With just three games remaining in the season, Wade Phillips has announced that Case Keenum will start the final three games. Keenum has now been pulled twice this season by former coach Gary Kubiak, but barring an injury that likely won’t happen again. The Texans have no other quarterback likely on this roster that will return in 2014 besides Keenum. Phillips is determined to let the kid play and evaluate the position after the season. Check out the rest of the links for more!
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) updates the CSN situation.
Attorneys for a group of Comcast subsidiaries say the Astros are unable to put the interests of Comcast SportsNet Houston before those of the baseball team and that a federal bankruptcy court should move as quickly as possible to rule on a motion that would appoint an interim trustee to oversee the network as it is reorganized under Chapter 11 protection.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) spoke with Bo Porter who is excited about the new Astros additions.
- Timothy De Block and Ashitaka (Crawfish Boxes) have some Rule V possibilities.
- Astros tweet of the day…
The Astros are apparently kicking the tires on Grady Sizemore. I hope they don’t kick too hard.
— Let’s Go Tribe (@LetsGoTribe) December 11, 2013
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets rare 3-day break.
The Rockets have had few moments to breathe this season.
One of just eight teams to play 22 games so far, the Rockets have not had more than two days between games – and they’ve had two consecutive days off only twice.
With injuries piling up, the team is taking advantage of a three-day break between Sunday night’s 98-88 victory over Orlando and Thursday night’s game at Portland.
- Drew Garrison (SBNation) on why the Howard/Asik experiment didn’t work.
- Ric Bucher (Bleacher Report) on what’s keeping Dwight Howard from being the next best big man.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Lin said he’s definitely playing Thursday vs Portland #Rockets
— AdamWexlerCSN (@awexler) December 10, 2013
- Jerome Solomon (Houston Chronicle) says the Texans need to let loose and have fun.
NFL coaches often talk about wanting their players to have fun and play loose.
Football is, after all, a game.
The Texans haven’t had much fun lately.
As high hopes for a special season disintegrated into a disastrous run of a team-record 11 straight losses, fun has taken a backseat to misery. This has not been their season.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) on Wade Phillips.
- Brian T. Smith (Houston Chronicle) says Case Keenum has time to show improvement.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) December 10, 2013