Archive for March, 2009
What’s your thoughts on this NFL Network discussion on the Texans? Are they better than a 10 win season? Can the Texans get past the .500 count?
The Texans are putting a lot of confidence in Quarterback Matt Schaub, and he is really going to have to have a break out season to build on that confidence even more. He has been injury plagued in the past two seasons and the fans are going to want to see him playing in more than 60% of the games this year. He is going to have a target on his back all season. Overall, the Pressure is on this team to put together a much stronger game plan and even stronger game plan execution. Texan’s finished the 2008 year strong, but again way too late to make a run at the playoffs.
Take a listen to Coach Kubiak’s take on their decisions this off season. State of the Texans, NFL Network!
Cutler seems destined to be in a new uniform next season after feeling that his head coach does not want him. When he realized that the Broncos tried to trade for Matt Cassell, the former Vanderbilt QB is requesting a trade. Question is where will he end up? Several teams could use a QB(Detroit, St. Louis, NY Jets, Chicago, Tampa Bay…to name a few) but an interesting option might be the Texans. Anyone will tell you Cutler has all the physical tools to be a great NFL quarterback and might already be in the top 10 at his position, if not higher. Matt Schaub has been good when healthy, but has not proven he can play a full season. On the other hand Cutler has not missed a game since becoming the Broncos starter, is two years younger than Schaub, and has a ProBowl on his resume.
Chances are the Texans don’t even make a call to check on the availability of Jay Cutler because they seem poised to make a run at their first winning record and possible playoff birth this season with a returning cast that was 8-8 last season, and a couple breaks from a much better outcome. Think what might have happened if it was Cutler with the same Texans team for 16 games and not the combination of Schaub/Sage. They would probably have at least 1 more win and a 9-7 season saving the fans of the ridiculous “Rosencopter” memory and horrible collapse to the Colts.
Question is, if the Broncos asked for Schaub and Texans 2nd round pick for Cutler would you do it? I would!
And of course…The Cowboys Suck!!!!!
|Following are the free agents the Texans have signed:|
|QB||Dan Orlovsky||6-5, 230|
|DE||Antonio Smith||6-4, 285|
|Following are the free agents the Texans have re-signed:|
|WR||David Anderson||5-10, 194|
|TE||Joel Dreessen||6-4, 260|
|S||Nick Ferguson||5-10, 201|
|DE||Stanley McClover||6-2, 263|
|C||Chris White||6-2, 292|
|FS||Eugene Wilson||5-10, 195|
It’s nice to see some of the guys taking the initiative to make a difference in the community. This was posted yesterday on the Texans site and I felt like it needed to be shared. It’s a great story and it is making an impact on the community. This was written by Texans writer, Brooke Bentley.
Very little in DelJuan Robinson’s life has come easy to him, including football.
He was listed by Rivals.com as the country’s top defensive end recruit coming out of high school in Hernando, Miss., but after his senior season, the defensive tackle was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve. Robinson underwent open heart surgery and was forced to sit out what should have been his freshman year of college.
Robinson had a productive season at Mississippi State, but he was passed over in the 2007 NFL Draft. He signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent and spent most of his first season on the practice squad.
Last year, Robinson’s hard work and determination paid off. He started three games for an injured Amobi Okoye and registered 28 tackles and a forced fumble. In the Texans’ 13-12 win over the Titans, Robinson played only 18 snaps but recorded three tackles for a loss.
Robinson doesn’t take his recent success for granted. He views his life in the NFL as temporary and says he can’t afford to let up if he wants to keep his job.“I’ve been through trials and tribulations,” Robinson said. “I have been through the fire, but you still can make it. Every day I get a chance to do what I love to do, but it didn’t come easy.
“It’s not easy when you’re a temp like me. It’s the National Football League. If it was easy, everybody in America would be doing it; there wouldn’t be enough football fields. But you have to be disciplined, able to learn information and then go out and do it.
“When you get that opportunity, you have to take advantage of it, knowing that it could end at any moment. You’ve got to seize the moment and know that you’ve got to put the work in, and that’s why it’s hard for a temp.”
On Monday, Robinson shared his unique story and perspective with the football team from Houston’s Stephen F. Austin High School. The school is taking part in the NFL’s “Play it Smart” program, which places an athletic counselor at a high school to help to get students into college. All 23 HISD schools are taking part in the program, and Dytonya Jones has been at Stephen F. Austin for the last year working as the athletic counselor.
