April 18, 2014

Texans Tweets of the Week: Vol. 1


State of the Texans prides itself on bringing you closer to the players.  While we can’t get you an invite to the next defensive linemen dinner, we can bring you their highly entertaining Twitter feeds.  Because joining Twitter and filtering through timelines is just so exhausting, we’ve done all the work for you.  Thus, we bring you Week 1 Tweets of the Week:   SOTT Tweets of the Week   Happy bday grandpa Ed! http://t.co/9j60Jpnv8w — Bouye Island (@AJBOUYE21) September 11, 2013 The Texans celebrated Ed Reed‘s 35th birthday and the team went all out – walker and all.  UDFA Rookie…

POGs: San Diego Edition


Welcome to the 2013-2014 NFL season! In this week’s Players Of the Game, we’re taking a look at two of the biggest players on the team and a player that will help our team tremendously in a couple of areas that the team lacked in seasons past. Let’s go with your Week 1 Players Of the Game!   Houston Texans Offensive POG: Matt Schaub    With what seems like the entire Texans “fan base” against him, Matt Schaub came out and showed us what a fully healthy pro bowl quarterback looks like. With the team down 21 points, Schaub answered the call with…

Jay’s Take: Texans Down the Chargers


Wow, what a tale of two halves and two teams. The Texans started the first half like they ended last season on defense. In the first half, they looked sluggish and on their heals. The first game of the season is always the hardest because with high hopes comes some doubt. The preseason, especially now with the new NFL rules, doesn’t give the player a lot of “real” reps in camp. This can be great for their bodies long term but short term can lead to starts like Monday night. On the first three Rivers’ touchdown passes, they either caught the…

The Rundown: Tale of Two Halves, Chargers Edition


The Houston Texans looked like the 2012 team in one half and turned into the 2013 version the last 30 minutes of the game. The little work for the starters during the preseason was evident when the game started but the Texans woke up in a big way for a big 31-28 comeback win. Down by 21 points in the 3rd quarter, the Texans roared back to score 24 unanswered points for the biggest comeback win in franchise history.   The Rundown – Coach Gary Kubiak proved that he has evolved as a coach and the fake punt conversion and 3rd down play…

Texans Name Their 2013 Captains


2013 team captains are Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing, J.J. Watt & Shane Lechler. — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 7, 2013   The Houston Texans have named their 2013 captains for the season. The team has chosen Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing, J.J. Watt and Shane Lechler. The only changes from the start of the 2012 season is that Tim Dobbins (Special Teams) and Antonio Smith (Defense) were captains to start the season. There should be no surprise with the offensive and defensive captains, but Lechler being named captain in his fist year speaks volumes of what the…

Texans Extend Cushing for Six Years

Brian Cushing

ILB Brian Cushing has reached an agreement on a long-term contract extension with the Texans. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 3, 2013   Cushing has signed a six-year extension. Texans redid Andre Johnson 2 free $5.5 million that will B given to him as a bonus. He would have made $10.5 mil and will make $5 mil base — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 3, 2013   The Houston Texans have announced that they have extended linebacker Brian Cushing’s contract for the next six seasons. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but it keeps one of their key pieces of the…

2013 Houston Texans 53 Man Roster


Here is the 2013 Houston Texans roster at the NFL mandated deadline. The Texans will still have to release a player after Antonio Smith comes off of the suspended list.   The cuts   Texans 53 Man Roster   Offense  (25) Quarterback: Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, Case Keenum Runningback: Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Cierre Wood Fullback: Greg Jones Tight End: Owen Daniels, Garrett Graham,Ryan Griffin Wide Receiver: Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, Keshawn Martin, Lestar Jean, DeVier Posey Offensive Tackles: Duane Brown, Derek Newton, Ryan Harris, Andrew Gardner Offensive Guards: Wade Smith, Ben Jones, Brandon Brooks, David Quessenberry, Cody White Center: Chris Myers I.R.: Alan Bonner, Brennan Williams, Trevardo Williams   Defense (26)   Defensive End: J.J. Watt, Antonio Smith (Suspended) , Jared…

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Miami Edition


The Houston Texans hosted their first preseason home game last Sunday at Reliant and after it was all said and done they walked off the field with a 24-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins and raised their preseason record to 2-0. In this second preseason game, the starters saw alittle more playing time and the fans loudly welcomed back Brian Cushing to the team.  This game had a lot of good moments but there were also some bad and even some ugly moments for the Texans.   The Good The Texans’ passing game improved from last week and all three quarterbacks performed well. The receivers also stepped up. Both…

Player Spotlight: Brian Cushing

Cushing is priority for the Texans to keep healthy in 2013.

In this series, I will pick a player that I focused on during each game. The player may or may not have been the player of the game, but it’s someone who had an impact on the game.   After his season came to a screeching halt last year with a knee injury, Brian Cushing came back to the gridiron looking to prove he was back. From the moment Gary Kubiak told him “Welcome back” to the moment he was announced in player introductions, Cushing had an agenda to prove he had overcome his injury. Cushing looked smooth in his movements and…

Cushing Returns to the Texans


This is from the Houston Texans instagram account. It was the return of Brian Cushing which was a great moment for him and the fans. Take a look.