Found July 29, 2012 on
Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON For some, the trading of veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans to the Eagles on March 20 was a haphazard disregard of not only one of the more popular players in franchise history, but a defensive stalwart.
Never mind that Ryans was slowed by a preseason elbow injury and the rebuilt Achilles' tendon that sidelined him in 2010, or that he wasn't an ideal fit in the new defensive scheme implemented by coordinator Wade Phillips. His loss was greeted with a measure of concern and disdain.
In shipping Ryans to the NFC, the Texans opened one hole in a unit that finished second in the NFL in yards allowed last season. Finding the right fit to plug that gap wouldn't come easy given Ryans' contributions.
"It worried me when I found out first that DeMeco left," Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed said. "And they brought in Bradie (James) and we had watched film on him before last year even started and we knew that he was in the system already, he was a l...
BEST OF MAXIM
Today, yours truly is at Philadelphia Eagles training camp as a member of the media. I’ve been to camp numerous times before, but this is my first experience with media credentials.
Therefore, I went to this morning’s walk-through practice not knowing exactly what to expect. What I found (so far) is that everyone seems nice, helpful and informative.
And that the Lehigh University...
There is a reason that football players hate training camp. The intensity, the heat, and the pressure of most knowing that they are fighting for their professional lives. It gets to most players in the NFL at one point or another, even after they’ve signed a multimillion dollar deals.
DeSean Jackson got into what was described as the “best fight of camp so far” with corner...
We had a chance to talk to Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett. We talked about his return to Texas, the weather and what his old team the Seattle Seahawks and what their fans meant to him.
Listen to the exclusive interview with Forsett here.
You can follow Patrick on Twitter. He is the Editor of State of the Texans and is a draft analyst on Sideline Scouting.
Today was a the opening day of Texans 2012 Training Camp, and there was a buzz in the air. So much 5,012 fans showed up as early as 2 a.m. before the gates opened at 7 a.m. Plenty of notes on today’s camp.
- The first hour of practice was outside, but was soon moved inside. The reason was that they wanted the team to get “acclimated” to the heat.
- Offensive lineman...
According to multiple sources wide receiver Andre Johnson will miss up to one week of training camp with a strained groin, and an MRI revealed no real significant damage. The injury happend in one on one drills when he jumped for a pass and came down hard on the ground after the pass. Johnson wanted to continue practice, but trainers put a stop to that in a hurry.
With the latest...
Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson has left practice with a pulled groin muscle.
Coach Gary Kubiak says Johnson's injury appears minor, but it may still force Johnson to miss ''a few'' practices.
Johnson missed nine games last season with hamstring injuries and was sidelined from the first organized team activities in the spring after arthroscopic surgery...
If an NFL player is going to throw at any point during their football career, the best time is during training camp, rather than a crucial game.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson had trouble holding his lunch down during Friday’s practice.
“We ran a lot. The heat,” Jackson said. “Gave it up a little bit, but it’s part of training camp.”
The Eagles are committed to lightening the workload running back LeSean McCoy takes on this season. To do that, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and coach Andy Reid must identify a steady backup who they can trust on all downs. They'll also have to convince McCoy to accept a breather from time to time. "With our running back position, I think that (general manager...
Juan Castillo may have been the happiest person on the field when the Philadelphia Eagles held their offseason workouts.
Castillo's transition to defensive coordinator after 13 years coaching the offense linemen didn't go so well last season. Castillo seemed overmatched at times. He had trouble making adjustments during games, his unit underachieved and he was heavily criticized...
Watching the Olympics on NBC and the incessant overanalysis of the women's gymnastics events in particular, I decided to go to some stream-of-consciousness reporting on Eagles training camp...Maybe it's time to let the viewer (or reader) decide what he or she is actually witnessing...The window of opportunity has opened up at WR for rookie Marvin McNutt with the collarbone...