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Houston Texans

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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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    May 20, 2014

    Cookbook Review: The Homesick Texan's Family Table

    As many of you know, I'm a native Texan. I was born and raised in Corpus Christi and went to college in San Antonio. Then, for grad school, I decided to branch out a little, and I moved to Missouri. I lived there for two years, and while there were things I loved about it (four unique seasons, crazy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Post-Draft NFL Season Win Totals Are Out! The Texans' Number Is....

    Amidst the myriad of Johnny Manziel prop bets and NFL Draft forecast wagers, anyone who enjoys the occasional bet knows that there is a distinct beginning to NFL betting season, a harbinger of the gambling delights of the autumn. It's when the Las Vegas Hilton releases its first post-NFL Draft seas ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Post-NFL Draft Super Bowl Odds Are Far Too Kind to the Houston Texans

    For NFL Draft enthusiasts and for those of us who make our living discussing the NFL, it feels a little strange to be dissecting the draft fallout in mid-May. This year, as has been mentioned here a handful of times, the draft was pushed back by two weeks, which left a lot more time for the league ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Andre Johnson Situation: An Overview

    "I'm under contract, so I have to play my contract out. I can't do anything about that." -- Andre Johnson, 11/17/2013 Truth be told, we should have seen this coming. Back in November of last year, in the waning minutes of another soul crushing 2013 defeat, this one at the hands of the immortal Mat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Houston Texans: The Truth On Tom Savage's Chances For Success

    Mathematically, the most certain way (or more accurately, the least uncertain way) to acquire a franchise quarterback in the NFL is to choose one with the first pick of the draft. For the third time in their franchise's history, the Houston Texans had the first pick in the NFL Draft last Thursday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Check out our slideshow of the Texans welcoming Jadeveon Clowney. On Texans Radio on Saturday, covering Day 3 of the NFL Draft with my buddies John Harris (smartest football guy I know) and Ted Johnson (3-time Super Bowl winner, great on the radio himself, and all around good guy), I made the comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Battle-Drink, NFL Draft 2014: The Johnny Manziel Era Begins

    Pretty much everyone that I interact with on a daily basis loves the NFL. I work at a sports talk radio station that is the flagship for the local NFL team. I am on Twitter for a huge chunk of the day conversing with NFL fans. I talk to my sons (who live in Chicago) on a nightly basis, and they pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Media Members, Former Players, Bloggers All Weigh In on Texans' First Overall Pick

    Texan fans, NFL Draft fans, it's almost here, I promise.... Being almost 30 years removed from my childhood, I don't recall all that well what it was like to be sitting in the back seat of the car on a long trip, wondering when the hell we would arrive at our destination. I now live it through my t ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2014
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    April 18, 2014

    Texans Exercise J.J. Watt's Fifth Year Option On His Rookie Contract

    When the NFL players and owners agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement prior to the 2011 season, one of the most crucial elements was the implementation of a rookie wage scale. The key benefit at the time seemed pretty simple -- the scale would stop the marquee, high draft choice rookies f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Five Reasons Why Sports Talk Radio is Ignoring the Rockets

    I am and have always been an avid listener to sports talk radio. I enjoy the banter with callers, the analysis and I even manage to make it through the randomly juvenile antics that occasionally make their way across from morning shock jock-ery on other stations. Listening during the past few months ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    2014 Texans Cheerleader Tryouts (Video/Photos)

    Over 1,000 women, including at least one guy in jeans, took part in the 2014 Houston Texans Cheerleading tryouts this Saturday. Like they do every year, the Houston Texans set up a panel of judges that included coaches and super fans. Slideshow: Texans Cheerleader Tryouts 2014 You think of cheer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Pro Days Done, Clowney Makes Case For Number One Overall Pick

    When it comes to the draft process in the NFL, and there are multiple prospects jockeying for any one position or status, it may not be about who has the last word necessarily, but from a Pro Day standpoint, it's definitely about who has the latest word. The Texans, in theory (and probably in actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Houston Texans Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick To Fill "Underwhelming Veteran QB" Role

