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The Houston Texans are relying on only one punter this season, and he is currently too sick to even practice. What are the Texans to do if their pro bowl punter, Shane Lechler, is unavailable for Sunday’s matchup with the Oakland Raiders, a team in which he spent 13-years with? According to Pro Football Talk, Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak doesn’t view it as a problem, sarcastically stating that his team will simply “go for it” on fourth-down situations versus punting to the opponent. Losing only brings out the worst for a football team, and with the Texans valuing anything that can potentially provide their team with a boost, maybe the added down will factor in as the reason the team somehow rediscovers its moxie and ability to win football games. Lechler isn’t expected to miss the game, as the extra two days of rest should be ample recovery time for the veteran. On a side note, Kubiak is slated to coach the game, but will do so from the press box, with defensive coordinator Wade P...
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