Texans Top 20 of 2013: #16 Whitney Mercilus

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.    #16   When you look at the defense as a whole and the outside linebacker position, only Whitney Mercilus produced anything from the position. One factor that was overlooked was how he showed flashes as a capable defender in this defense. Mercilus finished with 7 sacks (2nd on team), 9 quarterback hits...
Via State of the Texans
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans LB Whitney Mecilus Fined $15,000 For Hit On Joe Flacco

Houston Texans second-year outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus received a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty for a hit he delivered on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco last Sunday.  The former 2012 first round pick (No. 26 overall) out of Illinois has confirmed that he’s now also been hit by with a $15,000 fine by the NFL. “I’m going to appeal it just like every...
Via Gridiron Grit
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Potential Breakout Player of 2013: Whitney Mercilus

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 one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player (rookies don’t count) for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team. For the New York Giants, that player...
Via The Football Fan Spot
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans begin OTA’s: 5 Things to watch

Today the Houston Texans opened up their organized team activities, or better known as OTA’s. The Texans finished their best season as a franchise record wise with a bitter taste in their mouths, after losing to the New England Patriots in just the second round of the playoffs. The Texans look to learn from the mistakes they made late in the season last year.  The goal of this...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Whitney Mercilus had 2 sacks and a forced fumble on just 9 plays

Whitney Mercilus had 2 sacks & a FF vs Buffalo despite playing just 9 defensive snaps last Sunday for the Houston Texans.  I understand that Wade Phillips is grooming him but with a performance like that, he should have been out there more.  Mercilus was a very fiery player who was taken in the first round of last years draft.  Whitney dropped a little in the draft process...
Via NFL Draft Zone
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Texans bounce back; Steamroll Ravens in week 7

It was all about the Texans in Reliant Stadium on Sunday, as Houston dominated the banged up Baltimore Ravens in a 43-13 rout.Only one week after losing their first game of the year, at the hands of Green Bay, the big question coming into this game was how the Texans would respond.Houston’s Whitney Mercilus celebrates after getting to Raven’s QB Joe Flacco. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mercilus struggling to find his role in Houston

Houston Texans 1st-round pick Whitney Mercilus was expected to be used as a pass-rush specialist this season, but he’s failed to carve out a niche for himself in the Texans defensive scheme so far. Through two games Mercilus as been on the field for just 24 plays, 18 of them as a pass rusher. In those 18 plays, he’s recorded just one quarterback hurry and zero sacks according...
Via DraftAce
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Mercilus earning more first-team reps in Houston

Houston Texans 1st-round pick Whitney Mercilus is currently listed as the backup weak-side linebacker, but after an impressive preseason debut and strong showings in practice, he’s pushing for a starting job already. “We’ll play him more and more with the first group to see how he does,” said defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Mercilus is primarily battling veteran Connor...
Via DraftAce
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mercilus signs contract, still focused on football

HOUSTON -- Given all that has been revealed in recent years about professional athletes and their inability to manage their millions, it was at best morbidly humorous that local media pressed Texans rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus to divulge plans on how he'd spend his. The Texans on Thursday announced that Mercilus, the 26th overall selection in April's draft, consummated...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Mercilus Inks Contract

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Texans announced the signing of their 2012 first round draft pick, Whitney Mercilus. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it does finally land their top pick in a Texans uniform. Mercilus is expected to make the position change to outside linebacker from his college position of defensive end. Mercilus has been getting positive reviews...
Via State of the Texans
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

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