Subject:

Owen Daniels

  • 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 19, 2014

    NFL GM's Ranked In Order of Tenure (Sorry, Texan Fans)

    On the surface, the word "loyal" feels positive, and that's because at its core, loyalty is a noble trait that comes from a good place in one's heart. However, in business (and really in any walk of life, but especially business), loyalty has to be based on merit. It can't be blind, nor can it be b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Namaste! Arian Foster Returns to Twitter (And Is Reportedly Healthy)

    Last season went sideways on a lot of Houston Texans, and if we count "the season" to include the month or so after the season as well, perhaps it spun out of control for none moreso than running back Arian Foster. Think about it -- with fans, the perception of Foster went from "quirky, uber-produ ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Jags 27, Texans 20: So Close and Yet So Schaub

    In what has got to have been one of the worst match ups in the history of Thursday Night Football, an already God awful concept the NFL concocted to keep fans interested in the middle of the week, the Texans and Jaguars -- arguably the league's two worst teams (and franchises?) -- played a fairly en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 12: Rock Bottom, Jaguars vs Texans

    Back in my younger years, I was quite the pro wrestling aficionado (as opposed to now, when I am...well, still quite the pro wrestling aficionado), and while my favorite wrestling organization was the WWF (and still is WWE), I would watch the weekly shows on cable for a handful of other companies -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Dear Fans, Please Don't Boo The Texans Because They're Sensitive Little Children

    Ben Tate and Owen Daniels are upset the fans booed the Texans on Sunday. The offensive players didn't like that they had to go to a silent count on offense because of crowd anger. The fans should always be quiet and supportive, others say. Some of the thinking is that Texans fans are stupid. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Best of Houston® 2013: Rest of the Best - Houston Texans Edition

    A lot can change in just over two weeks. Two weeks ago, Matt Schaub was the Texans "best" quarterback. Two weeks ago, Brian Cushing's knee wasn't mangled from a vicious hit. Two weeks ago, Danieal Manning wasn't out with a mysterious "leg" injury. Even Owen Daniels was still playing, though he shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The Matt Schaub Jersey Barbecue

    "But I put him in a bad situation, not running the ball there, trying to be aggressive, trying to make a play and we didn't. And it ended up killing us." -- Gary Kubiak on the Seahawks' interception returned for the game tying touchdown against the Texans After the Texans' maddening 23-20 overtime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Brian Cushing's Deal Is Done, Who's Next?

    Omar Little put it best -- a man's gotta have a code. There's a time to color outside the lines, and there's a time to adhere unflinchingly to your own internal set of rules, and when it comes to contract negotiations, the Texans live by a strict moral code: Any negotiations of contract extensions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The Way Too Early Crack at the Texans' 53-Man Roster

    Each year on his nationally syndicated radio show, Jim Rome holds a little thing known as the Smack Off. I know many of you already know what that is (I've written roughly 10,000 words on the topic in the past few years), but briefly, for those who don't -- it's the annual show where he invites the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    NFL Free Agency 2013: Your Texans Cheat Sheet (Cap Numbers, Restructure Candidates, and More!)

    Back in the day, when I used to have oodles and oodles of idle time on my hands during prime game-show watching hours (that's code for "back in college"), Wheel of Fortune was a staple of my game-show dance card. (For the record, Tic Tac Dough, Joker's Wild and Price is Right -- the Sopranos of game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Gary Kubiak Won't Be Coaching for His Job Next Week, But He Should Be

    The narratives for the first two Texan losses wrote themselves, even if they weren't completely accurate. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are Hall of Fame quarterbacks and played extremely well. The Texans (12-3) had a few unlucky bounces on offense. The team didn't desperately need either game. None a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    Reality Lands At Reliant As Aaron Rodgers & Packers Roll Over Texans 42-24

    It was, to put it lightly, an inauspicious to the often-talked-about Tough Stretch of the Texans' 2012 schedule. While the team was sparking Super Bowl champion talk as they beat up on the likes of the Jets, Jags and Titans, looming ahead was this stretch -- which includes Green Bay, Baltimore and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Texans-Jets: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, The World Learns About J.J. Watt Edition

    Well, it wasn't sexy, it wasn't pretty, and it was actually a whole lot closer than most people thought it would be, but the Texans escaped northern New Jersey with a 23-17 win over the New York Jets. After the game, most Texan fans on Twitter were more interested in breaking down what went wrong ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Houston Texans: Some Pre-Final Preseason Game 53-Man Roster-tology!

