Here are your weekend headlines for the Houston Texans:
Odds for the 2016 games by Ben Fawkes, ESPN
"Week 1Chicago Bears at Houston (-5, 44.5)Week 2Kansas City Chiefs at Houston (PK)Week 3Houston at New England Patriots (-3)"
It leaves out the season finale at the Titans, maybe because the Texans will have nothing to play for in the final week. I guess these odds can be fun to look at for now but they really don’t mean much. Are going to be subject to change quickly.
Larry Izzo in a Special Place by John McClain, Houston Chronicle
"As one of the greatest special teams players in NFL history, Larry Izzo earned three Super Bowl rings with New England and added a fourth as an assistant coach with the New York Giants.Izzo, the Texans’ new special teams coordinator, can’t remember the last time he wore one of his rings in public, but he can recite just about every play from his high school career at The Woodlands.“Some of my best memories are from my high school football days,” Izzo said last week during a break in organized team activities.That’s saying a lot for a player who excelled for 14 seasons with Miami (1996-2000), New England (2001-2008) and the New York Jets (2009) before spending five years as an assistant special teams coach with the New York Giants (2011-2015)."
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Adding Izzo will be a major boost to the special teams unit. He and Bill O’Brien both spent time in New England so their mentalities should mesh pretty well. Good hire.
"1. QB Tom Brady, Patriots – Until it’s official, he stays atop the list.2. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers – It’s always a fun year when Brady AND Rodgers are on the list.3. TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – Didn’t play full game vs. the Texans and still was the difference.4. QB Andrew Luck, Colts – When he’s healthy, he’s been a thorn in the Texans’ side.5. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings – AD stands for all day, as in, he’s a horse all day."
Hard to argue with any of these selections. Even Luck, because he has torn the Texans apart over the course of his career. The rest of the list is a little bit dicier.