Houston Texans Links: Monday Roundup


Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin (84) stiff arms Denver Broncos strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Thank goodness the 2013 home schedule for the Houston Texans is complete following their 37-13 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 16.

Now with just one week remaining in the regular season, the Texans still showed they are barley able to score touchdowns with a makeshift lineup on the offensive side.

This teams needs to work on their depth next season, because they really need some better reserve players.

Looking back at Sunday’s loss, John McClain wrote about how Texans linebacker Joe Mays came up empty against his former team, the Denver Broncos.

The veteran reporter wrote for the Ultimate Texans blog for the Houston Chronicle:

"“Texans inside linebacker Joe Mays had three tackles against his former team, the Denver Broncos.”"

Typical Texans this season, so I’m not really that surprised.

McClain also had a post on how this could be the end for Antonio Smith with the Texans. He wrote:

"“Smith is playing in the last year of his contract, and he knows Sunday might have been his last game at Reliant Stadium.”"

Smith is fun to see and all that, but maybe this team needs some new faces on the roster to get some change. Everyone on the team needs to be evaluated so nothing like this season happens again.

On ESPN Texans site Tania Ganguli wrote about how the Texans didn’t like allowing Peyton Manning breaking the single-season passing TD record. She wrote:

"“(Antonio) Smith was asked if that was the best version of Manning he’s ever faced and he said it was.”"

I think Manning would have broken the record yesterday no matter what team he was facing, but it didn’t hurt he was facing the Texans yesterday.

Here is an article on Comcast SportsNet Houston about a Matt Schaub interception and how the momentum changed because of it.

It says in the article:

"“Schaub, who lost his starting job this season in large part because of his propensity for throwing interceptions in inopportune times, did it again on Sunday.”"

Of course Schaub did. That was the story of his season, so I expected nothing less.