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Grade Day: Player conditioning is doing terrible

For the Houston Texans, training camp has had its ups and down. Players are working hard, and many players are impressing early, such as Derek Newton and Jared Crick. However, there have been problems too, and that’s the health of Arian Foster and Andre Johnson. As the Houston Chronicle reported on Monday, Johnson tweaked his hamstring and Foster had an injury that the team isn’t...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans training camp: Recapping Day 3

The Houston Texans ran a successful third day training camp session, according to analyst John Harris. Harris, who shared his “24 observations” from Day 3,  Among them, free agent newcomer Jerrell Powe;s strength really impressed Harris at training camp, and “placed Chris Myers into the lap of the quarterback,” before Myers was able to to reset quickly and stop him. Also...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Primer: The Offensive Line

It is closing in on Houston Texans 2014 training camp and here at State of the Texans we will cover all of the position groups and players leading up to day one of training camp.   Texans Offensive Line Chris Myers and Ryan Fitzpatrick Veterans Key to the Group The Texans have a solid nucleus with veteran center Chris Myers and left tackle Duane Brown. Myers has been a quiet...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Houston Texans

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Jacksonville Jaguars draft. That article can be found here: http://utnsports.com/2014/06/25/analyzing-the-2011-draft-jacksonville-jaguars/ Onward we go, to the Houston Texans. Houston was slowly building up a nice looking roster heading into the 2011...
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June 30, 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

Texans OTAs Day 10: Texans Wrap Up OTAs

The Houston Texans ended their OTAs schedule today and it came with plenty of news concerning the team.  The team is heading into Mandatory Mini-Camp next week and it will be an extension of what the Texans have been doing during OTAs. The Texans are working to get all three phases installed before the extended break happens before training camp kicks off. Here is the Day 10 wrap...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Free Agency Options at Offensive Tackle

First off, thoughts are with David Quessenberry and his family. Awful news but the people closest to him all say he’s tougher than the cancer he’s fighting. #Texans announce OT David Quessenberry is placed on @NFL’s Non-Football Illness List with lymphoma. “He is a fighter.” — GM Rick Smith — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 10, 2014   “We know that he’s going to...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

SOTT Mailbag: Houston Texans Week 1 OTAs Edition

Week one of Houston Texans OTAs wrapped up and we opened the floor from some readers questions. With array of questions we give you this week’s State of the Texans mailbag.     SOTT Mailbag  @SOTTexans Given the versatility of the front 7, what percentage of snaps would you expect the #Texans to actually be in a 4-3? — Kris Matherly (@TitleistProv) May 30, 2014 At this point...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs Day 1 Review: Higher Standards

Texans Open Up OTAs The Houston Texans opened their 2014 OTAs schedule today in a rain in Houston and were forced to start their first practice of ten inside the bubble. The field was packed with 80 plus players working to understand the new concepts being brought in by new Head Coach Bill O’Brien. The Texans are being held to a higher standard and they are being coached like it...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Things to Watch Heading into Texans OTAs

The Houston Texans will finally get their team on the field for the first time as a collective group for the season. Andre Johnson will take the headlines as being a no-show at OTAs according to himself and him wondering if Houston is the place for him. No matter the situation is with Johnson the Texans are going to embark on their 2014 season starting on Tuesday with their 1st...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

On The Clock: Texans Have to Address Team Needs

      The clock is ticking for the Houston Texans to put all the rumors and unrest to sleep that have been circling NRG Stadium with the draft. The Texans need to address some key needs, but they need to do it the right way . Even though General Manager Rick Smith has said that the Texans keep their current roster different from what they want to accomplish in the draft, there...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Texans take a tackle with second round pick? It’s not sexy and I know it

The Texans have the 1st pick in the second round and are in real need of a right tackle. I know the offensive lineman position is not a very sexy one but those players are some of the most crucial guys on the field. Drafting a lineman is a boring, but important pick. Lets take a look at some potential offensive linemen the Texans might take in the 2014 draft. The Texans are in need...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Shiloh Keo Leads Texans in 2013 Performance Based Pay

