Houston Texans
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 10:59 PM - Permalink
GLENDALE, Ariz. �" Call the Pro Bowl just another typical day at the office for Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. On a Sunday night that kicked off an important week for Watt, he didn't disappoint his growing legion of fans or his Team Carter teammates before a sellout crowd at...
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Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:37 PM - Permalink
The Texans have hired Paul Pasqualoni as their new defensive line coach. Pasqualoni, 65, replaces Bill Kollar, who was allowed to leave for a similar with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak in Denver. Kollar coached the Texans' defensive line the last six years. Pasqualoni coached the defensive line...
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Friday, January 23, 2015 at 9:27 AM - Permalink
General manager Rick Smith has made two more moves in the Texans' front office. After promoting Brian Gaine from director of pro personnel to director of player personnel last week, Smith has elevated Jon Carr to director of college scouting and hired Matt Jansen for the newly created position...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:11 PM - Permalink
Defensive line coach Bill Kollar has left the Texans for the same position with the Denver Broncos. Kollar, 62, thanked coach Bill O'Brien for letting him out of his contract even though it was a lateral move. Kollar wanted to be close to his two sons and grandchildren who reside in Denver...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:10 PM - Permalink
Watching an NFL game, you’d think the league was full of expert lip-readers given the way coaches cover their mouths while talking on the sideline during games. The website Bad Lip Reading had some fun with the 2014 NFL season. Check the video above to check out interesting interpretations of...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM - Permalink
The Gary Kubiak era in Denver commenced Tuesday afternoon with his introductory press conference as the Broncos’ new head coach. The Houston native and St. Pius X and Texas A&M product, who coached the Texans from 2006-13, said “there was no doubt when I got off the plane yesterday,...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:14 AM - Permalink
J.J. Watt hasn’t played a game in nearly a month, but continues to generate headlines. The Texans’ star defensive end is on the cover of ESPN Magazine’s upcoming Music Issue with singer Katy Perry, who’s scheduled to be the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:23 PM - Permalink
Former Texans head coach and Houston native Gary Kubiak was officially hired as the Denver Broncos’ new coach Monday. That came a little more than a week after he said he was staying in Baltimore as the Ravens’ offensive coordinatory. The about-face hardly is a shock, as Kubiak’s...
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Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM - Permalink
Texans left tackle Duane Brown is going to the Pro Bowl to replace Philadelphia left tackle Jason Peters. This is Brown's third consecutive appearance in the Pro Bowl. Teams are no longer divided by AFC and NFC. There will be a Pro Bowl draft on Wednesday. This year's teams are named after...
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Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:12 PM - Permalink
Texans general manager Rick Smith convinced pro personnel director Brian Gaine to withdraw from consideration as Philadelphia’s new general manager by giving him a promotion and a new contract. Gaine is the Texans’ new director of player personnel. He will work with college and pro...
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Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:15 PM - Permalink
For the first time since the 2013 season, the Texans have increased ticket prices. Next season, the average general ticket price for a Texans game will be $91.87 a ticket, an increase of 7.5 percent from $85.44 for the last two seasons. Last season, the Texans' average ticket price ranked 15th...
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Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:14 AM - Permalink
Gary Kubiak apparently is interested in returning to one of his old haunts. After expressing his desire to stay in Baltimore as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator, the former Texans coach will be meeting with the Denver Broncos to discuss their head-coaching vacancy, CBS Sports’ Jason La...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:43 PM - Permalink
Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski announced that J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans has been named the 2014 Bert Bell Professional Player of the Year today. Watt is the first player in NFL history to record two seasons with more than 20 sacks after recording 20.5 in 2012 and the same number...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:37 PM - Permalink
If history is any indication, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt may be facing an uphill battle in his bid to win the NFL’s MVP award. On Wednesday, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the Pro Football Writers Association of America’s MVP award, with Watt being named Defensive Player of...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:11 PM - Permalink
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the Pro Football Writers of America Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday. Watt, who also won the award in 2012, joins Bruce Smith (1993, 1996) and Ray Lewis (2000, 2003) as the only two-time winners of the award. Watt did not win the PFWA MVP, though...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:34 PM - Permalink
The New York Jets finally made it official Tuesday night when they hired Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan as their new general manager. Maccagnan had been with the Texans since 2000 when he was hired by general manager Charley Casserly after spending six years as a scout for the...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:11 PM - Permalink
Will Gary Kubiak be rejoining his old team? No, not the Texans, whom he coached from 2006 until he was fired late in the 2013 season. Rather, Kubiak’s name has been linked to the Denver Broncos’ head-coaching vacancy that was created Monday when the team and John Fox mutually agreed to...
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Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:46 PM - Permalink
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was voted to the All-NFL Team in voting by the Professional Football Writers of America. Watt made the All-NFL Team for the third consecutive year. He also was voted to the All-Pro Team by an Associated Press panel. Watt is the leading candidate to be voted NFL...
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Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:09 AM - Permalink
Last week, we brought you the reasons why Florida State QB Jameis Winston would appeal to NFL teams, which you can see in the above gallery. According to one very plugged-in league insider, the Texans may be one of those teams. A note in Peter King’s weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column...
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Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:49 AM - Permalink
Another head-coaching job isn’t an immediate priority for Gary Kubiak. The former Texans head coach said Sunday night he will be staying in Baltimore as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator, with the announcement coming on the team’s website: "It is flattering and humbling to be...
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Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 12:23 PM - Permalink
The Texans are set to lose a member of their front office according to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, who says college scouting director Mike Maccagnan will be offered the New York Jets’ general manager position. Maccagnan, who's played a key role in the draft since being...
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Friday, January 9, 2015 at 10:43 AM - Permalink
Mike Devlin, a member of the New York Jets' staff for the last nine years, is the Texans' new offensive line coach. Devlin, 45, replaces Paul Dunn, who was fired after one season. Devlin coached tight ends and the offensive line for the Jets under Eric Mangini and Rex Ryan. He played in the...
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Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:11 PM - Permalink
By now, most Texans fans are resigned to the possibility of J.J. Watt losing out on the NFL’s MVP award in favor of an offensive player, and more specifically a quarterback. Even if they’re holding out hope, they should at least know that the proverbial deck is stacked against the...
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Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:01 PM - Permalink
Texans coach Bill O'Brien is looking for a new offensive line coach. Paul Dunn, who coached the offensive line this season, has been fired. Dunn came to Houston from Atlanta, where he had been fired after the 2013 season. The offensive line played well for much of last season when the Texans...
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:39 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • The Texans are light-years ahead of where they were at this time last year. New coach Bill O’Brien had been on the job for six days. He had to hire a staff, evaluate his roster, install a system, and dive into scouting on the college and pro levels...
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