Houston Texans News
The Saga of David Quessenberry's Truck
Four days ago, Texans rookie right tackle David Quessenberry informed the world that his cherished white F-350 had been stolen.
Keep an eye out for my truck Houston. Last seen at spring hill suites by Reliant Stadium. Plate # BA5 3454 twitter.com/DavidQberry/st...— David Quessenberry (@DavidQberry) June 8, 2013
He was SuperSad about it.
I hope we can catch the AssHole who stole my truck. nothing would make me happier. It's an 06 white F350 king ranch edition plate-BA5 3454.— David Quessenberry (@DavidQberry) June 8, 2013
On Wednesday, Quessenberry announced that the truck had been found. Ironically, it was in fact being used as a boarder during its four-day absence.
The truck is found!!! It was just north of the boarder and was being used to smuggle people across the Boarder.— David Quessenberry (@DavidQberry) June 12, 2013
There was even a car chase!
After a little police chase the car thief/ smugglers were brought to justice. Big THANK YOU to the police of Kingsville! You guys are great!— David Quessenberry (@DavidQberry) June 12, 2013
I've never been in a car chase, but I'm sure I would be sweating the entire time if it ever happened. Think of the stress. Especially down near the border, where it's pretty hot during the summer months. I also imagine that there are not many showers along the undocumented route from Mexico to the United States.
I think we all know where this is heading.
No way Quessenberry still owns that F-350 come Monday.
Lestar Jean Fights For The No. 3 Spot.
Something I did not realize was that despite having two fewer catches than Keshawn Martin in 2012, Lestar Jean pulled in nearly twice the number of receiving yards. We're not talking much here - six grabs for 151 yards, over a third of which he got off that touchdown catch against the Tennessee Titans - but it's something.
Gary Kubiak Is High On The Rookies.
A little Thursday Morning Hyperbole for you:
"I think our young guys have probably come as far this offseason as we've ever had a group of young guys come," [Kubiak] said.
Also, D.J. Swearinger sometimes likes to skip, as in around, something that I actually do from time to time as a way of moving faster without having to actually run or jog:
Swearinger is very active at practice, often talking to teammates and he's been flying around. At one point on Wednesday, he even sort of skipped back to the defensive huddle. There's just always a little something extra with Swearinger.
Around the NFL
Former Gambler Jim Kelly Recovering From Surgery For Cancer.
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is recovering at home from surgery to remove cancerous cells from his upper jaw. He is described as being in good spirits as he awaits the results of some bone tests. Kelly is synonymous with those old Buffalo Bills teams, but no one in Houston should harbor any ill will towards the guy. After all, he wasn't even playing that day.
Cortland Finnegan: My Least Favorite Player In The NFL.
Former St. Louis Rams safety Craig Dahl revealed Wednesday that his old team was able to pick up tendencies from the San Francisco 49ers' offense last season, and that this had helped St. Louis diagnose plays before they developed. No coincidence that St. Louis had more success against San Francisco in 2012 than any other team. Dahl has since signed with the team, and he's glad to hear those problems are being fixed.
Someone who is not as happy to hear that is Cortland Finnegan.
@profootballtalk Craig Dahl is lame and weak for that glad he with another squad we know how he play thanks for the tips we know who 2 go at— Cortland Finnegan (@CortFinnegan) June 12, 2013
If you were on Twitter and saw that, what would you do?
Is it a) this?
@cortfinnegan remember when Andre beat the shit out of you— thaer qasem (@thaerbear89) June 12, 2013
Or e) all of the above?
All Day Andre OWNS NFL's 'Biggest Bitch' (via WorstFan)
There Are Ten NFL Players Whose Names Are On The Back Of These New LGBT Pride T-Shirts.
Connor Barwin wears no. 98, and you know he's going to support this movement. Chris Kluwe is also repping it, unsurprisingly. Brendon Ayanbadejo is an obvious choice as well. And yet I see none for Chris Culliver. Will keep hitting the refresh button, I suppose.
Speaking Of Pride...
Roger Goodell can top the kind you're thinking about. He knows a symbol that represents way more than pride. This symbol represents "strength, courage, pride and respect." (Emphasis mine.) Goodell also sees this symbol as a unifying force.
Clearly, he's talking about the name "Redskins."
Clearly this term conveys respect.
The commish wrote a letter on June 5 to those ten U.S. Congressmen who had asked the Washington Redskins to change their name. On Wednesday, the Indian Country Today Media Network posted an excerpt online:
"The Washington Redskins name has thus from its origin represented a positive meaning distinct from any disparagement that could be viewed in some other context," Goodell writes in the letter. "For the team's millions of fans and customers, who represent one of America's most ethnically and geographically diverse fan bases, the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect."
By the way, an Inuit chief told Goodell previously that it's totally cool for the Washington Redskins to keep their name. So there's really no argument. That's probably the logic Lamar High School uses.
Retweet if you're proud of the #LamarRedskins!— Lamar Redskins (@LamarRedskins) December 23, 2012
The private school literally right next door to Lamar, St. John's, used to be called the Rebels when I was a kid. They eventually changed the name, because Rebels was too controversial.