Texans morning huddle: Getting ready for the playoffs
The morning huddle brings all the news you need to know about the Houston Texans to one spot, today’s links look at the upcoming game and a new team member
Most Houston Texans fans are still on cloud nine following the blowout win that set their team into the playoffs. Although supporters are still celebrating, the Texans are back at work preparing for the next game. Here us what you need to know;
22 observations from Texans vs. Jaguars – by John Harris, HoustonTexans.com
"1. This week in practice, there was a glaring omission on Friday, but we weren’t sure whether it would make an appearance on Sunday or not. That dadgum black bulb cast on J.J. Watt’s left hand was gone. On Sunday, it took all of 51 seconds to realize how much the cast did in fact hold Watt back. On 3rd-and-seven, he blew past Sam Young, the replacement for injured Jeremy Parnell, for his first of three sacks on the day. Then, he showed the hand to the crowd as if to say he and his five fingers were going to be here all day long.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"
Chiefs much different team than last time they faced Texans – by Adam Teicher, ESPN
"Much time has passed since the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans played one another this season. It was so long ago, Charcandrick West played for the Chiefs only on special teams.“Not one snap on offense,’’ said West, who finished this season as Kansas City’s leading rusher. “It’s a totally different Houston team. And we’re a different team, too.’’"
13 years later, Lechler is back in playoffs – by Deepi Sidhu, HousonTexans.com
"The last time Shane Lechler played in the postseason was 13 years ago.The Texans were in their inaugural season. The Rockets had just drafted Yao Ming with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. The television show “Friends” still had two more season left to air and Jennifer Aniston’s biggest fan, J.J. Watt, was still a boy from Pewaukee, Wisconsin attending class in middle school."
Report: Texans adding OT Andrew McDonald with Duane Brown out – by Brad Sonneborn, FOX Sports
"With starting left tackle Duane Brown out for the postseason with a torn right quadriceps tendon, the Houston Texans are adding veteran offensive lineman Andrew McDonald to the roster, according to report.Via the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, McDonald will add depth along the offensive line as the Texans prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in a playoff matchup on Saturday."