Houston Texans vs Steelers: Why David Quessenberry should start Wk 16

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: A Houston Texans helmet (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: A Houston Texans helmet (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

With all the tribulations the Houston Texans have been through, it’s finally good to hear some uplifting news with David Quessenberry being named to active roster.  But not only should he be active, I think he should start Week 16 and here’s why.

The Houston Texans did a remarkable thing by retaining offensive tackle David Quessenberry, who had been battling cancer for the past few seasons.  He was recently deemed as cancer-free and was cleared to return to his work duties as a football player.

It’s extremely admirable the fight that he went through for his life as football became second-fiddle to likely his largest challenge of his life.  He’s been with us all season but on the practice squad as he works on honing the skills that he was blessed with to get himself back into the groove.

But I’d imagine DQ was trying to get back to a sense of normalcy as much as possible because what he and his family experienced was just the polar opposite.  I had wondered to myself if he’d have an opportunity to make his mark this season and now he’ll be able to have a chance to showcase his own version of carpe diem.

But Houston Texans made it official by promoting DQ to the active roster as per the Chron’s Aaron Wilson:

You could only imagine the range of emotions that’s going through this guy’s body at this time as it is — believe or not — his first career regular season game that he’ll be appearing in.  He has already made his preseason debut now it’s time for him to step into the spotlight while the world

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is watching this match up.

Because of this, I feel that the Houston Texans should unequivocally make the decision to start him for this game.  Since it’s home tilt of the season, he needs that special care when his name is announced among the loudspeakers at the cavernous NRG Stadium.  It will the fans an opportunity to express how they feel about an individual that remained steadfast and would not quit.

Not only that but this offensive line will definitely be seeing some considerable changes this season and it’d be great to see if Quessenberry could a part of the future.  I think he has that innate ability but we do have to treat this season as if he were rookie, although he was drafted back in 2013 as a sixth-rounder.

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I don’t know about you but if there’s anything more motivating to watch, it’s going to be DQ doing work out there on the line.  I wish nothing but the best of luck and certainly hope the Texans’ brass comes to their senses and give him the start.  It’s not as if we’re contending for anything other than pride right now and I’m rest-assured that David will muster plenty of it out on the gridiron this Monday.  That date also happens to be Christmas Day so what not a better gift?

We’ll have to see.  #DQStrong

Go Texans.