By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Houston Texans have lost their past two games, and it is not standing well with the team.
Texans running back Arian Foster called a players only meeting on Monday, as the team fell to 2-2 on the young season. This meeting was to re-focus the team in order for the team to have a better result on Sunday on Sunday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers.
On Sunday against the Seahawks, they were leading 20-3 in the second quarter. That was before the Seahawks scored 17 points in the second half to force overtime, before scoring three points in overtime. And in Week 3, the Texans lost 30-9 to the Baltimore Ravens.
At the team meeting, several players spoke in front of the team, including Matt Schaub, whose jersey was burned outside the stadium by Texans fans on Sunday. Texans safety Danieal Manning said that the entire team is behind Schaub.
“I just want to clear it up on Matt. We are riding behind him 100 percent,” Manning said. “Of course we were all pissed off about plays, everybody’s like that. DBs make mistakes, you want the whole team to be upset, even the player that made the mistake, you should say something. Matt has been a man about this whole time. He told us how he felt, what’s going to change, what needs to change.”
Veterans Ed Reed and Andre Johnson also spoke in front of the team after Schaub. And even though Reed is a first-year member of the team, he has the respect of the locker room, which is why he was picked to speak, as well.
“It wasn’t a come to Jesus type of meeting, but I think it was the perfect time for it,” Manning said. “Everyone wants the best and I think we all got back together to where we needed to be.”
The Texans are off today, then will start preparing for the 49ers on Wednesday.