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  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
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  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Friday, December 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010 (inside Hilton Americas Hotel)

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First Pick Mystery Continues

Posted Mar 25, 2014

The off season drama over what the Texans will do with the first pick is far from over.

The off season drama over what the Texans will do with the first pick is far from over. In fact, if you think you’re getting closer to figuring out who the Texans are going to take, think again.
Bill O’Brien has made it clear at the NFL Meetings here in Orlando that Houston’s brain trust has yet to arrive at a decision.

He told NFL Network that the Texans will take a quarterback somewhere in the draft. So we have that.

He also defended Jadeveon Clowney, who’s been taking heat as a player who might not go 100% every down. “I’ve studied him pretty closely,” O’Brien said. “I dare you to find me a guy who plays 90 snaps like his life’s on the line every game. But when the game’s on the line, Jadeveon plays hard. He’s an explosive player, he’s an instinctive player.”

I’ve been getting media and fan reaction to this quote ranging from “That means he’s a lock to go number one” to “…that means O’Brien will never take him.”

Next, when asked about Blake Bortles’ pro day workout, O’Brien sounded at least mildly impressed but cautioned that pro days should be sharp. “If you’re throwing to guys you’re used to throwing to, the ball should never really hit the ground. You could see better footwork, you could see a more compact delivery.” O’Brien commented based on previous looks at Bortles.

So, that eliminates Teddy Bridgewater, who was said to have a so-so pro day, right? Not so fast.

“People made a big deal about Teddy’s day but I thought he had a decent day. He threw some incompletions but he’s worked extremely hard to improve his footwork, his throwing mechanics.”
Hmmm. Still in play. What about Johnny Football? “I’m sure we’ll see improvement with Johnny when we go up there on Thursday. He’s working with George Whitfield. He’s doing some unique things.”

All options are open. And oh, if you’re thinking of a trade-down possibility, keep in mind that the Texans already have 11 picks. They can’t trade their three compensatory selections but they can deal the others. Expect Rick Smith to be charging his phone a lot over the three day haul. It’s certainly plausible that the Texans feel like they could trade down, then package some of their selections to improve positioning in the early rounds. Again, your guess is probably as good as any.

So we wait. It’ll all be sorted out May 8,9 and 10. Until then, speculation rules the day.

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