Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien spoke last night and had many interesting things to say about the Texans offseason and what’s next. This is second time in the last several days he has spoken, after talking at the coaches breakfast in Florida last week. O’Brien spoke about J.J. Watt, the Texans offense, and added some things about certain draft prospects, amongst several other things. It’s great to see how seemingly different the team will be compared to Gary Kubiak’s Texans last season. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Randy Harvey (Houston Chronicle) says losers are loved but remembered as well.
God doesn’t care who wins or loses. Baseball is agnostic. In “Damn Yankees,” a fan of that era’s version of the Astros — the “first in war, first in peace, last in the American League” Washington Senators — sold his soul to the devil to win. The woeful Pittsburgh Pirates relied on divine intervention in the original version of the movie, “Angels in the Outfield.”
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) on lingering TV woes leaving Astros fans frustrated.
- Kristie Rieken (AP) spoke with L.J. Hoes about the meaning of his jersey meaning.
- Astros tweet of the day…
I’ll be stunned if the Astros lose 100 games this year. they’ll stun some folks and improve dramatically after All-Star break.
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) March 31, 2014
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on the importance of Isaiah Canaan over the last stretch.
“I thought he played above and beyond expectations, and that shows a lot about him and his hard work to be able to come in and do what he did in a pivotal game during the season,” Lin said. “I can’t say enough about how well he played tonight, and that’s what we need.”
- Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) updates us on the Rockets injury situation.
- Mike Meltser (SportsRadio610) on the potential impact of losing Patrick Beverley.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
— RocketsSocial.com (@Rockets_Social) March 31, 2014
- Michael Huguenin (NFL.com) on Jon Gruden saying the Texans need to take Blake Bortles.
“Can he learn and does he want to learn? Those are the two things I want to find out right away,” Gruden said, per orlandosentinel.com. “Clearly he has that going for him. Not a lot of quarterbacks are 6-5 and 235 and can run like that. He has the football pedigree; he is very fortunate to have played under George O’Leary at Central Florida. He has a heck of an upside, he really does.”
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) on Danieal Manning’s release from the Texans.
- Patrick D. Starr (State Of The Texans) on Bill O’Brien’s town hall meeting.
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
“We want to be a big, physical, situationally smart team. We’ve got to be a disciplined team.” -O’Brien #Texans
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) March 31, 2014