With Michael Sam cut, can we now focus on seventh-rounders that are actually NFL worthy?

Now that we have seen Michael Sam not make the 53-player roster, can the focus now be on those seventh-round players that are actually good enough to make the NFL? Sporting news outlets like ESPN, Fox Sports and Bleacher Report have spent their man power bringing us meaningless video footage, shower habit facts and anything other non-football information they could get their hands...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49er’s: Tweet of the Game

One of the few highlights for the Texans in their 40-13 loss to the 49er’s, was captured in this tweet from the Texans official twitter account. Pick 6! Andre Hal with his second of the preseason! #TexansPreseason — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 29, 2014 In a game where the defense looked out matched, this play was one of the bright spots for the D.  It was the second...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans CB Andre Hall Sets New Team Record in Preseason Loss to the 49ers

Not much happened for the Houston Texans in Thursday night's preseason finale against the San Francisco 49ers. The team had hoped either Case Keenum or Tam Savage would take a firm grasp on the No. 2 QB job, but they didn't. Since they couldn't get any offense going it fell to the defense to help out and put some points on the board--so they did.@FanSidedGIF/TwitterCornerback...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Seventh-round pick Hal continues to impress for Texans

HOUSTON - One might suggest it is hard to find a bright spot for the Houston Texans amid a 40-13 beating by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth and final preseason game, but rookie cornerback Andre Hal did his best to make his mark on the field Thursday night despite the team's shortcomings. About six minutes after 49ers linebacker Chris Borland returned an interception thrown...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

O'Brien impressed by Texans rookies

HOUSTON (AP) Texans coach Bill O'Brien is in no hurry to rush his starters back for preseason games. That's giving rookies ample time to impress and many did Saturday night in a 32-7 victory over Atlanta. J.J. Watt, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing were among the Houston starters who did not play. O'Brien will decide later in the week how much time, if any...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans redeem themselves after ugly losss

The Houston Texans concerned their fans that 2014 was going to be a second consecutive embarrassing season after a dismal 32-0 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. This time, the entire team rose to the occasion and won 32-7 at home against the Atlanta Falcons. MVP-Texans defense You can’t give it to anyone else. The Texans defense only allowed seven points, recorded two sacks,...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Observation from Texans Victory vs. Falcons

The Houston Texans finally won! Even though it’s only preseason, this was a much needed win for Houston, who hasn’t won a single game since LAST September. Texans’ safety D.J. Swearinger says the only time that he has won recently was “In Madden”. The Texans looked and played extremely different from last week’s disaster in Arizona. This game is only a small step from...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans vs Atlanta Falcons: Tweet of the game

After the Houston Texans dismantled the Atlanta Falcons 32-7 for a big bounce-back win form last week’s debacle against the Arizona Cardinals, fans can now breathe. It was a much better performance that should help this team’s confidence go a long way. Here is the tweet of the game: #AirSchaub, except this one went FOR the Texans! — Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) August 17...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans bounce back in a major way with big win over Falcons

The Texans responded from disastrous start to coach Bill O’Brien’s first preseason in resounding fashion Saturday night, pounding the Atlanta Falcons 32-7 Saturday night to secure their first victory of any kind in 335 days. Most significantly, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick recovered from his own disheartening Texans debut in the preseason-opening 32-0 loss at Arizona by directing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Houston Texans Rookies have a Legit Chance to Start?

As the NFL season gets closer and closer, rookies and veterans are slowly getting accustomed to each other. Some rookies have the all-around skill to immediately start their first year, while others need some seasoning and guidance to eventually earn a starting spot. Veterans mentoring rookies is very important for rookies trying to make the switch from college to the NFL. This year...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans training camp: Previewing the cornerbacks

The Houston Texans do have one of the league’s top defenses, thanks in large part to a dangerous defensive line and depth at the linebacker position. However, they do lack overall talent when it comes to cornerback, and that’s something they failed to address this offseason. Jonathan Joseph has been solid throughout his entire career, but he is now 30 years old, and will start...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Early 2014 Texans Rookie Class Rundown

The talk has been all about the Houston Texans veterans and how Head Coach Bill O’Brien is putting his mark on the franchise. Lost in the shuffle have been the rookies who have been an impressive group and the potential to be a group of instant contributors. We look at the drafted rookies early in the process and give a quick rundown on each of them.   2014 Rookie Class Rundown ...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans should pursue Brandon Flowers

The Houston Texans drafted Andre Hal out of Vanderbilt at the end of the draft, it’s a low risk move that may or may pay off for them in their attempt to get better at cornerback this season. A better option would be to go after Brandon Flowers, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs. Flowers had a great year in 2013, being selected to his first Pro Bowl, it was a surprise...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

SOTT Mailbag: The End of OTAs Edition

The Houston Texans wrapped up their OTAs for the 2014 season and now will be headed into a three-day Mandatory Mini-Camp next week. We opened up the mailbag for you the readers to ask questions about the Texans coming out of OTAs.   SOTT Mailbag    @SOTTexans the best qb on our roster today was a backup to Jake Locker. Can you explain what management was thinking? — David Millican...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Rookie Mini-Camp Primer

The Houston Texans for the second year in a row will be holding a mini camp for their rookies coming into the NFL. Head Coach Bill O’Brien will be able to work with his rookies who arrived to Houston on Wednesday in the classroom and on the field. The Texans have been working and have already signed five from their rookie class (Tom Savage, Alfred Blue, Lonnie Ballentine, Jay Prosch...
Via State of the Texans
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Sign Seventh-Round Pick CB Andre Hal

  The Houston Texans signed seventh-round pick CB Andre Hal to a four-year contract, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. McClain adds that Hal’s contract is worth a total value of $2.28 million.  This marks the third player out of their 10-man draft class to sign their rookie contract since last Saturday. Hal totaled 133 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, six...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Announce 2014 Rookie Class Jersey Numbers

The Houston Texans have announced the 2014 drafted rookies jersey numbers for the upcoming season. Rookie Numbers Lonnie Ballentine #39 Alfred Blue #44 Jadeveon Clowney #90 C.J. Fiedorowicz #87 Andre Hal #38 Louis Nix III #92 Jeoffery Pagan #97 Jay Prosch #45 Tom Savage #3 Xavier Su’a-Filo #70
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texan draft picks graded, how did the Texans do in the draft?

What did you think of the Texans draft? What grade would you give them? I graded each of the picks from the draft. Texan picks: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh Jeoffrey Pagan, DE Alfred Blue, RB, LSU, Alabama Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt Lonnie Ballentine...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Quotes from the NFL Draft

This weekend was full of excitement and relief as the Houston Texans concluded their 13th draft in franchise history. We look back on some of the memorable quotes of this three day NFL Draft.     Texans Draft Quotes General Manager Rick Smith (on when did they decided on Jadeveon Clowney) “We talked all week about being open to the opportunity to trading out of the pick,...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hitting the Links on Savage, Blue, Prosch, Pagan, Hal and Ballentine

The Houston Texans wrapped up their 2014 NFL Draft by selecting six more players to round out their draft class.     Hitting the Links    Tom Savage QB Tom Savage learned from time at Rutgers, vows to compete with Texans O’Hara grad Tom Savage drafted by Texans Ex-Rutgers QB Tom Savage chosen by Texans in the 4th round  Road to the Draft: Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage Alfred...
Via State of the Texans
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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