Texans TE Daniels Says Houston is For Sure a Playoff Team

In a NFL Live Chat with NFL fans from around the globe, Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels commented on the team’s playoff chances.  When asked if he thinks 2010 will be the year the Texans finally make the playoffs, his response was:

Hey Adam. Absolutely! We can’t go backwards, we have to win more games than last season, and if we do that we’ll find ourselves in the playoffs.

On how to make the playoffs, Daniels said the Texans need to win not just in the league, but in their own division:

I think the biggest thing is that we need to be better in the divisoin. We were 9-7 last year, but 1-5 in the division. The AFC South has four tough teams, so getting in the playoffs isn’t easy. You have to beat those teams.

Concerning his health and return, Owen Daniels predicted he’d be suited up by Week 1:

The Doc says my ACL looks great, so I’m looking forward to being ready for Week 1.

For kicks, Daniels commented on something everyone does not know about #80, Andre Johnson:

Hey Andre. LOL! Surprising … Dre likes to hold hands in the huddle … kidding. Actually he hates it. But Dave Anderson will try to hold his hand in the huddle just to loosen him up. It’s great.

Earlier in June the Texans re-signed Daniels with his one-year, 3.168 million contract tender.  In eight games last year, Daniels totaled 519 yards and five touchdowns on 40 receptions.  You can read the transcript from Wednesday’s NFL Live Chat with Owen Daniels here.

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