Happy Hump Day! Here are your daily Houston Texans stories:
Ten Thoughts About the Texans by Andy Benoit, Sports Illustrated
"No matter what the Texans might say, Brock Osweiler was a mystery to them when he signed him for $37 million guaranteed. Not only had they never met the man, but they’d learned little about him on film because the Broncos minimized Osweiler in so many of their game plans last season. Bill O’Brien runs a sharp, Patriots-style scheme that can make life easier on a quarterback. As long as that quarterback can play with patience and decisiveness. O’Brien’s scheme features short, defined reads out of three-step timing."
This is a strong statement. But I can only agree to a certain degree. I hardly think they would have paid that much money to a guy they did not believe could get the job done. I do not expect him to be a Pro Bowler in 2016, and honestly if he were just steady for 16 games that would be an upgrade and all that was asked of him. Anything else is a bonus. Short drops and quick throws could be harder for taller quarterbacks because of their size, so it remains to be seen how he will adjust.
More from Toro Times
- Houston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?
- Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12
- Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is over
- Houston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie Smith
- Houston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie Smith
Why Your Team Sucks: Texans by Drew Magary, Deadspin
"But something is deeply, deeply wrong with the NFL when a team like this clinches a playoff spot after picking up 58-year-old Brandon Weeden at the bus station. You don’t want that to be one of the high points of your televised product."
"Keep in mind that Bill O’Brien had the chance to keep Wade Phillips around when he took over this team, but kicked him to the curb (for Romeo Crennel, no less), only to watch Wade and the man he replaced cruise to a Super Bowl win last year."
Of course this isn’t meant to be taken seriously. But it still has some good laughs in it. Also, a lady gets a J.J. Watt tattoo on her leg, which is a must see.