Texans deal with short turnaround for Thursday's game against Dolphins

By Lainie Fritz - Sports Reporter

HOUSTON - It was not a typical Tuesday for the Texans, who usually have the day off.

But because of a short week with a Thursday night game on tap, they were hard at work at NRG Stadium.

Head coach Bill O’Brien said it helps to have a strong veteran group when approaching the condensed week.

“I think we have a bunch of guys in the locker room, veterans that can help the younger guys to understand what they need to do to get themselves ready on a short week,” he said.

On a four-game winning streak, the Texans will host former teammate Brock Osweiler and the Miami Dophins on the primetime stage.

Osweiler has now had two solid games under center for Miami.

“Very bright guy, really understands the system, competitive guy, knows where to go with the ball, really studies tape, understands what’s going on defensively, doing a good job getting the ball out. He’s doing a good job,” O’Brien said.

Jadeveon Clowney is making noise across the league and being heralded as a player who continues to improve each week, as well as someone for whom every offense must have a game plan.

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Clowney and J.J. Watt are like a hand grenade going off in the backfield.

“That’s what we’re trying to shoot for. Like I said, that’s what our job is. They pay us to come and disrupt games and get after the quarterback and make plays. The guys on this team look up to us to do that, so we have to do it each week," Clowney said.

Deshaun Watson is another player who continues to improve each week, and he is excited to be back at home for a Thursday night game.

“It’s always great to be able to come home and try to continue the win streak in front of our home fans. The home fans are going to be excited, electric on Thursday night. It’s a great opportunity for us to be able to continue the streak,” Watson said.

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