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Houston Texans Vs. Tennessee Titans: Week Thirteen Key Matchup
November 28th, 2012 at 12:08 PM
All NFL coaches and personnel will always tell you a team has room for improvement. That being said, the levels of each respective team’s need for improvement vary greatly. At 10-1, the Houston Texans are one of those teams with fewer holes to fill when compared to their weekly competition....

Houston Texans OLB Brooks Reed to Miss a Month with Groin Injury
November 24th, 2012 at 7:14 AM
The Houston Texans were delivered another injury blow Friday when OLB Brooks Reed was diagnosed with a groin strain. Reed had sustained the injury in the first quarter of the Texans’ Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions. Add Reed to a list of injured Texans linebackers that includes Brian...

Revisiting the Departure of Mario Williams: was Letting Him Go Worth It for the Houston Texans?
October 30th, 2012 at 7:29 AM
***PHOTO1*** Sunday, the Houston Texans will be welcoming back former first-round pick Mario Williams. As most remember, Williams left the Texans in free agency back in March when he accepted a six-year, $96 million contract from the Buffalo Bills to make him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history....

Houston Texans Vs. Miami Dolphins: Week One Injury Update
September 7th, 2012 at 8:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Heading into Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins, the Houston Texans are largely healthy and ready to put their best 11 on the field. The Texans battled some injuries in the preseason, but rest and precaution has everybody looking primed to contribute against the Phins.  Defensively, DE J.J. Watt...

Are Contract Extensions for Duane Brown, Connor Barwin Necessary?
August 16th, 2012 at 8:41 AM
Earlier this week, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair expressed his desire to resign both starting LT Duane Brown and OLB Connor Barwin before both men enter free agency at the end of the 2012 season. The Texans have a policy of not negotiating contracts during the regular season, so the...

Houston Texans Training Camp Positional Battles: Outside Linebacker
July 25th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Training camp is just days away, so it’s now time to preview possibly the most important position in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defensive scheme: outside linebacker. The Houston Texans have a trio of solid OLBs who will see the majority of the playing time in 2012, including this year’s first round...

Houston Texans Fans are Optimistically Objective
June 16th, 2012 at 3:28 PM
Earlier this week, an article posted by Bleacher Reports’ AFC South blogger Nate Dunleavy entitled “AFC South Blind Side: What Houston Texans Fans Wont Admit,” sparked some online controversy about some of the comments he made regarding the team, those who write about the team, and the fan base in...

Houston Texans’ Undrafted Free Agent Profiles: Outside Linebackers
May 23rd, 2012 at 7:34 AM
As OTAs continue, Texans 101 takes a look at the Houston Texans’ outside linebackers, particularly their undrafted free agents D.J. Bryant and Delano Johnson. OLB is perhaps the most critical position in a 3-4 defensive scheme. They are the ones who generate the majority of the pass rush but at...

Houston Texans 2012 NFL Draft Profiles: West Virginia OLB Bruce Irvin
April 24th, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Given the departure of OLB/DE Mario Williams earlier this offseason, the Houston Texans are in need of depth at outside linebacker. Incumbents Connor Barwin and Brooks Reed had outstanding seasons in Williams’ absence due to injury last season, but just as they had to fill in for an injured Super...

After Several Key Departures, the Texans Look to Their Current Roster to Fill the Starting Jobs
March 24th, 2012 at 1:51 PM
After losing Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans, Eric Winston, Mike Brisiel and Joel Dreessen to free agency, the Texans will look to players on the current roster to step up and solidify the starting roles.   ***PHOTO1*** The most noticeable departure was that of Mario Williams and yet the Texans appear to be...