There are two schools of thought about how to deal with the media in the NFL: The Bill Belichick school of keeping everything close to the vest, and the Rex Ryan school of laying everything out there. Count Texans tight end Owen Daniels in the latter camp.
Daniels gave an interview to 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis, and he didn’t hold back for fear of giving the Texans’ Week 1 opponent some bulletin-board material. Instead, Daniels said he thinks the Texans are heading to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
“I predict we will be playoff bound,” Daniels said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I don’t think there is really any other way for us to go. We don’t really have a choice at this point. There will be a lot of changes made if we can’t get it done with this group right here.”
The Texans can take a step toward backing up Daniels’ prediction on Sunday against the Colts. And if they can’t beat the Colts without Peyton Manning, that’s a strong sign that the Texans will need “a lot of changes” soon.