“A fresh start can do a lot of things for a player”
That’s what Matt Schaub had to say to the Oakland media when being introduced on Friday. Schaub had a disaster of a season in 2013. Is Oakland the right place for him? I don’t think so, but a fresh start should certainly help him. Schaub was done in Houston. Maybe not the football player Schaub, but mentally he was done. We wish him luck in Oakland, but looking forward to facing him when the Texans play against the Raiders this season.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Astros) on Dexter Fowler’s new start.
For the first time in his career, Fowler is playing for a franchise other than the Rockies. His first child, daughter Naya, was born in January, and he said the little one has brought a new sense of responsibility.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) with the latest news and notes.
- Greg Thurston (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on Jeff Luhnow talking about the roster.
- Astros tweet of the weekend…
Astros release jd martinez. luhnow says he could help someone, says choice shows reflects a “victim of our own success”
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 22, 2014
“I feel like I’ve been taking bad shots,” Parsons said. “That’s not really my game. I’m an efficient player. I get to the basket. I get out in transition. I make open shots. I feel like I was just forcing and pressing and not taking what the defense gives me. I definitely wanted to get to the basket. I need to get to the free-throw line more and step up and knock down shots and continue to stay confident and stay aggressive.”
- Jason Friedman (Rockets.com) on the Rockets win over the Cavs.
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on Howard wanting to return.
- Rockets tweet of the weekend…
The smile here from Jeremy Lin fits: Last time the Rockets did this in 3 straight games was over 20 years ago. pic.twitter.com/REQcF6RZbU
— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) March 23, 2014
- Brian T. Smith (Houston Chronicle) on the end of the Matt Schaub era.
Long-frustrated fans mostly blame Schaub for the Texans’ 2013 failure, when a leaderless squad fell apart in public view, dropping from a Super Bowl contender to an NFL-worst 2-14 in less than four months. But for all of the anger and hatred directed at No. 8, the broken answer to local NFL dreams was never as bad or hopeless as outsiders made him appear.
- Graham Rogers (Toro Times) on the end of the Matt Schaub era.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) says the Texans are likely to take a QB.
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
Signing Fitzpatrick as a vet backup further indicates the Texans will use the top pick on a QB. Fitzpatrick is great working with young QBs.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 21, 2014