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Ryan Mallett

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    My girlfriend Amy and I moved into a new house this week, and as is bound to happen, the cable and internet installation is about five days behind our move-in date. Unfortunately, it's arguably the five best days of the year to sit around and do nothing but watch television and surf the internet. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Texans Regress in Loss to Bengals at NRG Stadium

    Oh, what a difference a week makes. Last Sunday, the Texans went into Ohio and whopped up on a Cleveland team with a new quarterback and a second string running back. This Sunday, another team from Ohio walked into NRG Stadium and put it to the Texans with essentially the same lineup, 23-13. Many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Bengals 22, Texans 13: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    At this stage of the season, there are two different flavors of .500 (or around .500) football teams in the NFL. There are the kind who have played hard schedules, have good quarterbacks, and have enough solutions on the roster to eventually win the 9, 10, or 11 games they need in order to make th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Ryan Mallett Out For The Season With Torn Pectoral Muscle

    Last Friday, talk around Houston in football circles was happy. It was optimistic. It was about opportunity. At 5-5, you beat the Bengals at NRG Stadium on Sunday (something the Texans had gotten good at during the Andy Dalton Era, going 2-0 in two home playoff games) and now you're looking at back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Houston Texans: Your Definitive Week 12 Rooting Guide

    As a society, we've never been more advanced in the functionality we have at our fingertips. Unfortunately, that functionality (which is 98 percent a result of having an app for nearly EVERYTHING on our phones) has made us a little lazy. As one example, Jimmy John's latest ad campaign touts how qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Texans-Browns: Individual Player Ratings, Offensive Line Dominates

    While I wouldn't call myself a true sports "analytic," I do dork out over statistics. Always have. Back in the day, for true stat geeks, numbers were like nudity. There was no internet, so you had to work to find statistical information, and the team-by-team numbers in the weekly issues of The Sport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Browns 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 spent Sunday afternoon reading their tweets, j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    New QB, No Arian Foster? No Problem as Texans Beat Browns in Cleveland

    There was a moment in the fourth quarter Sunday when Brian Cushing laid his second bone-crushing hit of the day on Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer that it appeared the "Battle of Tom Brady's Backups" would become the debut of Johnny Football. To Hoyer's credit, he hung in there, but it did no good as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Texans 23, Browns 7: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Consuming sports in 2014, it's almost impossible to 100 percent live in "the now" during a sport's given season. The wealth of information and conjecture at our fingertips combined with the perpetual misery and self-pity that 95 percent of fans wallow in during the season because their team is som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Houston Texans' Core Players: Who's Better, Who's Worse Compared To 2013

    They say it takes a village to raise a child, a collective group effort whose results are ultimately indicative of the time, effort, and most of all, capability of those doing the raising. The same can be said of a 2-14 NFL season. It takes a village to go 2-14. A village of injuries, comedically e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans Bye Week Rapper Tweets

    Ryan Mallett is now the starting quarterback for the #Texans READ: http://t.co/yMFlMn5hOv pic.twitter.com/VfxXlIofLn— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 5, 2014 The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Ryan Mallett to Start: Preparing for Change at Quarterback for the Houston Texans

    This is one of those posts where I start off by giving the colloquial definition of "insanity." Not the Webster's meaning, in which it's defined as "extreme foolishness or irrationality" (although that would certainly qualify for anyone continuing to trot Ryan Fitzpatrick out at quarterback). I'm ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Frustrated Andre Johnson: "I Just Need To Go To An Island Or Something" (w/ AUDIO)

    For Andre Johnson, 2014 and the subsequent next few seasons are about two things -- getting in the best possible position to win a Super Bowl, and putting together a few more stellar individual seasons together to help fortify his case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If you're reading this blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Eagles Win War of Attrition and the Game as Texans Fall at NRG Stadium

    The Texans went into Sunday's game against the 5-2 Philadelphia Eagles knowing they would be without middle linebacker Brian Cushing, who remains out with a knee injury, and rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, unluckily (according to Coach Bill O'Brien) out with the flu. Had someone told the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Texans, Foster Roll Titans in Tennessee to Get Back to .500

    Going into Tennessee on Sunday, the Texans were teetering on the brink of another disastrous season. After three straight losses, they were facing a division rival on the road. Another loss and they go to 3-5 including 0-2 inside the division. Win and they go to 4-4 keeping their season and hopes fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Texans Trade For QB Ryan Mallett, Case Keenum Era Over

    Waiver wire time in the NFL is like fishing through the discounted $4.99 DVD bin in your local Wal-Mart. One by one, you pick up, glance at, and summarily toss aside classic time wasters like A Fish Called Wanda, Can'T Buy Me Love, or any of the 90's superhero movies involving a protagonist other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    Making the Case for Keenum

    The former UH STAR could become the number two QB for the Texans this season.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Houston Texans: Why Not Case Keenum?

    Case Keenum had a good game on Saturday night versus the Dolphins. He had a good game two weeks ago against the Minnesota Vikings. He's been good enough that there's been some thinking coming from Texans camp that Keenum might be the team's second-string quarterback to open the season. And this has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    How Does The 2013 QB Class Stack Up According To The "Parcells Rules"?

    A few months ago, former head coaching great Bill Parcells was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, slated to be inducted this summer. If you're looking for the reasons why, there are obviously plenty -- twice named NFL Coach of the Year, twice a Super Bowl winner, three times a Super Bowl part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Cam Newton Flunks Camp Gruden (w/ VIDEO)

    Cam Newtown: We got a 36 play, a 37 play, all kinds of plays.​While ESPN has become a bit of a safe haven for literally dozens of retired players and terminated coaches who have no business on television, occasionally they come up with a gem. If you cast the net wide enough, you have to, righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Houston Texans -- The Green Mile, 5 Winners and 5 Losers

    Texans fans: Enjoy it today, resume griping tomorrow​The Texans beat the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon 35-31 to move to 4-2 for the first time in the history of the franchise, and I for one am going to enjoy it. Seriously, try to stop me. You can try and bring me down with your texts and tweets and ... More >>

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