Monday, February 24, 2020

Brock Osweiler Carries Houston on His Shoulders

It's a balmy mid-May evening in Houston, Texas. Today, Houston Texans star JJ Watt hosts his annual charity softball game at Minute Maid Park, which features dozens of Texans players trying their talents at a different game. One hundred and twenty days separate today and the Texans' home opener in September, but thousands of fans are in attendance to catch a glimpse of...

The Golden Age of Running Backs Is Now…but Nobody Cares

Stop me if you've heard this one before: the running back position is being devalued in the NFL. It's a common cliché that is a direct result of another NFL cliché: it's a passing league now. Both of these are true statements. In a world where only four running backs are making an average of $7 million or more...

Grading the Houston Texans Defensive Picks in the 2016 Draft

Just a few days ago, I graded three of the Houston Texans offensive picks in the NFL draft and determined the team did a very good job with their first three picks. However, now it's time to dissect how the Texans faired on the other side of the ball in the 2016 draft. For the past several seasons now, the Texans' identity...

What’s Next for Blake Bortles?

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team on the rise. Despite being the laughing stock of the league for the past decade, thanks to the patience of owner Shahid Khan in keeping Gus Bradley, the team has had continuity that not many franchises experience in the current "win-now or else" NFL. With young weapons, solid additions in free agency, and...

Grading the Houston Texans First Three Draft Picks

As the 2016 NFL Draft approached, Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien and GM Rick Smith knew they needed to retool the offense. The Texans exited the playoffs in embarrassing fashion against the Chiefs and stumbled to 24th in offensive efficiency in 2015 according to Football Outsiders. This was in large part due to inconsistent offensive line play, lack of...

Each Team’s Best and Worst NFL Draft Pick

With 253 players chosen, the NFL draft is officially over. Here is each team's best and worst draft pick. AFC AFC West Denver Broncos Best Pick: Paxton Lynch, Quarterback, Memphis, first round In taking Paxton Lynch, the Broncos have secured their franchise quarterback moving forward. In order to acquire Lynch, the Broncos had to trade up to prevent teams like Dallas and Cleveland from taking...
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