Matt Schaub took somewhat of a jab at his former coaching staff in Houston. Talking to the Oakland media last week, Schaub indicated how things will be different in Oakland. “To come to an offense where the coach is looking to give you more freedom, and looking to give you more control of things. I had that in some aspects in Houston, but there are things I’m being asked to do here that I didn’t have control of in Houston, “Schaub said. “I would have loved to, but we just weren’t in control of it.” So, in case you were wondering if the Texans conservative play was more Schaub or Gary Kubiak, Schaub blames it on his former coach. Check out the rest of the links for more on Houston sports.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on the Astros’ radical methods painting themselves as outcasts.
But general manager Jeff Luhnow’s radical approach to on-field changes and business decisions has created at least pockets of internal discontent and a potential reputation problem throughout baseball.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on Jose Altuve‘s offseason.
- Kennon Riley (Climbing Tal’s Hill) shared his thoughts on Jeff Luhnow visiting to Japan.
- Astros tweet of the weekend…
Astros are 2-19 when they don’t homer. About to improve to 16-13 when they do. They’ll be 18-32
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) May 25, 2014
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on Yao Ming‘s reported interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers.
Former Rockets star Yao Ming said Friday’s ESPN report that he would attempt to put together a group to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers was the first he heard of the possibility of him being part of an effort to buy the franchise.
“I just heard about it in the morning my time,” Yao said Saturday via email. “I really don’t know where this news came from.”
- John Wilmes (Bleacher Report) says the Rockets need to chase a wing defenders this offseason.
- Victor (RocketsSocial) tells us the Rockets’ four biggest weaknesses.
- Rockets tweet of the weekend…
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) May 24, 2014
A third-round pick in 2012, Brandon Brooks waited patiently as a rookie after registering only 174 snaps in his debut season. After a camp battle with Ben Jones last summer, Brooks entered his second season as a starter and certainly made the most of his opportunity. Come season’s end, only the Eagles’ pairing of Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans would have higher run block grades among the league’s guards.
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) gives us five position battles.
- Ultimate Texans on Matt Schaub having more control in Oakland.
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
— Jessica Ayala (@Texanschick87) May 24, 2014