Rookie Spotlight: Texans Linebacker Bernardrick McKinney

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Cover32’s spotlight on the Texans 2015 Draft class continues with analysis of...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers coaching staff rounding into form

Never hearing of Curtis Modkins and Jim O’Neil, I would be surprised if a lot of writers and fans had knowledge of the duo.  They are the new coordinators for the San Francisco 49ers.  Modkins is the offensive coordinator and O’Neil the defensive coordinator.  Both have previous experience coaching in the NFL.  Jim O’Neil served as defensive coordinator for the Browns the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Browns DC Jim O’Neil Could Be “New Favorite” For 49ers’ DC Job

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the former Browns defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil is a strong candidate for the same position with the 49ers. In fact, Getlin mentions that O’Neil could be the “new favorite” to run the 49ers’ defense. Last we heard, 49ers told LBs coach Jason Tarver that he is the top candidate within the organization to become the team’s next...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Belichick ‘strongly recommended’ Mike Vrabel to Chip Kelly

When the San Francisco 49ers interviewed Mike Vrabel to be their new defensive coordinator it seemed like an opportunity that came out of left field for the current linebackers coach of the Houston Texans. Apparently Bill Belichick “strongly recommended” Vrabel to Chip Kelly for the job, per Albert Breer in his weekend notebook on NFL.com. Ultimately, Vrabel ended up declining...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Could Hire Jason Tarver As Next Defensive Coordinator

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that 49ers LBs coach Jason Tarver is in “good position” to be their next defensive coordinator. Multiple reports have confirmed that the 49ers have fired DC Eric Mangini on Friday, which came just a day after Texans LBs coach Mike Vrabel, but he he elected to turn down the job. During his press conference on Wednesday, new HC Chip Kelly described...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills Asst. HC Anthony Lynn Takes Himself Out Consideration For 49ers’ OC Job

Alex Marvez reports that Bills assistant HC/RBs coach Anthony Lynn has taken himself out of consideration for the 49ers’ offensive coordinator job. This comes less than a day after the news that Texans’ LBs coach Mike Vrabel turned down the 49ers’ defensive coordinator position. New HC Chip Kelly elected parted ways with several coaches including OC Geep Chryst last week...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans' Mike Vrabel turned down ex-Eagle Chip Kelly, 49ers defensive coordinator role

The former Patriots Super Bowl star turned down the chance to work for Chip Kelly. Keep searching, Chip. Mike Vrabel, the former Patriots Super Bowl star and current Houston Texans linebackers coach, turned down the opportunity to run his own defense with the San Francisco 49ers, per Pro Football Talk. As a former 3-4 linebacker and current coach...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Linebackers Coach Mike Vrabel turns down Kelly and 49ers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Mike Vrabel has reportedly turned down an offer to be the new defensive coordinator...
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Report: Texans' Vrabel turns down 49ers defensive coordinator job

Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel has passed on an offer to become defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, according to a report.Via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Vrabel interviewed with San Francisco head coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday before deciding against taking the job. McClain reports Houston head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel turns down 49ers defensive coordinator job

Mike Vrabel has turned what would have been a promotion in favor of remaining with the Houston Texans. John Middlekauff of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco reported on Thursday that Vrabel turned down an offer from Chip Kelly to become the defensive coordinator of the 49ers. Vrabel has served as the linebackers coach in Houston for the past two seasons. Why would he do that? The...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Vrabel Turns Down 49ers’ DC Job To Remain With Texans

John Middlekauff of 95.7 The Game reports that the Mike Vrabel has turned down the 49ers’ defensive coordinator position to remain with the Texans. San Francisco interviewed Vrabel on Tuesday and indications were that he was their preferred option. Recent reports have said that San Francisco could keep Eric Mangini in place as their defensive coordinator. However, that was before...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers reportedly offer defensive coordinator job to Mike Vrabel

Back in his playing days, former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel was known for sometimes vulturing offensive touchdowns at the goal line. Now, he may have graduated to vulturing coaching positions. According to a report by Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers have offered Vrabel their defensive coordinator position and are waiting to hear his answer...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Offer Defensive Coordinator Job To Mike Vrabel

Dianna Marie Russini reports that the 49ers have offered their defensive coordinator job to Texans LBs coach Mike Vrabel. Russini adds that the 49ers are waiting to hear Vrabel’s answer. San Francisco interviewed Vrabel on Tuesday. Recent reports have said that San Francisco could keep Eric Mangini in place as their defensive coordinator. However, it appears as though new HC...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers will interview Mike Vrabel for DC role

