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NFL Draft

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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 >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Texans Tracker: Texans Have Allegedly Already Decided on Jadeveon Clowney

    In previous years, we'd be in the home stretch for NFL Draft season now. Forever, the draft has been in or around the third weekend of April, but for reasons that don't really matter at this point, the league has moved it to May 8 through May 10. And in the age of social media and a land rush to be ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Barrage of Lies Means the NFL Draft Is Almost Here

    This is where the NFL Draft process really starts to get get fun. (This is also where I wish that sarcasm had its own font.) We are only a few weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and maybe it's because we sit smack dab in the middle of the city with the number one overall pick, but it feels like th ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Houston Texans Tough Choice: Number One Draft Pick is a Blessing and a Curse

    You wouldn't think a team would consider having the number one pick in the draft an unenviable position, but the Texans may indeed find themselves in that very spot come May. Much like the last time the Texans picked at the top of the NFL draft, there is no consensus sure thing. In 2006, it came dow ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Movie Review of Draft Day (Featuring Texans RB Arian Foster)

    The NFL Draft has grown into a monster business. There are literally hundreds of websites, pundits, and magazines making money hand over fist on the (intelligent sounding, but in the end largely random) speculation on which teams will draft which college kids. Smoke, mirrors, and the Wonderlic, bab ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Teddy Bridgewater Struggles at Pro Day, Looking Back at Other QB Pro Days

    With the NFL Scouting Combine a few weeks in the rear view mirror, now comes the fun part of the silly pre-draft season -- individual workouts and Pro Days. In plain English, this is the part of the Prospect Assessment Calendar where everyone will freak out (positively and negatively) over how well ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Whether He Wants It or Not, the Media Circus Will Be Following Michael Sam

    Michael Sam being gay may not be the reason NFL coaches don’t want him on their teams.

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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 14, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: The Jadeveon Clowney Rule

    Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger was at a community appearance on Thursday morning at Harvard Elementary School. As these normally appearances go, Swearinger spent a few minutes talking to the media about football, the Texans, and the state of the union in D.J.'s world. With Swearinger one sea ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Michael Sam's Draft Stock: The Stupidity Of Quantifying Gay

    At around 7:00 p.m. Sunday night, Missouri senior defensive end Michael Sam announced to the world on ESPN what he had announced to his teammates prior to the 2013 football season -- he is gay. The sit down interview with Chris Connelly was one prong in a meticulously constructed media game plan th ... 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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    January 13, 2014

    Winter of Johnny: Manziel Takes a Twitter Vacation

    Last year, once the 2012 college football season was over, the 2013 Johnny Football season began, and for those of us in the blog and radio business, life was good. You could count on it. Almost weekly, there would be at least one episode of Johnny Manziel going to Cabo, or going to Austin, or appe ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Johnny Watch: Manziel Says "We'll See" On Going To The NFL

    Johnny Manziel's flair for the dramatic over the last two years is well documented. In 2012, road wins against Ole Miss and Alabama came down to plays made late in the game by the eventual Heisman winner. In 2013, Manziel had to figuratively carry A&M's defense on his back just to will his team to a ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Jadeveon Clowney Gets Speeding Ticket, Texans' NFL Draft Big Board Thrown Into Disarray

    For a seemingly benign Thursday night game in early December between two bottom feeding NFL teams, the Texans-Jaguars game last week wound up having some far reaching ramifications. First, the end result (and certainly the penalty littered path leading up to that end result) was the trigger event f ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Trent Richardson Traded To The Colts: The Death Of The Highly Drafted Running Back

    In both Major League Baseball and the NBA, trades are fairly commonplace, not only during the offseason, but in season as well. The trade deadlines in each sport are well known by fans and generally viewed as important dates on the respective calendars for each sport. That's where the NFL has alway ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Texans-Cowboys: Final Preseason Odds And Ends, Latest 53 Man Roster Prediction

