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With the NFL draft closing in, I had to put together my draft wish list going into Thursday’s big day, the NFL Draft. I have compiled a list I have thought out and hopefully ONE will come true on draft day. You will see that there are some specifics, but in some cases there are some players that I would really like to see in a Texans’ uniform. The Texans’ front office has made it clear that they want to get faster and more explosive, and with that I have put together some thoughts. Here is my wish list.
Let me explain my wish list with you.
1. Quality @ 26
Look this might seem a cop-out but let’s be honest, this pick could go any direction. We have heard all the names but be assured this pick will be one who will see considerable amount of playing time. I hate to say the someone like Coby Fleener makes sense because of the issues he could cause in the middle of the field. (I can’t even believe I am even thinking about Fleener as an option right now.) Also with the premium on pass r...
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According to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, the Houston Texans are seriously considering drafting Stanford tight end Coby Fleener with the 26th overall pick in this week’s draft.
Even though Owen Daniels has been a good tight end for the Texans, Fleener would present a lot more problems for opposing defenses and can be used more a receiver. Daniels is a better all around player...
Historically speaking, Bum Phillips is probably the most adept coach of all-time that never won a Super Bowl.
If he’s not in your mind the greatest to never reach the brass ring, then it can’t be argued that he was loved during and after his time as the lead man for the Houston Oilers.
So much so that decades later a New York City production group is putting together an opera...
The Houston Texans have focused mostly on defense in the early rounds of recent drafts. This year, they may shift the priority to offense..
The Texans went 10-6 and won their first division title last year, despite playing much of the season without five-time Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson. They need another go-to wideout for Matt Schaub. If Houston opts to use its first-round...
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HOUSTON Initially, the Texans draft strategy appeared cut-and-dried.
Franchise icon receiver Andre Johnson missed nine games last season, marking the second time in five years that Johnson participated in fewer than 10 games. The Texans were devoid of his leadership, and of greater importance, his production. Their offense was hamstrung without Johnson, whose injury history (Johnson...
Veteran free agent kicker Neil Rackers has signed with the Washington Redskins.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that Rackers will compete with Graham Gano to be this season's kicker.
Rackers has played 12 seasons with Cincinnati, Arizona and Houston. He made 32 of 38 field goal attempts -- including 4 of 5 from 50-plus yards -- last year with the Texans.
Gano went 31 for...
In this epic podcast the trio of Mike, Aaron and Pat look to talk about the upcoming NFL draft. We have our own mock draft with good friend and player guru Big Ron 281, and see if the guys put together a respectable first round mock-up to the Texans #26 pick.
Also the show brings in Shane Hallam from NFL Draft Countdown to talk prospects and what player the Texans might look for...
Free agent kicker Neil Rackers has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins.
Rackers, contacted by phone by FoxSportsHouston.com, said he could not wait any longer for a deal from the Texans.
"We've spent two years in Houston and had promises for a year and a half of contract extensions," Rackers said. "(The Redskins) came to us with a one-year minimum...
Like most NFL General Managers, the Texans' Rick Smith was coy about the team's intentions for the 2012 draft which begins Thursday night. And Smith said despite the Texans' obvious needs at wide receiver and along the offensive line, Smith and his staff do not vary from creating a board based solely on the value of players.
"You really gotta believe me when I tell...
Here’s the difficulty with my position: I have to make Texans football attractive to women, yet not repellant to men. Not a lot of stories meeting this criteria during draft season. Here’s the compromise. I give you a girl story now, I give you draft coverage Friday and Saturday. Fair?
Essentially I am running for student council as an adult against a super cute chick several...
Skins sign 12-year vet Neil Rackers to compete with Gano. [The Insider]
Steinz and Farrar interview RGIII, get some good stuff. [Bog, Shutdown Corner]
A scary RGIII statue made of sandwiches. [Dr. Saturday]
Here are a bunch of Redskins cakes. [Burgundy Blog]
Debating whether Cooley will be around next year or not. [Real Redskins]
Skins bring LB Chris Wilson back. [Redskins Confidential...
Now that the draft is only a few days away the anticipation has mounted greatly in Houston Texans fans. I personally am extremely amped about what the Houston Texans have in store for this year’s draft, and the suspense of the event as a whole is almost unbearable. So many of us feel as though we know exactly what the Texans will pick and we know what’s best for the team. The...