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Houston Texans

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    October 24, 2014

    Texans-Titans Preview: 2014 Season On The Brink

    Three weeks ago the Texans sat at two games over .500, ready to attack a difficult upcoming three game stretch that would define the first half the season. All three games would be against playoff contenders and/or played in a tough environment in prime time. Despite showing some fight in each of t ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Complementary Football: How the Texans Bury Themselves Each Week

    Bill O'Brien loves him some "complementary football," Obie-speak for the optimal combination of offensive, defensive, and special teams proficiency to bring the hometown team a victory each Sunday (and God willing, the occasional Thursday or Monday, the last two games notwithstanding). For these 20 ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Steelers Rapper Tweets

    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day night to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and ef ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Steelers 30, Texans 23: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Ask any NFL player what they enjoy about playing primetime, nationally televised football games, and one of the first things they'll all inevitably bring up is the fact that they know all of their peers are watching. There's added motivation in showing off your wares to the other 30 idle teams arou ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    If you followed my picks last season (and God forbid, used them as your own picks), then you know exactly how painful the hit was by the end of the year. In fact, you're probably cursing me and contemplating exactly how you can dismember me without getting arrested while you stand in the welfare lin ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    The New Boom 92 Houston: A Review

    About two years ago, I decided to listen to 97.9 The Box over the course of a weekend. This was before the station implemented a not-secret but widely understood policy of supporting locals. It was hypersexualized. It was gross. It dealt with more Rick Ross detailing his sexual prowess than I ever w ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Colts Rapper Tweets

    JJ Watt got a nigga running with him like pic.twitter.com/vKMhJOMmTI— #FreeRyanMallett (@DJAudiTory) October 10, 2014 The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day t ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets (Including Colts-Texans!)

    In betting, there are weekends where you're looking to score big, where even finishing at or slightly above .500 feels like a slight disappointment, like a running back who left yards on the field. Then there are weekends like last weekend. Saturday was utter chaos, like the last 45 minutes of a T ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    The Houston Texans "Behind The Chains": Lose Yards, Kill Drive

    If you read my entries in this blog, you know there are certain things that I find intriguing -- fan fights in stadium bathrooms, crime stories from the state of Florida, crime stories involving NFL players, the occasional recreational wager. These things all intrigue me. But if you examine closely ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Cowboys 20, Texans 17: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Well, it's been a while since we had a game like that to invest in here in Houston. No, I'm not talking about a mere loss by our NFL team. We had 14 of those last season, and already had one a couple weeks ago against the Giants. I'm talking about a gut punch loss, where the emotional investment we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Three Years Later, Did The Texans Win Or Lose The 2011 NFL Draft?

    The Shiloh Keo Era ended earlier this week. I think most of us could see that coming, what with Keo only being healthy for like one day this entire 2014 preseason and regular season. (To be fair, it was a very productive day, as he had 11 tackles in the final preseason game to temporarily save his s ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    2002 Houston Texans Made Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Cry (w/ AUDIO)

    It's finally here! Cowboys and Texans! HELL WEEK! Because of the very methodical, easily forecast manner in which the NFL formulates its schedule (we literally know whom the Texans are playing and where they're playing in 14 of their 16 games from now until the next time the league expands or reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Assessing This Week's Houston Texans "Bottom Of The Roster Shuffle"

    Since the time this team started up preseason in late July, the Houston Texans roster has been constantly in motion, with revolving doors built around almost every spot below the starters on the depth chart. Throughout the preseason, training camp, and the first few weeks of the regular season, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    The Texans' Toughest Opponent May Be Under Their Feet

    With about three minutes to go in the first half of the season opener between the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins, the Redskins faced a daunting third down and 16 yards to go. The sellout crowd in NRG Stadium was already abuzz from DeAndre Hopkins's 76-yard touchdown just minutes before, wh ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Bills Rapper Tweets

    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and efficien ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Texans Draft Woes Continue, Louis Nix III Heads To Injured Reserve

    It's too early to tell if the Texans last couple draft classes are cursed, just not that good, or some combination of those two things. The one thing that is undeniable is that, on the whole, it's hard to find another team in the NFL (certainly a team that is 2-1 and favored to win in Week 4 at hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Giants 30, Texans 17: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    So I guess the Texans aren't going undefeated. Damn. Through the first three weeks of the season, it's readily apparent that Bill O'Brien and his staff have made some headway in fixing some of what ailed this team in 2013. However, after Sunday's 30-17 loss to the New York Giants, it's equally appa ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Giants Rapper Tweets

    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and efficien ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    NFL: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Coming into the season, we all knew the Texans' schedule was relatively light. Granted, every team on the Texans' schedule was looking at the Texans as one of their opponents to justify thinking the same thing. But here we are, two weeks in, and with the Texans at 2-0, the Colts at 0-2, and the NFC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Houston Texans Don't Get Arrested That Often, Compared to Other NFL Teams

