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The University of North Carolina has always had a great Football program and has produced many NFL players from Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, to current players such as Jeff Saturday and Julius Peppers. UNC continues to produce many great talents as 17 players from UNC have been drafted from 2009-2011, with many more top talents are sure to come in future drafts. Now for as talented of a football program that they are, it seems one position has always eluded UNC in terms of being a high draft pick. For as great of a scouting department they have in bringing in great talent, they seem to have trouble producing NFL starting quarterbacks. Yes, that could be a knock on them and their scouting department for the fact they never have had a quarterback drafted in the first round, and it can say a lot about the other scouting departments at being better at scouting quarterbacks. The more telling fact is that UNC has had trouble producing an NFL starting caliber QB, is the fact that a UNC QB has NEVER started in the National Football League. Yes, that’s right, for as much talent as they have at the school, they [...]
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Even when your son is a starting quarterback in the NFL doesn't mean that your guaranteed good seats as the family of Houston Texans quarterback TJ Yates found out.
During the Texans/Bengals game, the Yates family was shown at the game and it appears that the Bengals couldn't find them any seats except at the top of the stadium:
(Courtesy of Deadspin)
After last week's win, Coach Gary Kubiak summed up his Texans like this: "Three weeks, three different quarterbacks. But the same team.''
The first QB is a household name in fantasy circles, even if he pretty much fails as a celebrity. The second QB is a household name in a number of cheerleader paternity suits and hot tub party planners' little black books...
TJ Yates SHOCKED THE WORLD with an incredible two-minute drive with no timeouts to lead the Texans to a 20-19 win over the Bengals in Cincinnati.
Yes, I am typing this with excited, shaky hands.
I’ll have more reaction to this HISTORIC day in Houston professional football later, but for now – let’s enjoy it. Drink it in. WOWOWOWOWOW what a finish!!!
The legend of rookie T.J. Yates continues to grow.
Sunday in Paul Brown Stadium, it took Yates to lead the Texans to a place they have never been able to get to before – the postseason.
It was Yates leading the Texans on their biggest drive history on Sunday, ending with a 6-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left for a 20-19 victory over the Bengals.
A few minutes later when...
“The options are a little thin this week, but we’ll make it work”-TO Hot Off the Grill TJ Yates QB, Texans Gets Carolina in week 15 and the Colts in week 16. I gotta believe the Texans try to get him to throw it as many times as he can to get him playoff ready. Granted, there is a ...
Rookie T.J. Yates led the biggest drive in Houston Texans history Sunday, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left for a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that brought the first playoff berth in franchise history.
Dec 18, 1:00 PM | Grass of Reliant Stadium
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The Houston Texans finally clinched their playoff spot and now the question is whether QB TJ Yates and his team can muster a big effort at home against the Carolina Panthers.
The game is one of many on the Week 15 betting menu where motivation starts creeping into the...
T.J. Yates threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Walter with two seconds remaining and the Texans beat the Bengals 20-19. It was Yates' second win in two starts for Houston.
Another NFL regular season week is nearly in the books and as we wind down the regular season, the playoff picture is starting to come more into focus each week. There were a few shakeups this weekend and some changes in the current AFC seeding if the playoffs were to start tomorrow. A few teams severely hurt their playoff possibilities while one unlikely candidate climbed...