Texans morning huddle: Saints defense is an unknown


The morning huddle brings all the Houston Texans news you need to know to one spot, today’s stories look at Hoyer’s return and what to expect from the Saints

Good morning Texans fans and a very happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the Toro Times. Hopefully this holiday season treats all of you very well. Before digging into all the turkey, why not get caught up on what is happening with the Texans? Enjoy;

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Texans hold Drew Brees in high regard – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com

“I don’t care where he is in his career this guy is a great player,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said, when asked about the high level of play coming from a 36-year old.

Brees has completed 257-of-370 pass attempts for 2,972 yards. He’s thrown 20 touchdowns and been picked off just nine times. He’s been able to move his team’s offense, and O’Brien explained how.

Hoyer gets head back in game, returns to Texans practice – by Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle

Quarterback Brian Hoyer was clear-eyed and well-spoken in the Texans’ locker room Wednesday after returning to practice. He didn’t slur his words. He recognized faces. He had a sense of humor. When a reporter jokingly held up four fingers, he laughed.

But Hoyer readily admitted he doesn’t remember what he doesn’t remember about taking a blow to the head in the Cincinnati game, leaving him with the fourth concussion of his football career dating to high school.

Texans Offense Prepares For The Unknown – by Adam Spolane, CBS Houston

Rob Ryan was the Saints defensive coordinator for the first 10 games of their 2015 season, but after the Saints week 10 loss in Washington Ryan was fired and replaced by Dennis Allen. While the Saints defense may be ranked last in the NFL, the change makes it tougher to prepare for.

“They’re coming off of a bye, so I’m sure they’ll have some different stuff for us that maybe isn’t on film,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said after practice Wednesday afternoon.