The morning huddle brings all the Houston Texans news sources to one place, today’s links include looking beyond the QB, and a video of a fan fight
Good morning Texans fans, and a happy Wednesday to you all. We are in the slow stretch of the year where we await the teams left in the tournament to wind the year up so Houston can start making their moves for next season. Here is the news you need to know to get you through;
Metro surveillance video shows train fight after Houston Texans Playoff game – by Carol Christian, HoustonTexans.com
"A man riding a Metro train under the influence got slapped by a woman and then punched an off-duty cop in the face.The pugilistic episode happened Saturday, after the Texans 30-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, at the light-rail stop near NRG Stadium.More from Toro TimesHouston 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 SmithThere is just one way the Texans can lose the No. 1 pick"
The Houston Texans Have Major Holes Other Than Quarterback, Too – by Brett Kollmann, Battle Red Blog
"Bill O’Brien and Rick Smith are virtually guaranteed to take at least one quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft later this spring – possibly even two of them – but what about the problem areas in the rest of the roster? A high number of painfully whiffed draft picks and free agent signings in the last three years took a toll on the Texans’ depth in 2015, and without a stellar offseason this year that problem will only get worse. Here are five positions other than quarterback that absolutely must be addressed this spring either through the draft or in free agency."
QB Weeden to weigh options, hoping to return to Houston – by Brad Sonneborn, FOX Sports
"Houston Texans backup quarterback Brandon Weeden is set to be a free agent in March, but says he’d welcome a return to Houston after experiencing late-season success with the team.Weeden led the Texans to pair of wins playing in place of the injured Brian Hoyer and T.J. Yates, including the team’s Week 15 win over the Indianapolis. That victory paved the way for Houston to clinch the AFC South title for the first time since 2012."
Ousted special teams coach wishes Texans well – by The Sports Xchange
"Hours after being fired by the Houston Texans following three seasons as their special teams coordinator, Bob Ligashesky took the high road while discussing his dismissal.Ligashesky was fired along with receivers coach Stan Hixon and defensive assistant Anthony Pleasant.“I’m just very appreciative of the opportunity with the Houston Texans and this great organization,” Ligashesky said. “I’m thankful for all of the players I coached and all the people in the building and I just wish nothing but success for the Houston Texans.”"
Houston fights through QB problems but foiled by them in end – by Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer
"The Houston Texans dealt with quarterback problems all season, so it was fitting that more struggles at the position ended their season in the wild-card round of the playoffs.Brian Hoyer signed a two-year contract before this season, but his five-turnover debacle in the loss to the Chiefs could have the Texans looking for a new quarterback. Though he had a career-high four interceptions and a fumble in the 30-0 blowout to Kansas City, coach Bill O’Brien was careful not to place all the blame for the defeat on Hoyer."