It looks like Wade Smith’s tenure in Houston is all but over after last season. The Texans will likely go with a cheaper or younger option at left guard. Smith has said he’s open to a return to Houston, but has other teams interested in him. Winning is Smith’s biggest priority as he himself has said that he’s made plenty of money already. Check out the rest of the links for more details.
“My agenda this spring is a learning process,” he said. “Just trying to learn the players and the coaches and the staff here and to try to get as familiar with what the organization does as I possibly can.”
- Ray Kuhn (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on the Astros 2014 projected win total.
- Lee White (AstrosTurf) takes a look at Lucas Harrell.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— MLB Play Index (@BRefPlayIndex) March 12, 2014
And while the local bandwagon swells with talk of James Harden‘s latest heroics, the most positive development for the team’s title chances might be the long-awaited return to form of their sixth man.
- Bill Simmons (Grantland) has started a Patrick Beverley appreciation thread.
- Yahoo Sports (Video) on why the Rockets are the scariest team in the NBA.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Lastly, there is no love lost between these two teams. This game was intense from the jump and it will be intense in April in Houston.
— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) March 12, 2014
Despite modest comments to the contrary from head coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith, Schaub’s being jettisoned from the Texans is a fait accompli. At least, it is a fate that had better be.
Unlike the last time he hired a head coach, Texans owner Bob McNair wasn’t looking for someone to promise he could fix the old quarterback. McNair, like most of this city, has seen enough of No. 8.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) on if Matt Schaub could stay with the Texans.
- Will Grubb (CBS Houston) on Wade Smith‘s free agency plans.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Houston Texans be smart and sign D Ware ASAP!!!!!