Houston Texans: What’s going on with Tyrod Taylor’s return?

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The Houston Texans have been missing Tyrod Taylor since Week 2.

As Houston has had to go through the Davis Mills experience ever since Tyrod Taylor left the Week 2 game on the road against the Cleveland Browns, the Texans offense has had it’s struggles. That’s not to say it’s been stuck in the mud, (just look at the New England game) but a rookie quarterback is a rookie quarterback.

Head Coach David Culley responded to questions about Taylor’s availability, and it looks like the first-year head coach isn’t ready to rush Taylor back at all. Especially when you’re facing the offensive juggernaut that is the Arizona Cardinals on the road, it’s not going to hurt playing rookie Davis Mills and get him playing time.

Taylor is the team’s best quarterback and took the Texans to a 14-14 tie at the halftime with the Browns back in Week 2 before leaving the game.

“We are just going to go day-to-day with him right now and just kind of see on Wednesday where he is at,” Culley said during a Monday morning press conference. “Go from there with it.”

How can the Tyrod Taylor-less Texans stay competitive against the Cardinals?

It may be a silly question to even ask, as this is the best team in terms of record in the NFL at 6-0.  Despite their struggles in the rushing game, the Texans can’t abandon it on Sunday against Arizona.

Arizona’s kryptonite is a good and persistent running game, and their past matchups have shown that’s where they’re the most vulnerable. Dalvin Cook of Minnesota and Kareem Hunt of Cleveland were able to get sufficient yards before both got hurt in their respective games against Arizona.

Hopefully the offensive line is healthier for Taylor’s return. That made a big difference last week with 3 players either playing a new position or getting their first real game reps in quite some time. If the Texans can run the ball well, then they may have a slight fighter’s chance against the Cardinals.

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