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Houston Texans Coaching News: Anthony Weaver Promoted To Defensive Coordinator

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Many Texans fans get what they want.

The Texans went up 24-0 against the Kansas City Chiefs. They then allowed 41 straight points. The Titans went up 17-7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. They then allowed 28 straight points. After the Texans’ Divisional Round loss, many were clamoring for the firing of Romeo Crennel, yet, no one had any answers for that the man with a bad secondary, and a bad pass rush, could do differently to stop an incredible passing...

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Report: Texans promote DL coach Anthony Weaver to DC

The Houston Texans are changing things up on the defensive side of the ball following a 2019 season that saw them finish in the bottom five in yards allowed. Longtime defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is out after six seasons in that role. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, defensive line coach Anthony Weaver will replace Crennel in that role. Seen as a budding defensive mind, Weaver had served as the Texans’ defensive line coach from 2016. Prior to that, he held the same position with...

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Houston Texans Coaching News: Texans Fire Outside Linebacker Coach John Pagano

Bill O’Brien is cleaning house.

The Houston Texans 2019 outside linebacker group wasn’t very good. Whitney Mercilus couldn’t generate pressure on his own, relied on interior pressure for his pass rush routes to make an impact, and was in the right spot at the right time to capitalize on plays made by his teammates, see his interception against Tennessee. Brennan Scarlett is just a guy as just a guy can be. And these two were unable to do much of anything once J.J. Watt went down, and...

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Texans Fire Senior Vice President Of Football Administration Chris Olsen

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Hail Hydra.

The Houston Texans have operated without a general manager for an entire season now. After last week’s postseason loss Bill O’Brien stated the Houston Texans will not be looking to fill the position next season either. Is this true? I don’t know. You can never entirely believe what any coach says when he takes the stand. Regardless, it’s expected for the Texans to maintain that same, flat organizational structure, where the general...

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Texans promoting DL coach Anthony Weaver to DC

The Texans are making a change at defensive coordinator. Anthony Weaver has been promoted from defensive line coach to take over for Romeo Crennel, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. Crennel was said to be considering retirement. It’s not immediately clear whether the 72-year-old will walk away from the game or return to the team in some sort of advisory capacity. The former Browns and Chiefs head coach served as defensive coordinator from 2014-16 and returned to that role in 2018, after...

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Sources: Weaver replaces Crennel as Texans DC

The Texans promoted defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to be their defensive coordinator, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. He takes over the job from Romeo Crennel.

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Houston Texans News: January 20, 2020

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 20, 2020.

Houston Texans News

Sources: Texans fire senior vice president Chris Olsen (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

49ers trounce Packers en route to Super Bowl LIV (NFL.com)

Garoppolo attempts only eight passes in title game (NFL.com)

Mostert sets multiple playoff rushing marks in win (NFL.com)

Sherman: 49ers were ‘ready’ for Packers yet again...

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Report: Texans fire interim general manager Chris Olsen

It sure looks like Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is going to have more power heading into the offseason. Without a true general manager since firing Brian Gaine back in June, the Texans have fired longtime executive and interim general manager Chris Olsen on Sunday. Outside of O’Brien gaining more power, we’re not too sure what to make of this. Houston’s epic collapse against Kansas City in the AFC Divisional Playoffs put more scrutiny on O’Brien. He’ll now be under a...

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Texans fire exec Chris Olsen

The Texans’ strange front office situation just got even more muddled. Houston has fired executive Chris Olsen, sources told Mark Berman of Fox 26 (Twitter link). He might not be a household name, but this is a highly significant move. Olsen, who had the official title of senior VP for football administration, had been with the organization for the past 13 years. When the Texans originally fired general manager Brian Gaine last summer, Olsen took over on an interim basis. As their...

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2019 NFL Playoffs Live: Packers vs. 49ers

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Who will punch tickets to Miami?

The last time these two teams played, the 49ers crushed the Packers 37-8.

Since then, the Packers have strung together six straight wins en route to the NFC Championship.

The 49ers would go on to nab the #1 seed and the ability to host today’s game.

Can the Niners repeat what happened earlier this year or can the Packers pull off the upset and head back to the Super Bowl?

BRB, this is your NFC Championship thread. Enjoy!

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Patrick Mahomes’ brother Jackson becoming a TikTok celebrity

Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best player in the NFL and has become a household name because of what he can do on the field, but his brother Jackson might give the quarterback a run for his money in the fame department before the playoffs are over. Jackson Mahomes is well-known on social media for both supporting his brother and for posting dancing videos on TikTok. He made one outside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Jackson was mocked for making a TikTok video during Kansas City’s game...

