May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tackle David Quessenberry (77) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
It’s been a very active week for the Texans so far, with a mixed bag of good and bad. First off, I just want to say Texans OT David Quessenberry, you will beat this. As some of you know he was diagnosed with cancer this week and will be spending this season fighting a more pressing battle. We here at the Torotimes wish him a quick recovery.
Now on to less important stuff, like football.
Andre Johnson still hasn’t returned, but he was seen court side watching the Miami Heat learn from their betters on how to play basketball. Go Spurs Go! Here’s hoping he decides to return to the team sooner rather than later. I don’t know how much longer Bill O’Brien is going to tolerate this. Speaking of tolerating, the Texans are getting closer to that point of decision on another front. Which quarterback is going to be sent packing.
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We’ve discussed this before, and while everyone is pretty sure Savage is going to not start, the fight over whose starting and whose backing up still rages with one of the three as the odd man out. Conventional wisdom is that Fitzpatrick has the ball and Keenum or Yates backs him up. I’m sorry, I just don’t find Fitzpatrick all that impressive as a starter. He’s a good solid player, smart as a button and dedicated. But he’s not blossomed elsewhere, why now? Just not buying it. O’Brien may have a preference for Savage sized players, but so far he’s been fairly unique in hows doing things. Give the ball to Keenum, let him prove last year was more on coaching and the “season” rather then his lack of ability. We know what Fitzpatrick will do, let’s see Case unleashed.
Jadeveon Clowney was a no show at practice today. Why we’ll find out tomorrow. One hopes it’s for a good reason and not anything health related. Standing by to stand by on that one before judgment is passed. The one rookie whose been getting the short end of the stick in terms of rules I offensive lineman Xavier Su’a-Filo. Due to the UCLA quarter system and NFL rules he’s got to wait until after his schools graduation. That’s just gotta grate on everyone’s nerves, and should be addressed in the future.
Finally, two returning starters you may have heard of them, Brian Cushing and Jonathan Joseph are also sitting out actual field work. Reports are both players putting in the time and effort to stay as on the ball as possible while their bodies reach 100%. These guys are dedicated, and I for one have very little doubt they’ll quickly translate book work into success when July rolls around.
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