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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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7) OPEN CAMP: July 31, Houston. LAST YEAR: In first season under coach Bill O'Brien, improved seven games from terrible 2-14 campaign in 2013 behind spectacular year by DE J.J. Watt, NFL's Defensive Player of Year for second time in his four pro seasons. But last year's No. 1 overall pick, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, played just four games because of injuries. That coupled...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Ryan Mallett should be the Houston Texans starter

Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer? That is the biggest question being posed in Houston this offseason. Criticism galore, flaws abound, doubt that either can make an impact for the Houston offense and a team on the cusp of being great and being a perpetual playoff team and Super Bowl contender—the only thing lacking is quality at the quarterback position. Fortunately, Houston does have...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Texans Wide Receiver Production

With the mystery of who will be deemed the starting quarterback in Houston, this makes for an even more difficult, yet interesting article to put together.Brian Hoyer has always been such an average quarterback throughout his career but has never really had stellar receivers to throw to. Ryan Mallett is so unproven and the little evidence we have of him in 2014 can really swing one’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Brian Hoyer should be the Houston Texans starter

With training camp less than a week away, all eyes in Houston will be on their heated quarterback competition. Two is better than one, right? In the case of the Houston Texans, I’m not so sure that is the case. Neither of the two guys fighting for the starting spot has seen great success in the NFL. In a league in which solid quarterback play is the key to winning, the Texans are...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo ranked No. 4 for backup quarterbacks

The New England Patriots reputation precedes them as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who hasn't played a meaningful minute in the NFL, is the No. 4 ranked backup signal caller according to Marc Sessler of It may seem strange but two former Patriots' quarterbacks (Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallet) are battling with the Texans for a starting job, while Tom Brady's old Backup Cassel...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans have a quarterback battle

The Matt Schaub days are long over for the Houston Texans. Schaub had some really good years for the Texans. But by the end of 2013, it was all starting to fall off. Schaub was ultimately traded to the Oakland Raiders, and the Texans put Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. Fitzpatrick had a pretty good season, but  now he is a member of the New York Jets. It’s going to be a...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Texans Most Important Training Camp Battle

With training camp starting at the end of this month, the team at TopSportsReport has begun to analyze it.  As part of that analysis, we compiled opinions from many of our team based writers into one post that takes an in depth look at the most important camp battle for every NFL team. As part of that article, Jon Rodgers evaluated Houston Texans’ quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Start at Quarterback for New-look Houston Texans Offense?

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) The Houston Texans offense is going to look different heading into the 2015 season. Mainstays like Arian Foster will continue to lead the offense, but one of the Texans greatest players in team history will no longer be taking the field for Houston. Andre Johnson signed with the Indianapolis Colts after 12 years in Houston, where he owns every franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: Ryan Mallett has what it takes to start

Ryan Mallett About two months remain before the new NFL season begins. There still have not been updates from the Houston Texans camp regarding the quarterback race. Though it was not outspoken, it was last hinted that Brian Hoyer was the slight frontrunner to start for the Texans this coming season. Two months is still a lot of time for head coach Bill O’Brien to decide who will...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things that need to go wrong for the Jacksonville Jaguars to win the AFC South

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to need some help if they expect to compete in the AFC South. Last week, I posted an article about things that would need to go right for Jacksonville in order for them to win their division. Even if everything goes right for the Jaguars, the odds of them making the playoffs are slim. They are going to need other teams to struggle as much as they...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the quarterbacks for the Houston Texans of 2015

The quarterback situation going into training camp this season looks a lot different than in years past. Last season was the first in Texans history that there was not a guy named Carr or Schaub in a jersey, and again this season we have changes. The only returning face that was in attendance for training camp last season is Tom Savage, a former fourth round draft pick out of Pittsburgh...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoyer creating positive vibes in Houston

The past couple of years have been a rollercoaster for Brian Hoyer, but FOX Sports' Alex Marvez notes things could be looking up for the former Michigan State quarterback.  Marvez writes the starting job with the Houston Texans is Hoyer's to lose after he appeared to be the most consistent performer during the team's offseason program.  That has to be welcome news for Hoyer, who...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Look To Avoid Distractions During Busy Training Camp

