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Houston Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney could return for Week 8

The Houston Texans have been without rookie outside linebacker and first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney since Week 1 when he suffered a knee injury against Washington. According to HoustonTexans.com, there is a decent chance that the number one overall pick could play this Sunday against AFC South division rival, Tennessee Titans. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said on Monday that...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Stock Watch Headed Into Week 7

The season is moving along quickly, and with that, we’re learning more about who will be the studs for this season, and who will be the duds. We’re going to take a look at the Houston Texans stock so far through the season, and who I believe is on the rise as well as who will be on the downward slope. On the Rise: #456962710 / gettyimages.com Arian Foster It’s hard to say...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans have spectacular comeback, down Denver Broncos

The Houston Texans had another good game after they defeated the Denver Broncos 18-17, capped by a Ryan Griffin touchdown until Travis Labhart caught a two-point conversion pass from rookie Tom Savage to win the game. In what was a game full of highs and lows, the Texans pulled it off against the AFC’s top team. MVP-Ryan Griffin Griffin led the Texans with five receptions for 71...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans season preview: Week 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Houston Texans are going to have a very tough task, when they travel to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. This is the first time these teams will meet since 2011, where the Texans beat Pittsburgh 17-10. We can expect an old-fashioned defensive battle here. The Texans have major problems at quarterback, and should therefore not be expected...
Via cover32 - Texans
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans season preview: Week 6 vs Indianapolis Colts

The Houston Texans will host the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football during Week 6, coming off of a road game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Colts have dominated the Texans historicaly. The Colts have won 20 out of 24 meetings, but three of those Texans victories have come since 2010. However, the Texans have never won a game in Indianapolis, as they’re 0-12. The Texans...
Via cover32 - Texans
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 2014 Houston Texans Season Preview

Let’s get this party started. We continue the never too early season preview series with the Houston Texans. Overview:  Last year’s AFC South title was won without any real competition, and the Colts are the favorite in the AFC NASCAR division this year. Houston is their biggest threat; they won it in ’11 and ’12 and they’ll rebound from last year’s disaster faster...
Via The Sports Bank
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Early 2014 Texans Rookie Class Rundown

The talk has been all about the Houston Texans veterans and how Head Coach Bill O’Brien is putting his mark on the franchise. Lost in the shuffle have been the rookies who have been an impressive group and the potential to be a group of instant contributors. We look at the drafted rookies early in the process and give a quick rundown on each of them.   2014 Rookie Class Rundown ...
Via State of the Texans
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans four burning offseason Questions

The Houston Texans are coming off of a 2-14 season after back-to-back AFC South titles that ended in Divisional round playoff losses. They’re not looking for a return to the postseason, and they have plenty of issues they need to address if that’s going to happen. Here are the four biggest offseason questions this team will have to answer before the 2014 season begins. 1. What...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 03, 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...
Via State of the Texans
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Best and Worst Picks of Round 1

With the NFL Draft over, I recount the best and worst picks Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans: Good Pick To add to JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, Brooks Reed, and Whitney Mercilus, they took the best Defensive End in the draft #1 overall. Romeo Crennel is one of the best coordinators in the NFL and he will use these defenders to his advantage. I cant wait to see all these guys on the field...
Via TopSportsReport
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitney Mercilus Talks Jadeveon Clowney and More

Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio on the Weekend Kickoff with Howard Davis. Mercilus talked Jadeveon Clowney, Romeo Crennel and Bill O’Brien.
Via State of the Texans
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans add MMA action to offseason workouts

It’s not Anderson “The Spider” Silva or Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. But it is something a little different for Bill O’Brien’s Texans. Since offseason training began Monday, several players have referred to a new mixed-martial arts setup that has been added by first-year strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald. Backup quarterback T.J. Yates and punter Shane...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Clonwey in Houston Doesn’t Fit

Stephen Morton/AP Jon Rodgers Houston Texans Writer Everyone knows that the Houston Texans have the top overall pick in the draft. What no one knows is just who the Texans will select. A majority if fans in Houston are expecting a quarterback to be drafted to lead the team into the future, but there are some that feel as if Jadaveon Clowney is a “can’t miss” prospect, and Houston...
Via TopSportsReport
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Roster Evaluation: Outside Linebacker

