Houston Texans Morning Huddle–Wilfork Wants to Play
Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Saturday:
Wilfork isn’t ready to retire by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com
"The All-Pro nose tackle, entering his 13th year in the NFL, has asked the question that all professional athletes ask themselves.“I was asking (Linebackers Coach Mike) Vrabel before, ‘how do you know when it’s time to let go?’ He said ‘trust me, you’ll know.’ And right now, it’s not time. I mean I feel good. When he told me that, I just started realizing and thinking about, ‘okay is there anything that I feel or did that I can’t do,’ and the answer was no."
Hopefully he has one more year of decent play left in him. D.J. Reader will push Vince Wilfork for playing time this season, but they need Wilfork to hold down the fort in the middle of the defensive line for another year.
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Texans offensive options expand by Marc Vandermeer, Houstontexans.com
"OTAs and mini-camp were a great time to break in the new players and get everyone on the same page. The coaches could install plays and try out different things. Kind of like your wife trying on shoes at the department store. You get to experiment without making the commitment (by the way, what’s with women buying lots of stuff then returning most of it?).Last year, with the key injuries, it sometimes felt like trying to make dinner with whatever you could find in the pantry. They shopped well enough before the season but having to go through four starting quarterbacks and losing a Pro Bowl running back was like spilling the milk, breaking some eggs and having the meat go bad."
Everyone figures that the offense will have more firepower than they did last year. There was almost no playmakers outside of DeAndre Hopkins in 2015, still the Texans managed to get by. Still, it’s easy to say that things are good when everyone is shorts. Put on the pads and things could be different.