Texans morning huddle: Cracks in management showing through


Game day is here Texans fans! It’s time to forget the past week and focus solely on watching the Houston Texans take it to the Tennessee Titans today. With the Titans’ starting quarterback out, today feels like a good day to notch a third W.

Here is all the news you need to get you caught up before the game;

Texans’ management discord speaks volumes about them – by Jerome Solomon, Houston Chronicle

"The team’s difficulty picking a starting quarterback has been well-chronicled. The fiasco turned debacle with the sudden release of Ryan Mallett this week after he missed the team flight to Miami.I mean, just a couple weeks ago, this guy was the Texans’ starter.How could someone so irresponsible spend six months in a helmet-to-helmet battle for that job? How could someone who seemed to care so little about being a professional be handed the job before the first game of the season was over?"

Texans prepared to face Zach Mettenberger instead of Marcus Mariota – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"“They’re different,” Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien said of the Texans’ week of preparation. “You have to prepare for both guys cause you’re not sure who’s going to play. One guy clearly can run. Can really run. The other guy’s clearly a drop-back passer with a cannon for an arm. Marcus has a good arm, too. They’re two totally different quarterbacks.”More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithIn reality it doesn’t change a ton for the Texans."

Did JJ Watt clone himself? – KPRC Houston

"Houston Texans superstar made an appearance on KPRC 2 News Today for Halloween"

Brian Cushing admits Rodney Harrison has point, but he’s not a loafer – by Darin Gantt, Pro Football Talk

"It’s one thing to lose to a superior team. But when you’re getting scored on and not trying, that’s when players can expect to be called out.That’s why Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said he understood why NBC analyst Rodney Harrison mentioned him by name."