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Texans could turn to T.J. Yates this week

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The Texans can wrap up the first overall draft pick with a loss to the Titans on Sunday, something that would put them in good position to grab a potential franchise quarterback to the roster.

Their need for such a quarterback has been clear for several months now, but Week 17 will really drive the point home as the Texans try to decide who to start the game. Interim head coach Wade Phillips can choose between Case Keenum and his injured thumb, Matt Schaub off a poor game against Denver or T.J. Yates. Yates hasn’t started a game yet this season, but Phillips said he was a possibility for Sunday.

“We’re going to look at all of that and see what the situation is for sure as far as injuries are concerned,” Phillips said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I think that’s what we’ll do.”

Even thought the Texans beat the Titans earlier this year, there may not be a winning choice in that group. The Texans have lost 13 straight games, after all, and they’ll be playing with a new starting running back as well after Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim were both injured in the loss to Denver.

All of that might be just as well. The only thing worse than finishing with the first overall pick is finishing with No. 2 and possibly missing out on the player you want and need to turn things around.

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5 Responses to “Texans could turn to T.J. Yates this week”
  1. 6ball says: Dec 24, 2013 9:17 AM

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    ” get me Brett Favre ”

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  2. cuda1234 says: Dec 24, 2013 9:39 AM

    Yates has the same number of playoff wins as Tim Tebow and from what I read on this site, Tebow is the greatest player in football history.

  3. htowntexan says: Dec 24, 2013 12:10 PM

    We should start Yates. Need to see what he can do.

  4. gjperch says: Dec 24, 2013 12:55 PM

    What happened with Yates? I heard a lot of positives about him … then this year they played Keenum. Why is Yates in the doghouse?

  5. nflrox36 says: Dec 24, 2013 2:47 PM

    Do the Texans even warrant reporting on at this point?

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