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RTC: Are the Texans pressing?

12/5/2013

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ...

The Jaguars started winning when they stopped trying so hard to win, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. Jacksonville has won three of their past four games. Meanwhile, the Texans have been frustrated at their inability to get a win since Week 2, despite signs of improvement here and there.

Chris Baldwin from Houston Culture Map wonders whether Ben Tate is the new Arian Foster. Baldwin admits that the metaphor only goes so far, but noted that Tate put together a Foster-like performance on Sunday against the New England Patriots. They are very different as people and as running backs. They also entered the league in very different ways: Tate as a second-round draft pick and Foster as an undrafted player. And come next year, there's an excellent chance they're separated.

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could be the silver lining for the Texans if they keep losing, writes Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle. He asks draft analysts their opinion on Bridgewater and likens today's game to the 2006 Bush Bowl, though noting that game had more clarity. The irony in that game being called the Bush Bowl is that the winner/loser didn't wind up taking Reggie Bush with that first pick. The same could happen here. Draft experts are far from unanimous that Bridgewater is worth a No. 1 overall selection. Having the top pick, though, does ensure you'll get who you want. If there's a silver lining to the misery the Texans are going through now, it's that.