With the damage to Deshaun Watson and the ensuing horrible soccer being performed with Tom Savage beneath middle, one of many extra overblown storylines is how “no one can be displaying up on the Texans video games for the remainder of the season.” By no means thoughts that each ticket is already bought, so even an empty stadium nonetheless rings the money register for the McNair household, however take a look at the schedule the remainder of the best way — there are solely three video games remaining.
Working in reverse order, the ultimate recreation is a Christmas Day recreation towards the Steelers, a recreation for which tickets are in all probability being given as a gift to about half the individuals who can be there that day. The Niners recreation on December 10… nicely, I acquired nothing. That recreation WILL be empty.
Then there’s this Sunday, the Cardinals recreation, the day on which the Houston Texans unveil their Ring of Honor by inducting its first honoree, the good Andre Johnson. The attainable Corridor of Fame vast receiver and first really nice Houston Texan ever shall be honored at halftime of Sunday’s recreation, the ultimate salutation in every week filled with awards, events, and speeches on behalf of the 14 yr NFL veteran, together with yesterday’s proclamation by the town that Tuesday was Andre Johnson Day in Houston.
As long as the Texans are going to proceed their slide to the underside portion of the 2017 standings, then why not go to the subsequent degree and use the Cardinals recreation on Sunday as a de facto model of “Andre Johnson: This Is Your Life”? I’ll credit score a Twitter follower and good friend of mine, Grayson Skweres, with the tweet that triggered this concept…
One of the simplest ways to honor Andre can be to start out TJ Yates on Sunday, the best QB Dre ever performed with.
— Grayson Skweres (@g_skweres) November 14, 2017
Certainly! Let’s do that! Listed here are six methods to enhance Andre Johnson’s induction day on Sunday:
6. Begin T.J. Yates at quarterback
That is the one factor that really serves a twin objective of saluting Andre Johnson AND giving the Texans a greater probability to win the soccer recreation. You do not have to fly T.J. Yates in and pay him an look payment (By the best way, how a lot would a T.J. Yates look payment run? Does he cost extra for Houston as a result of he’s in demand right here?), he’s already sitting RIGHT THERE ON THE TEXANS’ BENCH, and oh yeah, he’s (in all probability) BETTER THAN YOUR STARTER, TOM SAVAGE. On the day he signed his at some point contract to retire a Texan, Andre Johnson informed John Harris and Marc Vandermeer that his favourite reminiscence was the primary playoff win in franchise historical past again in 2011, which final I checked, was skippered at QB by one Landing Jesus Yates!
5. Signal Kevin Walter to a in the future contract and begin him at large receiver
Once more, credit score my man Grayson Skweres right here with a variation of this concept. Anyone who has seen Kevin Walter across the stadium — hell, I feel he might have even been an honorary captain for a recreation this yr, if I am not mistaken — can see that he has been preserving himself in super situation. Additionally, with Will Fuller out, there’s a…