Last year Pro Football Focus had Derek Newton ranked 73rd out of 79 offensive tackles, a lot of analysts thought he would be cut this off-season. O’Brien not only didn’t cut Newton he had faith in him to be the starting tackle and it has paid off. Newton played outstanding this year and I would say he was the most improved Texans player this year.
Newton went from bottom ranks...
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2013 was a year of disappointing play on all sides of the ball. The offense could not move the ball with any semblance of efficiency, the defense could not stay off the field, and the special teams seemed to forget they were on an actual NFL team at times. No single person was to blame, but there were a few that stood out as bad apples, that have completely turned it around this...
HOUSTON (AP) Houston's offensive line has emerged as one of the strengths of the Texans in their 2-0 start.
A big reason for the improvement from last season is the development of right tackle Derek Newton. Running back Arian Foster, who has rushed for 241 yards through Houston's first two games, raved about him as the Texans prepare for this weekend's game on the road against the...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014
For the Houston Texans, training camp has had its ups and down. Players are working hard, and many players are impressing early, such as Derek Newton and Jared Crick.
However, there have been problems too, and that’s the health of Arian Foster and Andre Johnson.
As the Houston Chronicle reported on Monday, Johnson tweaked his hamstring and Foster had an injury that the team isn’t...
The Texans have the 1st pick in the second round and are in real need of a right tackle. I know the offensive lineman position is not a very sexy one but those players are some of the most crucial guys on the field. Drafting a lineman is a boring, but important pick. Lets take a look at some potential offensive linemen the Texans might take in the 2014 draft.
The Texans are in need...