Texans Morning Huddle: Hoyer With Edge, Washington Learning Offense


Once again we here at the Toro Times wish you a good morning as we begin this Saturday the way we like to begin every morning, by bringing you a collection of news stories about the Houston Texans. Enjoy;

Nate Washington on ‘unorthodox’ offense, QBs – By Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com

"It took 11-year veteran Nate Washington some time to learn a new offense in Houston. The newly added free agent wide receiver signed with the Texans on April 1 and went straight to work.“It was a little difficult at first because it’s so unorthodox with some things,” Washington said in an interview with Texans Radio. “They create matchups with some things whereas having a system where everything is built off concepts. Coach George Godsey and Coach (Bill) O’Brien’s whole scheme is matchups. They want to create the mismatches. It was kind of difficult at first for the first couple of weeks but it’s a shoe-in now.”This system is different from what the two-time Super Bowl winner was used to during his time in Pittsburgh (2005-08) and Tennessee (2009-14). This offseason, Washington is also working with new quarterbacks in Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer, and Tom Savage but all three have experience running the offense."

Front Office Insider: Does Hoyer have edge in Texans QB battle? – By Ross Jones of Fox Sports

"The Houston Texans are one of several teams with questions at the quarterback position.This week, coach Bill O’Brien told reporters there is no timetable for choosing a starter from among Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer and Tom Savage.In fact, this isn’t the first time Mallett and Hoyer have battled for a role. Both quarterbacks competed for the Patriots’ backup job in 2011, when O’Brien was New England’s offensive coordinator. Hoyer eventually emerged as Tom Brady’s understudy.Some people, including a rival scout, believe Hoyer has the edge in the competition even though he’s the only one of the three who wasn’t with the Texans last season."

With cancer in remission, David Quessenberry works to regain football shape – By Tania Ganguli of ESPN

"David Quessenberry stood with a group of his fellow offensive linemen at organized team activities (OTAs) on Monday and adjusted his baseball cap. That is part of his celebration.Every day he goes to the Texans facility, works out, runs, lifts and attends meetings with his teammates is a celebration.“I’m getting better,” he said. “It’s an exciting feeling when you can really feel your body getting stronger every day, you can feel yourself getting into better shape every day. That’s exciting. … I’m working on gaining weight back, gaining strength back, explosiveness back, stamina back, speed back. All that.”"

HoustonTexans.com wishes Ryan Mallett a happy birthday by posting a montage of photos of the quarterback as he turns 27 years old

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