Texans OTAs Day 9: Laying the Groundwork

The Houston Texans are one day away from wrapping up their 2014 OTAs schedule on Friday and moving on to Mandatory Mini Camp. There was a special guest at practice and there was more work on the offense to make it all come together. The coaching staff is concentrating on getting the groundwork laid for their offense and defense before these next four practice sessions end. The staff...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Grades: Houston Texans take Jadeveon Clowney

The Houston Texans selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in last night’s first round of the NFL Draft. They were expected to select Clowney, and he will give the Texans an incredible defensive line that includes both him and superstar J.J. Watt. It’s hard to imagine an opposing team having to gameplan for both players, but we’re...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Notes: The Texans Are Changing

The Houston Texans season has started, at least for the team who has started their off-season workout schedule. The news continues to trickle out and here are some quick hitters from the Texans.     Andre Brown Talks About His Injuries New Texans running back Andre Brown has dealt with injuries since being drafted by the New York Giants in 2009.   Blake Bortles Johnny Manziel...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders’ Matt Schaub continues to give back to Houston

Everyone from Texans vice chairman Cal McNair to backup quarterback T.J. Yates and center Chris Myers said it: Matt Schaub didn’t have to be in Houston on Friday night. But Schaub and his wife, Laurie, chose to be. And the duo continued to give back to the community via their GR8 Hope Foundation, holding a well-attended gala at a Galleria-area hotel in advance of Schaub’s annual...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Centers and Guards the Texans should target in the draft

Earlier today Cover32 listed their top 10 centers and guards available in the upcoming NFL draft. The Houston Texans do have a solid offensive line, led by Duane Brown and Chris Myers. However, if one of the top-rated offensive linemen falls to a later round, the Texans should jump on the opportunity to shore up their offensive line and make it into one of the league’s best. Xavier...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans should chase cheap Offensive Linemen in Free Agency

Today, Cover32 released their Top 10 free agent offensive linemen. Jared Velheer, Alex Mack and Brandon Albert are on the list and are players who are capable of helping Houston shore up an already solid offensive line. Last season, Texans quarterbacks were sacked 42 times, in the middle-of-the-pack in 2013. With Duane Brown and Chris Myers already anchoring one of the league’s...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Announce Team Awards for 2013

The Houston Texans have named their 2013 team season awards.   Team MVP The most valuable player of the team as determined by a vote of Texans players at the conclusion of each season Andre Johnson 2012 Winner: J.J. Watt           Rookie of the Year The Texans player who is  named rookie of the year as determined by a vote of Texans players at the conclusion of each season...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Roster Evaluation: Offensive Line

In this series, we look at current Houston Texans who are still on the roster and under contract. We look at their potential role with the new regime and what it could mean for the 2014 season.    The Houston Texans offensive line struggled for portions of the season and it was tough to watch at times. With two spots on the starting offensive line possibly changing for the 2014...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Salary vs. Production in 2013

This wasn’t originally our idea but Shane Richardson was looking at production from the 2013 season versus cap number for the upcoming 2014 season. We decided to take it a step further and work the 2013 cap numbers into the equation versus their production for the season. Richardson looked at the top 10 paid players from each team and compared their Pro Football Focus rank versus...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien Needs Help to Turn the Texans Around

Head Coach Bill O’Brien is faced with a big task to get the Houston Texans back to the top of the AFC South. The player evaluations, new coaching staff and draft preparation is completed or still in the process as we speak. O’Brien has to do everything he can to make the Texans successful, but he cannot do it by himself. The new head coach will have to lean on some key figures...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #4 Chris Myers

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.    #4 There is not a better model of consistency that what center Chris Myers has shown over his time with the Houston Texans. Myers was easily the best offensive lineman that suited up for the Texans this season, and he only gave up 1 sack on the season. Myers gave up 22 quarterback hurries and 5 quarterback...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #8 Brandon Brooks

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.    #8 In his first full season as a starter, offensive guard Brandon Brooks did not disappoint for the Houston Texans. The 6-5 and 335 lbs. second year player out of Miami (OH) worked on dropping his weight because when he arrived his rookie season to Houston he was pushing 350 lbs. With an impressive off...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Release OL Coach John Benton

The Houston Texans announced today that offensive line coach John Benton has been fired from his duties with the team. Benton finished his 8th season with the Texans and each was with former head coach Gary Kubiak. He was an instrumental piece in the development of Pro Bowl players Duane Brown and Chris Myers with the Texans. Benton played college football with Colorado State...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tidbits from Reliant and Bill O’Brien Press Conference

