Wednesday Mailbag: Ryan Fitzpatric and Jadeveon Clowney expectations

Alex, how big of an impact do you think we can expect rookie Jadeveon Clowney to have? – Allen H, Richmond BC Allen, first off, remember that Jadeveon Clowney is being heralded as the best defensive prospect, or even a “once-in-a-decade prospect.” There’s a reason he was drafted first overall. The question currently is: Where will Clowney play? He played outside linebacker...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading every offensive player on the Houston Texans

I thought it would be kind of fun to rank all of the offensive players on the Texans team and see what the team has to work with on the offensive side of the ball this year. So here we go! Quarterbacks: Ryan Fitzpatrick / Case Keenum / Tom Savage Sadly none of the quarterbacks got a very good ranking, the Texans didn’t do much to improve this position in the offseason and it’s...
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4 days ago  |  1 Comment

Can Houston Texans dethrone the Indianapolis Colts?

The one thing that is by far the biggest threat, as well as the biggest stumbling block for the Houston Texans to return to the postseason, is the Indianapolis Colts. Andrew Luck is 3-1 against them in his career, and the Colts have never even lost a home game to the Texans. They went 11-5 last season and ran away with the AFC South. Problem for Houston, is that the Colts got much...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans 2014 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Titans were the definition of nondescript last season in every facet of the game. They moved the chains at a 71.66% rate, 17th in the NFL, while their opponents moved the chains at a 71.71% rate, 19th in the NFL. Their -0.05% rate of moving the chains differential was not only the closest rate to zero in the NFL, it also ranked 16th in the NFL, right in the middle...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Houston Texans sophomore is primed for a breakout season?

The Houston Texans are hoping to have a strong, bounce-back season after finishing 2-14 before. A lot of their overall play this season will come out of their offense, as they already have one of the best defenses in the NFL. Whether or not starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick flourishes or not remains to be seen, but someone who will have a large role in turning this team around...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans 53 Man Roster, Early Bird Edition

It is far out but we are looking at what a possible 53 man roster can look like for the Houston Texans coming out of training camp. There will be injuries, roster movement and other factors that go into decisions concerning the roster. One big factor is not knowing what Head Coach Bill O’Brien is thinking in terms of how he is going to construct his roster, as in how many of each...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Houston Texans rely on their game?

The Houston Texans want  to throw the ball a lot this year. With Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing it I am pretty sure they will be running the ball more than they think. With that in mind can they rely on their running backs all year long? Arian foster is coming off a rough year that was injury plagued and he had surgery in the off season. The backup running back Andre Brown has a history...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans starting Fitzpatrick leaves QB of the future behind

The Houston Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick in free agency desperate for a veteran signal caller who could lead the team better than Case Keenum or rookie Tom Savage could. The Texans are starting Fitzpatrick and it may leave the quarterback of the future on the bench. Head coach Bill O’Brien believes Fitzpatrick is the guy, “He earned it,” O’Brien said. “He earned it...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned About the Texans Heading Into the Summer

Arian Foster and Bill O’Brien For four weeks the news out of NRG Stadium will be quiet and actual football news will be on the back burner until training camp opens in late July. There is work to be done but there will be a short period where the coaches will take a short break before gearing up for camp. Players will go their separate ways to get vacations in and work on their...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Impact As A Starting Quarterback

Houston, we have problem! Houston Texans first-year Head Coach Bill O’Brien announced during a recent press conference that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who enters his tenth NFL season with his fifth team, will be starting for the Texans in 2014. O’Brien made the safe choice declaring veteran Fitzpatrick the starter over the other equally-unattractive options Case Keenum, T...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

I Hate Thursday: Goodbye T.J. Yates, Hello Ryan Fitzpatrick

In this week’s edition of “I Hate Thursday” we recap the Houston Texans and their decision to say good-bye to T.J. Yates while giving Ryan Fitzpatrick the nod to become the team starter. I did already have some form of a take on this yesterday, but I will try to explain more in-depth as to why this is a mistake. First off, yes Yates wasn’t as good as advertised. In 2011,...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Houston Texans trade quarterback

After Ryan Fitzpatrick was named as the starter for the Houston Texans, it was then revealed reportedly that the team released T.J. Yates. That isn’t what ended up happening, as the team actually traded him to the Atlanta Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. According to Jason La Canfora of the report (link above) the team informed him that he would not be with the team, but they...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Mandatory Mini-Camp Day Two: Winding Down