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Newly minted 49ers head coach Chip Kelly has begun the process of rounding out his staff—the latest reports from Levi’s Stadium indicate San Francisco will meet with Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel for the vacant defensive coordinator position. Vrabel, 40, a 14-year NFL veteran and three-time Super Bowl winning champion with Bill Belichick’s...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Linebackers Coach Mike Vrabel Interviewing with 49ers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It appears as though Chip Kelly is trying to poach one of the Texans best and brightest...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 49ers interviewing Mike Vrabel for defensive coordinator job

The San Fransisco 49ers are set to meet with Houston Texans assistant Mike Vrabel about the team's defensive coordinator position, according to a report.Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Vrabel, who has coached linebackers with the Texans for the past two seasons, will interview on Tuesday.Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus had a career-high 12 sacks under Vrabel...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Buccaneers, Dolphins, & Texans

49ers Ian Rapoport reports that the 49ers also talked to Hardy Nickerson about being their LBs coach. Buccaneers Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter said he’ll likely be more aggressive as a play-caller now that he’s the head coach of the team. “When you’re the head coach and you’re the play caller, you have a license to be a little bit more aggressive,” Koetter said, via the Tampa...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel among candidates for 49ers DC job

The 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their head coach and now the organization turns its sights to shoring up its defense. After reports circulated that the 49ers would retain defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, CSN Bay Area is now reporting that Mike Vrabel will meet with the team regarding the position. The 40-year-old Vrable spent 14 seasons in the NFL as a player moving from the Steelers...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Interviewing Mike Vrabel For Defensive Coordinator Job

Matt Miller of B/R is reporting that the 49ers are interviewing Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel for their defensive coordinator position. Recent reports have said that San Francisco could keep Eric Mangini in place as their defensive coordinator. However, it appears as though new HC Chip Kelly would at least like to speak with a few more candidates before making a decision...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Add Another Patriots Alum, Hire Larry Izzo As Special Teams Coach

The Houston Texans further bolstered their status as the New England Patriots of the South on Saturday, reportedly hiring Larry Izzo as their new special teams coordinator. Multiple outlets reported the hiring, which came one week after the Kansas City Chiefs routed the Texans in an AFC Wild Card Game. Confirmed: Former Rice star Larry Izzo is the #Texans new special teams coach...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Pass Rush Draws Laughs From Team, Causing Injuries To Opposing QBs

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots were emitting the “crying laughing emoji” after their first big guy touchdown of the season. Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones bull rushed Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan and hit quarterback Marcus Mariota’s arm as he dropped back to pass, forcing a fumble. All 6-foot-5, 324 pounds of Akiem Hicks went after the ball...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans are Blown out….Again

The Houston Texans again looked like a Pop Warner team as they were demolished by New England, 27-6. AROUND COVER32 Gut Reactions: 5 lessons from an eventful NFL Sunday Tweetcap Watch the top vines from Sunday’s games First and Ten: The top ten NFL free agents in 2016 Hot Seat: Four NFL rules that need to be changed It was like watching a trainwreck in slow motion. It was a raging...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Texans Live: Tom Brady, Mike Vrabel Chat Before Sunday Night Matchup

5:30 p.m. ET: The New England Patriots have arrived at NRG Stadium in Houston. Former Patriots linebackers and current Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel greeted Tom Brady as soon as the New England quarterback stepped on the NRG Stadium turf. They chatted for around five minutes with Vrabel’s son and Patriots safety Nate Ebner. Tom Brady, Mike Vrabel, Nate Ebner and...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Loyalists - Mike & Jake Talking Texans, Gronkowski And The Need To Run The Ball

Every week, two of our bloggers pick each others brains like a couple of zombie baboons - today it's Jacob Bertram from Gamegents.com and Michael Hamm from Foxborough Free Press serving up questions for each other in advance of the New England Patriots' Sunday night's flexed showdown with the Houston Texans...When the Houston Texans got blown out of Miami by the Dolphins back...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Texans Keys: Broken Hand Could Help Contain J.J. Watt

The New England Patriots are in an unfamiliar situation as they head south to play the Houston Texans. The Patriots, coming off losses to the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles, are trying to prevent a three-game slide. They haven’t lost three consecutive games since 2002, which is unbelievably impressive. The Patriots don’t play the Texans often, but there are plenty of...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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