February 21, 2018

  • Bill O’Brien Finalizes the Houston Texans Coaching Staff Adding Much Needed Experience

    Head Coach Bill O’Brien has finalized his coaching staff for 2018 and has added seven new faces to his staff. O’Brien saw his staff from 2017 find new homes most notably Mike Vrabel landing as the Tennessee Titans new head coach. O’Brien has added some much-needed experience with his coordinator positions by bringing back Romeo Crennel for his 4th season as Texans defensive coordinator and 36th season in the NFL. Also, O’Brien has 30 year NFL coaching veteran Brad Seeley as the new special teams coordinator, the 3rd different coordinator since taking over the Texans in 2014. A key addition…

  • Houston Texans Brennan Scarlett to team up with Complex in the NFLPAs’ Externship Program

    Houston Texans outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett is up to big things this off-season with not only getting ready for the 2018 season but with an externship through the NFLPA. Scarlett will be one of 41 players who will be working with 20 organizations who have teamed up with the NFLPA Externship Program. Scarlett was selected from 110 applications from interested players around the NFL for the program. Each player selected was matched with businesses and industries that best fit their interest and career goals after football. Scarlett with be teaming up with New York based media entity, Complex. With the…

  • Houston Texans C.J. Fiedorowicz Contemplating His Future in the NFL

    Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is taking it easy this off-season and taking his time on making a decision on whether or not return to the game of football. Fiedorowicz suffered three concussions in 2017 and the first two coming prior to week 2 of the season. It has come to the point that Fiedorowicz is thinking of retiring or sitting out the upcoming 2018 season to reset and see how he feels heading into the 2019 season. “A dude knocked me out,” Fiedorowicz said to the Northwest Herald about his week one concussion. “After eight weeks (a period…

  • Houston Texans Hosting Free Agent Cornerback David Amerson

    The Houston Texans are starting their work on potential fits for the team heading into 2018 by hosting free agent cornerback David Amerson on Monday. Amerson was cut by the Oakland Raiders early last week and is free to visit any team due to being an unrestricted free agent. Amerson was released two days before his entire 2018 salary was going to be fully guaranteed. The Raiders will save over $21 million in cap space over the next three seasons. The 5th year cornerback started 6 games for the Raiders this season and put up career lows in passes defended…

  • Positional Review: Houston Texans 2018 Outlook on the Tight Ends

    A closer look at the Houston Texans tight end group heading into the 2018 season with a 2017 review on their performances. C.J. Fiedorowicz (229, 20.91% of total team snaps) 2017 was a rough year for the Texans primary Y-tight end. After signing an extension prior to the start of the season, Fiedorowicz suffered three concussions over the past year and two in a matter of a month before the season even started off. The Texans lacked Fiedorowicz’ ability to hold up as a blocker and give the offense some scheme diversity. He was a worthy target in the passing…

2018 Season

Houston Texans Hosting Free Agent Cornerback David Amerson

Feb 12, 2018

The Houston Texans are starting their work on potential fits for the team heading into 2018 by hosting free agent cornerback David Amerson on Monday. Amerson was cut by the Oakland Raiders early last week and is free to visit any team due to being an unrestricted free agent. Amerson was released two days before his entire 2018 salary was going to be fully guaranteed. The Raiders will save over $21 million in cap space over the next three seasons. The 5th year cornerback started 6 games for the Raiders this season and put up career lows in passes defended…

Positional Review: Houston Texans 2018 Outlook on the Tight Ends

Feb 9, 2018

A closer look at the Houston Texans tight end group heading into the 2018 season with a 2017 review on their performances. C.J. Fiedorowicz (229, 20.91% of total team snaps) 2017 was a rough year for the Texans primary Y-tight end. After signing an extension prior to the start of the season, Fiedorowicz suffered three concussions over the past year and two in a matter of a month before the season even started off. The Texans lacked Fiedorowicz’ ability to hold up as a blocker and give the offense some scheme diversity. He was a worthy target in the passing…

