Houston Texans Morning Huddle–Locker Room Tension?


Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Thursday:

O’Brien downplays rumors of locker room tension by Sarah Barshop, ESPN

"CBS Sports reported Sunday that O’Brien and Osweiler had a “heated exchange” last week after a quarterbacks meeting while reviewing film of the Week 5 loss to the Minnesota Vikings after Osweiler had objections to playcalling.O’Brien called the report the “biggest non-story of the year” and said it’s a side effect of coaching in an intense environment."

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I don’t buy this either. Why would reports on this surface after Brock Osweiler had a clutch performance in the win over the Colts? I mean, there is always some intense emotions after a loss, even more after an intense loss.

Texans expect healthy offensive line by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com

"Right guard Jeff Allen and right tackle Derek Newton could return for Week 7 at Denver. If so, it would mark the first time all five Texans starting offensive linemen play together this season.Guard Oday Aboushi and tackle Chris Clark filled in on the right side of the offensive line, while Duane Brown had his second start of 2016 in the 26-23 overtime win over the Colts on Sunday night."

This is great news because the Broncos trot out one of the toughest defensive fronts in the league. Von Miller has 7.5 sacks this season and even without DeMarcus Ware the Broncos defense has not missed a beat. All hands must be on deck in this one.

Broncos secondary present a challenge by Drew Dougherty, Houstontexans.com

"Denver’s defense is atop the NFL with a League-low 182.3 passing yards per game allowed.Cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, Jr spearhead the secondary, that also features safeties T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart. A multi-time Pro Bowler, Talib’s picked off 33 passes in his 9-year NFL career, and also scored nine touchdowns in that span."

Osweiler has not developed chemistry with DeAndre Hopkins yet, and Will Fuller hopefully can get back on the field. Regardless, I would expect the Texans to ride Lamar Miller once again as they attack the run defense.