Here are some small information nuggets from today at Reliant.   Tidbits - Owner Bob McNair and General Manager both opened the door for a possible trade down from the first overall pick. McNair also made it known that even if they draft a quarterback that the team will look to sign a veteran quarterback too for the 2014 season. - Houston Chronicle’s, John McClain, made a connection...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt Headed to Hawaii

    Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt make the Pro Bowl. Alternates from the Texans for the Pro Bowl are Duane Brown, Chris Myers & Johnathan Joseph. — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 27, 2013   The Houston Texans have two headed to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl: Wide Receiver Andre Johnson and Defensive End J.J. Watt. Johnson will be making his 7th trip to the Pro Bowl where...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Week 14 NFL Announcing Schedule

Texans!  Jags!  Thursday Night Football!  The #1 pick on the line!  A leading contender for game of the year! Thursday, December 5 Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars [NFLN 8:25PM] Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock & Alex Flanagan Sunday, December 8 Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens [FOX 1PM] Chris Myers, Tim Ryan & Jennifer Hale Atlanta Falcons at Green...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#26)

Last week: 28 (-2) Record: 2-9 The Texans somehow dropped back-to-back home games to the Raiders and Jaguars, but I’d still argue they are better than their record. They’ve just been killed by turnovers (-12) and return touchdowns (-6 touchdowns) and by a 2-6 record in games decided by a touchdown or less. However, it would be beneficial for them to lose out and get the #1 pick...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Midseason Awards for the Texans

The midway point of the season is here and we hand out our awards for the Houston Texans in plenty of categories for the 2013 season. We handed out awards for: Team MVP, Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year, Biggest Surprise, Best Free Agent Signing, Biggest Disappointment and Player on the Rise. Once a player has been selected for an award, they are not eligible for...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Week 8 NFL Announcing Schedule

It's a bit of a weird week in the NFL.  Six teams are on a bye, there's a game in London, and all three primetime games are rather bleh.  On the bright side, at least the NFL can test the true fandom of its UK fans by subjecting them to the Jaguars this week. Thursday, October 24 Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers [NFLN 8:25PM] Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock ...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT All-22: A Closer look at Watt, Schaub and Myers

Despite the loss, there were some bright spots for the Houston Texans and we look at three plays where we highlight them. The focus on this week’s article is J.J. Watt, Matt Schaub and Chris Myers. Take a look.     Watt With a Game Changing Play Situation: 2nd and 7 for the Seahawks on the Houston 48 The Houston Texans defense is on the ropes some after pinning the Seahawks...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans Highlights: Steve Raible Edition

If you’re anything like me, you can’t stand the FOX play-by-play duo of Chris Myers and Tim Ryan.  I have been watching the highlights of the Seahawks-Texans game from this week and Chris Myers saying “He’s got followers, and not just on Twitter!” absolutely ruined Richard Sherman’s incredible interception which he returned for the game-tying touchdown. Luckily for those...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Quarterly Review: Risers and Fallers

  Four games into the season, the Houston Texans are sitting at .500 and looking for answers. The verdict is still out on what the Texans will be, but here we are looking at the Risers and Fallers of the Texans team through the first four games. Take a look at our early list.   Risers Whitney Mercilus Have the Texans finally found a pass rushing threat off the edge? Mercilus has...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#15)

Last week: 15 (-3) The Texans could easily be 0-3 right now, needing comebacks to beat both the Chargers and Titans, two supposedly inferior opponents. They haven’t really played that well dating back to last season. Over their last 16 games (including playoffs), a full season’s worth, they are 10-6, but also -10 in point differential. I still think they’ll win the AFC North...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#12)

Last week: 13 The Texans pulled another win out of their ass, winning in overtime at home for Tennessee. They are now 7-0 in games decided by a touchdown or less since the start of last season. That’s not going to be unsustainable and it’s concerning that 3 of those wins in 2012 came against teams with poor records and the 2 wins this year came against teams that were supposed...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The Halfway Point: Texans’ Preseason Issues

Every NFL team has ongoing issues and the Houston Texans are not immune to those issues either. Through two games, there have been some interesting storylines coming out and it starts with certain position groups. Injuries and question marks about personnel have started some questions brewing in position groups.     Growing Issues   The Offensive Line The offensive line, especially...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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