Day two of the Houston Texans Mandatory Mini-Camp continued today leaving one final day before the team gets nearly a one month break before training camp opens up in August. The Texans showed a little more focus with the news that came out yesterday.   Here are some quick notes from Wednesday.   Day Two   Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing to DeAndre Hopkins The Quarterbacks Wake Up...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans News: Houston cuts T.J. Yates, name Ryan Fitzpatrick starter

The Houston Texans' QB situation has been a long, complicated mess; one that has surfaced NFL talk for months now. This "mess" is accompanied by four QB's, all of whom are looking to captivate the Texans starting QB role. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and Tom Savage all partake in this QB battle, and each supposedly has a dog in the fight.#459509199...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Houston Texans Over/Under

  Over/Under (USA Today Sports Images) 1. Arian Foster will rush for 1,200 yards Over/Under (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) 2. Ryan Fitzpatrick throws 20 touchdown passes Over/Under (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) 3. J.J. Watt records 15 sacks Over/Under (Bob Levey/Getty Images) Over/Under 5. Houston wins 8 games (2-14 in 2013) Follow me and SportsNinja!   KCSportsNinja...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Houston Texans quarterback situation handling

In this week’s edition of “Grade Day,” we will be looking at the Houston Texans in terms of how management had handled the quarterback situation, which is controversial, to say the least. For starters, new head coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback for the 2014 season. The choice alone should be considered controversial, considering how he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 3rd consecutive going from worst to playoffs?

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien decided to state the obvious Tuesday morning, naming Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback. Now, if Andre Johnson wants to hurry over to mini-camp already, the Texans might have a shot to contend in the AFC South. LOUD NOISES! Brick, and everybody else screaming their heads off, please, settle down. In 2013, Houston had some significant...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the ultimate ‘journeyman starting quarterback’ but that might not help the Texans much

Now that Ryan Fitzpatrick has been named the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback, the journeyman is in line to become the only active pivot in the league who has started for five different teams. Despite the fact he has played for four teams in nine years, always with the design of being a backup at the get-go, the guy has managed to start 76 of a possible 144 career games. In...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the ultimate ‘journeyman starting quarterback’ but that might not help the Texans much

Now that Ryan Fitzpatrick has been named the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback, the journeyman is in line to become the only active pivot in the league who has started for five different teams. Despite the fact he has played for four teams in nine years, always with the design of being a backup at the get-go, the guy has managed to start 76 of a possible 144 career games. In...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Houston Texans release quarterback

Earlier today, Bill O’Brien announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick was the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. And now they have their two backups set for the season, as Case Keenum and Tom Savage kept their jobs, but unfortunately for T.J. Yates, he didn’t do enough to keep his job, as the team released him. NFL.com’s Twitter account made the announcement: TJ Yates released...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Name Ryan Fitzpatrick as Their Starting QB

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has named Ryan Fitzpatrick the teams starting quarterback a month before the start of training camp. Texans have named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter. Bet Andre Johnson is thrilled — Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) June 17, 2014
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans will ride with “Fitz-Magic”

Ryan Fitzpatrick came to Houston wanting one more shot. Bill O’Brien needed an intelligent, veteran quarterback to guide a new, complex offense. The 10-year QB and first-year coach were officially bonded Tuesday, when O’Brien named Fitzpatrick the Texans’ starting quarterback. O’Brien informed the Texans during an 8 a.m. meeting Fitzpatrick beat out Case Keenum, T.J. [...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fitzpatrick Wins Texans QB Job Heading Into Training Camp

Houston QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was named the starter by coach Bill O'Brien.Fantasy Spin:Considering O'Brien's other options, this isn't much of an announcement. It's also the reason star wideout Andre Johnson isn't happy. We're expecting a huge workload for running back Arian Foster.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

O’Brien names Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback in Houston

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt opted to cut Ryan Fitzpatrick in lieu of paying him the reasonable sum of $3.25 million for 2014. New Texans coach Bill O’Brien has embraced Fitzpatrick the team’s new starter. Via multiple reports, O’Brien has named Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback in Houston. Cut in early 2013 by the Bills after getting a long-term deal in 2011 and dumped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick Named Houston Texans Starting Quarterback

Many expected the Houston Texans to go into training camp with an open battle for the starting quarterback position. In a surprise move, at least from the perspective that they did it so early, the Texans have named veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback for the 2014 season.  Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback, head coach Bill O'Brien announced today...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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