Texans Morning Huddle–Brian Peters Bolsters Special Teams


Here are your daily Texans stories for December 30th:

Brian Peters key on Special Teams by Drew Dougherty, Houstontexans.com

"Only one player in the NFL has more special teams tackles this season than Brian Peters.Two others have as many.Peters, with 15 stops on punt and kickoff coverage in 2015, has been an invaluable member of the Texans special teams units. And he’s done so in a very limited amount of time. Peters didn’t join the squad until September 30, after the Texans had fallen to 1-2 on the season. Three days later, he made his first tackle, and has been a stalwart since."

Roger Clemens Helps at Texans Practice by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com

"Who says practice is monotonous?On Fridays, the linebackers work on ball skills at the end of practice. According to Bill O’Brien, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel usually throws passes to his group to practice catching interceptions.The team was in for a surprise when Roger Clemens, former Major League Baseball pitcher and seven-time Cy Young Award winner, showed up to the Texans practice fields and took over “pitching” duty one Friday."

Hopkins Enjoying Great Season by SportsExchange.com

"Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins‘ trademark moves, his one-handed catches, how he navigates the sidelines and creates separation made a difference during the Houston Texans‘ 34-6 victory Sunday over the Titans at Nissan Stadium. The newly-minted Pro Bowl selection caught seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown while being targeted 11 times.“That’s really a quarterback’s best friend,” Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey said of Hopkins following his sixth 100-yard receiving game of the season. “When you can physically outplay a defender, no matter who’s back there at quarterback, that’s always a good feeling. At least in the offensive staff’s back pocket. I think we’re going to try to utilize that as much as possible.”"

Foster Shouldn’t be Brought Back Next Season by Nicholas Norman, Houston Forward Times

"Arian Foster has been one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL during his career. With that being said, the Houston Texans franchise should look to improve the team by cutting the aging running back Arian Foster and moving on to younger prospects."