Jaguars observations: Offense gets lost in second half

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The weather wasn't the only thing drab and listless in the second half of the game Sunday between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans. After taking a 13-10 halftime lead, the Jaguars couldn't muster anything on offense until Blake Bortles' 35-yard completion to tight end Marcedes Lewis in the fourth quarter. By that time, their defense was worn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Safety D.J. Swearinger Gets Ripped by His Family but Not Steelers HC Mike Tomlin

Monday night the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers will have a similar goal. Both will be hoping for a win that will allow them to get their season back on track. For Pittsburgh it would be more like taking a step towards being on the right track (they really haven't been). After dropping two nail biters Houston now wants to avoid falling below .500.So there is a lot riding...
Via FatManWriting
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington v Houston Texans: 5 Things We Learned

Washington and Robert Griffin III traveled to Texas to meet the Houston Texans.  Both teams are under the control of two new coaches.  It was a much vaulted defense going against a much hyped quarterback. When all was said and done here are five things we have learned:5. No one is worth $100 million, but.....JJ Watt entered the game having just inked a new contract.  The contract...
Via Football Nation
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Clowney tells teammate he stepped in 'hole' when he hurt knee

Texans safety D.J. Swearinger said on NFL Network that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney told him his injury occurred after he landed on a "hole" in turf at NRG Stadium. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL Draft, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and is expected to miss four to six weeks. ''He didn't say anything to me about that,'' Texans coach Bill O'Brien...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Clowney undergoes knee surgery, is NRG Stadium's turf to blame?

After leaving the Houston Texans' season opening 17-6 win over the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon in the second quarter, it was revealed after the game top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney sustained a torn meniscus on the field. Monday, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, Clowney underwent surgery to repair the knee injury. "He underwent arthroscopic surgery this morning," O...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Jadeveon Clowney's injury caused by Houston's field turf?

Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss anywhere from four to six weeks after suffering a torn meniscus in the Houston Texans’ win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. According to Texans safety DJ Swearinger, the turf at NRG Stadium could be to blame for the injury. “He told me on the field when it happened, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday wrap: Football gods in attendance in Week 1

The biggest takeaway from Week 1 is not the Seattle Seahawks' dominance to start their title defense, or the Dallas Cowboys' possible spiral downward into oblivion, or even that upsets by the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills reveal how little we know about a regular season before it even begins. It's this: The football gods are real. Don't believe in them? Ask D.J. Swearinger and...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger flagged for what appears to be a clean hit on RGIII

Washington Redskins fans were in an uproar about Brandon Meriweather’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith which led to his two-game suspension. Well, Houston Texans fans should be outraged by this hit by safety D.J. Swearinger on quarterback Robert Griffin III. The hit looked clean on a third down play, but officials flagged Swearinger for roughing the passer...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it time for Roger Goodell to Throw in the Towel to Save Wes Welker?

Wes Welker reportedly received his third concussion in just his last ten games. It came on what was really perceived as a hard but clean hit from Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. This comes in the midst of heightened awareness involving head injuries and safety in the NFL.  More than ever men our thinking about life after football.  With tragedies like the one involving the...
Via The Front Office News
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Manning gets fine after taunting Texans safety

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning has been docked a reported $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game last week. The Denver Broncos quarterback laid into the safety for hitting Wes Welker in the head, which left the slot receiver with his third concussion in 10 months. The penalty was reported by ESPN. Manning told ESPN's Chris Mortensen:...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Says Fine is “Money Well Spent”

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was notified that he will be fined $8,268 for a taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger after his hit on Wes Welker’s head. #Broncos QB Peyton Manning was fined for taunting. #3Things with @WOLFonFOX. https://t.co/04kdjLCtQE — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) August 28, 2014 Not happy at all about the brutal hit Welker took in last Saturday’s...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

8/28 Hump Day Heroes

Yesterday was the beloved Hump Day for those lucky souls not working retail. It is my first Hump Day of my last semester as a college student. I’m fighting from tearing up at the thought of joining the “real world”, but all good things must come to an end at some point; much like Josh Gordon’s NFL career if he keeps being a colossal turd. Anyways, here are this week’s...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL fines Peyton Manning $8,200 for taunting

The NFL fined Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,268 on Thursday for taunting Texans safety D.J. Swearinger during last weekend’s preseason game. Peyton took exception to a hit Swearinger laid on receiver Wes Welker, when Swearinger lowered his shoulder and made contact with Welker’s head. The hit was deemed legal, but gave Welker his third concussion in less than a year....
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning fined $8K for taunting D.J. Swearinger, calls it ‘Money well spent’ (vid)

