Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Tuesday:
18 Observations from Texans-Packers by John Harris, Houstontexans.com
"From my view, I thought that was one of Brian Cushing’s best games. He had six tackles and made a number of key stops throughout the day. He may not get credit for the tackle on the fourth and two stop as Big Daddy truly clogged the running lanes on that play. But, as it appeared Ripkowski might be able to wiggle free and extend the ball out for the first down, Cushing was right there to pull his arms back in and pulled him back away from the first down.It was cold. It was wet. It could’ve been an all-timer; a play here, a play there and it could’ve been. It wasn’t, so it’s time to move on to Indianapolis. All I know is if it’s wet in Indianapolis, someone’s got a roof leak to fix. Time to finish and it starts in Lucas Oil next week."
Cushing certainly looked good on Sunday, but to be fair it was against the anemic Packers running game. Furthermore, the Packers passing game didn’t involve the running backs hardly at all, so he didn’t have to spend much time in coverage.
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Charles James Released by Garret Heinrich, CBS Houston
"James slipped on a crucial touchdown Sunday against the Packers that gave the Packers a lead in the second half.The Texans are also full of injuries in the secondary this year. Starting CB Kevin Johnson is out for the year and James was in the game Sunday because Johnathan Jospeh hurt his shoulder in the 3rd quarter."
In one sense, this isn’t surprising because James has had a very up and down season. He made a few bad plays in coverage but he did find a role on special teams. But considering the injuries in the secondary, I do wonder why this move was made now.