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Jan 16, 2017
numberFire
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (back surgery) is "ahead of schedule," the Houston Chronicle reports. What It Means: Per reporter Aaron Wilson, there's "hope" Watt will do "some" work during OTA's. Watt had to shed weight to lessen the load on his surgically-repaired back. He's now in the early stages of bulking back up. Watt is returning from his second back surgery, but he's expected to be ready well ahead of Week 1. The scary thing is how good the Texans were all season without Watt. Their defense came in fourth-best in opponent-adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points...
Battle Red Blog Jan 20, 2017
Houston Texans News: January 20, 2017

Houston Texans News: January 20, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 20, 2017. Houston Texans News Adrian Peterson has considered Giants, Bucs, Texans - NFL.comAdrian Peterson hopes to return to the Vikings. If the two sides can't agree on a restructured contract, though, he already has at least three potential destinations in mind. Why Tony Romo to the Houston Texans makes the most senseCris Carter joins 'Undisputed' to discuss where the Dallas Cowboys QB might land. Texans defense overcame loss of J.J. Watt, now looks to be even better - Houston...
The Landry Hat Jan 19, 2017

Could the Dallas Cowboys trade Tony Romo for J.J. Watt?

Could the Dallas Cowboys trade quarterback Tony Romo to the Houston Texans and get star defensive end J.J. Watt in exchange? Now that the Dallas Cowboys offseason has begun, the headlines in Dallas will be dominated by the potential trade of veteran quarterback Tony Romo. With a new quarterback in Dak Prescott now firmly entrenched […] Could the Dallas Cowboys trade Tony Romo for J.J. Watt? - The Landry Hat - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Battle Red Blog Jan 17, 2017
Red Zone Play: Road to Uncertainty

Red Zone Play: Road to Uncertainty

One of the guys on 610 Radio made a comment last night about the 2010 Texans having a top tier offense and barrel bottom defense, the team addressing those issues in the off-season by bringing in Wade Philips and the glory of the 2011-2012 seasons ensuing from there. He went on to point out how we’re currently faced with the opposite situation, which got the RZP wheels turning. If Romeo Crennel, Mike Vrabel and the gang return for next season – If J.J. Watt comes back at even 80% of his former self – If Kevin Johnson comes back to shine – If Clowney keeps roaring his way up to full...
numberFire Jan 16, 2017

Texans' J.J. Watt (back surgery) is ahead of schedule in recovery

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (back surgery) is "ahead of schedule," the Houston Chronicle reports. What It Means: Per reporter Aaron Wilson, there's "hope" Watt will do "some" work during OTA's. Watt had to shed weight to lessen the load on his surgically-repaired back. He's now in the early stages of bulking back up. Watt is returning from his second back surgery, but he's expected to be ready well ahead of Week 1. The scary thing is how good the Texans were all season without Watt. Their defense came in fourth-best in opponent-adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points...
Battle Red Blog Jan 14, 2017
Texans 16 , Patriots 34 :Final Score

Texans 16 , Patriots 34 :Final Score

The Texans season ends with a disappointing playoff loss to the Patriots. It was a season of endless promise, it had good reason to be. The prospective talents of the Houston Texans defense were formidable. JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus were all primed to set the leagues offenses aflame. While JJ Watt may have not been around to do so for the entire season the Texans defense nonetheless lived up to their lofty billing. Today’s playoff game should have been a completely wipeout. Historically speaking these two teams may not have even been on the same plane of existence...
CSN New England Jan 13, 2017

Breer: Do people with Texans feel the defense is better without J.J. Watt?

Albert Breer of MMQB.com talks with Toucher & Rich about whether some players in the Texans locker room think the defense is actually better without J.J. Watt.
The MMQB | SI.com Jan 10, 2017

Whitney Mercilus on Facing the Patriots in the Playoffs, Jadeveon Clowney the Beast

The Texans linebacker talks about playing New England in the divisional round, how the team adapted to losing J.J. Watt for the season and the emergence of teammate Jadeveon Clowney as an absolute beast  
FOX Sports Jan 10, 2017
Whitney Mercilus on Facing the Patriots in the Playoffs, Jadeveon Clowney the Beast

Whitney Mercilus on Facing the Patriots in the Playoffs, Jadeveon Clowney the Beast

The Texans linebacker talks about playing New England in the divisional round, how the team adapted to losing J.J. Watt for the season and the emergence of teammate Jadeveon Clowney as an absolute beast
Battle Red Blog Jan 9, 2017
Incompletions: Texans v. Raiders (Connor Cooked)

Incompletions: Texans v. Raiders (Connor Cooked)

With so much to write and talk about after every game, and not enough time for one man to write about it all, the masthead joins together and writes about the Texans’ first playoff win in the Bill O’Brien era. Matt Weston: When the season started, I was worried about the front seven. I had brain-shredding nightmares about a defense without J.J. Watt. Fears of a front seven lacking depth in August stuck around my head and laced my heart. If Watt was injured, how far would the defense drop off? From sixth in defensive DVOA to 10th? To 15th? To 20th? I had no idea. Then all of those...
CSN New England Jan 9, 2017

Fred Toucher: I'd cut J.J. Watt if I were Texans GM

Fred Toucher hates J.J. Watt's television and movie cameos so much that he says he would get rid of the four-time All-Pro "for a bag of crap."
CSN New England Jan 9, 2017

Brady preps for Texans: 'They have a damn good defense'

Even without JJ Watt in the lineup -- he's on injured reserve after undergoing back surgery earlier this season -- Tom Brady won't be taking
FOX Sports Jan 7, 2017
Texans' defense thrives without Watt in 27-14 win

Texans' defense thrives without Watt in 27-14 win

HOUSTON (AP) Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus helped the Houston Texans to a dominant defensive performance in the first playoff game in franchise history without J.J. Watt.
Battle Red Blog Jan 7, 2017
Texans 27 , Raiders 14 : Post Game Recap

Texans 27 , Raiders 14 : Post Game Recap

Texans beat the already bruised Raiders to move on to the next round. We’ve had to suffer a lot throughout this year. Loosing our JJ Watt for the season. Watching as the QB we invested 37 million worth of guaranteed dollars seemed to slowly decompose in front of our very eyes to the point where he was replaced before he could even play a full season as a starter. We’ve seen the right side of the offensive line collapse under the weight of it’s own ineptitude and seen Lamar Miller be funnelled into the endless meat grinder of the Texans run game. We’ve suffered terrible play calling...
Bucs Nation Jan 7, 2017
Daily Bucs Links: Playoffs are here

Daily Bucs Links: Playoffs are here

Here's your open thread for today. Browns plan to fire defensive coordinator Ray Horton - SBNation.comThe Browns are moving in a different direction. Ezekiel Elliott headlines 2016 NFL All-Pro Team - SBNation.comThere are 17 first-timers on this list. Jadeveon Clowney and the Texans’ No. 1 defense could be a problem in the playoffs - SBNation.comJadeveon Clowney stepped up in J.J. Watt’s absence and the Texans quietly became a dominant team on defense. How two artists making custom cleats are helping change the NFL's culture - SBNation.comFrom DeSean Jackson to Antonio Brown, Marcus...
East Bay Times Jan 6, 2017
Five Texans to watch in wild-card playoff game vs. Raiders

Five Texans to watch in wild-card playoff game vs. Raiders

The Houston Texans are in the playoffs for the second straight year and fourth time in the past six years, this time reaching the postseason even without the services of three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt. Here are five Texans to watch in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Raiders:

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