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Houston Texans News: October 22, 2014
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Houston Texans News: October 22, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Houston Texans News Bill O’Brien on Texans two biggest concernsLess than 24 hours after a devastating 30-23 loss at Pittsburgh, head coach Bill O’Brien still had confidence in his team, one that he firmly believes is still mentally tough. Texans Prove to Be Playoff Pretender in Disappointing Loss to Steelers | Bleacher ReportThree weeks later, the Texans are 3-4 and find themselves adrift on the outskirts of the playoff picture after three losses that were not as close...
Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago

Clowney not guaranteed a starting position when he returns to action

Rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney warmed up prior to the Texans’ road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday but didn’t see action, turning from a gametime decision into an inactive. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Clowney could return Sunday at...
Behind the Steel Curtain 3 hours ago

5 Burning Questions on the Pittsburgh Steelers

Shazier is healthy again. Should he start over Sean Spence? Is it time for Troy Polamalu to give up his goal line leaps? Is playoff talk in Pittsburgh premature? Answer these and other Burning Questions on the Steelers. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated Houston...
Stampede Blue 3 hours ago

AFC South Week Seven Update: Colts Starting to Pull Away

We take a weekly look at the AFC South, and in week seven the Colts' lead in the division just continued to grow. The Colts won this weekend, but how did the rest of the division do?  Let's take a look at how each of the four teams in the division fared: Houston Texans (3-4) Place: 2nd Last Week:...
Battle Red Blog 19 hours ago
Texans-Steelers: Watch The Tuesday (10/21/14) Bill O'Brien Press Conference After The Texans MNF Loss

Texans-Steelers: Watch The Tuesday (10/21/14) Bill O'Brien Press Conference After The Texans MNF Loss

Bill O'Brien was pretty peeved in his post-game presser last night. We're thinking he'll be a little calmer this time around. Get some answers from the head coach himself and react here with us on BRB. Did you watch O'Brien's post-game press conference? You should. NFL.com has a snippet of it here. It's definitely a lot more entertaining that your standard Kubiak "it's on me" presser, even though O'Brien says some of the same soundbites. You can get a full transcript of last night's presser's here via the Mothership. But here are some tidbits for you to review. Re: Errors determining the...
CSN Houston 23 hours ago

Snap counts: Texans loss to Steelers

The Texans lost 30-23 to the Steelers on Monday Night Football. Here are full snaps counts for the Texans from the loss.
Bucs Scene | The Ledger 18 hours ago

Bucs Sign Kick Returner Holliday; Promotes T.J. Fatinikun to Active Roster

The busy day at One Bucs Place continued Tuesday as the club officially signed kick returner Trindon Holliday and promoted defensive end T.J. Fatinikun to the active roster from the practice squad. The club released wide receiver/kick returner Solomon Patton and defensive end Scott Solomon. Holliday, 5-foot-5 and 166 pounds, was a sixth-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2010. He was there until 2012 before he was waived and signed with Denver. He signed with the Giants during the… Read More »

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Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago

Fitzpatrick has a stranglehold on QB position

Case Keenum and T.J. Yates have departed. Matt Schaub has fallen into the past. Ryan Fitzpatrick has become the one, named the Texans’ starting quarterback in mid-June and holding onto the spot through a 3-4 start to the 2014 season. “Fitzy is our quarterback,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Tuesday at NRG Stadium. But for […]
Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago

Posey yet to make 2014 debut due to numbers game

Wide receiver DeVier Posey has yet to take the field during the Texans’ initial seven games. As he did earlier this season, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Tuesday that Posey’s absence has mainly been due to a numbers game. Keshawn Martin and Damaris Johnson have seen action, while Posey has been inactive since Week 1. […]
CSN Houston 16 hours ago

O’Brien confident Texans will get real Cushing back

Through seven games of the 2014 season, Brian Cushing just hasn’t looked like himself coming off his second significant knee surgery in two years.
Houston Chronicle 18 hours ago

Bill O’Brien: Texans are mentally tough

Bill O’Brien argued that the Texans’ not “going into the tank” in the second half Monday night after the dreadful finals minutes of the first half proved they have mental toughness. But, he conceded, all too often they aren’t playing smart and that’s why they have stumbled to three consecutive defeats and a 3-4 record […]
Houston Chronicle 19 hours ago

Texans coach Bill O’Brien: ‘Fitzy’s our quarterback’

Texans coach Bill O’Brien again insisted Ryan Fitzpatrick remains his starting quarterback despite the team’s three consecutive losses, but for the first time he might have hinted at the possibility that Ryan Mallett could get playing time in the near future. “I think that Ryan has improved every week,” he said responding to question about […]
Houston Chronicle 19 hours ago

Clowney will have full week of practice; status for Sunday undetermined

The Texans worked out linebacker Jadeveon Clowney before the game in Pittsburgh, but Bill O’ Brien said the NFL’s top draft pick “felt like his ability to cut still wasn’t there yet.” As a result, he stayed inactive for the sixth consecutive game after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery following the season-opener. Clowney will, however, get […]
CSN Houston 19 hours ago

Clowney won’t be handed starter job upon return

Jadeveon Clowney might be ready to play next week against the Titans but don't expect him to be handed the starting job.
CSN Houston Oct 21, 2014

Steelers surge past shocked Texans 30-23

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone.
Houston Chronicle Oct 21, 2014

Looking ahead to Sunday’s matchup with the Titans

1. The Texans are playing a Titans team that’s in a bad mood after losing 19-17 at Washington on a field goal with no time on the clock. They’ve lost five of six games. Their 2-5 start is the team’s worst since the 2009 season when they began with a 1-6 record. 2. The Texans […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 21, 2014

The Sports Update: McClain and Smith talk Texans’ MNF meltdown (video)

PITTSBURGH — Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith break down the Texans’ 30-23 defeat to the Steelers on “Monday Night Football” at Heinz Field.
Houston Chronicle Oct 21, 2014

Texans report: Johnson, Hopkins give passing game a boost

Andre Johnson started slow Monday but helped carry the Texans’ offense as they attempted to climb out of a 24-13 halftime hole. Johnson finished with five catches (nine targets) for 77 yards. Second-year receiver DeAndre Hopkins topped the Texans with team highs in receptions (six) and yards (108). Running back Arian Foster again broke the […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 21, 2014

Even veteran Ryan Pickett shocked by Texans’ collapse

PITTSBURGH – Nose tackle Ryan Pickett is playing in his 14th season. He thought he’d seen just about everything possible on a football field, but then he witnessed the Texans surrender 24 points to the Steelers in a span of two minutes, 54 seconds. With the help of Texans turnovers and ineptness, the Steelers turned […]

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