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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is drawing comparisons to some of the all-time greatest NFL linemen with his brilliant play.
And to think the coaches at Central Michigan University wanted Watt to become the next Joe Staley.
Staley began his college career as a CMU tight end but was shifted to left tackle. The move was so successful that San Francisco selected Staley in the first round of the 2007 draft.
Later that year, Watt made his Chippewas debut as a true freshman at tight end. Staley told FOXSports.com that the CMU staff then "tried to do what they did to me to him" by converting Watt.
Unlike with Staley, Watt was so resistant to the scenario that he believed delivering pizzas was a better option. That's the job Watt held to make ends meet when leaving his CMU scholarship behind to become a walk-on at the University of Wisconsin.
"They missed out," Staley said of his alma mater. "They were like, 'We're going to move you to tackle...
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The season-ending ACL injury suffered by ILB Brian Cushing has put the Houston Texans in a position where a shake up of their roster has become a necessity. The most important move made in the aftermath of Cushing’s injury was to sign another inside linebacker to add depth and potentially productivity. Tuesday, the Texans officially brought in veteran LB Barrett Ruud, formerly...
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing guaranteed that his team will win the Super Bowl without him this season, since he suffered a season ending injury this past Monday.“Trust me when I say that I’ll be back better than ever next year, but in the meantime, I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and you fans for all the amazing love and support,” Cushing wrote on his Facebook...
The last time a player disputed San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's judgment about the player's readiness for action, Harbaugh cut him. That was last year, when wide receiver Braylon Edwards never fully came back from knee and shoulder injuries. Edwards suggested he'd miss a game or two, but instead of telling Harbaugh, he told the media. Harbaugh eventually released...
During an interview with the media today, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was told that a sack was taken away from J.J. Watt from this past Monday night’s game. He’ll instead be credited with a tackle for a loss.Phillips then asked, “Why didn’t they take away Strahan’s when he set record?”Phillips is referring to when Strahan broke the NFL’s single...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the comments Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride made about All-Pro defensive end Justin Smith are ''outrageous'' and ''incendiary.''
Gilbride says the 49ers' Smith ''does a good job of grabbing ahold of offensive linemen'' and ''never gets called for it so he gets away...
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith is probable for Sunday's game against the NY Giants with a finger injury on his throwing hand.Fantasy Spin:Smith is coming off a huge day, throwing for 303 yards and three touchdowns in a dominating win over Buffalo. He's thrown eight touchdowns passes to just one interception and is a viable fantasy option. Can anyone still remember the...
Although the Houston Texans are one of the NFL's two remaining unbeatens, there's suddenly a feeling of concern for Gary Kubiak's team.
Their problem, however, doesn't appear as troubling as what the Green Bay Packers are experiencing.
Following a season-ending injury to All-Pro linebacker Brian Cushing, the Texans look to regroup Sunday night when they host a Packers...
When former New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham signed with the San Francisco 49ers this past offseason, his new teammates told him that he wa’s wearing their Super Bowl ring.“Players were talking about it, like, ‘You got my ring on,’” Manningham told USA TODAY Sports. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, whatever.’”49ers tight end Vernon Davis says the loss from last...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The NFL is looking in to the play where Brian Cushing's season ended for the Houston Texans on Monday night in their 23-17 victory over the Jets.The play in question came on a 2nd & 7 effort from the Jets 32-yard line with 10:37 to go in the second quarter. With Tim Tebow in the shotgun formation, running back Bilal Powell came from the left far side...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) It wasn't very difficult for Mario Manningham to leave the New York Giants after winning a Super Bowl with them.
The fleet wide receiver is happy in his new home with the San Francisco 49ers, another championship contender that's making better use of Manningham than the Giants ever did.
It's a different situation for...
New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, while praising the work of the San Francisco 49ers, also claimed that officials fail to call holding on defensive end Justin Smith. "Smith is a beast on the inside," Gilbride told reporters. "He's strong, he does as good a job of grabbing a hold of offensive linemen and allowing those twists to take place...