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S.N.O.T.: 3/28/2020

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Take off your pajamas. It’s SNOT time.

I’d like to start off by saying I genuinely hope all of you have been safe and sound the past couple of weeks. Our current situation is completely unprecedented. The measures put in place have changed most of our daily routines completely. That being said, please try to continue to adhere to your local restrictions. Forgive me for stating the painfully obvious.

On the flip side, what has everyone been doing to...

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Matt Weston

2020 NFL Draft: Who Are Your Houston Texans Draft Targets?

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Grab your pen and paper. Hop on the youtube. It’s scouting time.

Let’s take off this serious journalist hat for a second, and be very informal here.

Earlier this week I sat down to write about Whitney Mercilus, and how is contract extension has already hurt the Houston Texans, and that his 2019 season was overrated by an inflated sack total. Only one of his sacks was the result of a real pass rush move. A quick spin inside against backup left...

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Houston Texans News: March 27, 2020

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, March 27, 2020.

Houston Texans News

Players’ reactions to Texans trading DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

2020 NFL Draft will go on as scheduled April 23-25 (NFL.com)

NFL family donates $35M-plus for COVID-19 relief (NFL.com)

Darqueze Dennard won’t sign with Jaguars after all (NFL.com)

2012 draft do-over: Foles goes 3rd; Cousins 13th...

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What a Deshaun Watson trade might look like

There have been rumors around the NFL water cooler that Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson is not happy about the direction of the organization. Bill O’Brien’s decision to trade All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for pennies on the dollar just recently underscores this. Meanwhile, Watson has done nothing to dispel this notion with some cryptic social media activity, and reports are that O’Brien himself is seen as indifferent to his players. Could Watson be traded? This...

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Matt Weston

BRB GroupThink: The Texans’ New WR1

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Who is going going to step up in DeAndre Hopkins’s absence?

Last season, DeAndre Hopkins had 104 catches on 150 targets. Those catches went for 1,165 yards and 7 touchdowns. In percentage terms, Nuk accounted for 31% of Deshaun Watson’s pass attempts, 30% of DW4’s completions, 30% of his passing yards, and 27% of his touchdown passes. Hopkins almost doubled the production of the Texans’ second most productive receiver, Will Fuller V, who only...

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Kenneth L.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Free Agency, Seven-Round Houston Texans Mock Draft

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Who is in the Texans’ crystal ball?

While the entire Houston Texans’ franchise is sitting in the pit of misery, there’s nothing like the pure optimism of a mock draft to raise our collective spirits.

It’s certainly more difficult to approach a draft without a first round pick. First, you have to identify players that you won’t have a shot at. Why waste your time on players who won’t even be available? However, the Texans still have to do their due...

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Mike Bullock

2020 NFL Free Agency: Players Still Available Who Could Help The Texans

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If Bill O’Brien is willing, there are still options to improve the roster before the 2020 NFL Draft.

Unless Houston Texans head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien is under some mandate from team owner Cal McNair to not spend anymore of the estimated $35 million in cap space they have remaining, a smart front office would be looking hard at continuing to improve a roster that, quite honestly, has gotten worse over the last month. Heading into the 2020...

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Houston Texans News: March 26, 2020

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Houston Texans News

Texans donate $50,000 to help local restaurants, bars (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

Sean Payton says he’s ‘cleared’ of coronavirus (NFL.com)

NFL aiming to virtually involve prospects in draft (NFL.com)

Draft needs for every team: 4 must prioritize QB (NFL.com)

Elway: Broncos got a ‘steal’ in...

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J.J. Watt has hilarious reaction to brother signing with the Steelers

Pure comedy gold. That’s what you get when John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell team up together on the set. We’re not sure how the pairing of Derek and T.J. Watt is going to go with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But it should be interesting. The former inked a deal with Pittsburgh to be its starting fullback this coming season. Meanwhile, T.J. returns as one of the best edge rushers in the NFL. There’s certainly going to be some sibling rivalry between the two in the Steel City. Just don’t...

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Texans Donate $100K Toward Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

The Houston Texans have joined the collective effort to help the coronavirus pandemic response by announcing a $100,000 donation to the United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation on Wednesday...

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Mike Bullock

Kurt Warner’s Hot Deshaun Watson Take

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But he is a bag of chips.

