According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, former Houston Texans QB David Carr would like to play in the NFL again. If given the choice, David would like to play with whichever team his brother, Derek Carr, selects him in this year’s draft. We wish David the best but I think Texans fans can all agree that they hope the brothers don’t land in Houston. Please don’t. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Carlos Correa.
At 6-4, the Astros’ prized prospect already has the powerful and tall build of a big leaguer. He has the movement and maturity, too, breezing through interviews and fielding grounders with a smoothness he just shouldn’t have yet.
- Michael Baumann (Grantland) says the Astros will suck slightly less this year.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on the Astros taking it slow with Mark Appel.
- Astros tweet of the day…
Out of 42 players drafted by the Astros in 2007, three made the majors (none with HOU) for a total of -1.5 WAR
— Astros County (@AstrosCounty) March 6, 2014
- Jonathan Tjarks (RealGM) on Dwight Howard having the Rockets looking like contenders.
Howard is the anchor of the 12th rated defense in the NBA, an impressive number when you consider the youth of the players in front of him. Patrick Beverley, Chandler Parsons, James Harden and Terrence Jones are all 25 or younger and Beverley is the only one with much of a defensive reputation. Parsons, Harden and Jones are more focused on the offensive end of the floor, particularly Harden, whose defensive effort is lacking at best, if not outright egregious.
- Dime Magazine did a Q&A with the Rockets SF Chandler Parsons.
- Joe Flynn (Bleacher Report) on the Magic fans booing during the Howard tribute.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
— RocketsSocial.com (@Rockets_Social) March 6, 2014
- Gil Brandt (NFL.com) says the Texans shouldn’t take Khalil Mack at #1.
If the Texans end up taking Mack at No. 1 overall, they’d be betting that he could become an elite pass rusher in the NFL. Mack looks like he can be that, but you never know for certain. Now if you knew for sure that Mack could be a guy who would get you 15 sacks a year, then you would consider using the first pick on him. But the position he plays is no longer one that is highly regarded, or as closely connected to the success of a team, as it once was.
- Patrick D. Starr (State Of The Texans) on Blake Bortles visiting the Texans.
- Brett Kollmann (BattleRedBlog) on the Bill O’Brien prototype.
- Texans tweet of the day…
If the Texans don’t draft a QB this year & go w/ vet stopgap, then the most sensible long term QB solution is to go 2-14 again. That blows.
— Sean Pendergast (@SeanCablinasian) March 6, 2014