Houston Texans Links: Tuesday Roundup


Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin (84) reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

This week for the Houston Texans seem like they are just walking straight off a cliff as they get prepared to face the current AFC No. 1 seeded Denver Broncos this coming Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

I still don’t know what to say about the 12-loss Texans in welcoming “some guy” named Peyton Manning, as Houston just plays of the remainder of the season, currently holding onto their first overall pick in the draft order.

One part of the Texans’ game that really needs improved is their discipline as the past two games they’ve totaled 28 penalties, so umm … here is a story on it from ESPN’s Tania Ganguli.

The ESPN Texans reporter wrote Monday:

"“The Texans’ back-to-back 14-penalty games mark the first time since they came into existence in 2002 that any team has committed 14 penalties in back-to-back games.”"

Like I written a few times the past few weeks … this team has checked out and the final games can’t get over soon enough for this season.

House of Houston has a report card on the Texans from their dismal Week 15, 25-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Editor Yoni Pollak gave the Texans’ offensive line a D+ on the day, writing:

"“Not all of the sacks were on the line, but there still seems to be trouble picking up free rushers. Run blocking was pretty solid. Still have no clue how Derek Newton has a job in the NFL.”"

The Ultimate Texans blog from the Houston Chronicle that Texans QB Case Keenum underwent an MRI, Monday for sprained right thumb.

Also over at the Chronicle’s blog, they wrote about about rookie tight end Ryan Griffin.

"“Rookie Ryan Griffin started at tight end against Indianapolis and led the Texans with six catches for 62 yards.”"

He was about the only good thing about this Texans Sunday.