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Take it away, Mark Berman: Gary Kubiak says Matt Schaub will start on Sunday. He said it "was a real tough decision." — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 9, 2013 Drew Dougherty with the exact words used by Kubes, pl...
Take it away, Mark Berman: Gary Kubiak says Matt Schaub will start on Sunday. He said it "was a real tough decision." — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 9, 2013 Drew Dougherty with the exact words used by Kubes, plus some expression of solidarity from Texans' offensive coordinator Rick Dennison: "It was a tough decision," Kubiak said. "Real tough. But I feel like it was the best thing for our football team this weekend." Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said he's "100 percent behind" the decision to start Scahub. "When we make a decision, we stick behind it," Dennison said. "We're looking forward to going out and performing and doing much better." Tania Ganguli with more: Kubiak is asked if he can tell us what went into the decision to start Schaub again and he says, "Not really." #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 9, 2013 I asked #Texans OC Rick Dennison if Schaub seemed to have put San Francisco behind him. Paused first. "My meetings with him he’s been fine." — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 9, 2013 "We installed the offense, he understands what we’re trying to do. It’s business kind of as usual," Dennison added. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 9, 2013 Hear that? It's business as usual! Nothing to see here, folks. Rams vs Texans coverage
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After the Texans learned Owen Daniels has a non-displaced fracture of his fibula, it stood to reason they'd make a roster move. Initial reports had OD out for four to six weeks, so placing OD on injured reserve, even if designated to re...
After the Texans learned Owen Daniels has a non-displaced fracture of his fibula, it stood to reason they'd make a roster move. Initial reports had OD out for four to six weeks, so placing OD on injured reserve, even if designated to return, seemed unlikely. Did I say "unlikely"? I misspoke. Forgive me. The Texans placed their star tight end on injured reserve/designated to return today. This means OD is not eligible to return to the active roster for eight (8) weeks. Yes, eight weeks. Not the four to six initially reported. It remains to be seen what state the 2013 Houston Texans will be in two months from now when OD can return to action. Although Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin provide legitimate options at TE, whoever is quarterbacking this team on Sunday and for the next seven weeks is going to be without a proven weapon. Here's wishing OD a speedy and successful recovery. Rams vs Texans coverage
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Watch head coach Gary Kubiak, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and quarterback Matt Schaub meet live with the media after Wednesday's practice.
Watch head coach Gary Kubiak, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and quarterback Matt Schaub meet live with the media after Wednesday's practice.
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The Houston Texans were back on the practice field Wednesday.
The Houston Texans were back on the practice field Wednesday.
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another Wisconsin TE Quote: Michael Gehlken ‏@UTgehlken 2h Needing tight end help, Texans sign Jake Byrne off Chargers practice squad. Chargers sign TE Ryan Otten, filling Byrne's spot, sources say. ...
another Wisconsin TE Quote: Michael Gehlken ‏@UTgehlken 2h Needing tight end help, Texans sign Jake Byrne off Chargers practice squad. Chargers sign TE Ryan Otten, filling Byrne's spot, sources say. Retweeted by TexansTalk.com https://twitter.com/TexansTalk
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Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels' 2013 season is certainly at-risk now. The team placed the eight-year TE on injured reserve with a short-term designation. This means Daniels must sit for the next eight weeks, making his earliest po...
Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels' 2013 season is certainly at-risk now. The team placed the eight-year TE on injured reserve with a short-term designation. This means Daniels must sit for the next eight weeks, making his earliest possible return Week 14. At that time, Houston will travel to Jacksonville for Thursday Night Football. FANTASY ANALYSIS: Daniels missed about half a season back in 2009. At that time he was coming off a breakout year and expectations were very high for him as one of the next great tight ends. In his last three seasons, Daniels really built up a lot of trust with fantasy owners as a solid low-end TE1 or backup. This injury comes at an awful time when he was ranked around the No. 10 TE in the league. Garrett Graham should be added in most league formats.
about 5 hours ago
(4) seats in section 131 + blue parking -- $550 cash for everything.
(4) seats in section 131 + blue parking -- $550 cash for everything.
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Cary Edmondson- USA Today Sports In a truly sickening story, Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was berated by angry fans at his home Tuesday night. According to CBS Houston, a group of angry Texans’ fans accosted the QB at his home ...
