Houston Texans Morning Huddle–Osweiler Worst Signing of Offseason


Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Thursday:

Osweiler Worst Signing of Offseason by Battle Red Blog

"As I’ve written on numerous occasions, it’s fair to be skeptical of Osweiler succeeding in Houston, and you certainly won’t hear me saying that Bill O’Brien‘s handling of the quarterback situation for his first two seasons here has been optimal. But to say that the Texans signing Osweiler was the worst move made by any NFL team this offseason?  In a world where two other teams sold the proverbial farm to move up for the opportunity to draft Jared Goff and/or Carson Wentz?"

I agree that the Texans overpaid for Osweiler. As the author indicates, skepticism is warranted. But the thing is Osweiler doesn’t have to be a savior, he just has to be efficient; like he was in Denver. But the worst move of the offseason? Not by a longshot.

Jaelen Strong Looks Different by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

"Strong chalked up the weight gain to the travel and lost workout time associated with the predraft circuit. He responded by changing his diet and increasing his cardio workouts to get down from 6-2, 230 pounds to a lean 197 pounds.Strong has been one of the more impressive players at the Texans’ organized team activities, catching a series of passes in traffic for first downs.“I just said to him today how far he’s come,” O’Brien said Tuesday."

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There has certainly been chatter about the former Arizona State Sun Devil. He certainly has something to prove this season, and looks ready to do so.

Watt’s Photo Drawing Some Ribbing by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Teasing Watt about his social media activity has become part of the Texans’ locker-room culture. During a recent radio interview, linebacker Brian Cushing revealed some of the players have a texting group dedicated to such jokes. Watt’s Instagram and Snapchat accounts are often rife with opportunity for them. It’s a more good-natured sort of teasing than the external criticisms, to which Watt has reacted defensively."

Good to see teammates having a good time with one another’s social media accounts. I bet Watt anticipated some jabs for the photo, and considering he’s bigger than most of them I doubt any of the guys will have a problem with it. Or if they do, they know they’re out because Watt isn’t going anywhere. Enjoy ladies.