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.  One of the weakest positions on the Houston Texans, and this will be another group that will need some improvements. With probably one starter among the group, the Texans will have to rethink...
Via State of the Texans
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #16 Whitney Mercilus

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.    #16   When you look at the defense as a whole and the outside linebacker position, only Whitney Mercilus produced anything from the position. One factor that was overlooked was how he showed flashes as a capable defender in this defense. Mercilus finished with 7 sacks (2nd on team), 9 quarterback hits...
Via State of the Texans
January 03, 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...
Via State of the Texans
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Injury Report: Joseph, Mercilus, Tate

 M Glasgow, Flickr Creative CommonsGet ready for a prime time showdown between two AFC South division rivals, as the Houston Texans travel to Ever Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida to take on the "streaking" Jacksonville Jaguars.Houston Texans Injury ReportThe Texans boast relative health as they have nobody designated as "out" for the match-up (there are...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#26)

Last week: 28 (-2) Record: 2-9 The Texans somehow dropped back-to-back home games to the Raiders and Jaguars, but I’d still argue they are better than their record. They’ve just been killed by turnovers (-12) and return touchdowns (-6 touchdowns) and by a 2-6 record in games decided by a touchdown or less. However, it would be beneficial for them to lose out and get the #1 pick...
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: The Struggle is Real (Jaguars Edition)

The score  does not tell the story despite a horrific lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 on Sunday. The result of the game marked the lowest point of the season, and this was to a season that looked like it could not get any worse. The Jaguars came into Houston and put together a few good plays to defeat an inept Texans team from start to finish. The Texans have found ways to...
Via State of the Texans
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Watch: Jaguars Edition

Another game is on deck for the struggling Houston Texans and this week the Jacksonville Jaguars are coming to Houston. The expectations are low and rightfully so with the production the Texans have put out this season, but they might have a ray of hope with Jaguars coming to town. The focus will be on evaluation, and what the Texans have in store, good or bad, will be the price...
Via State of the Texans
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#22)

Last week: 21 (-1) Record: 2-7 Despite their 2-7 record, the Texans actually rank 12th in rate of moving the chains differential, moving the chains at a 75% rate, as opposed to 72% for their opponents. They probably aren’t as good as that (Football Outsiders has them 29th in DVOA), but they’ve just been killed by turnovers (-13) and return touchdowns (-7 touchdowns). They won’t...
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: San Francisco Edition

The Texans were embarrassed by the 49ers Sunday night on national television.  With the 34-3 loss, they are now in third place in the AFC South at 2-3 and are two games behind the Colts for first place. The game was over about a minute and a half into the game when Matt Schaub threw his pick six. This game is proof that change is necessary for the Texans. The Good Not much. The...
Via State of the Texans
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Digging Deep: Seahawks Edition

We look at some numbers from the Seattle Seahawks game. Take a look.     Digging Deep   49 The number of pass attempts by Matt Schaub.   3.7 The number of yards per attempt when Matt Schaub was blitzed (6 completions).   7.3 The average rush yards behind the left guard position (3 attempts).   476 The Texans total yards on offense.   270 The amount of yards the Texans’...
Via State of the Texans
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Seattle Edition

In their second overtime game of the season, the Texans fell to the Seattle Seahawks 23-20. After snatching victory out of the jaws of defeat in two of their first three games, the Texans did the exact opposite against the Seahawks, this time snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. The Good The Texans had their way on offense in the first half against one of the best defenses...
Via State of the Texans
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The POGs: Seahawks Edition

Welcome back, Texan faithful. I surely hope you have all recovered from yet another heart attack (and unfortunate heartbreak) that we received by our beloved Texans. This week’s write up features my favorite three Texans who shined some light on a dark day in Houston. Houston Texans Offensive POG: Owen Daniels Much like Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels had a great day catching the ball...
Via State of the Texans
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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