How Houston Texans can capitalize on Bill O’Brien ‘revenge game’

The Houston Texans revealed on Monday that rookie quarterback CJ Stroud will start in their first preseason game of the season which is against the New England Patriots this Thursday.

We also found out recently that right tackle Tytus Howard is out for the next 4–6 weeks after sustaining a hand injury that required surgery. Texans center Scott Quessenberry also won't be available and will miss the rest of the season due to a serious knee injury. Add that to the fact that Laremy Tunsil isn't likely to play, and you have a scary o-line situation for a rookie QB looking to make his debut.

With the state of the offensive line in mind, how much should Stroud play on Thursday, and what are we hoping to see from his performance?

Plus, it's all good vibes in Houston with the hiring of DeMeco Ryans and adding some top draft picks to the roster. But how will Texans fans feel when they see Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien during Thursday night's game?

Will fans still hold a grudge for how he imploded the team, or have Texans fans moved on, and are just happy that the team is in a better place now?

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The Houston Texans have a huge game against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, and they must come away with a victory if they want to avoid falling to 0-3 on the season.

And don't look now, but beating the Jags just got a little more difficult with Aaron Wilson reporting that Derek Stingley Jr is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury. Plus, nickel corner Tavierre Thomas will also be out after having surgery on his hand.

The Texans are dealing with a massive amount of injuries just two weeks into the season. But one could argue some of these could have been avoided.

Both Stingley and guard Kenyon Green (IR) had injury concerns coming out of college and GM Nick Caseiro decided to draft them in the top half of the first round, despite those red flags.

Green will miss the rest of the season needing shoulder surgery, and if Stingley is placed on IR and misses 4 games, he will have only played in 11 of a possible 23 games to start his career. Don't forget, Stingley missed time due to a hamstring issue in 2022 as well.

And let's not forget, Caserio passed on All-Pro corner Sauce Gardner, when he decided to draft Stingley No. 3 overall in 2022. The Jets selected Gardner with the very next pick.

Be sure to watch the video above as we discuss the implications of these injuries for the Texans and Caserio's future in Houston.

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