Good morning Texans fans and I hope you are all having a great week so far. We once again got to enjoy our beloved Houston Texans on “Hard Knocks” last night, and we enter the second full day of knowing who will start at quarterback going forward. Today we see how the man who lost that competition is feeling;
Texans Ryan Mallett Angry He Wasn’t Named Starter – by ABC 13 Sports
"Ryan Mallett was still seething on Tuesday, a day after Brian Hoyer beat him out to earn Houston’s starting quarterback job.“Am I disappointed? Yeah. Angry? Little bit,” Mallett said. “Thought I did enough to deserve the job. But it was not seen that way so I’ll do what’s best for the team.”Coach Bill O’Brien, who announced the decision on Monday, said he wouldn’t expect Mallett to be happy about losing the job.“When you name a starter and the other guy happens to be the No. 2 guy, that guy’s not going to be happy. Especially if he’s a competitor,” O’Brien said. “That’s what you want. You don’t want a guy jumping around doing back-springs when he gets named the backup.”The Texans played four quarterbacks last season because of injuries. Mallett, who started two games last season before a season-ending pectoral injury, thinks he’ll get a chance to play.“I’m just going to wait until my turn gets called,” Mallett said. “At some point it’s going to happen this year.”"
Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien keeps his faith in QB Brian Hoyer – for now -by Eric Prisbell, USA TODAY Sports
"When head coach Bill O’Brien announced Monday the Houston Texans would begin the season with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback, much of the city responded with a collective shrug.Hoyer, 29, is an NFL journeyman on his fifth team in seven seasons. And the freshest memory anyone has of Hoyer is when he lost his starting job with the Cleveland Browns to rookie Johnny Manziel during a disappointing stretch late last season.But O’Brien applauds the consistency and composure that Hoyer, who signed with the Texans as a free agent, exhibited during his highly-competitive nearly four-month quarterback competition with Ryan Mallett. And O’Brien said Tuesday that there is “no question” the Texans can win with Hoyer, though he stopped short of proclaiming him a definite long-term solution.“That’s to be determined,” O’Brien, entering his second season, told USA TODAY Sports. “Am I a long-term solution as the head coach? Is this left guard a long-term solution? It’s a results-oriented business … We all have to go out there and win. If we don’t win, none of us are long-term solutions.”The pressurized situation is a familiar one for Hoyer, who believes his adversity-laden career has only strengthened his mental toughness. And he says it has uniquely prepared him for another opportunity as a starter, one that he had doubts would ever come again after being benched last season.“In this league, you just never know,” Hoyer told USA TODAY Sports. “Some guys get nine lives. Some guys get one.”"
Center Chris Myers retires after 10 NFL seasons – by Tania Ganguli of ESPN
"Veteran center Chris Myers announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.The two-time Pro Bowler told SportsRadio 610 in Houston that he turned down offers to play this season because he had lost the desire to continue his career.“When you know, you know,” he said.Myers, 33, tweeted his thanks to the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, the only two teams he played for in his 10-year career.The Texans released Myers in March after seven seasons with the team in which he didn’t miss a game.By the end of the 2014 season, he had started in 128 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak among offensive linemen. The season finale was the 153rd consecutive game in which he played, the longest active streak among NFL offensive linemen."