With the 2013 Texans hitting rock bottom, the apparent plan is to keep digging.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle explains that the Texans won’t be making any major changes after losing four straight games, capped by an embarrassing loss to former Oilers coach Jeff Fisher and his otherwise underachieving Rams team.
The biggest change, if any, would come at quarterback. Matt Schaub is injured, and coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that his availability will be determined late in the week. If Schaub can’t go, it could be a toss up between T.J. Yates and Case Keenum.
McClain believes Keenum should get a chance, and so do we. (McClain’s opinion carries slightly more weight, given his proximity to the franchise.) Keenum nearly leapfrogged Yates in camp (which based on Yates’ performance against the Rams probably shouldn’t be a surprise), and Keenum has a swagger that could help turn a sluggish and slumping team around.
Regardless, the quarterback won’t be hometown hero Vince Young, who has offered his services via Twitter. McClain says the Texans aren’t interested.
The Texans also likely aren’t interested in trying to break out of their slump by playing at Arrowhead Stadium against a Chiefs team possessing the record that many thought the Texans would have through six weeks of the season.