Texans Morning Huddle – 5/10 Edition


Let’s start this morning off by saying a very sincere Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful women out there who gave us life. To all the moms, I say thank you for your giving nature and for helping to shape us all to the people we are today.

And for those of you who forgot and didm;t get your mother a gift, consider this your reminder! So, head out and get that special mother or wife a gift to thank her for all she does. But before you head out, might as well check out what is going on in the land of the Texans!

Lynden Trail quiets down as Texans’ rookie camp begins – By Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle

"Lynden Trail is outgoing, dynamic and non-stereotypical. Except when he’s trying to make the Texans. The 6-foot-7, 269-pound Norfolk State linebacker was just another undrafted rookie Friday, learning new names and faces while trying to make a strong first impression during the Texans’ brief minicamp. Trail didn’t know what position he would focus on — he played multiple spots in college — and did everything he could to limit his vibrant personality on Day One."

Texans as Superheroes – By John Harris Texans Analyst

"Superman is JJ Watt. Faster than a speeding bullet? Stronger than a locomotive? Able to leap buildings in a single bound (seen his 61” box jump)? Clark Kent off the field? Yeah, that works.Thor has to be Jared Crick, no? The Nordic look. Being of Norse god descent. I’ll let Crick be Thor although he needs to let the hair grow a bit to truly fit the look."

Labhart, second-year players looking good in minicamp – By Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com

"Bill O’Brien was pleased with the progress that second-year players have made in the Texans offseason program. Many have been training at NRG Stadium and have kept up their conditioning. Having one year of experience in the system didn’t hurt either. Labhart compared the mental aspect of minicamp to “having the answers to a test.”"

Kurtis Drummond a steal for Houston Texans, says Michigan State’s Harlon Barnett – Mike Mulholland of MLive.com

"Kurtis Drummond’s pre-snap reads and ability to quickly apply what he learned in the film room was to the extent that Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett nicknamed him “The Matrix.”"

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