    As NFL teams that matter continue to sign marquee free agents to cap swallowing contracts (Antonio Cromartie and Devin Hester on Thursday), the Texans continue to rummage through the free agency bargain bin. On Thursday, they finally found a purchase to their liking in the bin marked "CRAPPY VETERA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Matt Schaub Traded to the Oakland Raiders

    It's Week 14 of the 2012 NFL season. The 11-1 Houston Texans are in New England for the biggest game of the season, taking on the Patriots. A win in New England and home field advantage in the playoffs and a first round bye are all but clinched. The Texans trail 7-0 in the first quarter, but are on ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2014

    The Texans Have a New Coach and Have Cleaned House, Yet Rick Smith Is Still Around

    Why is General Manager Rick Smith still with the Texans when others have been dismissed?

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    NFL Free Agency Day 3: Silence On Kirby Ends

    Three days of NFL free agency in the books, and here is your Houston Texans scorecard: * Two players cut * Five players left in free agency * One cockblocking on a veteran quarterback * Zero new players acquired * One player re-signed * A growing abyss between the AFC (which includes the Texans) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Reliant Stadium May Be Changing Names, But Texans Still Lining Pockets With Naming Rights Fees

    For over a decade, Bob McNair has been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his ownership of the Houston Texans. "He brought football back to Houston and he spent a billion dollars to do it," is the familiar refrain. Part of that sentence is true. After the Oilers left, he most certainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    10 Initials Worse Than NRG for Re-Naming Reliant Stadium

    It has been widely reported that NRG Energy, the company that bought the retail division of Reliant Energy in 2009, would be re-branding Reliant Stadium and the surrounding complex as part of efforts to make its name change more visible. Reliant agreed to pay $300 million over 30 years in naming rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Houston Texans: 2014 Free Agency Dashboard

    As the Texans make moves amidst a coaching regime change, I think it makes sense to look back at what has necessitated all of the movement that's gone on in the organization in the last few months. Certainly, indecisiveness and questionable decisions by the previous coaching staff contributed great ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    The Truth On the Matt Schaub Situation

    I understand the emotions of sports fans. Hell, I am a sports fan, I just happen to have a microphone, and a password to the Houston Press' blogging mechanism. I was there in the stadium for most of the soul crushing Matt Schaub pick sixes last season, including the third play of the San Francis ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Schaub Watch 2014: Could He Stay Or Should He Go?

    You always have to read the signs, and sometimes the signs can be subtle. I've said before that one very underplayed way to gauge where a player stands with a franchise is the pricing of their jerseys in the team store. I've shared the story about going to Cowboys Stadium during the 2011 lockout an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    2014 NFL Draft: Texans Tracker Update, "Ryan Mallett Trade Rumor" Edition

    Free agency is almost here, and beginning Tuesday afternoon teams will be shopping to fill holes on their rosters, and spending prices anywhere from "Rodeo Drive" to "bargain bin scrap heap." Some teams like the Texans will hardly be spending at all, as they do what they can to keep their own free ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    2014 NFL Draft: Unveiling The Texans Tracker

    Isn't it fun living in the city with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft? Seriously, I think sometimes the fervor surrounding the speculation on who the Texans will take is part of the punishment of going 2-14, like a residual aftershock. We are only a few weeks into the NFL Draft process (comb ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Greater Houston Football Showcase Helps High School Kids Realize College Dreams

    Check out our slide show of the 6th Annual Greater Houston Senior Football Showcase. Later this week, the NFL Combine begins in Indianapolis. It's quite the spectacle, as hundreds of prospects gather in one place to participate in drills with the hope of furthering the pursuit of their dream to con ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Pro-Manziel Billboards by Local Attorney Eerily Familiar

    Back in 2006, local furniture purveyor Jim "Mattress Mac" McInvale -- before he was doling out $7 million in refunds over a Super Bowl "bet" -- was a big fan of Vince Young. So much so, he took out a full-page ad in the Chronicle extolling the virtues of Young and encouraging (to just this side of d ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Wade Phillips: "The Texans Should Draft Johnny Football"

    With the annual "Hey, it's that time of year from February through NFL Draft, so take it with a grain of salt" caveat firmly attached, dare I say that the Johnny Manziel Express train to Houston in early May is picking up steam? We asked several of our guests (whose opinions matter) on Radio Row la ... More >>

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