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Ryan Mallett ready for the starting role with the Houston Texans

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Could there be a new opening within the Houston Texans for one of their off-season acquisitions?

Following a 4-5 start to the season, the Texans fans do have reasons not to be impressed with their team and some of their players.

This years number one overall draft pick, Jadeveon Clowney is just one of a number of players Texans fans have been unhappy with at some point this season.

Now as it looks like there may be a re-evaluation of the Texans team, one player who has yet to start for the Texans has taken to Twitter to show his thoughts on his current role.

Backup Quarterback Ryan Mallett has only featured briefly in one Texans game this season since he moved from the New England Patriots back in free agency.


Starting Texans Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is also in his first year with the team but has failed to inspire the team in recent weeks.

He has had a 61.8% completion rate this season throwing for 11 touchdowns - just three less than he threw all of last season with the Tennessee Titans.

However with the Texans having only won one of their last five games, the fans are calling for drastic changes, and Mallett clearly feels he is in with a chance.

 “I’m staying focused for when the time comes........ Seize the opportunity #justwaiting” - Ryan Mallett via his Twitter page

Mallett's comments could be seen as him assuming he is soon to be the Texans starter, and he knew it too.

The tweets have now been deleted and replaced by another reading:

"Don't misinterpret my last tweet. I'm not calling to be the starter. Frustrations of losing. I play my role."

Make what you will of Mallett's tweets, but clearly he is staying fit and strong in anticipation of a call up to the starting role.

If the shoe Fitz

Fitzpatrick has led the Texans through their first nine games and won twice as many games as they did in the whole of last year.

They began 3-1 but since losing in overtime to Texas rivals the Dallas Cowboys in week five, they have gone down a bad path.

Losing three in a row which became a streak that was stopped in last week's win over the Titans.

However for them to have hopes of reaching the post-season this year, they will need to find a winning formula.

Despite their losing record, the Texans remain second in their division behind the Indianapolis Colts but will be way down in the race for the wildcard spots if they remain this way.

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