    The outing of Ray Rice, whose stunning knockout of his fiance (now wife) was caught on elevator cameras and viewed more than 8.6 million times on YouTube, has caused football fans around the country to take a second look at the NFL stars they thought they knew. Good news for Houston -- the Texans ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    This Weekends Best Bets: "Cleveland Punter Gets Face Stomped" Edition

    Finally, a safe haven from TMZ videos of domestic violence incidents and replays of Roger Goodell's sweaty face, lying his ass off to America. Actual football! If you're someone who is more the traditionalist, you can say what you want about Thursday Night Football -- the short week dilutes the qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Trench Life: Chris Myers and Duane Brown are Crucial to the Texans' Success, On and Off the Field

    Ask any NFL player about training camp, especially players whose teams toil in the sweltering, 9,000,000,000 percent humidity of Houston, and ultimately he will circle around to one word. You can set your watch to it. Grind. The NFL preseason is a grind. To be truthful, the preseason is actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Jadeveon Clowney Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out 4-6 Weeks

    The football gods clearly won't let Houstonians have nice things. Already saddled with a tortured history laced with playoff and regular season disappointment and heartbreak aplenty, and carrying around the burden of a 357 day streak of winless football, it wasn't in the cards to have the gods just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Washington Rapper Tweets

    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and efficie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Texans 17, Redskins 6: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    357 days. That's how long it's been since the Houston Texans last won a regular season NFL game. The last time the hometown team walked off the field victorious, Matt Schaub was the quarterback, Gary Kubiak was the head coach, and Vanilla Ice was rocking the house at halftime. Sunday, it was Rya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Local Acts We'd Put Up For Texans Tailgate Parties

    The kids are back in school, St. Arnold's Oktoberfest is being consumed in mass quantities again and many of us are waking in the dead of night, in a cold sweat, with the numbers "2-14" flashing in our subconscious brains like a bad dream. It's football season again! The best time of the year kicks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five NFL Season Win Total Bets You Should Invest In

    Two days away from the start of the NFL season, and I'm getting all my ducks in a row for kickoff Thursday night. I have the Texans schedule loaded in my calendar so I know exactly how many Sundays I'll have to watch a total menu of other teams' games during the season. (Total? Three. October 12 af ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Texans 18, Broncos 17: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    For the most part, preseason football is very boring. I don't think I'm breaking any new ground with that white hot take. Unless you're completely into the 90-to-75 cutdown bubble, or you're a degenerate gambler, there's not a whole lot of compelling stuff going on in the fourth quarter of a Prese ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Texans-Broncos: Five Roster Battles To Watch

    Going out to Texans practice during the preseason is one of the more enjoyable parts of my job. Typically, it's well attended by fellow media members, so it serves in part as a decent social outing each late July and early/mid August morning. In fact, the first day of Texans' training camp is the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    If Bands Sponsored NFL Teams: The NFC

    Recently we wrote about the ramifications of KISS and Vince Neil buying their own Arena Football League teams and what it would be like if NFL teams were also themed around bands and musicians. We started by running down the AFC, including our hometown Houston Texans. This time we're going to exami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Texans 32, Falcons 7: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    335 days. That's how long it had been since the Houston Texans have walked off of a football field having scored more points than their opponent. September 15, 2013, to be exact. If you recall, that was the second regular season game of the tumultuous 2-14 train wreck the city endured last year, ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Falcons-Texans, Preseason Week 2: Five Players To Watch

    Thursday was a "feel good" day out at the Methodist Training Center. It was "Texans for DQ" Day (as officially proclaimed by Mayor Annise Parker), and in honor of Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who is battling lymphoma back in his home state of California, everyone who is anyone was w ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Five Observations From The First Texans-Falcons Joint Practice

    The 2011 lockout gave us some sensible things. The rookie wage scale that brought first round picks' salaries and signing bonuses into proper calibration with the players' inexperience and lack of any NFL resume was a positive. Gone were the days of $40 million guaranteed for JaMarcus Russell. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Former Texan Sage Rosenfels' Alludes To "Crazy" NFL Rumor, Breaks Twitter

    As if you needed another daily reminder with where we are in the realm of "breaking news," we got one on Wednesday afternoon. Adam Schefter, Jay Glazer, Albert Breer. These are the names we've become accustomed to hearing from when a free agent signs with a team, a head coach is fired, or Roger Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Houston Texans Cut Two Three RB's, Sign Two RB's

    There are words of wisdom correlating to certain levels of job security in the NFL. Update: 8:21 a.m. Overnight, the running back purge continued as the Texans released a third running back within just a few hours. This time, it was Houston native Tim Cornett, who was a Houston Texan for all of tw ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Johnny Ratings: Manziel's Debut Most-Watched Preseason Game In NFL Network History