Right before all the “let’s trade our Hall of Fame Wide Receiver for some magic beans that lead to a hole in our salary cap” nonsense happened, Super Bowl MVP quarterback Kurt Warner went on Brian Baldinger’s show, Baldy’s Breakdown, and discussed the next generation of NFL superstar QBs.

He laid out his definition of just what an MVP QB looked like first:

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Just winning is different than being a championship...

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Report: Bill O'Brien's 'Conviction' Has 'Intrigue ... Appreciation' Around NFL

Houston Texans fans may not have kind thoughts for head coach Bill O'Brien right now, but there are people around the NFL that have some level of respect for his bold decision-making...

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Texans Thoughts

The Film Room: Breaking Down Jacob Martin’s 2019 Sacks

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Get to know the Texans pass rush savior

Jadeveon Clowney, gone. J.J. Watt, often injured. Whitney Mercilus, not that good. What once was a scary and dominant defense line has fallen into the slim hopes of Brandon Dunn, Angelo Blackson and Brennan Scarlett. Gone are the days of Clowney and Mercilus lining up in the A Gap, throwing interior offensive lineman astray. Now, Texans’ fans watch and wait as opposing quarterbacks have enough time in the pocket...

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Patriots could try to trade for Deshaun Watson?

The New England Patriots are searching for a franchise quarterback for the first time in two decades. As the organization prepares for its future at the position, Bill Belichick could potentially pull off a surprise and pursue Houston Texans star Deshaun Watson. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman said on Wednesday that it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Patriots made a huge move to acquire a quarterback like Watson. While the fan base recently clamored for the Patriots to sign Cam Newton,...

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Deshaun Watson teams up with hometown diner to provide meals for first responders, ER staff

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is looking out for those on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in his hometown of Gainesille, Fla. As reported by Nathan Berg of the Gainesville Times, Watson is making a big impact to help a local diner, Longstreet Cafe, while also providing desperately needed meals for first responders and emergency room workers in the community. The young quarterback paid to have the diner provide lunches to local police, fire departments and emergency...

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Matt Weston

Battle Red Radio: The Story So Far

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Matt and BFD review the Texans’ offseason up to this point in time.

The centerpiece of the Texans’ offseason was Bill O’Brien’s decision to trade DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson, a second round pick, and a fourth round pick swap. Other important decisions were also made to the detriment of the franchise. Signing Randall Cobb to replace Keke Coutee. Adding only Eric Murray and Jaylen Watkins to the 26th ranked pass defense. Resigning the same...

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Houston Texans News: March 25, 2020

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Houston Texans News

Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts was on Texans’ list before NFL visit ban (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

End of an era: Panthers cut Cam after nine seasons (NFL.com)

Best free agents remaining: Cam jumps to the top (NFL.com)

Battista: Different team, same old Tom Brady (NFL.com)

Perriman signing with Jets for 1 year, up to $8M...

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Carlos Flores

Deciphering Deshaun Watson’s Cryptic Tweet

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When Twitter fingers turn to a franchise cornerstone expressing frustration over a less than team friendly trade.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I regret to inform you that Deshaun Watson has publicly lambasted the maligned DeAndre Hopkins-David Johnson trade.

Or did he?

As is common amongst professional sports nowadays, Twitter feeds are scrutinized to try and glint any sort of subliminal messaging athletes may be sending about their current...

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Mike Bullock

Red Zone Play: Worst Offseason Ever?

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Bill O’Brien has easily topped the catastrophe that was the 2019 offseason.

A little more than a year go, your Houston Texans headed into the 2019 offseason loaded with a bevy of draft picks, cap space, and glorious hope of building a far stronger roster with their embarrassment of resource riches.

Yet the first wave of free agency came and went with little action. Instead, Houston brought in tackle Matt Kalil, safety Tashaun Gipson, cornerback Bradley...

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Texans Thoughts

Introducing Battle Red Blog’s Newest Writer

Texans Thoughts joins the misery

I’ve been a Houston Texans fan for as long as I can remember. My earliest vivid memory of the team was they drafted [sobs] Deandre Hopkins 27th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. It’s quite painful timing of this all, writing my first article for BRB, getting teary-eyed thinking about how excited I was to experience the talent that was Nuk. 13-year-old me would’ve never imagined him not retiring as a Texan and being inducted into the Hall of Fame as one,...

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