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We’ve all watched the slow climb of the Houston Texans over the past decade or so from expansion team to contender.
After breaking into the playoffs in 2011, it appears as though Houston has plateaued. For most teams, two straight visits to the postseason would be considered a good thing, especially when you have won a game in both visits. You can’t help, however, to feel like the Texans and their fans are a little disappointed.
Both playoff wins came in the Wild Card round. The Texans had to play in the Wild Card rounds both years due to their poor performance in the final four games. In the 2011 and 2012 seasons combined, the Texans have a record of 2-6. Both years, what looked like promising seasons where the Texans would get to the playoffs and earn a first round bye ended up with weak finishes and Wild Card berths.
Now, heading into 2013, it appears that Houston has made a few changes in order to prevent that scenario from happening again.
For starters, they brought in Ed Reed ...
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It seems like it was a lifetime ago that a rookie quarterback drafted in the 5th round took the city of Houston by storm to lead the Houston Texans to their first playoff appearance and win in franchise history. Now T.J. Yates is almost two full years removed from that magical season when he started 6 games for the most storied team in franchise history in 2011.
Yates at OTAs.
Other than the Denver Broncos, I’ll tell you why each team who made the 2012 playoffs in the AFC will have their hands full this upcoming 2013-2014 season.
Last week, I brought to you the predictions of who I thought would make it to the playoffs this upcoming NFL season for the NFC. In another edition of a two-part NFL Preview, this time around I will tell you who and why I...
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Texans linebacker Brian Cushing believes that his teammate J.J. Watt could be the greatest defensive end of all-time when it's all said and done.
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is already on record as saying J.J. Watt is destined for the Hall of Fame.
Watt's teammate, linebacker Brian Cushing, has taken the praise a step further.
Appearing on ESPN's "Inside The Huddle" podcast last week, Cushing said the reigning Defensive Player of the Year could become the greatest defensive player ever.
Here are some quick hitters on the Houston Texans from the past couple of days.
Here is the new Texans scoreboard at Reliant. It is huge and fully operational.
Training Camp Reporting Dates for the Texans
July 21st for Rookies
July 25th for Veterans
D.J. Swearinger is Having a Great Time
The Rookie safety from South Carolina is...
I woke up this morning to comments from a Texans linebacker that probably will cause mass debate throughout the day on this wonderful Tuesday.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is only 23 years old, and coming off one of the greatest statistical seasons for a defensive lineman in a long time.
Watt has the potential to go down as one of the all time greats if he continues his...
Former Cowboys great Drew Pearson made a bold proclamation recently that’s sure to stir up some controversy.
During an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Durrett,” Pearson predicted that the Cowboys and Houston Texans would meet in this years Super Bowl.
“Here’s my prediction: The Cowboys will win the NFC, go to the Super Bowl and coming out of...
Former Texans Fullback, James Casey
Much was said when the Houston Texans let James Casey sign this off-season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Critics were quick to say the Texans did not use Casey right in the offense and he could have been used to create more mismatches for the offense to exploit. No matter the case that was made for Casey, the Texans will actually be a better...
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing talked with ESPN’s John Clayton about multiple topics, including J.J. Watt, his injury, what Wade Phillips expects of him and more.
Interesting debate over at NFLN the other night...
The two defensive faces of the Ravens franchise – Ray Lewis and Ed Reed – are gone.
So which one is more difficult to replace?
Former New York Giants lineman Shawn O'Hara and analyst Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network debated the question as part of their 32 teams in 32 days segment.
O'Hara picked Reed...
Following the departure of Ray Lewis to retirement and Ed Reed to free agency, the Baltimore Ravens were due some good news on the defensive front. They got it on Monday, when it was announced that cornerback Ladarius Webb will be back for training camp in late July following his anterior cruciate ligament injury in late October.
Defensive co-ordinator Dean Pees, speaking to Comcast...