The Houston Texans had over 11 players earn over $100k in performance based pay for the 2013 season. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain released the Texans who made over $150k for last season for their play on the field.   Performance Base Pay over $150 k Shiloh Keo $213,028 Brandon Brooks $189,531 D.J. Swearinger $187,261 Derek Newton $175,774 Ryan Griffin $166,462  ...
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March 24, 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

Three Texans Who Need a Position Change for 2014

The Houston Texans have to figure  out their depth for the 2014 season and right now the team has players under contract that have had their growth stunted on the field. For whatever reason, the players we focus on have been passed by other players, over matched or they look out of position. Sometimes as a coaching staff, there has to be a moment where they have to think outside...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Game Audition Big for the Texans

Reality has set in that the potential head coaching search will take center stage for the Houston Texans as the 2013 season winds down. There are still games to be played, three to be exact, and the “Phillips Era” starts in Indianapolis on Sunday. The chatter has started as to who the Texans should look at in the draft, but there are still players who are playing for their futures...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: Tick, Tick, Boom (Cardinals Edition)

The clock has struck midnight again on the Houston Texans and pushed a franchise long seven game losing streak and a record of 2 and 7. There are so many issues with this team and the Texans are sinking fast with this loss on Sunday. The implosion looks like it has happened and the Texans are their own worst enemies. The story is the same. The Texans are finding ways to lose despite...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday Prep: 49ers Edition

The Houston Texans are headed to San Francisco to face the 49ers in a pivotal game in the 2013 season. Sitting at the 2 and 2 mark the Texans are set for a Sunday night showdown that will test their will as a team. The 49ers are built to run the football and dominate defensively from whistle to whistle, but the Texans need games like these to test where they are in the NFL pecking...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans to Watch: 49ers Edition

The Houston Texans are heading to San Francisco to face the 49ers in a Sunday night showdown and this will mark the end to the toughest stretch in their 2013 schedule.  The Texans are coming off two tough losses and there are questions surrounding the team, and it is for the right reasons. Which Texans team shows up will be the question and with the up and down performances they...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#15)

Last week: 15 Record: 2-2 The Texans aren’t as bad as they’ve looked in the past two weeks. They led a very good Seattle team 20-6 at home before failing to close it out (so much for their 7-0 record in games decided by a touchdown or less meaning they “know how to win”) and against Baltimore, they were pretty even in first downs, yards, and punts. Baltimore just won by 21...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Digging Deep: Ravens Edition

We talk a closer look at the Houston Texans and their game with the Baltimore Ravens, and found some more numbers from inside the game.   Digging Deep   2 The amount of passes the Baltimore Ravens attempted over 20 yards or more.   0 The amount of passes attempted by the Ravens to the middle or right of the field that Ed Reed patrolled during the game over 20 yards or more....
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September 26, 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

Assessing the Damage: Changes for the Texans to Think About

Three weeks into the season, the feeling is that the Houston Texans are on the brink of falling apart. The start of the season has not been pretty and can be described as sloppy football. The Texans have to do some self scouting and really look at on the field issues to make their team better for the long haul. We are not talking about replacing Matt Schaub or firing Gary Kubiak...
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September 24, 2013  |  4 Comments

Gameday Prep: Ravens Edition

The Houston Texans are pushing to go 3 and 0 for the second time in as many seasons when they travel to Baltimore to face their AFC foe, the Ravens. There is much to make of this game, especially with the new look Ravens taking the field with plenty of familiar faces no longer with the team. Still the defending Super Bowl champions, the Texans will have to go into hostile territory...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans To Watch: San Diego Edition

The Houston Texans will be traveling to San Diego to get ready for their opening game of the 2013 season. There are plenty of players to look at but we tried to pair down on who we will be looking at against the Chargers.       Texans to Watch   Derek Newton This season is going to be as good as it’s weakest link, and right now that is Newton on the offense. One thing to...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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