    On Tuesday, the Texans made their final set of moves to get down to 75 players before they head up to Dallas on Wednesday for the game Thursday night, placing wide receiver Alec Lemon on the injured reserve list and placing nose tackle David Hunter and wide receiver Mike Smith on waiver/injured rese ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    2013 NFL Draft, First Round: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    All right, it's Friday morning, and either you're hungover from getting destroyed by the Battle-Drink BINGO drinking card for the NFL Draft or you're mentally exhausted from sweating out all the NFL Draft prop bets I shared with you earlier this week. Either way, however shitty you feel is likely my ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Battle-Drink BINGO Drinking Game: 2013 NFL Draft Edition

    Back when the NFL Draft was a Saturday/Sunday affair, I had a couple buddies (brothers, actually, what up Andrew and Brock?) who used to gather with some of their other friends for the entire weekend and make a huge party out of the draft. We're talking kegs, entire animals cooked on an open fire, g ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    2013 NFL Draft: Prop Bets To Keep It Interesting On Thursday Night!

    The NFL Draft has always been an event that's required an incredible amount of patience. With ten minutes between picks in the first round (and for you ADD-afflicted youngsters out there, be glad, it used to be 15 minutes), with the proceedings spread out over three days, and for most of you reading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Geno Smith's Former QB Coach Refutes Scathing Draft Evaluation

    Driven largely by back to back classes flush with immediate impact players, expectations have changed for highly drafted rookie quarterbacks in the NFL. Consider that two years ago, six of the top 35 picks were quarterbacks, and already three of them (oddly enough the second three drafted -- Chris ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Sexual Orientation Questions at NFL Combine Spark Sports Radio Discussion, Create Welcome Distraction

    I listen to a lot of sports talk radio. I listen to as much of the various hosts as possible across the five different stations that offer all-sports formats -- yes, five, it's insane. There are some shows and on-air talent I like better than others. We're all like that I would guess. For me, I tend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Why the NFL Got Boring (for Me) and How to Get Over Your Football Addiction

    Last Sunday, a strange thing happened. I woke up, did some reading, worked on a few stories, talked to some friends on the telephone for a while, went to the gym, made dinner and got back into bed, thinking, "Not a bad day." And then I realized it: I hadn't watched football. Hadn't even thought to. ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Longhorn Panic: Sealy WR Ricky Seals-Jones Decommits

    It wouldn't be June if we didn't have some sort of off the field drama to worry about with our college football. And since the realignment talk this summer is at a dull roar at best, and since the resolution of a college football playoff is still several weeks away, how about a little recruiting ang ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    10 College-Related Thoughts On The NFL Draft, Including Case Keenum

    I'm not the draft expert that some of my Press colleagues are. Yet I do watch a lot of football, especially college football, and like every football fan, I have a few thoughts about some of the things that happened over this past weekend. 10. There are probably a bunch of Houston Cougar fans that ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Texans Draft Notebook: What The Mercilus Pick Means For The Weekend

    The Texans, as expected, addressed a need with their first-round pick Thursday night. It just wasn't the sexy playmaker position that many expected. Whitney Mercilus, a projected linebacker at the NFL level who led the NCAA with 16 sacks in his junior year at Illinois, proved too much value for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    NFL Draft 1st Round by the Numbers: Ranking High School Ratings, Conferences

    The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books, and now we spend today overanalyzing the selections the teams made last night (complete with the inane letter-grade report cards for a bunch of players that have not yet even had their first press conferences with their new teams) and preparing for t ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Texans Draft Preview: Understanding Needs In A Gary Kubiak Offense

    For the first time in years, the first round of the NFL Draft may not be about defense for the Texans. After spending exhaustive resources to rebuild the depleted unit, the consensus among pundits is that Gary Kubiak will use the 2012 draft to add youth to his offensive core -- namely, in the passi ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    NFL Draft WARNING Label: JaMarcus Russell 2007 Draft Footage

    The day is finally here. Tonight at 7 p.m. all of the analysis, evaluation and conjecture will end (temporarily) and the hopes and dreams of 32 young men will come true. It is the first round of the NFL Draft, and for fans of everyone except the Jets it is another day of hope that your team is trend ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Who Needs Tim Tebow When You Have T.J. Yates (Or Just About Any Other NFL Quarterback)?

