Houston Texans Thursday Roundup
Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts after a defensive play during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
As for some coverage of the team, House of Houston had and article about new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and what will happen with J.J. Watt with the Super Bowl winning coordinator in charge of the defense.
The article states:
"“There are not many players in NFL history, let alone in Romeo coached defensive units, that have had the talent of J.J. Watt. So where do I think J.J. will finish next season? Where he always finishes: playing hard till the whistle, and finishing plays with authority.”"
As is House of Houston, I’m also very interested with how Watt plays under Crennel … which I believe will be a good thing for his already outstanding career.
One area of new news for the Texans was George Godsey, a former New England Patriots tight ends coach will be the new quarterbacks coach for the Texans.
ESPN.com’s Tania Ganguli wrote:
"“Godsey and O’Brien’s history goes back to O’Brien’s time at Georgia Tech. O’Brien was promoted to quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech in 2001, Godsey’s final year in the program. When O’Brien became the Patriots’ offensive coordinator, Godsey became an offensive assistant in New England.”"
This is a good thing for the Patriots as it is a coach O’Brien knows and trusts. It is also a very critical coaching position within the team as there is a lot of work to be done at QB this offseason.
Fansided’s NFL SpinZone site had a player profile on Arian Foster, as it was written by Joe Soriano.
The profiled stated:
"“The touchdowns will be back in 2014, and I would be surprised if Foster didn’t have 1,200 rushing yards. Even though he will be 28 and coming off of a significant back injury, I don’t think there are signs of a notable decline from Foster.”"
I sure hope he is correct, but back injuries are a tricky thing. One thing about running backs … once they start losing their skills, they are pretty much done for. I really hope for a big year from Foster, but the Texans will need a quality backup on the roster for a Plan B situation.