The morning huddle brings all your Houston Texans news sources to one spot, today’s links are focused on the team’s third straight win
Three in a row! The Houston Texans move to 5-5 on the season and stay tied with the Indianapolis Colts for first place. Things looked bleak at 2-5, but now there is life for this team. Here is the news you need to know following the big win against the Jets;
"Playing with their third different starting quarterback this season, the Houston Texans knew they’d need to add some new wrinkles to their offense in order to beat the New York Jets.Quarterback T.J. Yates got some help in the passing game from receiver Cecil Shorts, who threw a touchdown pass to help the Texans to the 24-17 victory over the Jets (5-5)."
J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins dominate Jets in Texans’ win – Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"The Houston Texans followed their inspired Monday night win in Cincinnati with a well-managed home win over the New York Jets. They mixed in trickery with Wildcat snaps and receiver Cecil Shorts throwing a touchdown pass, rather than overloading quarterback T.J. Yates, who hadn’t even been with the team one month.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 Smith"
Cecil Shorts III has breakout game vs. Jets – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
"Head coach Bill O’Brien and offensive coordinator George Godsey wanted to add some creativity to their gameplan against a tough Jets defense. O’Brien brainstormed on who he could use to run the wildcat formation. Running back Jonathan Grimes had done it last year for the Texans. Cecil Shorts III had done it for the Jaguars.In fact, Shorts used to play quarterback at Mount Union before switching to wide receiver after his sophomore season. He told O’Brien was still familiar with it from his college days. O’Brien asked Shorts to stay after practice last week and try it out."
Texans owner Bob McNair pleased with turnaround – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
"Less than one month ago, the Texans were struggling. With a 2-5 start that included two crushing, double-digit losses, the team needed to turn things around and do so quickly.Injuries to Arian Foster and and the offensive line didn’t help. The defense wasn’t gelling and the quarterback situation was in flux. Bill O’Brien wanted complementary football in all three phases: offense, defense, and special teams but things just weren’t clicking for the Texans."