Bill O'Brien stands up for Houston's quarterbacks

Bill O'Brien is well aware of the perception that the Houston Texans quarterback situation isn't in line with the other standout areas of the football team. Yes, the Texans have what looks once again to be an elite defense and running back Arian Foster is coming off a season where he ran for more than 1,200 yards. But the idea that Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett aren't capable quarterbacks...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: Biggest takeaways from training camp Days 1 and 2

Training camp has finally begun and the Houston Texans are back at it again. With a new and improved roster the first couple of days were a bit sloppy, especially the offense, but nonetheless a good day. Both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer are hoping to be the starting QB for the Texans. The battle between the two has been interesting. Here are the biggest takeaways from the first...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans Camp: 12 Training Camp Takeaways: Sunday, August 2

Two days into training camp and there is already so much we have learned about what to expect from the 2015 Houston Texans, a team which much of the country seems to know little about, despite their upcoming appearance on HBO’s Hard Knocks.After observation, analysis and press conferences with head coach Bill O’Brien and players DeAndre Hopkins and JJ Watt, here are the twelve...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quarterback competition highlights Texans training camp

The Houston Texans kicked off training camp Saturday, and while outlook is bright for Bill O'Brien's team in his second season as head coach after going 9-7 in his first, there is one element of the team that is huge question mark. Who will start at quarterback for the season opener, Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer?  It took only about seven 'buttering up' questions to O'Brien from...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans report to camp with many questions on offense

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans know they'll have a solid defense led by J.J. Watt. As they reported for camp Friday there were far more questions about the offense. Second-year coach Bill O'Brien will use camp to decide whether Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett will start at quarterback. Houston also must decide who will start with DeAndre Hopkins at receiver after franchise receiving...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Houston Texans

The Texans are one of those teams that pretty much has everything but a decent quarterback. They have the best defensive player in football, a star running back and a potential superstar receiver. Their offensive line and defense is solid, there’s just one gaping hole. The quarterback. They have strapped a helmet on one terrible QB after another. They will hope to turn it around...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoyer and Mallett compete to start at QB for Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Coach Bill O'Brien has a big decision to make as he enters his second year with the Houston Texans. He'll have to choose Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett as his starting quarterback. The Texans improved seven games last season to finish 9-7, but missed the postseason again in large part after using four players at quarterback because of injuries and inconsistent play. Mallett...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob McNair: Texans don't need 'super quarterback'

The Houston Texans begin training camp later this week unsure of whether Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer will win the starting quarterback job.  Regardless of who emerges as the starter, Houston owner Bob McNair is aware neither of the candidates is likely to be mentioned among the league's upper-echelon of QBs anytime soon. And according to McNair, that's ok. Franchise quarterbacks...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Capsule

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7) OPEN CAMP: July 31, Houston. LAST YEAR: In first season under coach Bill O'Brien, improved seven games from terrible 2-14 campaign in 2013 behind spectacular year by DE J.J. Watt, NFL's Defensive Player of Year for second time in his four pro seasons. But last year's No. 1 overall pick, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, played just four games because of injuries. That coupled...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Ryan Mallett should be the Houston Texans starter

Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer? That is the biggest question being posed in Houston this offseason. Criticism galore, flaws abound, doubt that either can make an impact for the Houston offense and a team on the cusp of being great and being a perpetual playoff team and Super Bowl contender—the only thing lacking is quality at the quarterback position. Fortunately, Houston does have...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Texans Wide Receiver Production

With the mystery of who will be deemed the starting quarterback in Houston, this makes for an even more difficult, yet interesting article to put together.Brian Hoyer has always been such an average quarterback throughout his career but has never really had stellar receivers to throw to. Ryan Mallett is so unproven and the little evidence we have of him in 2014 can really swing one’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Texans Most Important Training Camp Battle

With training camp starting at the end of this month, the team at TopSportsReport has begun to analyze it.  As part of that analysis, we compiled opinions from many of our team based writers into one post that takes an in depth look at the most important camp battle for every NFL team. As part of that article, Jon Rodgers evaluated Houston Texans’ quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Houston Texans that need to step their game up in 2015

