Looking back at Houston Texans drafts under Rick Smith

AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Counting down the best offensive tackles Hot Seat: Four coaches who will be gone at the end of the season QB Rankings: A rookie makes some major strides Games of the Weeks: Playoff and division titles are on the line Wanted: Individual who can evaluate talent, work well with others, deal with the media, lead, manage, build and put together a winning...
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Texans owner brags about being tied for first in AFC South

One way to be happy about a dreary 3-5 mid-season NFL record is to take the glass-half-full approach, which seems to be what Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is doing. He’s excited about the team’s current status within the horrible AFC South. “We knew our offense was not going to be a high-powered offense, but we felt our defense would be one of the top-five defenses, and...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans owner denies rift between GM and coach

Bob McNair called reports of a dispute between Bill O'Brien and Rick Smith "totally inaccurate." Scott Halleran Getty ImagesHouston Texans owner Bob McNair on Wednesday disputed talk of tension between head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith.O'Brien and Smith were reported to have disagreed over the timing of backup quarterback Ryan Mallett's release from the team...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans owner rescinds donation against gay rights law, says campaign misused his words

Bob McNair wants his money back. YardbarkerHouston Texans owner Bob McNair is rescinding a $10,000 donation to opponents of a city nondiscrimination ordinance protects gay rights because he says the campaign made "unauthorized statements" about his beliefs.McNair on Friday asked the Campaign for Houston to return his money before the Nov. 3 vote. He is a major Republican donor whose...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL owner rescinds $10K donation against gay rights law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is rescinding a $10,000 donation to opponents of a city nondiscrimination ordinance protects gay rights because he says the campaign made ''unauthorized statements'' about his beliefs. McNair on Friday asked the Campaign for Houston to return his money before the Nov. 3 vote. He is a major Republican donor whose benefactors include...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe calls out Texans owner over political donation

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe wrote and published a personal letter calling out Houston Texans owner Bob McNair for donating $10,000 to a political group that opposes the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). The headline of Kluwe’s very heated letter to McNair reads as follows: “What should we make of a billionaire homophobe donating money in furtherance of the denigration...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans owner McNair donates $10K to anti-LGBT group

Bob McNair has been the Texans' owner since their inception in 2002. Kevin Jairaj USA TODAY SportsIn what undoubtedly will be seen as a controversial move, Texans owner Bob McNair donated $10,000 this week to a group advocating against LGBTQ rights.The donation comes at a time when the NFL has been publicly promoting acceptance of gay players, particularly after Michael Sam, the...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans hoping to play international regular-season game in 2016

The Houston Texans are hoping to take their team international in 2016.  With the NFL owners earlier in September committing to expanding international series beyond the United Kingdom, Mexico City is likely a destination that the league would find appealing. The Texans believe their team is the most logistical choice to play there.  Owner Bob McNair, however, is not willing to...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair Donates $10K To Anti-HERO Organizations

If you do not live in the Houston area this might be a little confusing to you. How in the world could anyone have a thing against heroes? Who could ever have anything against Thor, the Hulk, Spiderman, Captain America and those guys? As it turns out, McNair does not have anything against heroes.  He doesn't like an ordinance that could give guys an opportunity to just walk...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Owner: J.J. Watt Wouldn’t Destroy His Cell Phone Like Tom Brady

J.J. Watt treats cell phones better than he treats quarterbacks, apparently. Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was asked Tuesday about Deflategate during a radio appearance on Houston’s Sports Radio 610. McNair pulled no punches in his assessment of the saga, even suggesting the Texans’ sack master would have handled the NFL’s investigation much differently than New England...
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

    Houston Texans owner Bob McNair believes the Patriots are to blame for the Deflategate scandal in large part because they did not cooperate with the NFL’s investigation. McNair joined Mike Meltser and Seth Payne on Texans Radio Tuesday and shared his opinions on Deflategate. “What escalated the whole thing is that (Tom) Brady and the Patriots were going to cooperate...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2015: The best owners in the NFL today

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Arian Foster expected to return by Week 4, possibly earlier

    When Arian Foster suffered a groin injury during practice earlier this month, it appeared that he may wind up missing a significant portion of the 2015 regular season. Fortunately, the Houston Texans star appears to be progressing more quickly than expected with his rehab. Jayson Braddock of ESPN 97.5 in Houston reports that Foster has already resumed working out in Houston...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans owner not keen on team signing Ray Rice