Cary Edmondson- USA Today Sports In a truly sickening story, Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was berated by angry fans at his home Tuesday night. According to CBS Houston, a group of angry Texans’ fans accosted the QB at his home and berated him for his poor play. Schaub was with his wife and children when the individuals arrived; one shouted insults while another reportedly took photographs of the NFL veteran and his family. I hate to use the word “fan” to describe these ghouls, giving a bad name to the 99 percent of perfectly nice and law-abiding sports enthusiasts who don’t behave like disrespectful maniacs. It’s been a rough few weeks for the QB, but not even the most inept play deserves anything approaching this level. The man is a human being and should be treated as one, pick-sixes aside. There is absolutely no way to justify this sort of behavior. It’s reprehensible and I truly hope the identity of these individuals is revealed and proper legal action is taken. Secondly, I’m not completely sure what any die-hard fan could possibly hope to accomplish by taking time from their day to terrorize a local athlete. Schaub has struggled in recent weeks — how delusional must one be to believe that making a player fear for his family’s safety could possibly help the home team’s chance on Sunday? It’s said that a bad apple ruins the bunch, and this is certainly an example. Some crazed sports fans are in dire need of a dose of perspective. If you want to make your voice heard, call a radio show, write a blog, show up on Sunday and boo, or even better — stop attending games if you’re that upset with the product on the field. Sports are no life-and-death affair — they’re a form of entertainment, and should be treated as such. The fans responsible for this incident have unfortunately embarrassed their city, fan base and most importantly themselves. Jason Weingartner is a Houston Texans writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.
about 6 hours ago
Deepi Sidhu went 1-on-1 with safety Danieal Manning.
Deepi Sidhu went 1-on-1 with safety Danieal Manning.
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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Defenses are hit or miss in fantasy football. The top-10 ranked defenses in the preseason according to ESPN were the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Ne...
Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Defenses are hit or miss in fantasy football. The top-10 ranked defenses in the preseason according to ESPN were the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers. Of these 10 teams, only the Seahawks, 49ers, Bears and Bengals are still in the top 10 in fantasy points after five weeks. The Patriots rank 13th, the Texans and Broncos are 17th, the Packers are 25th, the Rams are 26th and the Steelers rank 30th. The biggest surprise defense is the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 1 (originally ranked 25th). They have 87 fantasy points, 24 more than the Seahawks. However, most of these rising defenses were already picked up early in the season. The Chiefs are now owned in 91.6 percent of ESPN leagues. If you are own of those owners that stream fantasy defenses based on matchup, then there is a defense worth picking up for Week 6, and possibly the rest of the season — the New Orleans Saints defense. The Saints came in at 30th during the preseason, a fair ranking based on where they finished last year. The Saints were 32nd in rushing yards and 31st in passing yards allowed per game. They had 30 sacks and 15 interceptions, 25th and 15th in 2012. The New Orleans defense allowed the second-most points per game at 28.4. This year, however, the Saints are a much-improved defense, currently the ninth-best in fantasy. The team has three sacks in each of the last three games and 15 on the season. They have allowed no more than 18 points per game, a 10-point decrease from just a year ago. The defense is also swarming the ball every chance they get. They have seven interceptions (almost half of their 2012 total), six forced fumbles and four recovered. The Saints could attribute their success to the roster additions of Keenan Lewis and Parys Haralson, former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan or the return of head coach Sean Payton. Whichever it is, the Saints are not the same defense from 2012. They are not giving up the big pass plays like they did last year. Ryan is also pulling back on the number of blitz plays he calls and has more players in coverage. In Week 6, they travel north to take on the Patriots. The Patriots scored just six points against the Bengals, their lowest since 2006. Tom Brady has thrown three interceptions and two games with a completion percentage below 50 percent. Despite the possibility of getting Rob Gronkowski back, the Saints could be a difficult matchup for Brady. The Patriots have a lot of injuries on the offensive side of the ball, and the Saints should be able to take advantage by shutting down Danny Amendola and Gronkowski. Looking ahead, the Saints play the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in Weeks 8 and 9. They can make for a good three-week play before looking at another defense. If you are an owner of the Texans or Baltimore Ravens‘ defense, I would pick up the Saints’ defense as soon as possible. Bill Pivetz is a fantasy football writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Piv1127.
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