Jones contacted the Texans because she wanted a player who could talk to the school’s football team about the importance of receiving an education, no matter what one’s hardships might have been.
She got what she asked for with Robinson
“His story was really inspiring because he really focused on being a student first, and that is what we stress,” Jones said. “As a student athlete, it’s important for them to get in the classroom and then make an automatic transition to whatever they choose to pursue. His was the NFL. All of our kids can’t go to the NFL, and he really drove that home. Our kids needed to hear that from a professional athlete.”
Robinson told the team that he struggled to pass the standardized tests that would allow him to get into college and took the ACT at least five times until he got the required score. He persisted because he knew he had to get into college to play football at the next level.
He told the students how close he was to losing his football career due to heart surgery, but he fought back because he wanted to go to college and earn his degree. Robinson told them about barely making the Texans’ roster and the hard work he has put in to keep his place there.
His message seemed to impact the high schoolers, who listened attentively in their cafeteria and gave Robinson a hearty applause at the end of his speech.
For Robinson, the day was all about showing young athletes how far he has come and how far they can go if they work hard in school and on the field.
“Football is going to end one day and you have to have something to fall back on, and I realize that,” Robinson. “In this business, I realize that you have to have something to fall back on. If you don’t have your education, what do you have, especially in today’s times when people can’t get jobs? I can get a leg up on someone because I have an education. Education is the key to it.”
Hell I don’t know if Roger Clemens is a Texans Fan or not but I think any Houston sports fan will say this. “Leave the dude alone!” I can’t believe that we are still hearing stuff about the guy using steriods. WHO CARES!!! This country has so many freaken problems going on right now and all our Congress has time to do is sit around and worry whether a freaken baseball player took some illegal substances. Leave the guy alone. No matter what he is one of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game. So what if he shot himself up to extend his career, so what if he shot up pain killers to continue to pitch, so what if he was putting himself at risk for all this. This was a great Athlete no matter what the end result is. I just think it is embarrassing to the sport of baseball and to the this country that we have our United States Congress spending over a year on whether Roger Clemens did in deed take performance enhancing drugs. These LOSERS want to ruin the great name of Roger Clemens and drive him into the ground. Not too mention this freak , Brian McNamee, who saves freaken syringes that were supposedly used to inject Clemens. All for what?? MONEY. All this because Roger Clemens wasn’t good enough to this guy to begin with? Roger used to let him stay at his lake house, beach house etc.. All for free.. And this is the thank you he gets for that. The man now has to ruin a Hall of Famers career and throw him under the bus for the sole source of Greed and Money. Yeah we feel bad about his daughter or son’s illness, but to do this to someone who trusted in you. It’s evil through and through. Congress get off your asses and get our economy going again, and stop worrying about stupid shit like whether a former professional athlete took performance enhancement drugs. Maybe we should have drug screening and drug testing on all of you. I’m sure we can find plenty of crap in all your systems with the way you guys have been handling this economy. Hell lets start with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, I’m sure her tank is full of crapl!!
I’m anxious to see if we can’t get more pressure on the quarterback this year continuing with the 4-3 defensive front. With four good down linemen and picking up some strength in the outside linebacker position; I’m going to vote that this is the right defense to stay with. My opinion with a power horse like Mario Williams who is still young and growing into his role for the defense, the Texans need to find ways to better utilize him. Possibly consider moving him as a dual side defensive end and get him comfortable going in as a right or left side threat. If we can get him the support in layer two of the defense then the Texan’s defense is going to be a force to be reconded with. Not to mention giving the defense some additional schemes to go off of. If the Texans can keep everyone healthy this season defensively, then I think the adjustments being made this offseason and depending on who is picked up in the Draft will make a world of difference compared to last season. We’re soon to find out.
Now lets hope this isn’t the only thing to look forward to this season.
We know it has been in the past!!! GO TEXANS!!!
Terrell Owens is in the top 10 in most career receiving categories, trailing only former teammate Jerry Rice in touchdown catches.
stats courtesy of espn.com
by Mike Tiger
We all knew it was only a matter of time until a team signed the problem child Owens. Maybe this is good news for the Texans in that T.O. might team up with Marshawn Lynch in tearing apart any chances the Bills have of being a suprise playoff team this year. You can’t argue their talent, but both have had several off the field and locker room incidents that have caused tension on their respective teams. I for one can’t wait to make the trip up to Buffalo this year and see if the Texans can beat up on crybaby T.O. and the Bills on their way to their first playoff game!
And dont forget…COWBOYS SUCK!!!!!