Houston Texans Links: Friday Roundup


Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) talks to quarterback Case Keenum (7) on the bench during a game against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans seem to have everything going against them headed into their regular season finale this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.

One concern for the Texans is Wade Phillips, the interim head coach, still hasn’t made up his mind about who the starting quarterback will be this Sunday for the 2-13 Texans.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote on the Ultimate Texans blog:

"“Case Keenum and Matt Schaub took turns with the first team in practice today. If Keenum has his way, the decision’s already been made. The ligament damage he suffered in his right thumb has healed well enough for him to start against the Titans.”"

My thoughts are if Keenum is healthy he should start, because starting Schaub does nothing for the Texans in this final game of the regular season.

McClain also took a look at the Texans’ tight end situation with Ryan Griffin being the primary TE for the second consecutive week. McClan said:

"“For the second consecutive game, the Texans will have one true tight end on the roster, and Griffin, the rookie sixth-round pick, has come through in losses to Indianapolis and Denver … Griffin has led the team in catches and yards in both games.”"

Injuries have hurt this position in 2013, but next season the Texans will have Owen Daniels back in the lineup, but his problem is can he stay healthy for an entire season? History says the Texans better make sure they are comfortable with whomever the backup will be next season.

House of Houston writes about the Texans Week 16 power rankings. Click here to read.

The Sporting News writes about the Texans’ potential draft in either selecting Jadeveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater, saying:

"“Ross Tucker says, they’d be wiser to select South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.”"

I’m still undecided as to which way the Texans should go with their first round pick, if they are the No.1 pick overall.