Texans morning huddle: Love-fest between Pats and Texans


The morning huddle brings all the Houston Texans news you need to know to one convenient spot, today’s stories look at the mutual respect with the Patriots

Good morning Texans fans! There is a stomach churning fondness that Houston has for their next opponent, the Patriots. The mutual respect hogs up today’s links, enjoy;

What Bill O’Brien learned from Belichick – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"Five years of coaching under Bill Belichick may be enough to write a book. When Bill O’Brien accepted his first NFL coaching job with New England, it was more about learning under Belichick, than using it as a stepping stone into professional football.“I think that experience for me in New England was a great one because I learned a lot about a lot of different aspects of football, whether it was personnel, evaluation or strategy, defense or whatever it was, but I just think that in this business you learn something new every day, so you are always getting better,” O’Brien said Wednesday."

Bill Belichick says J.J. Watt has similar traits to Lawrence Taylor – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Bill Belichick had an up-close view to Lawrence Taylor’s career, and he sees a lot of the same traits in Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.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“There’s been very few players I would put in the same conversations with Taylor, but I would put Watt there,” Belichick said. “It’s early in his career and he’s done a lot already. Taylor did it over a long period of time, but Watt’s done it pretty consistently now. He’s that same kind of player.”"

Houston Texans DT Vince Wilfork on time with New England Patriots: ‘It meant everything to me’– by Jen McCaffrey, Mass Live

"Vince Wilfork is just one of several ties the Patriots have to the Houston Texans, but given his long tenure with the team and recent departure, most attention will fall to him heading into Sunday night’s game.When the Patriots take on the Texans in Houston for the prime time game, it’ll mark the first time in his 11-year career that Wilfork will be on the opposing side, facing Tom Brady."