Found March 06, 2013 on
Houston Texans star linebacker Brian Cushing is in the midst of a courageous rehab from ACL surgery and trying to be ready for the Texans opener in September.
Cushing has a little free time and he’s using that to politic to the NFL and rules committee to ban the chop block that ended his season early in October after Jets lineman Matt Slauson hit Cushing with a chop block that the middle linebacker never even saw.
Cushing Spoke to USA Today Sports, and let it be known the block is an injury waiting to happen.
“It’s just asking for an injury when you get guys this big, this fast going full speed at legs,” Cushing told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. “What do you think is going to happen?”
Cushing is a week in a half away from running, and rejoining his teammates in some on the field work. Not Surprising is the fact that his head coach Gary Kubiak doesn’t agree with Cushing.
Why would he, those same chop blocks spring Arian Foster for big gains.
“Me? I think you know that answer,” Kubiak said at the NFL scouting combine last month. “It’s part of what we do. I think it’s part of football. We teach it the right way. Hopefully, that part stays with us.”
Cushing who says he still hasn’t heard from Slauson, would be proud to have a rule named after him.
“If my injury further prevents other injuries, then that’s success, and there can be some good to come out of my injury,” Cushing said. “Hopefully, my injury does change the rule and in the future will prevent tons and tons of knee injuries.
“As far as cut blocks being eliminated, every defensive player would probably be for that and would approve it.”
BEST OF MAXIM
The off-season is fast approaching. The draft board and the free agent targets are being set for the Houston Texans. It looks like the consensus feels that the Texans will be headed for offensive help especially with the wide receiver and offensive line. Only time will tell, but the offense seems to be the one side of the ball that needs fewer pieces to upgrade it...
Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith was asked on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network how Manti Te’o would be greeted if he were to be drafted by the Houston Texans and Smith said that he would be laughed at. “Our locker room is full of clowns and, oh, man people would kill him. I mean he would be the butt of every joke for at least two, three years,” Smith said....
If Manti Te’o intends to enjoy a successful NFL career, he is going to have to carry with him some pretty thick skin. No matter what the former Notre Dame linebacker says or does, he is never going to escape the embarrassment of the fake girlfriend hoax he supposedly fell victim to. Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith reminded us of that this week. According to Smith, Te’o...
'BUTT OF EVERY JOKE'
Texans defensive end Antonio Smith said that if Manti Te'o were drafted by the team, he would be mocked and ridiculed in the locker room "for at least two, three years."
The Houston Texans cheerleading squad is twice as good these days, and it's because of twins. Twin beauties Schuyler and Dresdynn Warnell are on Houston
Texans Cheerleaders squad and turning heads. Make sure to keep a look out for them on the sidelines next season, and take a look at the pics below.
Well, somebody had to say it and Antonio Smith tends to be that somebody whenever something needs to be said.
Yeah, Manti Te'o is going to get clowned in a NFL locker room.
"Our locker room is full of clowns and, oh, man people would kill him," the Houston Texans defensive end told Pro Football Talk. "I mean he would be the butt of every joke for at least two...
The Houston Texans not only have one gorgeous cheerleader with the last name Warnell, but they have two! And they’re not only sexy sisters, but twins! Scintillating twins Schuyler and Dresdynn Warnell are on Houston Texans Cheerleaders squad and turning heads.
The Houston Texans running back who’s used the social media platform for everything from updating the world on his dietary habits to posting locker room bulletin board material in the form of Dan Shaughnessy columns, is quitting twitter. Around 4:15 yesterday morning, Foster tweeted the following: It’s been fun, twitter! Time for me to leave the digital realm. Be the light...
Manti Te’o is about a month and a half from finding out what team will draft him, more importantly, who’s locker room will he frequent on a daily.
NFL locker rooms and professional locker rooms can be notorious for jokes, pranks and rookie hazing. Manti Te’o will most likely absorb a lot of all three of things.
Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith says his teams lockerroom...
According to Les Bowen of Philly.com, both the Eagles and Texans have reached out to Eric Winston following his release from the Chiefs last night. Word is, the Eagles were one of the first two teams to reach out to Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Winston, and so many other former Miami Hurricanes. The other team to express immediate interest apparently was the Texans, who drafted...
Count the days down, guys: It's a week to go until the 2013 NFL season kicks off. Sort of. Free agency begins on the 12th of March, and the rumor mill is running near to capacity. The latest involving the New England Patriots involves the possible addition on Houston Texans Outside Linebacker Connor Barwin, who has come out with some interesting quotes on SiriusXM Radio.