Texans Morning Huddle – Hoyer Caught In Bigger Battle


T.G.I.F., Texans fans! Enjoy the start of your weekend by catching up on what Benardrick McKinney’s old coach thinks of him as a Texan.

That, as well as, 247 Sports all-time Texans offense rankings and why Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle thinks quarterback Brian Hoyer has an even bigger battle ahead of him, than winning out the starting spot.


Dan Mullen proud of Texans draft pick Benardrick McKinney – by John Harris

"He arrived at Mississippi State as a 6’3” 200 pound former quarterback from Tunica, Mississippi.“Don’t ask him to play quarterback, though, he can’t throw” Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen joked when I, not so seriously, asked about his potential as the team’s third quarterback.Benardrick McKinney departed fours years later as one of the most decorated players to ever set foot in Starkville…as a 6’5”, 250 lb. game changing linebacker.In the words of the man that recruited him to Mississippi State, Mullen marveled at his outstanding drive and determination."

All-time Houston Texans offense – by Terry McCormick

"Given that the team did not begin its existence until 2002, the Houston Texans have a much more shallow pool of players to pick from when determining their all-time teams. That said, the Texans still have had some star power and a number of solid players on offense during their first 13 years of existence.QB: [b]Matt Schaub.[/b] Schaub’s run as a semi-franchise quarterback was brief, really lasting only about three seasons. But he did have three 4,000-yard passing seasons in that run and had 78 of his 86 career TD passes in a Texans uniform. It’s just that his fall from grace in 2013 was so quick, complete and unexpected, that it still stings Texans fans to this day."

Texans QB Hoyer caught in middle of bigger battle – by Brian T. Smith

"This isn’t your fault, Brian Hoyer.You didn’t create this mess. You’re in no way personally responsible for the frustration and fury that have surrounded your name since you became professionally attached to the Texans.But the avalanche that awaits? You better be ready for it.Just 16 days remain until the start of the summer showdown in Houston: Ryan Mallett versus Hoyer for the right to become Bill O’Brien’s starting quarterback.It’s the first everything-is-up-for-grabs QB battle in franchise history. It’s the biggest decision of O’Brien’s coaching career."

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