The bye week is just about over, and things actually feel great for Houston despite the slow start. Speaking of slow starts, that is what the team has been doing in every game is starting slow, but they usually perform better in the second half. Will that be the case for the season as well? Let’s check the news we need to know to find out;
1st place Texans seek big things in 2nd half – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com
"‘First place Texans’.It sounds strange to say it, and looks strange reading it.But it’s reality now that Houston and Indianapolis both have 3-5 records.Those two squads are both below .500 but atop the AFC South, and the Texans have a lot of hope for better things to come in the second half of 2015."
Paxton Lynch’s HS coach: Broncos, Texans, Bills call about QB -by Dan Parr, NFL.com
"Earlier this week, former Chicago Bears director of college scouting Greg Gabriel reported he polled four NFL evaluators, and each had Lynch as the No. 1 QB prospect in college football. That report came just a few days after a college coach told Sports Illustrated that five NFL scouts told him Lynch is likely to be the first QB selected next year."
An NFL free agent receiver is literally begging for a job outside the Texans stadium – by Seth Rosenthal, SB Nation
"“#NothingWillStopMe Lord it’s all in your hands, all I know is that I believe it by faith and see it all happening even when it looks like a joke before the eyes of man! I fill myself with humility and say let your Will be done and use me to allow others to believe in your power!!!! Im not looking at my situation with a worldly mindset and that’s what’s gonna seperate me my hunger can’t be matched my heart can’t be compared too, I’m outside the Houston Texans facility every morning, because I kno what type of gift God has blessed me with!!! A lot of people don’t really live out the meaning #WhateverItTakes they just sayin it!!! You gotta really live that junk if you say it and believe in yourself and trust in the Lord, and living it don’t just mean hold up a sign!! Oh there is much pain behind holding this sign an it’s not from bein doubted or the underdog, like how bad do you really want it?? Forget a publicity stunt Boyz is Really HUNGRY out hur dawg to the point if the coach wanna line up I’ll route him up too, to the point if it’s special teams an the REF get in the way I’ll hit him too!! It’s something flickering in my head everyday with much Humility and WILL power to go the extra mile when it come to believing in myself and proven all doubters wrongI’m not just chasing greatness for myself/family but for all the people that lack faith and wanna quit and don’t believe God still moves, DAWG if you gotta DREAM GO GET THAT!! Let ZERO What If’s stand in the way go to the grave on E, not off what someone told you you can’t do…Create and tell your testimony don’t be ashamed of it, do it all for the glory of the kingdom take yourself outta the picture I’m out here on FAITH, it’s bigger than just collecting a check to me straight up! The way I do what I do and why I do what I do isn’t just to score touchdowns and gain fame that’s far from the case I don’t need all that cause I’m already famous in spirit an you can’t get no famous than that, when I get my shot you’ll see what the Lord is truly about to do in my life and I pray wit all my heart it inspires you to never Give up.When your purpose means more than your situation God will give you favor #TAGandREPOS"
OLB production a topic to watch in 2nd half of ’15 – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com
"Jadeveon Clowney has shown an explosiveness that can alter the way offenses protect the quarterback.Whitney Mercilus terrorized Tennessee last Sunday with 3.5 sacks.Getting them to wreak havoc on opposing offenses, in union with defensive end J.J. Watt, is one of many goals for the Texans in the second half of 2015.“We have to find situationally where guys can help us each down and distance,” linebackers coach MikeVrabel said. “If it is third down, we move some guys around. We just have to continue to find out who gives us the best chance to win on first down, second down and third down.”"