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Davis Mills and Jeff Driskel Feel Positive About 2022

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Houston Texans quarterbacks feel team is moving in right direction

While some quarterback rooms have tension, media-created or otherwise, the Houston Texans passers seem united under new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Both second year starter Davis Mills and lifetime backup (and sometimes tight end... seriously...) Jeff Driskel firmly believe the team is heading up.

Jeff Driskel

We’ve got a really good group. A lot of guys that have played a lot...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: July 6, 2022

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

Houston Texans News

Attorneys seek Watson NFL investigation docs (ESPN.com)

Pioli: Pep Hamilton will ‘have a lot to do with’ Mills’ development (Yahoo! Sports)

QB Coach Tony Ballard always believed in Texans’ Davis Mills (Texans Wire)

AFC South Power Rankings: Where Does Trent Baalke Rank Among GMs? (Sports Illustrated)

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Late...

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VBallRetired

The Value of Things: Evaluating the Backup QBs

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The less sexy guy behind the thrown.

Admittedly, any football discussions around the beginning of July are going to be less exciting than they would be just about any other time of year. Teams have finished their OTAs and their training camps haven’t started yet. Free agency mania has long since gone and most of the draft picks have already signed and are starting to settle in. Finding topics to get excited about can be difficult.

So, we can...

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Houston Texans Fans Should Be Excited About Lovie Smith

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Lovie Smith as head coach could be a great fit for the Houston Texans current situation.

Lovie Smith may not have been the Houston Texans first choice initially but may be a perfect fit for their current situation and Texans fans should be excited about what he can bring to the franchise. Unlike a few of the other Texans head coach finalists, Smith brings years of NFL knowledge and experience that will be extremely valuable in Houston moving...

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Kenneth L.

Know Your Texans’ Starters: AJ Cann

Can you do the Cann-Cann?

We’re starting a new series in what Marc Vandermere calls the ‘desert’ portion of the year. While we await the season to slowly creep its way closer, we should learn more about the new faces dawning the Battle Red and Deep Steel Blue this upcoming season.

The offensive line has been under the ire of fans for half a decade. The capital in draft picks and salary that has been expended is greater than the return the team has received. However, they enter...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: July 5, 2022

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Houston Texans News

Backup QB Rankings: Kyle Allen ‘Threat’ to Davis Mills for Texans? (Sports Illustrated)

State of the 2022 Houston Texans: Will Davis Mills prove he’s the type of QB Lovie Smith can win with? (NFL.com)

Attorneys seek Deshaun Watson NFL investigation documents (TheGrio)

Jalen Pitre Plus: Who’ll Be Texans ‘Other’ Starting...

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Davis Mills Has Big Shoes to Fill in Houston

The Houston Texans Davis Mills who will starting his second season with the Texans as quarterback had a decent rookie season! Even though his win loss record doesn’t show it.                                                                 Mills played in thirteen games, starting in eleven of those games, he went 2-9 as a starter.

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Patrick.Haughton

Happy Independence Day from Battle Red Blog!

246 years old, doesn’t look a day over 245.

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be...

ESPN.com - Houston Texans

Attorneys seek Watson NFL investigation docs

According to the motion filed Friday, the women's legal team seeks any and all reports and files from the NFL's investigation into Deshaun Watson, including recorded interviews, witness statements and communications.

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VBallRetired

The Value of Things: All About Kickers Part II

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Back by popular demand.

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero. One of the commenters on the previous article asked for an encore. At the same time, they made a key point which was absolutely right. Judging our kicker on the basis of one season could be unfair. He has been kicking since 2017 and he had his best season in 2018. So, maybe he wasn’t good enough in 2021, but he might be good enough in the aggregate.

So, we are...

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Kenneth L.

Film Review: Dameon Pierce’s Thrashing of The Georgia Bulldogs

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Your next stud running back has arrived.

Georgia Bulldogs’ 2021 defense may go down as one of the best of the decade, but there was one running back who took it to the Dawgs during their run to the National Championship: Dameon Pierce.

