Despite losing eight games in a row, the Texans believe they'll be better after the Bye Week.
Houston dropped to 1-8 on Sunday with a 17-9 defeat at Miami and won't play again until Sunday, November 21 at noon CT in Nashville versus the Titans. With the time off, several players described the main goal of the Bye Week and what will happen when they return to action.
DL Jacob Martin explained how a self-check of physical well-being and mental fortitude is in order for himself and his teammates.
"It's going to be important for guys to take care of their bodies and take care of themselves and really look in the mirror, how they can get better in their game and things they can change up during this week," Martin said. "And I think we should be better coming out of the bye."
QB Tyrod Taylor, who returned to action yesterday after missing the last six games with a hamstring injury, believed the Texans will "regroup" and "continue to keep pushing, preparing" for the rest of 2021. The approach, Taylor said, is simple. He also remains optimistic about what lies ahead for the Texans.
"Take it one game at a time," Taylor said. "As far as hope, it's not a lack of hope. If anything, guys are eager to get out there and turn it around. I think the Bye Week comes at a spot where we can regroup and prepare ourselves mentally and physically to get back."
DL Maliek Collins logged a half-sack, intercepted a pass, batted down another and finished with a pair of tackles against the Dolphins. This week ahead, according to Collins, is important.
"Take the Bye Week and reflect," Collins said. "That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to reflect a lot on what I can do better and I'm pretty sure everybody in the locker room will do the same thing."
After Houston's game with the Titans in Week 11, the next three contests are at home. The Texans host a trio of Sunday noon CT games at NRG Stadium against the Jets, Colts and Seahawks.
The next time you can see the Texans at NRG Stadium will be on November 28 as they host the New York Jets in Week 12. Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets.
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