Texans morning huddle: Polk’s workload, Gronk travels to Houston


The morning huddle brings all the news you need to know about the Houston Texans, today’s links look at Chris Polk’s increased workload and Sunday’s game

Ot’s game day Texans fans! Here is all the news you need to know to get ready for the big Sunday Night Football game against the defending champions, the New England Patriots. Enjoy;

Chris Polk’s increased workload – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com

"Chris Polk’s seen his workload increase.The running back led the way on the ground last weekend at Buffalo with a team-high 61 yards on 12 carries. Plus, his only catch out of the backfield was a first half 11-yard touchdown, in which he exploded through Stephon Gilmore on his way to the end zone.For head coach Bill O’Brien, seeing more of Polk has been among other things, a matter of playing the streaks."

Brian Hoyer’s time as a Patriot helped mold him into QB he is now – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer recounts the story often.Why did he choose the New England Patriots back in 2009? As an undrafted rookie, you have options.“My agent was like, ‘I think you should go to New England,’” Hoyer said. “And I said, ‘You’re crazy because they have Tom Brady, they had a guy who had been there for a few years, and then the year before they had drafted a guy in the third round.’ He’s like, ‘No, I think they really like you. And if anything, it’s a great opportunity to learn from Tom Brady, Coach O’Brien, Bill Belichick.’"

Gronk makes the Patriots’ trip to Houston – by Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk

"Gronkowski did make the team trip to Houston. NFL teams are required to downgrade any player who doesn’t make the trip to out on the injury report, but Gronkowski remains officially listed as questionable."