After watching his film, this pick may be my favorite in the past three years. For any who read my articles covering the draft for the past four years, you know I haven’t agreed with much of the Texans’ last three...

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What If? 2009 Houston Texans: 4 Games Decided By 4 Plays

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What if one of these plays change? What if all of them?

2009: The Houston Texans lead the league in passing and possess the #4 offense in the league. The defense, while not great, does clock in at 14th. Most importantly, the Texans finally break-through and log their first ever winning season. Coming into the final week of the season, the Texans even have an outside chance at securing their first ever playoff berth. Unfortunately, Houston would have to...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: July 1, 2022

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 1, 2022.

Houston Texans News

Johnathan Joseph laments not winning Super Bowl with Texans (Texans Wire)

David Culley talks Texans releasing LB Zach Cunningham (Titans Wire)

Texans QB Davis Mills makes it as backup to Tom Brady on NFL.com’s ‘best team money can buy’ (Texans Wire)

Source: Watson’s hearing over after three days (ESPN.com)

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NFL, Ice...

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Patrick.Haughton

Your Team, Your Vote: SB Nation Wants to Know What You Think

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Poll time? Poll time!

It’s the end of June which means next month is July which means one thing:

NFL training camps begin!

Yes, we’ve almost crossed the vast football-less desert we’ve been traveling through for the last four months. And with training camp on the way, what better time than to find out which rookie you’re most interested in watching than right now before camp begins.

So riddle me this, Texans fans, which of...

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Nickschwager

The Key To Offensive Success: Pep Hamilton

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Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton could bring consistency to the Houston Texans offense in 2022.

Pep Hamilton is getting another opportunity to be an offensive coordinator in the NFL. The last time Hamilton was an offensive coordinator in the league was with the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck in 2015.

After the Colts moved on from Hamilton in 2015, he would go on to be the associate head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns in...

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Mike Bullock

PFF: One Free Agent Acquisition For The Houston Texans Before Training Camp

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Pro Football Focus thinks Davis Mills needs another target

While we drift through the doldrums of the NFL off-season, waiting desperately for more football, general manager Nick Caserio is still hard at work reshaping the Houston Texans roster.

As many positive moves as the team has made in 2022, the roster is still far from championship caliber. Which means there’s still room for improvement in every position group.

The folks over at Pro Football Focus...

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Jeremy_Brener

Houston Texans News: June 30, 2022

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Houston Texans News

Agent’s Take: Deshaun Watson’s potential suspension carries varying financial ramifications (CBS Sports)

Reports: NFL insists on indefinite suspension for Deshaun Watson as hearing continues (KHOU)

Source: Watson hearing to resume for third day (ESPN.com)

NFL News

Sources: Commanders, WR McLaurin reach deal (ESPN.com)

Mayfield...

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Patrick.Haughton

Taking the Temperature: Results

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So here’s how Texans fans are feeling.

Well, we asked and you answered, BRB faithful. After some serious painstaking research in the form of asking you a pair of questions, we finally have the results of those two poll questions from last week.

And heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere they are!

It looks like more than half of you think we’ll improve on our win total by at least two games this year. Here’s hoping you’re right or that we even, dare I say, exceed...

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VBallRetired

The Value of Things: What Is the Value of a Kicker?

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Could the Texans spend the four million they are spending on their kicker more effectively?

Language is a precise thing. When measured against statistics it is a very precise thing. People often interchange the terms value, importance, and difficulty. Two of those are relative terms and one is more exacting mathematically. When evaluating the kicking game, people will easily misunderstand and misuse the terms above. Question the value of a...

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Mike Bullock

USFL Set to Return For Second Season

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USFL 2.0 Will Face XFL 3.0

For the first time in a long time, a spring pro football league has not only survived its entire inaugural season, but announced their return for year two. In the days ramping up to this weekend's USFL championship game featuring the Birmingham Stallions and the Philadelphia Stars, the second iteration of the most successful spring league so far made it official: USFL Set to Return For Second Season.

USFL 2.0 Returns for...

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