April 17, 2014

Will Anything Change for the Texans?

Derek Newton

By the end of the weekend, we will know the fate of the Houston Texans when they will head Northeast to face the heavily favored New England Patriots. The biggest question for the Texans is can they erase all of the bad memories of their week 14 meeting and silence all of their critics. A Divisional round appearance once again for the Texans and the big factor is Matt Schaub is behind center for the offense which is better than the 2011 rookie version of T.J. Yates. Not downplaying the job Yates did to get the team to where he did last…

Kashif Moore Signed to Practice Sqaud


Kashif Moore was recently signed to the practice squad by the Houston Texans. He was an undrafted rookie out of Connecticut who has tremendous speed (4.32 /40) and great leaping ability (43.5 vertical). Moore, at 5’9 180 lbs, is projected as kick returner or possible slot receiver. He was with the Cincinnati Bengals but was cut and later awarded to the Indianapolis Colts on waivers. Moore was released and made another stop in San Diego with the Chargers before he was called by the Texans for a tryout. The way I see it, Moore was brought in to be on the…

Texans to Watch: Patriots Playoff Edition


This weekend’s playoff matchup features a re-match of the December 10th Patriots blowout of the Texans.  It was a game we all remember but one we wish to forget.  The biggest key to this game is did the Texans, including the coaches, learn anything from the December 10th matchup?  For example, will Wade Phillips change his high risk, high reward man to man coverage scheme and try to blitz Tom Brady again?  And, did Kubiak’s offensive line learn how to block Patriots’ Vince Wilfork? In the NFL, teams are relatively balanced in terms of talent and parity, hence the phrase any…

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Playoff Edition


Playoff time has arrived and the Houston Texans hosted the Cincinnati Bengals for the second time in the opening round of the playoffs. A lot of skepticism surrounded this game, especially with the poor play of the Texans at the latter end of the season. The major question concerning the Texans going into the playoffs was could they flip the switch and catch the fire they had at the beginning of the season. Here’s the breakdown:   FINAL SCORE: Texans 19 Bengals 13   TEXANS PLAYOFF RECORD: 1-0 TEXANS PLAYOFF SEATING: 3RD TEXANS FIRST OPPONENT: CINNCINATI BENGALS TEXANS NEXT OPPONENT:  NEW ENGLAND…

Luv Ya Steel Blue: And Then There Were Three


In this week’s special playoff edition of Luv Ya Steel Blue, Mike is joined by Cleaver and Aaron to discuss if the second season of a win in the playoffs is already old, what to do about the sputtering offense, if the Bulls on Parade have truly returned and their big rematch against the Patriots in New England. All of this, plus the introduction of “The Kubiak Conundrum” segment and a preview of the rest of the playoff games in the divisional round of the playoffs.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

Where has Quintin Demps Gone and More


After an interesting week leading up to the Wild Card round for the Houston Texans, the Texans were able to keep the Cincinnati Bengals from cutting their season short with a 19-13 victory. With the fans in an uproar after a December to forget, the Texans will be traveling to Foxborough and taking on the New England Patriots in a rematch from week 14′s embarrassment for the Texans. Despite the negativity surrounding the team, the Texans have a chance to silence all their doubters with the Patriots’ rematch this coming Sunday. The odds are already stacked against the Texans and the national media is making this…

A Good Sign for the Texans?


Our friend John Wessling pointed this out today before the game.     The Texans misspelled Schaub on the pro bowl poster in the game program today. #schuab #thatssohouston twitter.com/johnwessling/s… — John Wessling (@johnwessling) January 5, 2013     This could be a good sign especially with the move the Houston Texans and Reliant stadium pulled last season after winning the AFC South.     

Tim Dobbins Placed on Injured Reserve


According to the Houston Texans, The #Texans have placed ILB Tim Dobbins on the Reserve/Injured list with an ankle injury — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) January 4, 2013 The #Texans have signed rookie ILB Cameron Collins from the practice squad to the active roster — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) January 4, 2013     This comes a big blow to an already depleted inside linebacker position that has seen three put on the injured reserve this season. Tim Dobbins was placed on the injured reserve with an ankle injury that will keep him out for Saturday’s playoff game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. That is…

Luv Ya Steel Blue: The Four Horsemen Ride Again


The four are back together in a reunion episode that isn’t very happy aside from that fact. Mike, Pat, Aaron and Cleaver all dive into the questions of if the offense is broken, how much Gary Kubiak is to blame and if it’s okay to declare that Wade Phillips no longer walks on water. The boys also talk about the Texans playoff chances in wild card weekend as well as the field in the NFL postseason.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

Darryl Sharpton Lands on I.R.


According to multiple reports,   Texans placing ILB Darryl Sharpton (hip) on IR and re-signing Mister Alexander to replace him. Sharpton loss a blow to run defense. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 1, 2013 With Sharpton landing on the injured reserve the Texans have brought back second year inside linebacker Mister Alexander. Darryl Sharpton was injured last season when he had a quadricep injury that landed him on injured reserve, and was out majority of training camp and the 2012 season rehabbing his injury. Sharpton provided some much-needed depth for a depleted inside linebacking group and played well in run…