Houston Astros’ young superstar shortstop Carlos Correa was at a Houston Texans practice when he realized something. “The explosive stuff they can do, it was impressive,” Correa said. “That makes me wonder about my tackles.
There’s some real tackles out there. J.J. [Watt] had a nice tackle out there. I thought, ‘Wow. I better quit tackling people.'”
Correa was called to Astros manager A.J. Hinch’s office recently, resembling a student being called to the principal’s office. After teammate Jose Altuve hit a walk-off single, Correa came rushing on the field and made an open field tackle that left everyone agape during the celebration.
Correa’s by no means wants to play football as he put in his own words” I preferred to play baseball because a rather a baseball hit me then someone like J.J. Watt. Jadeveon Clowney had a totally different perspective. As a kid I got hit by a baseball and I wanted to hit the guy that throw it but wasn’t allowed to.
“I was like, ‘You’d rather get hit by somebody than by a baseball?'” Correa said of his conversation with the fellow No. 1 overall pick. “He’s like, ‘Yeah, man, of course.’ Different perspectives. I’d rather get hit by a ball than by somebody. That’s why I play baseball. That’s why he plays football.”
Correa took photos with Clowney, Watt, inside linebacker Brian Cushing and cornerbacks Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph.
“When I’m on the baseball field, I’m the big guy,” said the 6-foot-4, 211-pound Correa. “Being here, I’m the small guy. I feel like the Altuve here. It’s really fun to meet all these guys.”
Correa joked this week that he wanted a tryout with the Texans after his tackle of Altuve. What position would he play?
“I think quarterback,” Correa said. “I’m tall. I’m not that heavy, I’m not that big. So I gotta play quarterback. Got a good arm, just gotta learn how to throw the ball.”
Texans had a horrible year and so did there draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. J.J. Watt and company are hoping to change that. Best Price Per Head Agents have the Texans at 60/1, there defense is scary. The Houston Astros are on the up and up on the other hand, they are 14/1 at Sportsbook software and Correa along with their other young players are looking to make noise this year vying for a World Series ring.