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2019 NFL Playoffs Live: Titans vs. Chiefs

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Who will punch tickets to the Super Bowl?

The Titans will clinch their first trip to the Super Bowl in 20 years with a win today.

The Chiefs will clinch their first trip to the Super Bowl in 50 years with a win today.

For the Titans, it’s the Derrick Henry Show.

For the Chiefs, it’s the Patrick Mahomes Show.

The contrast of styles will definitely be tested today.

BRB, this is your AFC Championship thread.

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NFL Conference Championship Round Preview: SIX Things To Watch For

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Just because the Texans season is over, doesn’t mean the NFL season is.

Underneath the Cheesecake Factory’s swirling yellow ceilings, the ugly dim lighting, the waiters and waitresses stuffed into Michelin man puffy white dress shirts and fat red ties, and hot dog shaped menus with swirling font is a Chili’s, or an Applebee’s, or any other salt, lard, and more salt mass produced chain restaurants that, like an epidemic,...

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S.N.O.T.: (1/18/2020)

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Take off your pants in jacket. It’s SNOT time.

Football is over for the Houston Texans, but football isn’t entirely over. It almost will be though. The Conference Championships are tomorrow. The Pro Bowl next week. The Superbowl the following week. Have sweet dreams tonight, and awake early and beautiful tomorrow.

This is your open thread until tomorrow morning when the doors open back up and beautiful football is on again....

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Texans fire defensive assistant coach John Pagano

John Pagano‘s Texans stay will be limited to two years. The team dismissed him from a role as outside linebackers coach and senior defensive assistant, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle tweets. Pagano formerly worked as a defensive coordinator for the Chargers and Raiders, with the former stint (from 2012-16) being his most notable NFL gig to date. He caught on with Houston in 2018. The Texans did not generate a consistent pass rush after J.J. Watt‘s pectoral injury this season and...

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Texans' DC Romeo Crennel contemplating retirement

A two-stint defensive coordinator for the Texans, Romeo Crennel has not committed to staying in his role for the 2020 season. The longtime coach is considering retirement, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Crennel, 72, has played key roles on all six Bill O’Brien Houston staffs. The former Browns and Chiefs head coach has served as defensive coordinator from 2014-16 and returned to that role in 2018 after Mike Vrabel became the Titans’ HC. Should Crennel step down after 38...

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Watch: Breaking down the Texans 2019 Season || Houston Texans 360

Marc Vandermeer and Drew Dougherty discuss the 2019 Season and the biggest plays from Deshaun Watson. Check out www.HoustonTexans.com or the Houston Texans Mobile App to keep up with everything on the Texans. FOLLOW THE TEAM https://www.facebook.com/HoustonTexans/ https://twitter.com/HoustonTexans https://www.instagram.com/houstontexans/ GET TO KNOW THE TEAM https://www.HoustonTexans.com https://www.houstontexans.com/team/players-roster/ https://www.houstontexans.com/team/stats/...

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Three And Out: 2019 NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Predictions

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The Texans maybe out of the postseason, but football, football never stops.

The Houston Texans could be hosting the Tennessee Titans at home, in their first Conference Championship appearance, but they are not, instead, they are at home, watching football like we are watching football after blowing a 24 point lead, allowing 41 points unanswered, and losing 51-31 to the Kansas City Chiefs. I keep typing this. I keep reading this. And everytime it...

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Battle Red Radio: Conference Championship Preview

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Titans-Chiefs. Packers-49ers.

This Tennessee Titans run is not sustainable. Ryan Tannehill is averaging 9.2 yards an attempt. Derrick Henry is averaging 7.92 yards a carry in the third quarter. Their redzone touchdown rate is 79.5% with Tannehill at quarterback, and more specifically, they’ve scored 31 touchdowns, kicked 1 field goal, turned it over 3 times, and have 4 drives that ended because of the clock. They’re second in second half offense DVOA....

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Houston Texans News: January 17, 2020

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 17, 2020.

Houston Texans News

Texans punter Bryan Anger’s $8.25 million contract refiled (Houston Chronicle)

NFL News

NOLA PD issue arrest warrant for Odell Beckham (NFL.com)

OC Moore to keep calling plays under McCarthy (NFL.com)

Kittle says ankle feels ‘fabulous’ ahead of Sunday (NFL.com)

Championship Sunday picks: Who will hit SB LIV?...

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