Houston Texans: What About Chris Myers?


The Houston Texans have been raked over the coals for last week’s smack down the New York Giants put on them.

The Texans are working to make the adjustments that are needed to be successful in this week’s match up against the Buffalo Bills.

There is some positivity going into this week’s game and one of our players is on the verge of reaching a milestone, a benchmark along the way of a likely illustrious career if you will.

Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans center Chris Myers (55) snaps the ball during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

That would be Chris Myers.

What did he do?

He been doing the same thing he has for the past 10 seasons — achieving excellence and being the consummate team member.

What’s happening?

Myers is about to make his 100th start as a member of the Houston Texans, something that doesn’t come along too often for NFL players in the days of chasing the dollar, the complexities of free agency and salary cap management.

Regardless of what challenges the Texans had, they’ve always have found a way to keep him on the roster.

He is definitely doing something right but you don’t have to take my word for it.  Bill O’Brien so much as said so.

"“I don’t think we talk enough about Chris Myers – he is a true professional,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday. “This guy, from the day we arrived here, has been fantastic for this organization and this coaching staff. He comes in early. He works extremely hard. He’s a leader. He stays after practice. He’s out there right now. I think he’s still out there doing center-quarterback exchanges with Fitz [Ryan Fitzpatrick] and Ryan Mallett. This guy is a pro’s pro.”"

When Xavier Su’a-Filo was drafted this past off season, Myers worked toward reaching out to him, warm-welcoming him to the team.

That’s first-class.

Myers, 33, currently holds the NFL record for the longest streak consecutive games played for an offensive lineman at 139 games and active consecutive starts at center with 114 games.

It’s amazing Myers was acquired for just a sixth-round pick back in 2008.  He came here via a sign-and-trade on a four-year, $11 million deal.

In 2012, fresh off his second Pro Bowl appearance, he was rewarded with a four-year, $25 million contract.

Up until his arrival, no Texans’ offensive lineman had ever been named to the Pro Bowl.


O’Brien also mentioned Wednesday how great of an mental acumen Myers has in learning his somewhat complex system:

"“There are so many different looks that they have to see on a down-to-down basis,” O’Brien said. “You go from even to odd to diamond, which is center-covered and both guards covered, to overload pressure, to double-edge pressure, to three-up-the-middle pressure; there are so many things that the center has to control with his call based on what the protection call or the run call is. When you have a guy that’s a really bright guy that really understands those things in conjunction with the quarterback, that’s a good combination. Chris [Myers] is a guy that is a very bright guy and right from day one like I said, he picked up on our system. He worked hard on it and he’s getting better and better with it every week.”"

So the vote is in — O’Brien certainly wants him around!  And why wouldn’t he?

More from Houston Texans

So when you either head out to NRG Stadium to partake in the home game festivities or settle in front of the tube to watch the big game with family and/or friends this Sunday, don’t forget about a player who has shown up to work day in-and-out and hasn’t really made a peep about it.

That’s what he does best…

Go Texans!