Positional Review: Houston Texans 2018 Outlook on the Inside Linebackers

Feb 8, 2018

A closer look at the Houston Texans inside linebackers heading into the 2018 season with a 2017 review on their performances. Brian Cushing (163 defensive snaps, 5.28% of total team snaps) There were already questions on how much Brian Cushing had left in the tank but that was all thrown out the window prior to the start of the season when he tested positive for DHEA, a banned substance on the NFLs PED list. The Texans held onto Cushing for ten games throughout the suspension before activating him late in the season and moving him to outside linebacker. Cushing was…

Bill O’Brien Finalizes the Houston Texans Coaching Staff Adding Much Needed Experience

Head Coach Bill O’Brien has finalized his coaching staff for 2018 and has added seven new faces to his staff. O’Brien saw his staff from 2017 find new homes most notably Mike Vrabel landing as the Tennessee Titans new head coach. O’Brien has added some much-needed experience with his coordinator positions by bringing back Romeo Crennel for his 4th season as Texans defensive coordinator and 36th season in the NFL. Also, O’Brien has 30 year NFL coaching veteran Brad Seeley as the new special teams coordinator, the 3rd different coordinator since taking over the Texans in 2014. A key addition…

Houston Texans Brennan Scarlett to team up with Complex in the NFLPAs’ Externship Program

Houston Texans outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett is up to big things this off-season with not only getting ready for the 2018 season but with an externship through the NFLPA. Scarlett will be one of 41 players who will be working with 20 organizations who have teamed up with the NFLPA Externship Program. Scarlett was selected from 110 applications from interested players around the NFL for the program. Each player selected was matched with businesses and industries that best fit their interest and career goals after football. Scarlett with be teaming up with New York based media entity, Complex. With the…

Houston Texans C.J. Fiedorowicz Contemplating His Future in the NFL

Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is taking it easy this off-season and taking his time on making a decision on whether or not return to the game of football. Fiedorowicz suffered three concussions in 2017 and the first two coming prior to week 2 of the season. It has come to the point that Fiedorowicz is thinking of retiring or sitting out the upcoming 2018 season to reset and see how he feels heading into the 2019 season. “A dude knocked me out,” Fiedorowicz said to the Northwest Herald about his week one concussion. “After eight weeks (a period…

Houston Texans Hosting Free Agent Cornerback David Amerson

The Houston Texans are starting their work on potential fits for the team heading into 2018 by hosting free agent cornerback David Amerson on Monday. Amerson was cut by the Oakland Raiders early last week and is free to visit any team due to being an unrestricted free agent. Amerson was released two days before his entire 2018 salary was going to be fully guaranteed. The Raiders will save over $21 million in cap space over the next three seasons. The 5th year cornerback started 6 games for the Raiders this season and put up career lows in passes defended…

Positional Review: Houston Texans 2018 Outlook on the Tight Ends

A closer look at the Houston Texans tight end group heading into the 2018 season with a 2017 review on their performances. C.J. Fiedorowicz (229, 20.91% of total team snaps) 2017 was a rough year for the Texans primary Y-tight end. After signing an extension prior to the start of the season, Fiedorowicz suffered three concussions over the past year and two in a matter of a month before the season even started off. The Texans lacked Fiedorowicz’ ability to hold up as a blocker and give the offense some scheme diversity. He was a worthy target in the passing…

Positional Review: Houston Texans 2018 Outlook on the Inside Linebackers

A closer look at the Houston Texans inside linebackers heading into the 2018 season with a 2017 review on their performances. Brian Cushing (163 defensive snaps, 5.28% of total team snaps) There were already questions on how much Brian Cushing had left in the tank but that was all thrown out the window prior to the start of the season when he tested positive for DHEA, a banned substance on the NFLs PED list. The Texans held onto Cushing for ten games throughout the suspension before activating him late in the season and moving him to outside linebacker. Cushing was…

Podcast Episode 2.28: 2017 NFL Season Officially Comes to an End

Pat and Cleave discuss the Houston Texans rumblings and the end of the NFL season. (2:25) Texans Say No to Denver (6:32) Deshaun Watson Talk (15:15) JJ Watt Wins Walter Payton Man of the Year (23:40) The 2 Bills (24:34) The Blueprint is not a Secret (34:45) Get Over the Oilers (45:30) Back Up QB is a Necessity (50:44) Around the League with Cleave and Talking to the Super Bowl