    Thursday night, the Texans' 2012 preseason wraps up with a game against the Minnesota Vikings. The game is meaningful to a couple dozen guys still battling for roster and practice squad spots (and REALLY degenerate gamblers -- seriously, final preseason game gambling is the bestiality porn of the ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The Trindon Holliday Conundrum Edition)

    If you are a sports couch potato (and if you are reading this, chances are that is the case), Saturday night was one of those nights that we probably take for granted all of the technological advances that allow us to consume all of the fare on the sports buffet simultaneously. Picture if you will, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Houston Texans: My Annual Way Too Early Guess at the 53-Man Roster

    On Sunday morning at the Texans' second day of practice of the young preseason, I was hanging out with my co-host John Granato watching the wide receivers go one-on-one against the cornerbacks in pass catching drills when Evan Koch of the Texans media relations team walked by and asked us who we tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Texans Trade DeMeco Ryans -- The Players Speak Out

    Okay, this one I didn't totally see coming. After a somewhat tumultuous one-week period that saw the Texans lose outside linebacker Mario Williams and guard Mike Brisiel to free agency, and cut offensive tackle Eric Winston as a cap casualty, the Texans decided to shed more salary yesterday afterno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    7 Things from Sunday's Texans-Titans Game That Made Me Happy

    Well, the time for worrying is over. Soon Saturday will be here and the playoffs will be upon us, and as the great Bobby Knight once said, if the entire two-deep winding up in the hospital at some point is inevitable, why not sit back and enjoy it? So I'm done worrying about whether or not T.J. Yat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Panthers 28, Texans 13: Concerns Mount At QB, Kicker As Playoffs Approach

    Photos by Marco TorresRookie T.J. Yates looked very rookie-esque​The Texans are three weeks from postseason play and have rapidly intensifying concerns at quarterback and placekicker, two of the most critical playoff positions. It may not be time to panic, but a regular season that seems cert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Bulls on Parade: Ten Songs for Ten Texans Players and One for the Team

    ​This past weekend, not only did the Texans roll to yet another improbable win over the Atlanta Falcons, they seemed to find a battle cry in the song "Bulls on Parade" by Rage Against the Machine. The song was played over and over inside Reliant Stadium and seemed to fire up linebacker Connor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Texans 20, Jaguars 13: Five Reasons Why Not to Panic

    In the moment, it felt so overwhelming. How could the Texans, already reeling from the loss of Matt Schaub, recover from yet another season-ending quarterback injury, this time to the left collarbone of Matt Leinart? The initial results didn't look promising. Although the Texans won their fifth st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Texans/Jaguars -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Photo by Marco TorresTexans battlefought their way to a win in Battle Red​"I still don't like them, and I have no respect for them at all. It was just the dirty stuff they were doing. I don't want to get into specifics; I just don't like them. . . . I'm not going to get into names or anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Texans-Ravens: Four Winners, Four Losers

    It just feels like home to the Texans' ox.​Sometimes it's good to shake things up a little bit. We sit here every Sunday night for the last three football seasons and it feels like invariably we wind up saying the same thing -- "same ol' Texans." So this week, I took a trip to Chicago, and wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Texans 17, Steelers 10: No Longer Bullied, These Texans Are The Bullies

    See more pics from the Texans' third win in our slideshow. Led by a dynamic running game and relentless pass rush, the Texans beat and bullied defending AFC champion Pittsburgh to the point that Ben Roethlisberger compared the Texans to the Ravens. Wait, what? "That defense is physical," Roethlis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 4: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    It feels like virtually every fall Monday the last two years have been spent listening to callers to my show, co-workers around the office, people around town all saying "same ol' Texans." And to be sure, it's much harder to argue that it hasn't been "same ol' Texans" than argue that the team has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Houston Texans -- Five Things to Watch Tonight Against the Vikings

    At least this shouldn't happen tonight.​It's the final game of the 2011 preseason tonight with the Texans' backups taking on the Minnesota Vikings' backups in the newly inflatable-roofed Metrodome. If you're the Texans, I suppose the good news is that you're traveling to Minnesota in September ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Five Reasons To Watch The Texans Tonight

    It's another big night for you, Matt Leinart​I don't know that there was ever any point during the NFL lockout where I was fearful that we wouldn't have football this season. Still, the specter of the work stoppage that loomed over us throughout thus summer made us at least ponder life without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Houston Texans: My Way Too Early Guess At The 53-Man Roster

    Everyone's favorite kind of guy​We all have that friend who not only loves to be right, but also loves to point out that they're right and then continuously remind you that he (or she -- yeah, ladies, you're guilty, too!) is right. They'll text, they'll tweet, they'll take screen shots of Spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    NFL Lockout's Next Victim -- The Texans Charity Golf Classic

    Play golf with a Texan!! (Ummm, John Schriever, V-P of event management)​If there is one immutable law about the Houston sports fans, it's that we love our football. Football intrigues us unconditionally. Like pizza and sex, even bad football will get consumed (or consummated, as it were). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Houston Texans -- Owen Daniels Gets Paid

    Owen Daniels gets his contract​It's been quite an odyssey for Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels these last few years. The highlight of his Texans career thus far has probably been his trip to the Pro Bowl at the end of the 2008 season. Since then, to say O.D.'s journey has been star-cros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Comment of the Day: The Conflicted Life of a Texans Fan