    "I knew with Manziel it would be a frenzy. And probably even if he didn't succeed at being an outstanding NFL quarterback for a couple years, the fans would have been frenzied." --Houston Texans owner Bob McNair to ESPN.com, 8/8/14 As owner of the Houston Texans, when it comes to evaluating talent, ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Thank Rick Smith: A Look at the Texans' Abnormally Inept and Unlucky 2013 Draft Class

    Back in June of 2012, Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith gave a fairly memorable interview to SI.com NFL scribe Peter King in which he laid out his philosophy on roster construction in today's NFL. Now, keep in mind that, looking back, if ever there were a time during the Rick Smith era that ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    7 Observations on the Houston Texans' First 2014 Depth Chart

    In the grand scheme of the "unveiling" scale, I'm not sure where the Texans' first depth chart of the preseason ranks. It's definitely not as exciting as finding out your team's first round draft choice, and it's definitely way more exciting than getting a copy of the new Yellow Pages. It's probabl ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    DQ Strong: Texans Begin Campaign To Raise Money In Honor Of Teammate

    Since being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma back in June, Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry has been undergoing treatment back in his home state of California. While he's been away, though, he's remained in the thoughts of his Texan teammates, particularly those along the of ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    The Newest Houston Texan Has One Of The Greatest Plays Of All Time On His Resume (VIDEO)

    Believe it or not, going 2-14 in 2013 does come with some privileges for your Houston Texans. Privileges beyond the right to select Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick, privileges beyond the right to select first in every round after that (S'ua-Filo! Fiodorowicz!), privileges beyond the ri ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    A Breakdown of the Former NFLers Bull Rushing Houston Sports Radio Market

    When George Costanza was looking for a job, he said that he might like to be a color commentator for baseball to which Jerry Seinfeld responded, "Well, they tend to give those jobs to ex-ballplayers and people that are, you know, in broadcasting." While this may not have seemed fair to George, it is ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Houston Texans Sign Tyson Clabo, So It's Probably Safe To Make Wild 53 Man Roster Picks

    Completely and utterly sucking the previous season has its privileges in the National Football League. As a fan of the Houston Texans (if you are one), you may already know this, and if you didn't know this, you will find out repeatedly throughout the preseason and the early part of the regular se ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Houston Texans Update: Cushing, Nix, T. Williams To PUP List, Brennan Williams Released

    On Friday, everybody reports for team meetings, and come Saturday, it begins. The Texans' first training camp of the Bill O'Brien Era will be underway, and by Saturday morning, we will have confirmation on just how entrenched Andre Johnson is in his stance against the team. That will be the storyli ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    The Astrodome: From Elvis to Evel Knievel ... to Green Space?

    Anybody surprised that Astrodome is going to be demolished and turned into green space hasn't really been paying attention the past 25-plus years. The Dome has been a doomed property ever since Harris County gave into Bud Adams' demands to destroy the heart and soul for the building so that he coul ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Andre Johnson On His Texans Return: "Hopefully."

    On Tuesday this week, former Houston Texan offensive lineman Chester Pitts had a charity bowling event here in town. Among the celebrity guest lists were several of Pitts' former Texan teammates like Brian Cushing and Duane Brown. Also included in the advertised copy was wide receiver Andre Johnson ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Andre Johnson Just Wants to Win, Since When Is That A Bad Thing?

    The position has been filled with David Carr, Matt Schaub, and Ryan Fitzpatrick. These are the primary Houston Texans quarterbacks of the Andre Johnson era. This is a sad, pathetic list of QBs. And yet many people still wonder why Andre Johnson is having second thoughts about continuing to play for ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Ryan Fitzpatrick Named Texans Starting Quarterback As T.J. Yates Is Released

    All along, it's been a race where naming a "winner" was going to feel like a bit of a misnomer. When the Texans began mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, the open race to see who would be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback consisted of four men -- Ryan Fitzpatrick, rookie Tom Savage, Case Keenum, ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Proposed Go Texan Wine Labeling Changes Don't Go Far Enough

    On Thursday of last week, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) released the text of a proposed amendment to its Go Texan licensing rules for Texas wines. Go Texan is a TDA marking program that helps to promote awareness of Texan agricultural products (including wine). It allows approved grower ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    For the First Time, the Texans are Building an Identity as a Team

    New Texans coach Bill O’Brien stresses the whole over individual achievement.

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    May 23, 2014

    Gambling! Betting Lines For The First 16 Weeks Of The 2014 NFL Season!

    Every diehard NFL fan thinks that he (or she) is smarter than the next guy (or gal). To that end, Las Vegas is fully aware of the intellectual narcissism of Joe NFL Fan, especially the Joe NFL Fans that like to gamble, and therefore tries to take advantage by sucking us them into the game by game w ... More >>

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