Texans Morning Huddle–Time to Close the Deal


Here are the daily Texans stories for January 3rd, also known as game day and the day the Texans can wrap up the AFC South.

Mallett has some words about the Texans by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"As he prepared for his second start with the Baltimore Ravens (5-10), former Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett drew a contrast between the Ravens quarterback room and those he’s been in previously.“What Matt (Schaub) and Jimmy (Clausen) did for me meant a lot,” Mallett said in a story posted on the Ravens’ official website. “I’ve been in quarterback rooms where it’s every man for himself. They didn’t have to be as helpful. You hear things are different in Baltimore, and I was seeing it.”"

Game Preview–Jaguars at Texans by FOX Sports

"A revolving-door situation at quarterback hasn’t kept the Houston Texansfrom reaching the cusp of an AFC South title.They’ll turn back to a healthy Brian Hoyer in hopes of securing a playoff berth in Sunday’s regular-season finale against a Jacksonville Jaguars team that will have some needed stability heading into 2016."

Charles James just wanted to be around by Drew Dougherty, Houstontexans.com

"Everyone wanted to say hello to the hobbled Charles James, II on Friday in the locker room. The cornerback was on crutches, with one foot in a boot, after he went through foot surgery earlier in the week. His teammates couldn’t stay away from him. The player nicknamed ‘Happy Socks’ couldn’t wait to be back in one of his happy places."

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Clowney lands on 2015 disappointment list by Gil Brandt, NFL.com

"As the 2015 regular season heads to a close, some players and teams are putting the finishing touches on triumphant campaigns — and others are wondering where it all went wrong.Before we turn our attention to Week 17 and the playoff race, I thought I’d round up the 10 players who’ve had the most disappointing individual seasons in 2015. Below is a list of guys who, for various reasons, have had years they’d likely prefer to forget"