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Houston Texans -- Do Something, Bob McNair

    Headlines don't lie​Every home game Sunday, the Houston Texans put out a free publication called the Tailgate Times that gets handed to ticket holders and media members as they pull into their respective Reliant Stadium parking lots. It's essentially a four-page piece of upbeat Texans propaga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Texans-Cowboys: Five Things To Watch (Actual Football Analysis)

    And the prediction is.....​The Texans are 60 minutes from reaching their highest point in franchise history.For a team with as short a history as the Texans, it's easy to be overly dramatic and lose perspective. Yet on this particular Sunday, the game truly is that important.A win over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Texans 34, Colts 24: Foster Dashes To Stardom, But Give Kubiak His Due

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherMario Williams was a stud against the Colts​See photos from the season-opening game in our slideshow. For a brief time, the script looked all too familiar on Sunday at Reliant Stadium. The Texans raced out to a big first-half lead over the Colts, only to watch Peyton Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Game Time: Houston Texans -- Business Is Good (plus my stab at a 53-man roster)

    Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs!?​At their core, the Houston Texans are a business, just like any other business, and they have customers -- you, the season ticket holders. The Texans have been above .500 for a total of eleven weeks in their history. I mean, let's face it, for the better p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Houston Texans: Five Possible 2010 Theme Songs

    ​If you haven't been able to tell by the depleted charcoal supplies and life-size bikini-model cutouts by the Miller Lite at your neighborhood grocery store (provided it's not Whole Foods), it's almost football season. Houstonians greet this time of year with the same unbridled jubilation they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Game Time: Texans Wednesday AM Practice Report (LIVE from New Orleans!)

    Land of Super Bowl champions​Safe, sound, and functioning on three hours of sleep, I am LIVE in New Orleans at the Saints practice facility in Metarie, LA covering the Texans and the Saints inter-squad practice sessions. For those unaware of the agenda, the Texans spent this morning and will spen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Game Time: Houston Texans: Seven Things To Watch In OTA's

    Photo by Mark C. AustinYou can't spell OTAs without Houston!! (And an 'A' from somewhere​My first Cushing-free football blog post in a couple weeks -- now I know how Pedro Gomez felt after Barry Bonds retired. "What the hell am I going to talk about???"Thankfully, the Texans start voluntary organ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Sports Things To Be Thankful For, And Not Thankful For

    ​It's that time of year when we start to look back at the events that have happened. And since it's Thanksgiving, I thought I would give a list of sports things for which I'm thankful, as well as listing a few of the turkeys of the year. So...1. I'm thankful for the MLB Network. The network and it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Game Time: The Horrible Turn Of The Texans' Owen Daniels

    ​(I want you all to watch in amazement while I introduce you to the literary technique known as the "shplegue". This stands for "shameless plug that turns into a segue." Watch and learn...)I'm not sure how many of you have seen the web-based tragicomedy Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Why The Texans Losing Owen Daniels Isn't As Bad As You Think

    Photo courtesy of Brit_2​For most teams, a season-ending injury to arguably the NFL's best receiving tight end would be considered a devastating loss. But to the Texans, the absence of Owen Daniels may not be all that significant. Sure, Sunday's come-from-behind, 31-10 romp over Buffalo was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Game Time: Weekend Review

    ​I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that you were all able to enjoy the nice weather by moving your television and recliner into your driveway to watch football on TV.  I'd like to start off by welcoming the Texans to this new thing for them called "November".  Boys, I know in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Game Time: Friday Broken Glass

    ​Just cleaning up some random broken glass in my "Blog" folder on a Friday ... Can You Guess This Team? Channeling my inner Cosmo Kramer... WHO WANTS TO HAVE SOME FUN?! Ok, well, I'm going to describe a fairly well known football team to many of you, and after I'm finished describing them, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Some (Few) Good Things Emerge From Texans' Monday-Night Loss

    ​It's never truly Texans season until there's the first Matt Schaub injury scare. This year, it came before the season even started -- when the Texans' QB ran out of bounds and turned his left ankle in Monday night's 17-10 preseason loss to the Vikings.But Schaub recovered, and so did the Texans, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

    ​With the Houston Texans kicking off pre-season play tomorrow night, I thought I would throw out a list of 25 things to watch or listen for during the game.1. Does Matt Schaub make it through two series of plays without any type of injury?2. What kind of stupid catchphrase is radio voice Marc Vand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    The Texans' Owen Daniels, Conducting His Contract Holdout Via Facebook

    You might have heard the news today that Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels has decided to join Texans defensive back Dunta Robinson by not reporting for "voluntary" off-season training activities today. And both are holding out for a better contract offer from the Texans.But Daniels took his hol ... More >>

  • More >>
Loading...