    The only proper usage of Tebowing.​Vince Young was not who Jeff Fisher wanted to draft in 2006. His choice for the future quarterback of the Tennessee Titans was Jay Cutler. Bud Adams wanted Young, so Young became a Titan. Young was the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year as the Titans we ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    5 Quick Thoughts On The Great Carson Palmer Heist

    Carson Palmer: Now rehabbing his rep​It's weird, as great as the National Football League has been, the one thing that the NBA and, to an even greater extent, Major League Baseball have had over the NFL for as long as I can remember is a compelling trade in-season trade deadline. In-season fo ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    2011 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I am not an NFL Draft expert. How's that for unbridled confidence? Right out of the shoot, in a live blog for the NFL Draft, a host of a sports talk show is admitting that he's not an expert at something sports related, let alone the thing at which he's about to live blog. If you're looking for l ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    My Trump Card To The Texans' NFL Draft Propaganda

    With first pick of draft, Texans choose...David Carr!!! Da!!!​Let me first say that I really like the Houston Texans' public relations staff. The group that we, the media, interact with on a frequent basis (and during the season, on practically a daily basis) are some of the best at what they ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    NFL Teams Don't Care That Cam Newton Can't Name A Play

    Only one of these guys still has a decent job​Go to Google and put in "2011 NFL mock drafts." I did that this afternoon, and I couldn't find one current edition of a reputable mock draft that didn't have Auburn quarterback Cam Newton as the number one overall pick to the Carolina Panthers. T ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    My Advice for NFL Players

    Don't take these magic moments away, Players Union​In the battle for NFL labor supremacy, I'm rooting for football. I'm rooting for order in my world, and my entertainment to remain untouched. However, forced to choose a side, I am rooting for the players. I don't know if I represent Joe NFL ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Kareem Jackson, Cockfighting and Perception

    That's entertainment​"Look at all these people that be at these chicken fights, you would think its a college football game." -- Reemboi25 (Kareem Jackson's Twitter handle) Early March is the meaty part of the NFL's offseason relaxation calendar for players. The season has been over for a co ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Randy Moss Gets Traded For Magic Beans

    Randy Moss trades Brady for Favre​"I'm still in awe that I'm a part of this organization. I think that he's the kind of coach that can motivate me. He has a proven track record." -- Randy Moss on Bill Belichick the day he was acquired by the Patriots in 2007 Randy Moss and the Patriots were the ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Game Time: If You Want To Hear Richard Justice Getting Fired, Click Here

    ​If you are a celebrator of Christmas, you know what I mean when I say "that Christmas morning feeling" -- the giddy sensation when you wake up on December 25th, knowing that you made it through the 362 day grind since the last Christmas morning and today is the day that you get to open your p ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Game Time: Best-Case NFL Draft Scenario For HBO's Hard Knocks Fans

    ​In the end, I guess someone had to go. If you're the front office of a proud franchise like the Steelers, you can only have so many impromptu press conferences, district attorney explanations, and women screaming foul before a message needs to get sent. You're not going to move the star quarte ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Game Time: We Interrupt March Madness For This Earl Thomas Interview

    ​By the time this post is up, March Madness will have tipped off, so I hope everyone was able to glean enough "infotainment" (a word my good friend WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross, loves to use) to mentally and psychologically prepare you for the next few weeks. If you missed it, you can get the Mar ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Aeros' Max Noreau: From Nowhere To All-Star

    ​One of the fun things about covering (and watching) sports is the joy that comes from watching the underdog triumph over all odds and get to the top. It can be a team -- like the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team -- or a player. Just someone or something that overcomes overwhelming obstacles that w ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    No More Bull

    The past, present and future of the Texans breaking our hearts

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