Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans expressed his admiration for quarterback CJ Stroud’s resilient mindset, even in the face of adversity, following a game in which Stroud threw three interceptions. Despite the turnovers, Stroud asserted that he wouldn’t shy away from taking risks, drawing a parallel to the bold playing style of basketball star Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors. Ryans wholeheartedly endorsed Stroud’s approach, emphasizing the importance of such a mindset for continuous improvement in the game.
Ryans commended Stroud’s attitude, emphasizing the belief that embracing challenges is integral to progress. Despite the interceptions, Stroud contributed significantly to the team’s 21-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, with notable plays, including a deep touchdown pass to Tank Dell. Ryans acknowledged Stroud’s leadership and encouraged him to maintain his trust in the game.
The Texans’ triumph advanced their season record to 6-4, establishing them as one of the season’s unexpected success stories. Stroud’s outstanding performance has positioned him as a frontrunner for Offensive Rookie of the Year and has even sparked discussions about potential MVP consideration.
Looking ahead, the Texans are gearing up for a crucial matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a game that will determine the leader of the AFC South. Having previously defeated the Jaguars, the Texans hold the key to the tiebreaker with another victory.
On the other hand, a win for the Jaguars would secure a substantial lead in the division. The upcoming clash promises to be one of the most captivating games of the weekend, adding an extra layer of excitement to the season.