The NFL has handed down a fine to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for his taunting of Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger during Saturday night’s preseason game between the teams. The amount? $8,268, which sounds like an arbitrarily arrived-at number but chances are there is a method to the NFL’s fine amount madness. Manning confronted […] The post Peyton Manning...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning on fine for taunting: “Money well spent”

(Credit: businessinsider.com) During last week’s preseason game against the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took exception to a hit on Wes Welker by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. The hit gave Welker a concussion. Manning sprinted up the field, got in Swearinger’s face, and had some choice words for him. It is worth noting that the hit looked completely...
Via Down and Distance
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning fined for preseason taunt

Getty Images The NFL has fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for taunting in the Denver Broncos third preseason game. Manning’s fine totals to $8,258. Manning sought out Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger after tossing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos quarterback got in the face of Swearinger who had delivered a helmet to helmet hit on Broncos...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Hit With $8200 Fine for Taunting D.J. Swearinger; Calls it Money Well Spent

The world was caught by surprise when Peyton Manning got in the face of Texans safety D.J. Swearinger's a couple plays after Swearinger had laid out Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker. It was the first time in Manning's long and illustrious career that he was hit with such a penalty which in today's NFL comes with a fine.Sure enough, Manning was hit with an $8200 fine. As could be...
Via FatManWriting
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Manning calls fine for taunting Swearinger 'Money well spent'

Peyton Manning received a rare fine from the NFL this week, and he was happy to pay it. The Denver Broncos quarterback was fined $8,200 for taunting Thursday after getting in the face of Houston Texans safety D.J Swearinger in the Broncos’ most recent preseason game. It’s rare to see Manning’s emotions get the best of him, but given the circumstances — Swearinger had just...
Via NESN.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Had A Great Response To The Taunting Fine He Received From The NFL

Even Peyton Manning (Peyton Manning!) isn’t immune from the humorless iron fist of Roger Goodell. During last Saturday’s preseason game between the Broncos and the Texans, Manning threw a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders. While throwing touchdown passes in the preseason isn’t the sort of thing that generally gets Manning riled up, Texans safety D.J. Swearinger got an earful...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Browns, Bucs, Chargers, Panthers, Patriots & Rams

  Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been fined $8,200 for taunting Texans S D.J. Swearinger. Manning won’t appeal the fine. (Chris Mortensen) Browns Josh Gordon‘s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is working with the Browns, the NFL and the CFL to allow his client to play for the Calgary Stampeders this year. (Albert Breer) The Stampeders put a request in to add Gordon to their negotiating...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning on Taunting Fine: “Money Well Spent”

The NFL fined Peyton Manning Thursday $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger during last Saturday’s pre-season game. Peyton will not appeal the fine and based on what he said, has no regrets about doing what he did. “I accept. Money well spent,” he said. Prior to the taunting, Swearinger drilled Broncos receiver Wes Welker in the head, giving him his 3rd...
Via Standing O Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans safety says NFL has unrealistic expectations for defense

In an effort to make the game safer and more palatable for fantasy football addicts, in recent years the NFL has cracked down in a major way on how defenders are able to do their job. First they made hitting defensless receivers a major point of emphasis, and now they’re targeting defensive holding and pass interference. Many NFL defensive backs have complained and said that the...
Via cover32 - Texans
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Special "Concussion Helmet" May Have Saved Wes Welker's Career

Ever since Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was laid out by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger fans have been concerned about his future. Yeah, it would be great to have him back, but the danger concussions pose have been widely publicized. As much as they want him on the field, they don't want his quality of life after football to suck.Many think he should call it a career, but...
Via FatManWriting
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Twellman: Wes Welker ‘Should Call It Quits’ After Latest Concussion

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered his third concussion in just 10 months while facing off against the Houston Texans during Saturday’s preseason game. Welker was absolutely leveled by safety D.J. Swearinger after catching a pass over the middle right before halftime. The 33-year-old immediately left the game, but it’s becoming an all-too-familiar story for Welker...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning adds taunting to his game?

Who would've guessed that Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos all-pro quarterback, would channel his inner Tom Brady and receive a flag for taunting?After throwing his second touchdown reception to Emmanuel Sanders during last Saturday’s preseason matchup with the Houston Texans. The Broncos superstar QB proceeded share a few choice words with Houston Texans Saftey, D.J. Swearinger...
Via Patriots Life
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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