The Texans have a strong core of great players on their roster; guys like J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and Vince Wilfork. They also have players like Ryan Mallett, Jalen Strong, and Jadeveon Clowney. Guys that haven’t really had the time to prove what they can completely offer. Then there is that tier of players that have had time to play and develop, but have yet to establish themselves...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: Ryan Mallett has what it takes to start

Ryan Mallett About two months remain before the new NFL season begins. There still have not been updates from the Houston Texans camp regarding the quarterback race. Though it was not outspoken, it was last hinted that Brian Hoyer was the slight frontrunner to start for the Texans this coming season. Two months is still a lot of time for head coach Bill O’Brien to decide who will...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Houston Texans' Tom Savage

Tom Savage was never intended a starting job last season, but ended up taking snaps due to injuries for Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Mallett. He played most of the 10-17 defeat against Indianapolis Colts, but ended up getting injured himself at the end.19 attempts. 10 completions. One interception (however, he threw that one injured and on fourth down).That's all we got to see of Savage...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Houston Texans' Tom Savage

Tom Savage was never intended a starting job last season, but ended up taking snaps due to injuries for Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Mallett. He played most of the 10-17 defeat against Indianapolis Colts, but ended up getting injured himself at the end.19 attempts. 10 completions. One interception (however, he threw that one injured and on fourth down).That's all we got to see of Savage...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the quarterbacks for the Houston Texans of 2015

The quarterback situation going into training camp this season looks a lot different than in years past. Last season was the first in Texans history that there was not a guy named Carr or Schaub in a jersey, and again this season we have changes. The only returning face that was in attendance for training camp last season is Tom Savage, a former fourth round draft pick out of Pittsburgh...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett working on improving touch with throws

Not all passes are designed to be thrown the same. That's the message Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has tried to impart to quarterback Ryan Mallett this offseason. With Houston's offseason work now over, O'Brien said he can see a difference in Mallet's throws. "He would throw the 20 yard in cut just like he would throw the checkdown … they were both like 90 miles an hour...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Look To Avoid Distractions During Busy Training Camp

Houston Texans quarterbacks Ryan Mallett (15), Tom Savage (3) and Brian Hoyer (7) workout during NFL football minicamp, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey) There will be plenty of storylines being played out come this fall during the Houston Texans training camp. An on-going quarterback battle, 2nd year head coach Bill O’Brien, Jadeveon Clowney’s recovery...
Via The Sports Journal
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett equal in Texans QB battle

Houston Texans' quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett both have impressed coach Bill O'Brien, who says that he won't name a starter until training camp. "These two guys are competing really well; they're very bright guys," O'Brien said, via HoustonTexans.com. " I think they've both had really good springs. ... [The starter] might be named next week. He might be named after...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

O'Brien not ready to name starting quarterback

HOUSTON (AP) Houston coach Bill O'Brien wasn't ready to say who will start at quarterback as the team started a mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. He did however discuss the most important factor that will go into his decision whether to go with Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer. ''The most consistent guy,'' he said. ''The guy that makes the most consistent, correct decisions, consistently...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans HC Bill O’ Brien looking to name his starting QB real soon

The rest of the league may have given up on quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett, but Texans head coach Bill O’ Brien is at ease with his two choices. Which one will come out of this position battle as the starter? O’Brien told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver that his decision could come in the next few weeks. O'Brien told me he may decide on starting QB before training...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans?

The Houston Texans are in the midst of OTAs and are preparing for life under the lens, as HBO’s Hard Knocks will be chronicling their offseason practices and front office moves. The cameras will undoubtedly be focused the most on the continuing quarterback battle this offseason. Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, and Tom Savage are all vying for the starting role come the regular season...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Still Looking for Their Quarterback

Houston Texans quarterbacks, from left to right, Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer and Tom Savage drop back during an NFL football organized team activity, Monday, June 1, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) While the Houston Texans have arguably the best NFL player in J.J. Watt, it’s no surprise that their quarterback situation is a little dicey. With OTAs underway and NFL...
Via The Sports Journal
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

No timetable for Houston QB decision

The Houston Texans quarterback battle between Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer is in its early stages and head coach Bill O'Brien says it's unlikely to to be resolved anytime soon.According to ESPN's Tania Ganguil, O'Brien offered no timeframe for when he might choose Houston's starter for the upcoming.  "It’s really early," O'Brien said, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli. "We do...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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