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To be honest, it amazes me that I even have to write this article. However, the past several days, I’ve seen and heard from a small group of uninformed Houston Texans fans that believe the team is still in search of a veteran wide receiver and the answer is the newly released Chad Johnson. Let me inform those still living under a rock, there is no need for another veteran wide out, especially Johnson or Ochocinco or whatever he wants to be called today.
Just to get the Chad argument out of the way, back when Texans 101 initially addressed the possibility a few months back, there was some uncertainty about the Texans’ young wide receiver corps and the team was fairly open about the idea of bringing a veteran into camp. I said then that Ocho wouldn’t be a good fit for the Texans even if he could still play a high level because of the distraction he brings. If his brief stint with the Miami Dolphins is any indication, I was right.
There bigger issue here, however, is not so much the...
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Second year safety from the Houston Texans, Shiloh Keo took some time out to talk to us after the first week of training camp. He talked to us about his off-season and how he takes nothing for granted despite being on the 2011 team. Take a listen to what else Keo had to say.
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Nose tackle and Houston’s own Earl Mitchell came a talked to us about the upcoming season and training camp through the first week. The Texans defensive lineman answered questions about his weight gain during the off-season and talked about his sack in the playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals and what it meant to him as a Houston native.
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While watching the game on Saturday and reviewing the box score and play by play on NFL.com, I noticed some positive and negative numbers for the Texans.
While the Texans’ longest run was only 15 yards, it was good to see them make a few big pass plays. They had 4 pass plays go for over 20 yards, and only one of these plays was made by a significant piece from the...
I remember prior to last season, Houston fans were ready, and hopeful, for defensive tackle Shaun Cody to be one of the cuts that new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips would implement. I’m not absolved from this, as I thought it was the right move along with letting draft bust Amobi Okoye go. But, as many already knew, Phillips kind of knows what he is doing out there.
Following the conclusion of the final double session for the Houston Texans, former Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson appeared on ESPN’s First Take via call in from the Texans practice facility. For those able to stomach Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith for a couple minutes were treated to a nice interview where the star receiver addressed his team’s expectations, his recent...
Written By Fantasy Furnace – Just like with all position players, there are an elite amount of DST (defense and special teams) and the question that remains is who are the best of the rest? Our top six DST include the 49ers, Packers, Giants, Patriots, Ravens, and the Jets. Once they’re off the board, we have put together a list of other DST and list why they should be considered...
In what was widely viewed as a precautionary measure, the Houston Texans held WR Andre Johnson and ILB Brian Cushing out of last Saturday’s 26-13 preseason win against the Carolina Panthers. Johnson (groin pull) and Cushing (virus) had practiced in the days leading up to the Panther game, but since this is just the preseason, the Texans coaching staff decided to rest two of their...
Do the Houston Texans strike you as a desperate kind of franchise? Do Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith seem like they need attention? Ever seen the Texans pull some stunt?
No? Then why would they sign Chad Johnson?
The 34-year-old wide receiver was released by the Miami Dolphins less than a day after he was accused of head-butting his wife and arrested. So he is available and he might...
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is the part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Houston Texans, that player is cornerback Brice McCain...
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and quarterback Matt Schaub feel like this season is either Super Bowl or bust for them.
“That’s how I feel about it,” Johnson told NFL.com. “That’s the only reason you play the game. I mean, that’s the only reason I play it. You can make the playoffs, go to the AFC Championship, (but) if you lose, you’re still getting...
The Houston Texans are poised to do the unthinkable this season, and its time consider them as favorites to win the 2012 AFC Championship.The post The 2012 Houston Texans Will Win The AFC Championship appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Offensive tackle Duane Brown and outside linebacker Connor Barwin said after the afternoon practice that negotiations for new contracts are ongoing. Brown, who is the Texans best offensive lineman, and Barwin, whos their best pass rusher, have contracts that expire after the season. The Texans would like to sign one or both to extensions. The deals must be done before the start...
SAN FRANCISCO- The 49ers are counting on defensive sophomore beast Aldon Smith to do big things for them this year.
That is why after surviving an injury-related scare during Friday night’s preseason opener against the Vikings, we probably won’t much if any of him at all for the rest of the league’s exhibition period.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the first pre-season game of the Texans’ 2012 football season, they overwhelmed a Carolina Panthers team that have high hopes heading into this year. Although there were mistakes made by the Texans, it was a strong performance by the reigning AFC South Champs. Pre-season games are typically used to get your starters in a rhythm but more importantly a way...
Last nights game led to plenty of talk about how the Texans defense was ahead of its offense right now but a big part of it involved the personnel. You didnt see much of running back Arian Foster, and receiver Andre Johnson wasnt active. That is expected to change this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. Its Sunday, but yeah, he should play, Kubiak said of Johnson...