Texans morning huddle: Moore believes season can be fixed
By Randy Gurzi
Happy Monday morning Texans fans, hopefully this will be the last Monday where we have to talk about the Texans as a one-win team. I know some may have lost hope, but at least there are still those who believe the season can be fixed. One such player is featured in today’s links. Enjoy;
Texans safety Rahim Moore on season: ‘We’ll fix it’ – Fox Sports
"Despite a disappointing start, the Texans aren’t prepared to give up on the season just yet.Houston sits at 1-4, coming off a 27-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Thursday, but safety Rahim Moore said the team is fully capable of turning things around.“The season ain’t over,” Moore said, per the Houston Chronicle. “We’ve got to stay positive and learn from our mistakes. Absolutely, we know what we need to do to do. We’ll fix it. We tip our hats to the Colts. They were good, they were better.“It’s time to look at ourselves in the mirror and think, ‘What can I do to get better?’ I’m going to personally over the break go and look at all the games, every snap and think what could could I have done better.”"
J.J. Watt: Wreaking Havoc – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
"First unanimous Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year.Three-time Associated Press First-Team All-ProThree-time Pro BowlerVoted as the top NFL player of 2014 by his peers around the league.J.J. Watt has been wreaking havoc since he entered the league in 2011. His 2014 season is considered by many as one of the best of any defensive player in history.20.5 sacks, 51 quarterback hits, 4 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, 2 defensive touchdowns, 3 receiving touchdowns.Predictably UnpredictableWatt’s game is predicated on change, unpredictability. Opposing players don’t know where he’s coming from or where’s headed. At times, neither does Watt himself.“That’s what makes it fun,” Watt said. “It’s not just me, it’s everybody else knowing their jobs as well. I mean, if I’m going to move around, then everybody else needs to know what’s going on. It’s great. You never know where I’m coming from. I never know where I’m coming from. That’s what makes the game fun and that’s why I appreciate playing for RAC (Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel), he gives me that freedom.”Crennel’s defense allows for everyone to have some form of freedom once they understand his scheme. After that, it’s a hierarchy of who gets how much leeway to go off-script. The more experienced players have more freedom, as do the ones that have the athletic ability to gain serious ground, like Watt.“The thing that you don’t want, is you don’t want everybody having a lot of leeway, which opens up big holes in the defense,” Crennel said. “I think also the ability of the player makes it difference in how much leeway he gets. You can give me a lot of leeway, but it takes me a lot of time to get where I need to be. J.J. can get there a lot quicker. I don’t have as much leeway as J.J. has.”"
Despite recent gaffe, Brian Hoyer deserves Texans’ starting job – by Connor Muldowney, Spartan Avenue
"The Twitter hate was rolling in about Brian Hoyer on Thursday night, and deservedly so, after his unbelievably stupid and ill-advised interception in the final two minutes of the Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts game which ultimately led to a 27-20 loss.Hoyer made the biggest mistake of the football season, unless you watched Calvin Johnson fumble the ball at the half-yard line to lose to the Seahawks last week. That’s the kind of poor decision that could cost you any top of job in the league, but he had been playing well before that throw.Head coach Bill O’Brien was faced with the tough choice of picking a starting quarterback for this one after Hoyer brought the Texans back from the dead last week against the Atlanta Falcons. Ryan Mallett left the game with the Texans down 42-0 and Hoyer led them to three touchdowns, but it just wasn’t enough in one half.Now that Hoyer finished week five with 312 yards and two touchdowns with a QB rating of 90 compared to Mallett’s 48.3 rating, it’s time to give the 29-year-old former Spartan the job.Yes, that costly mistake was an ugly one, but the Texans were forced to climb out of a hole all game long thanks to Mallett’s mediocre start and interception in the red zone during the first half. Hoyer was tasked with bringing the team back.The hate via social media was warranted, I will say that, but the long-term effect should not be harsh.It’s obvious who the better quarterback in Houston is."
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