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Usually it is Bob McNair, the owner, in the locker room after the game talking to reporters. The job suits him. He's got that whole old-guy Texas way about him, with the slow, pebbled drawl.
Then it goes to Gary Kubiak, the coach, another native Houstonian. He's younger, but he's got that thing, too.
And then there is Rick Smith, the general manager. He's not from around here, and seems content to exist behind the scenes while the light bounces off the foreheads of Kubiak and McNair. The result is that you don't hear much about Smith, within Houston or without. He is not a glamour GM.
Like yeast in a ball of dough, you only know he's there because the whole thing keeps rising.
Smith just completed what might have been the least sexy draft in all the NFL. The draft is a Live Television Entertainment Event, and the Texans portion of it was like when they welcome you back from commercial before getting back to the action. The most exciting moment came in the...
BEST OF MAXIM
Now that the Houston Texans have taken the next step and made the playoffs for the first time we as fans and NFL analysts expect the Texans to be a consistent contender for years to come. This is new territory for a team that hasn’t been in this position before. Have the Texans truly arrived? Are they on the precipice of greatness, or are they just a one year wonder? For the...
Here are the new twitter handles of all the new Houston Texans Rookies
Whitney Mercilus @Merci380
DeVier Posey @DPo8
Ben Jones @benjones60
Keshawn Martin @KeshawnMartin82
Jared Crick @JrodVCrick
Randy Bullock @randybullock28
Nick Mondek @Mondek62
Dwight Jones @Jones83_
Phillip Supernaw @PSupernaw11
Mario Louis @meezy_uno
Tracy Robertson @breakingboizoff
With the draft talk starting to die down, sadly, things have begun to shift to the current roster for the Texans. And after an offseason of multiple free agent losses, the primary concern has fallen on a trio of upcoming 2013 free agents that fans are already worried about losing.
In what I’ve labeled “The Trifecta,” these three players are left tackle Duane Brown, outside...
Round 1, Pick 26 – Whitney Mercilus (OLB/DE)
With their first pick, Houston selected Whitney Mercilus, OLB from Illinois. Mercilus is a speed demon. He will bring an unrivaled amount of athleticism to the defensive front, and provide consistent pressure on the quarterback. Mercilus may not be an immediate starter, but expect to see him rotate in and get substantial playing time...
On this very special edition of Luy Ya Steel Blue the fellas Mike, Aaron and Pat bring in TXCleaver to discuss the Houston Texans NFL Draft. The guys are excited about what the Texans did on draft day. The topics include the draft, the undrafted free agents and the release of Jacoby Jones. With just good news floating around in Texans land, the organization might be headed into...
The Houston Texans, unable to find a trade partner for WR Jacoby Jones, released the receiver on Tuesday evening. The selection of WR/KR DeVier Posey from Ohio State University made Jones and his high salary expendable. Houston, according to various reports, tried to move Jones via trade during the third day of the NFL Draft but were obviously unable to find a trade partner will...
26. RLB Whitney Mercilus AI actually had Whitney Mercilus as my 6th rated prospect. I think he’s the best pass rusher in this draft class. He’s got a great motor and worked himself up the draft chart to have 22.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, and 9 forced fumbles last season. He’s a refined pass rusher and a great athlete. He could have an Aldon Smith type impact right away....