first post-Kubiak practice without Gary Kubiak on Monday, said that’s not what he’s expecting.”"

If I were the owner I’d want to win games as well.