Found August 21, 2013 on
State of the Texans:
The Houston Texans have hit the halfway point of the preseason after an eventful game with the Miami Dolphins, which had plenty of underlying stories. The Texans had an aerial assault on the Dolphins‚Äô secondary and put together a solid defensive performance too.
We looked at the numbers of the game deeper and came up with these.
Passing first downs by the Texans. The Dolphins had a total of 15 for the entire game.
Yards per play for the Texans offensively.
100% completion rate for¬†T.J. Yates¬†in three attempts when he was blitzed (3 of 3 for 35 yards).
50 % completion rate for¬†Matt Schaub¬†in six attempts when blitzed (3 of 6 for 38 yards).
33.3% completion rate when Case Keenum¬†was blitzed by the Dolphins (1 of 3 for 5 yards).
The Texans running game averaged 8 yards a carry¬†outside¬†the tackles on 7 carries.
The quarterback rating against Johnathan Joseph (4 targets with 4 completions and 65 yards through the air).
Average yards¬†Mike Wallace¬†had per catch against Joseph on Saturday.
Combined number of quarterback hurries and a sack by rookie outside linebacker¬†Willie Jefferson.¬†He led the team in 3 hurries for the game.
The number of fumbles rookie¬†Dennis Johnson¬†had on Saturday night.
Pass deflections by¬†D.J. Swearinger¬†which led the team for the game.
Total defensive plays Swearinger has played in two preseason games. Leads the defense in this category.
Total offensive plays David Quessenberry has played in two preseason games. Leads the offense in this category.
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The Houston Texans have activated running back Arian Foster off the PUP list.
This marks the first practice time for Foster since the second day of OTAs.¬† Foster was injured in a non contact situation which turned out to be a calf strain.
Foster did not participate in training camp or the first two preseason games.¬† Despite his calf being healed, he started having back issues during...
After 2 days off, the Miami Dolphins returned to the practice field on Tuesday, preparing for their 4th preseason game on Saturday. The Dolphins welcomed back John Jerry and Randy Starks, who have both been out for weeks due to injury. Jerry rejoined the starting offensive line at right guard. Starks was back, working in the defensive line rotation.
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Lamar Miller or Daniel Thomas ?
For some fans, the thought of the question alone would be insulting, however to others the question of who should be the Dolphins starting running back is a very legitimate one.
Most people assumed going into this off-season that Lamar Miller would be given the keys to the Dolphins offense. Miller has special speed, pass catching ability...
The NFL suspended Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith three games according to the player.
‚ÄúThe NFL handed down a three-week suspension, two preseason games and one regular-season game,‚ÄĚ Smith told KRIV-TV in Houston. ‚ÄúMy plan is, like anybody who gets in this situation, is to appeal it because that gives you the opportunity to state your case and to talk to the NFL...
CBS 3 in Houston¬†is reporting that Texans defensive end¬†Antonio Smith has been suspended for the first game of the regular season after swinging at, and hitting Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito¬†with his own helmet.
Smith will miss Houston‚Äôs remaining two preseason games also.
The two men already have history, as Smith was fined $21,000 last season for kicking Incognito, a...
Pro Football Talk reports that the Miami Dolphins have released CB¬†Richard Marshall.
Pro Football Talk adds that the Dolphins tried to trade Marshall before they ultimately released him.
This is a bit of a surprise given that the Dolphins signed him to a¬†three-year deal worth $16 million and included $6 million guaranteed. Marshall received a¬†$3.5 million signing bonus upon...
Dolphins OC Mike Sherman reiterated how close Miami's competition for the starting running back job is Tuesday.Fantasy Spin:"I think Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas are competing neck-and-neck," Sherman said. Thomas hasn't shown anything in two NFL seasons (besides a fumbling problem) and Miller has track-star speed on a 5-foot-11, 212-pound frame, but the team has...
The Miami Dolphins have severed ties with cornerback Richard Marshall. ¬†Marshall was signed just last season by the Dolphins to a 3-year, $16 million deal. ¬†Marshall had been competing with Jimmy Wilson for a cornerback spot. Marshall only played four games last season for the Dolphins due to injury, so there won‚Äôt exactly be a hole to fill now that he is gone. The Panthers originally...
According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are concerned their 2013 first round pick DE Dion Jordan will not be able to start the regular season due to a slow recovery from shoulder surgery. Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle says the team has a plan for Jordan if he‚Äôs ready, but also has backup plans in place in case he‚Äôs not.
Dolphins RG Richie Incognito has been having himself an interesting training camp, albeit for all the wrong reasons. First was the incident during this past Saturday‚Äôs preseason game against the Texans, where Houston DE Antonio Smith ripped off Incognito‚Äôs helmet and attempted to hit him with it. While new evidence showed that the Dolphins lineman may have gotten his hands up‚...
BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins made cornerback a priority this offseason, signing free agent Brent Grimes and using two top draft picks on the position.Apparently, the team is happy enough with those moves to cut ties with the only cornerback who has starting experience with the team.According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Dolphins have released veteran Richard Marshall, just one...
Richie Incognito has a reputation of being a dirty player. Earlier today, Adam Schefter reported that Incognito had knocked out a security guard at Club LIV in Miami before the start of training camp. Schefter‚Äôs report states that the Dolphins have tried to ‚Äúbury it‚ÄĚ.
Now it seems Schefter didnt have a copy of the police report, which tells an entirely different story, according‚Ä...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 1972 Miami Dolphins have finally received their White House moment, 40 years after their historic undefeated season.
It was a long wait for a Super Bowl championship team whose feat of 17 games without a loss has been unmatched in the NFL.
President Barack Obama welcomed former team members and their then-coach, Hall of Famer Don Shula, at a White House ceremony...
No final decision has been made with regard to punishment for Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith swinging a helmet at Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, but Smith will be suspended for at least the team's two remaining preseason games and one regular season game, according to Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer.
Additional punishment for Smith is possible, sources...