Good morning Texans fans, and a happy Thursday to you all! Today we once again start the day off right by bringing you the ‘Texans Morning Huddle.’ Stories today include a battle about selfie’s and letterman jackets as well as a video link to three questions heading into camp.
J.J. Watt offers aphorism in apparent reply to Zach Mettenberger’s latest dig – By Tania Ganguli of ESPN
"J.J. Watt awoke Wednesday morning with something on his mind.The Houston Texans star defensive end posted Wednesday morning on Twitter: “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep. Time to attack the day.”Variations of that quote have been used for centuries, and in this instance Watt didn’t offer specifics about the lion and the sheep in question. He posted the quote after CampusSports.net published an interview with Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger saying Watt shouldn’t be calling his selfie antics high-schoolish when Watt wore a high-school style letterman jacket.From his comments, Mettenberger seemed under the impression that Watt went out and had the jacket made on his own, which isn’t true. The jackets were a team production and the brainchild of some of Watt’s defensive teammates.Watt and Mettenberger are nine months removed from a spat between the two over a Mettenberger selfie."
3 Burning Questions for Houston Texans Heading into 2015 Training Camp – Bleacher Report Video Link
"The Houston Texans have expectations heading into 2015, especially with a defense that is anchored by MVP candidate J.J. Watt.What should fans keep their eyes on? Which players have a lot to prove at training camp?Watch as Stephen Nelson and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle discuss the Texans’ upcoming season in the video above."
Houston Texans: Ryan Mallett has what it takes to start – By Jarren Murillo of iSportsWeb.com
"About two months remain before the new NFL season begins and there still have not been updates from the Houston Texans camp regarding the quarterback race. Though it was not outspoken, it was last hinted that Brian Hoyer was the slight frontrunner to start for the Texans this coming season.Two months is still a lot of time for head coach Bill O’Brien to decide who will start for his team. Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett are the two lead quarterbacks in contention for the position. Last year’s fourth round draft pick Tom Savage is last in line for the job, though he may not be far behind the first two.Savage is the odd man out, but he is making progress. He still has a lot to learn about playing in the NFL. In his most recent interviews, O’Brien said as long as Savage makes the effort, which he has been, he has a chance to win the starting position. Hoyer said that he was impressed with Savage’s knowledge of the offense. Savage said he really studied film last year and now this year he’s focused on studying the tendencies of players. He may have learned a lot in the past year, but he still needs a year or two to further develop his game."