Houston Texans quarterbacks Ryan Mallett (15), Tom Savage (3) and Brian Hoyer (7) workout during NFL football minicamp, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey) There will be plenty of storylines being played out come this fall during the Houston Texans training camp. An on-going quarterback battle, 2nd year head coach Bill O’Brien, Jadeveon Clowney’s recovery...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer Strives to be Starting Quarterback for Houston Texans

CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 07: Brian Hoyer #6 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) The Houston Texans have a familiar decision to make in the coming months: Who will be the starting quarterback this season? Unproven quarterbacks...
Via The Sports Journal
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett equal in Texans QB battle

Houston Texans' quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett both have impressed coach Bill O'Brien, who says that he won't name a starter until training camp. "These two guys are competing really well; they're very bright guys," O'Brien said, via " I think they've both had really good springs. ... [The starter] might be named next week. He might be named after...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Quarterback Competition: Who should start at quarterback for the Houston Texans?

The Houston Texans have the star power in place with players such as: J.J. Watt, Arian Foster, Brian Cushing and DeAndre Hopkins to be a playoff team in 2015. The only thing holding the Texans back could be sub-par quarterback play. An intense quarterback competition is brewing in Houston between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallet. While Mallett may have more upside, Hoyer is unquestionably...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

O'Brien not ready to name starting quarterback

HOUSTON (AP) Houston coach Bill O'Brien wasn't ready to say who will start at quarterback as the team started a mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. He did however discuss the most important factor that will go into his decision whether to go with Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer. ''The most consistent guy,'' he said. ''The guy that makes the most consistent, correct decisions, consistently...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer expected to be Texans’ Week 1 starting QB

The Houston Texans have had an open quarterback competition so far this offseason, and both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer have been locked head-to-head with each other. Both quarterbacks are capable of being the starter, but there appears to be one quarterback that is taking over the lead for the job. I’ve been saying for 2 weeks and I’ll say it again: I believe Brian Hoyer...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL QB Rankings: How Good is Brian Hoyer?

View image | With the slow period in the NFL right now, the team at TopSportsReport thought it’d be the perfect time to evaluate all of the NFL’s starting quarterbacks.  To do so, John Miceli ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks in order. To find out where John Miceli ranks the guy who will be throwing to DeAndre Hopkins and Cecil Shorts this year, Texans quarterback...
Via TopSportsReport
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for the Texans Offense

Coming into the new season there are a lot of unknowns for the Houston Texans. The defense looks more solid than ever, but the offense still has holes that need to be filled. The quarterback position is up for grabs, the offensive line is young, and suddenly there is no number 80 playing out wide. What does this all mean for the Texans offense? Here are my 5 bold predictions for...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans HC Bill O’ Brien looking to name his starting QB real soon

The rest of the league may have given up on quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett, but Texans head coach Bill O’ Brien is at ease with his two choices. Which one will come out of this position battle as the starter? O’Brien told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver that his decision could come in the next few weeks. O'Brien told me he may decide on starting QB before training...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans?

The Houston Texans are in the midst of OTAs and are preparing for life under the lens, as HBO’s Hard Knocks will be chronicling their offseason practices and front office moves. The cameras will undoubtedly be focused the most on the continuing quarterback battle this offseason. Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, and Tom Savage are all vying for the starting role come the regular season...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans name George Godsey offensive coordinator

After going without an offensive coordinator in 2014, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has tabbed George Godsey to fill the position. Godsey served as Houston's quarterbacks coach last season. "I just thought he did a heck of a job last year," O'Brien said, according to the team's official website. "Did a really good job of dealing with all the different things that came up...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Still Looking for Their Quarterback

Houston Texans quarterbacks, from left to right, Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer and Tom Savage drop back during an NFL football organized team activity, Monday, June 1, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) While the Houston Texans have arguably the best NFL player in J.J. Watt, it’s no surprise that their quarterback situation is a little dicey. With OTAs underway and NFL...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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