Despite Ryan Mallett getting pulled in favor of Brian Hoyer during the Texans' embarrassing loss to the Falcons this past weekend, head coach Bill O'Brien is sticking with Mallett as his signal-caller against the Colts.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien says Ryan Mallett remains the starter— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 5, 2015
O'Brien says Hoyer did a good job. Said right now it's important to stick with Mallett, especially given the short week. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 5, 2015
That was not the only nugget that O'Brien dropped. He revealed that Cecil Shorts will likely not play on Thursday, and Nate Washington has a decent chance of being sidelined as well. That would leave DeAndre Hopkins and (likely) Keith Mumphery as the two starters against Indianapolis.
O'Brien said they are discussing things regarding WR position roster-wise, but no decision made. Short likely out Thu, Nate is day-to-day— Adam Wexler (@awexler) October 5, 2015
O'Brien on the short week being a positive: It's time to turn the page on Atlanta and move quickly on to Indianapolis. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) October 5, 2015
Normally I am worried about the drawbacks of having to play two football games in five days, but something tells me that the best medicine for the Texans right now - healthy or not - would be to take out some aggression against an equally questionable Colts roster. What's the worst that could happen, a loss on national television?
Oh..yeah, I guess that would be the worst that could happen. Huh. Well, fingers crossed.
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