HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – These are the notes and quotes you need to know from the Texans on Sept. 9.
Brian Hoyer Hoping To Follow Example Set By Tom Brady
Brown Back on Field, Ready for Sunday
Texans left tackle Duane Brown again maintained he would be ready to play on Sunday.
He said he would be getting back on the field Wednesday practicing and “see how it goes” with his hand.
“I think I’ll be fine,” Brown said.
He went on to say he has played with hand issues before and you “find a way to get the job done.”
Bill O’Brien thinks he will see his left tackle take the field Sunday.
“He practiced today and it looked pretty good,” O’Brien said. “I don’t think it’s easy practicing with that type of injury, but I think if anybody can do it he can. He’s a very tough guy.
“I look forward to him playing and going out there on Sunday.”
Brown, who attended Virginia Tech, was wearing Ohio State gear after losing a wager to linebacker John Simon.
Houston Sets Sights on Houston
The NFL’s sack leader from last year made his intentions clear about the Texans offense.
Justin Houston noted the Chiefs would focus on stopping the rushing attack and putting the Texans in unfavorable third downs.
“Put [them] in third and long,” Houston said about combating the Texans passing attack. “If we can put them in third and long, get them out of the quick game, that’ll help us. That’ll give us more time to put pressure on them.”
What to do With Watt
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was very complimentary of J.J. Watt and offered a simple analysis for getting ready to play the reigning defensive player of the year.
“[Texans defensive coordinator] Romeo [Crennel] does a good job of putting him in different positions and so you gotta play, that’s what you do. You line up and you play.”
Houston commented that preparation is a big aspect of being a great pass rusher.
“Key to being a successful pass rusher is knowing how to beat your guy,” he said.
Containing Jamaal Charles
Andy Reid joked Wednesday his team wouldn’t be throwing the ball and they would just hand the ball off the whole game.
It isn’t the craziest idea with a talent like Jamaal Charles on their roster.
Romeo Crennel is just hoping his team remembers their essentials to slowing down the talented Chiefs ball carrier.
“Well usually if you put 12 guys on the field you can help yourself, but we can’t do that,” he joked. “So we have to emphasize pursuit, effort to the ball, good angles on tackles, wrap up on tackles and things like that.”
Crennel said Charles had an “extraordinary” talent with his speed, vision, and reaction.
“If you get him into space, he’s dangerous.”
Xavier Su’a-Filo still shelved
“I would say right now that would be touch and go,” O’Brien said about the possibility of Xavier Su’a-Filo playing in the season opener. “That’d be day-to-day.”
O’Brien said he wasn’t able to do much in practice and then “I don’t see that looking very good” as far as Su’a-Filo’s status for the game.
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