Archive for the ‘Houston Texans’ Category

2017 NFL Preview: One move shows the Browns finally get it

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2017 power rankings. One move from this offseason showed the Cleveland Browns might finally get it. The Browns didn’t do that.

Brock Osweiler — the quarterback the Texans had to pay the Browns to take — is suddenly a surprise candidate to win Cleveland’s starting job

Monday, June 19th, 2017

In March, it appeared Brock Osweiler's career had hit rock-bottom. One year after signing a four-year, $72 million deal to become the Houston Texans' starter, the Texans dumped Osweiler on the Cleveland Browns in what was an NBA-like salary dump. In fact, the Texans actually had to sweeten the pot for the Browns by sending a 2017 sixth-round pick and 2018 second-round pick.

Brock Osweiler Takes Another Shot at the Houston Texans

Monday, June 19th, 2017

I don't know what it says about Brock Osweiler that he is seemingly generating as much content for all of us in Houston as a Cleveland Brown as he did when he was a Houston Texan. But thus far, during the OTA and minicamp portion of the NFL's calendar, that is undoubtedly the case. Some will read posts like this and say that it is I (or really "we," because I am most certainly not the only Houston media member marveling at Brock's complete lack of self-awareness) who must turn the page, and perhaps that's the case. Maybe I should be the bigger man. But darn it, until a) the Texans quarterback situation has officially emerged from the rubble left behind by Brock (i.e., Deshaun Watson has shown

Pete Rozelle Award to PR staffs of Texans, Ravens

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans' public relations staffs are co-winners of the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for excellence in dealing with the media. The Ravens earned the award for the third time and Houston was selected for a record fifth time. This year, the Texans and Ravens beat out the Bengals, Dolphins and Buccaneers for the annual award.

Houston Texans to train at luxury resort with government doomsday bunker

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Caption Close The Houston Texans could not have picked a safer spot to practice in preparation for the the 2017 season. The NFL team recently announced that starting late July its training camp will be held at The Greenbrier, a 239-year-old resort in West Virginia. Known as "America's Resort," The Greenbrier boasts golf courses, a club casino, multi-purpose sports facilities and a 112,544 square-foot doomsday bunker. BY THE NUMBERS: Point spreads for every 2017 Houston Texans game The luxury resort's spacious emergency "relocation center" was built in 1961 and remained a classified secret for 30 years until it was revealed in a Washington Post story in 1992. The bunker was maintained by several

David Quessenberry wins PFWA’s Halas Award

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry won the 2017 George Halas Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America. Quessenberry overcame a three-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Doctors diagnosed Quessenberry in 2014,

Texans OL David Quessenberry wins PFWA’s Halas Award

Monday, June 12th, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry has won the 2017 George Halas Award from the Professional Football Writers of America. The Halas Award is given to a player, coach or staff member in the NFL who overcomes adversity to

Wade Phillips pushed for Texans to draft J.J. Watt

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

When the Rams prepare to face the Texans on November 12 in L.A., coach Sean McVay can thank defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for the lack of sleep McVay will be getting as he prepares to neutralize J.J. Watt. As explained in his book Son of Bum, Phillips had a key role in the decision of the Texans to draft Watt six years ago. Phillips admits that the Texans regarded Aldon Smith as the best pass rusher in the draft, but that he was claimed by San Francisco at pick No. 7.

The 10 most important players on the Houston Texans

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

1. DE J.J. Watt (49 points) 2. WR DeAndre Hopkins (35) 3. DE Jadeveon Clowney (31) 4. RB Lamar Miller (29) 5. OT Duane Brown (22) 6. LB Benardrick McKinney (17) 7. CB Johnathan Joseph (15) 8. LB Whitney Mercilus (14) 9. CB Andre Hal (11) 10.

J.J. Watt wasn’t happy with NFL Network’s top 100 list, because he was on it

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

One would assume J.J. Watt isn’t the only player who was not happy with NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players” list. Watt, the Houston Texans defensive end, was hurt most of last season. Watt is undeniably great, one of two three-time NFL defensive player of the year recipients, but he had 1.5 sacks.