The Texans call sheet on game day is a little lighter than it was a month ago.
"In the last two or three games we have reduced it anyways because I felt like our guys needed to play faster, have a better idea of what we were doing in the game plan," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "So whoever the quarterback is we've taken the tact now that during the season that we have reduced the amount of plays on the call sheet."
O'Brien and company have won their last two games, with Brian Hoyer and T.J. Yates both playing quarterback in that span. Since Yates re-signed with the Texans on October 28, he's had to cram as much of the playbook into his brain as possible. Even though yesterday was technically an "off" day, Yates was back at NRG Stadium on Tuesday morning, prepping for the Jets with offensive coordinator George Godsey and O'Brien.
Some of that preparation Tuesday and Wednesday consisted of picking plays with which Yates was comfortable.
"Me and Coach O'Brien and Coach Godsey talked already this week of plays that I'm comfortable with, plays I've run in the weeks past and stuff, trying to put together a game plan I'm comfortable with," Yates said.
If Hoyer, who missed the end of Monday's win as well as Wednesday's practice with a concussion, is unable to play on Sunday against New York, communication between Yates and Godsey will be at a premium.
"It's going to be about T.J. and I being on the same page, about getting the unit as far as at the line of scrimmage," Godsey said. "I think like I was telling him, just taking it day-to-day and then by the end of the week making sure we have the right plan."
O'Brien said Yates "is a bright guy" who was correct in communicating the plays during Wednesday's work.
The Texans will practice again on Thursday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
Check out shots from Wednesday's practice as the Texans prepare for Sunday's game against the Jets.