Houston Texans D’Onta Foreman Has Charges Dropped with a Plea Deal

Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman had charges stemming from an arrest prior to the start of training camp dropped by prosecutors on January 22. University of Texas campus police found a gun and marijuana in his vehicle on July 16th after a report that the smell of marijuana was near on of the residence halls on campus. Foreman pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct for making unreasonable noise according to his attorney. His initial charges for the arrest was unlawful carrying of a weapon and marijuana possession of two ounces or less. By pleasing to…

Positional Review: Houston Texans 2018 Outlook on the Quarterbacks

  A review of the Houston Texans quarterbacks from 2017 and the outlook for the position group heading into the 2018 season.   Taylor Heinicke (9 snaps, .8% of team’s total snaps) Forced into action due to injury, the Texans had worked Henicke out multiple times before signing him onto the practice squad. Concussion issues at the quarterback position put Henicke on the 53-man roster and that was short-lived after T.J. Yates went down. Right now, Heincike is the only quarterback on the roster, in addition to Deshaun Watson, who is under contract. It is difficult to believe that the Texans…

Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins Has a Message for New England Patriots Malcolm Butler

Soon-to-be unrestricted free agent from the New England Patriots Malcolm Butler is a hot topic a day after the Super Bowl. Butler was benched in the Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles after being the top defensive player, in terms of snaps, on the field during the regular season. “I appreciate the question, but it would be a much longer discussion,” Belichick said about Butler after the loss on Sunday. “There are a lot of things that go into that. In the end, the final decision is what I said it was.” “They gave up on me, “F—. It…

Houston Texans Deny the Denver Broncos an Interview for Offensive Assistant Wes Welker

According to reports, the Denver Broncos requested to interview Houston Texans offensive assistant Wes Welker for their wide receiver coach. The Texans denied that request for Welker to interview in Denver. Welker worked closely with the returners and the wide receivers alongside wide receiver coach John Perry. Welker worked primarily with the slot wide receivers and helped the group understand the Texans offense even more as a former player in the offense in New England. Welker was hired prior to 2017 after the Senior Bowl to help as an offensive assistant and he will enter his second season with the Texans….

Instant Reaction: Houston Texans J.J. Watt on Using Football as a Platform for Bigger Things

  Watch Houston Texans J.J. Watt after winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year award on using football as his platform for bigger things in life.       Watt’s Teammates also congratulate him for his award  

Houston Texans Deshaun Watson Wins the 2017 Courtyard Greatness on the Road Award

Houston Texans Deshaun Watson is the winner of COURTYARD’S GREATNESS ON THE ROAD AWARD.  Courtyard’s Greatness on the Road Award is given to the player who demonstrates the best performance in a road game during the regular season. Each week during the regular season, Courtyard awards a Greatness on the Road award to a deserving player, and NFL Media analysts selected Watson’s performance in Week 10 at Seattle as the pinnacle of “Greatness on the Road” this season. The rookie quarterback challenged Seattle’s fearsome secondary, throwing for 402 yards and four touchdowns. The award was announced tonight at NFL Honors.  –…

NFL Names J.J. Watt the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year

Houston Texans J.J. Watt was named the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year at the NFL Honors awards show. Watt was recognized for raising over $37 million for relief efforts after the devastation that Hurricane Harvey caused in Houston and the surrounding areas. Watt used his social media presence to build donations over a short span of time before it topped out at the final number. Prior to their week one game, Watt, and Texans teammates worked to deliver supplies to the city of Houston over multiple locations. The Texans were stranded in New Orleans when the hurricane made landfall…

Houston Texans Deshaun Watson Wants to Chase what Patriots Tom Brady Has Accomplished

As if Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson didn’t give enough to the team when he hit the field and put up some video game numbers in his six starts this season, he stays hungry and wants more. He made that loud and clear during Super Bowl week on Radio Row. Watson mentioned earlier this week, his “wow” moment (Read Here) in the NFL was when he went toe-to-toe with New England Patriots Tom Brady in their week three matchup which eventually went to the Patriots on a late 4th quarter drive by Brady. With Brady and the Patriots in the…