Found November 07, 2012 on
State of the Texans:
Today the Houston Texans announced that the team named three new captains to the team. J.J. Watt, Chris Myers and Shiloh Keo were all named as new captains for the Texans at the halfway point of the season.
J.J. Watt has been a terror to opposing offenses and has been a superstar in the making, and now Watt has been rewarded by his teammates for what he has brought to the field for the last eight games. Watt this season has 39 total tackles (31 solo), 10.5 sacks and 10 pass deflections at just the halfway point of this season.
Starting center Chris Myers has been a steady force for the offensive line as he enters his fifth season with the team, he has started 72 consecutive games at center. Almost leaving this past season due to free agency, Myers has shown why he has been an important piece to the Texans franchise and leader of the offensive line.
For the special teams unit the Texans voted second year safety Shiloh Keo as their newest captain. Drafted out of Idaho, Keo was cut his rookie season and found his way back to the Texans practice squad and was called up due to injury in 2011. This past season Keo was in jeopardy of not making the team, but made the final cut out of preseason and has been a staple for the special teams. He is on all special teams units and him being voted captain speaks volumes what his teammates think of him.
The three new captains join Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, Antonio Smith, Brian Cushing and Tim Dobbins as the 2012 captains.
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This is the section of our SOTT Mid Season Report card and we will run through every position group for the Houston Texans. We focus on the secondary in this post and give our thoughts on the position group.
Johnathan Joseph: The biggest difference this season is that teams are not scared to throw at him and Joseph does give up plenty receptions...
Houston Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, reports Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
Coach Gary Kubiak said Cody is day-to-day in his Monday news conference.
“Shaun has always been able to work through things,” Kubiak said Wednesday in his daily news conference. “We’re 100 percent committed...
This is the section of our SOTT Mid Season Report card and we will run through every position group for the Houston Texans. We focus on the quarterbacks and running backs in this post and give our thoughts on the position group.
The Quarterbacks and Running backs
Matt Schaub: Talk about a new player and new leader, Schaub has been better than ever for the Texans. His pocket awareness an...
This is the third part of our SOTT Mid Season Report card and we will run through every position group for the Houston Texans. We focus on the wide receivers and tight ends in this post and give our thoughts on the position group.
The Pass Catchers Grades
Andre Johnson: Just having Johnson on the field has made the Texans so much more of a complete team, and throw in...
The Houston Texans enter another week extremely banged up,
as the team has 16 players, including tight end Owen Daniels, running backs
Arian Foster and Ben Tate, wide receiver Kevin Walter and defensive tackle
Shaun Cody, on their injury report as they prepare for Sunday’s contest against
the Chicago Bears.
Foster was limited in practice Wednesday, but it was not
Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody briefly left Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills due to "rib issues," Houston coach Gary Kubiak said the next day. However, the Houston Chronicle reported that Cody's condition was more serious. According to the newspaper, Cody sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung. "Shaun has always been able to work through things...
The No. 1 spot in our Power Rankings is yet again Houston's to lose. Will a trip to Soldier Field in Week 10 finally knock them from their perch?
The Texans and the Bears meet on Sunday night in the most highly touted game of Week 10, a contest before and during which the phrase “possible Super Bowl preview” will be mentioned with great frequency. While there are other facets to be intrigued by, it’s mostly a showdown of great defenses. The Bears D leads in the NFL in takeaways, while Houston’s ranks third in yardage...
The Houston Texans hosted Mario Williams and the Buffalo Bills at Reliant Stadium in what was called “Judgment Day” by Williams himself. Williams’ game was nothing to ride home about. He lit up the stat sheet with five tackles, two assists, and one sack. He had his best game of the season for his new team against the Texans. Williams wasn’t impactful and Houston moved the...
In what has been dubbed a “colossal matchup” on HoustonTexans.com, a “battle of Super Bowl hopefuls” in the Chicago Tribune, and a potential “Super Bowl preview” on NFL.com, the Texans trip to Chicago to meet the Bears for a Sunday night spectacle is nothing if not hyped. Both teams come into the contest at 7 and 1. Both teams have stellar defenses. The Bears tend to...
The Texans came out a little slow after their bye week but they were able to step their game up enough to beat the Buffalo Bills 21-9. This moves the Texans to 7-1 and allows them to maintain their lead in the AFC and AFC South standings.
The number of touchdowns the Texans allowed on Sunday. The Bills got into the red zone three times but only got three field goals...
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips told the media today that they plan on double teaming Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall on every play.
I think this is a wise decision by Phillips and the Texans since Marshall is one of the Bears’ dangerous players.
In the NFL the best receivers can beat a double team. We’ll see if Marshall is up to the challenge on Sunday...
The Bears face the top team in the AFC, the 7-1 Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football in what will prove to be a true Black & Blue Showdown.
Two of the top NFL Defensive Players of the Year candidates collide at Soldier Field Sunday night when the Chicago Bears (7-1) play host to the Houston Texans (7-1). The Bears’ Charles Tillman and the Texans’ J.J. Watt are each enjoying standout seasons. Through eight games, Tillman has spearheaded an aggressive Chicago attack unit that not shuts down opponents, but [...]
Teams with Super Bowl aspirations square-off on the lakefront Sunday night when the Chicago Bears (7-1) play host to the Houston Texans (7-1) at Soldier Field. Despite the Atlanta Falcons sporting the only unblemished mark in the NFL, Sunday night’s clash is considered by many to be a Super Bowl preview.The meeting also serves as a showdown between the two leading candidates for...