One of the biggest questions swirling around the NFL these days is “why hasn’t anyone signed Ray Rice?” After Houston Texans owner Bob McNair’s latest comments, the answer seems pretty clear. Apparently, McNair doesn’t believe any of his players would be keen on having Rice as a teammate. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, McNair took a couple of digs at the former...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Owner On Arian Foster’s Injury: ‘I Can’t Say That I’m Surprised’

Bob McNair isn’t beating around the bush. The Houston Texans owner lost his star running back — again — when Arian Foster injured his groin earlier in the week. Foster reportedly will undergo surgery Friday and likely will miss the beginning of the regular season. Injuries are nothing new for Foster, who has missed at least three games in three of the last four seasons....
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans owner throws shade at Arian Foster over injury

    Arian Foster is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday to repair a groin injury, and it is unclear how long the four-time Pro Bowler will be out. The way Houston Texans owner Bob McNair makes it seem, the team should be more than prepared to be without its best offensive player. McNair made some comments on Thursday to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle that probably...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair Unsurprised by Arian Foster’s Injury

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans celebrates his touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter in a NFL game on December 28, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images) Arian Foster’s groin injury has put the Houston Texans on their heels, as far as trying to find a replacement for the star running back for what appears...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans' owner unsurprised by Arian Foster injury

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said Thursday he wasn't exactly caught off guard by star running back Arian Foster's groin injury this week.“Can’t say I’m surprised,” McNair said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “It seems like every year, he’s had a soft tissue injury. We keep our fingers crossed.“He seems to be vulnerable to those types of things. We believe...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob McNair: Texans don't need 'super quarterback'

The Houston Texans begin training camp later this week unsure of whether Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer will win the starting quarterback job.  Regardless of who emerges as the starter, Houston owner Bob McNair is aware neither of the candidates is likely to be mentioned among the league's upper-echelon of QBs anytime soon. And according to McNair, that's ok. Franchise quarterbacks...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones Donates $1 Million to Bob McNair’s Cancer Support Facility

Houston Texans’ Owner Bob McNair, who has recently received a clean bill of health after battling cancer this past year, started an initiative to build “Hope Lodge” in Houston. The facility is associated with the American Cancer Society and will cover the expenses of people traveling to the facility to receive cancer treatments. McNair brought forth the challenge that for every...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans One of Three Finalists for HBO ‘Hard Knocks’

The Houston Texans are reportedly on the short list to be featured on HBO’s popular series “Hard Knocks” for the 2015 season. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported this news, per a source: “Owner Bob McNair said at the NFL meetings in March he was considering a Texans appearance on the 10th “Hard Knocks,” but at the time, there was speculation that Cleveland...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans owner predicts changes to extra-point attempts

What has become something of an afterthought in the NFL may soon get a lot more interesting. Houston Texans owner Bob McNair told the Houston Chronicle he expects major changes to the way the NFL handles extra-points attempts. McNair said he anticipates his fellow owners on Wednesday will approve moving the line of scrimmage for point-after tries from the two to the 15-yard-line...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans’ Owner Bob McNair Suggests Andre Johnson is Going Down Hill

Frustrated with recent treatment and the news of a potentially diminished role with the Houston Texans, wide receiver Andre Johnson requested a trade or to be released by the team. After just a couple short weeks, Johnson got his wish. He was released from the Texans earlier this offseason. This came on the heels of Johnson finding the idea of a diminished role quite laughable...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair Implies That Andre Johnson Has Lost a Step

Andre Johnson will go down as one of the better wide receivers to ever play the game. So when the news broke that he was going to be leaving the Houston Texans it was not received well. Fans hated to see one of the longest tenured Texans go, but management had told him he was going to play a smaller part in the offense going forward and he didn't like that.Some fans wondered why...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Considering The Possibility Of Appearing On “Hard Knocks”

Texans owner Bob McNair told reporters on Monday that the Texans are a candidate to appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this year. However, McNair added that he hasn’t made up his mind about the idea just yet and added that it would be a distraction for the team. “It’s something we’re considering, but I haven’t decided,” McNair ... The post Texans Considering The Possibility...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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