3 takeaways from the Texans blowout loss to the Bears
The Houston Texans suffered their worst loss of the season Sunday, getting blown out by the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, 36-7. Run defense poundedThe Texans’ defense struggled from the first play with David Montgomery bursting through for 80 yards and a touchdown. From there, the Bears used the threat of the run more than the run, hitting short passes off play-action. Mitch Trubisky, the maligned and oft-benched Bears quarterback, outplayed Watson and helped the Bears run up 30 points by halftime. The Texans owned the second-worst run defense in the NFL heading into the game, and it is not improving.
Several Raiders active against Bucs after time on COVID list
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Las Vegas starting offensive linemen Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson are active for the Raiders against Tampa Bay after spending time on the COVID-19 list this week. Safety Johnathan Abram remains on the COVID-19 list for at least one more day and is missing the game. ___TAMPA BAY AT LAS VEGASBuccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, OL Aaron Stinnie, LB Quinton Bell, DL Khalil Davis, WR Cyril Grayson. Raiders: WR Bryan Edwards, CB Keisean Nixon, QB Marcus Mariota, G Patrick Omameh, DE David Irving. ___CAROLINA AT NEW ORLEANSPanthers: QB Will Grier, CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver, G John Miller, OL Mike Horton, WR Marken Michel.
Q&A with Texans offensive lineman Zach Fulton
HOUSTON The Houston Texans offensive line improved in 2019, giving up 44 sacks vs. the league-high 62 in 2018. 2020 looks to be even better, partially because all five starts will return in the position they played in 2019. This week, KPRC 2 caught up with right guard Zach Fulton on his offseason and the Texans offensive line. In the offseason, Im seeing them grow and be able to lead and work by themselves. Q: What is it like doing offseason work via Zoom meetings?
Houston Texans 2020 Offseason Position Preview: Offensive Line
Incredibly enough, that wasn't even the most incredible positional metamorphosis on the offensive side of the ball for the Texans. That would be the offensive line, where three new starters who have ten year staying power were added at left tackle, left guard, and right tackle. Here are three burning Texan questions on the offensive line for the 2020 offseason:When does Laremy Tunsil get a new deal? Howard had the look of a guy the Texans want to keep for a long, long time, and the difference with and without him last season long the offensive line was noticeable. Four of the five spots along the offensive line are solid, probably for the next four or five years Tunsil, Scharping, center Nick Martin, and Howard.houstonpress.com
3 things that will have to happen for the Texans to beat the Saints
Tashaun Gipson #39 of the Jacksonville Jaguars tackles Lamar Miller #26 of the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The Texans face a challenging task Monday night against the Saints. The Texans signed Bradley Roby to play corner opposite Johnathan Joseph, while Tashaun Gipson comes over from the division rival Jaguars. The Saints can beat you in the air with both their wide receivers and running backs. One of the smartest things the Texans did with their offseason moves was to trade for running backs who know how to help in pass protection.
3 things to watch during Texans second preseason game
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)HOUSTON - The Texans host the Lions on Saturday night in their second preseason game. The main objective, for both teams, remains the same as it is for every preseason contest -- come out of the game healthy. For the Texans, there are a handful of other things worthy of close attention. Howard could get more snaps at that spot just as he did last week during the second quarter. Smith is in his second season as an undrafted free agent, while Johnson, who followed the same post-draft path to Houston, is a rookie from Oklahoma State.
Camp Texans 2019: Offensive line focused on improvement, versatility
HOUSTON - The Texans offensive line continues to be beset by injuries, missing a projected starter at center, which causes various shifts on the line. There is a real possibility the Texans could start two rookies on the offensive line if depth doesnt improve, but the whole team is showing a "next man up" mentality. Zach FultonWhen somebody goes down and somebody steps in, its pretty normal for us to act like nothing has happened.Seantrel HendersonJust gotta be versatile regardless. Tashaun Gipson got a veteran day off, while Justin Reid left practice with an undisclosed injury for the second straight day (Reid returned to practice Wednesday after leaving; he did not Thursday). Will of thronesWill Fuller said his blonder dreadlocks are a nod to his Targaryen side of "Game of Thrones" fame.
5 burning questions as Houston Texans enter training camp
Training camp has arrived and the Texans are ready to get to work back here in H-Town after spending the past two camps in West Virginia. As is with any team, the Texans enter camp with some question marks. Here are the five burning questions facing the Texans as the whistle blows on training camp. Also, watch out for rookie Lonnie Johnson, whom the Texans drafted out of Kentucky in the second round in May. So there ya have it -- five burning questions entering camp, and really there could have been close to 10 but well stop there for now.