Houston Texans Saturday Roundup


Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Central Florida defeated Baylor 52-42. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s start the weekend by looking at an updated mock draft from NFL Mocks where they have the Houston Texans selecting quarterback Blake Bortles from Central Florida with their No. 1 overall selection.

In the mock draft from Sayre Bedinger, it states:

"“Right now the hot name for the Texans is defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, and I do think there’s a legitimate chance he ends up getting picked by Houston, but I can’t see them going any direction other than QB.”"

I can see the Texans taking Bortles, and I can see them taking Clowney. With the draft so far away, it is going to be fun and confusing trying and figure out what direction the Texans want to go with this draft choice.

Who knows, they might just trade the No. 1 overall selection.

Here is an article by ESPN’s Tania Gangili in her “What went wrong” series. In this installment she takes a look at the quarterbacks.

Ganguli wrote:

"“Frequently during the offseason between 2012 and 2013 I was told that Matt Schaub was going to surprise me. Inside Reliant Stadium, there was a firm belief that Schaub’s 2013 would be better than his 2012 season … As it turned out, Schaub did surprise me. But in a different way.”"

The Texans QB (Schaub) was a disappointing surprise this past season, and for his bad play so went the Texans’ season as he was the lone QB for the team to lead them to a victory in 2013. They finished 2-14, losing the final 14 games of the season.

Case Keenum did OK when he made starts, but it was nothing to give confidence in which the Texans can build a franchise around.

Over at the Ultimate Texans blog at the Houston Chronicle there is a post about the Texans hiring a new assistant special teams coach in Doug Coleman.

The post says:

"“Colman was coaching linebackers and special teams at Coastal Carolina. He also coached at Nebraska, his alma mater, and Tulane.”"

The special teams needs a lot of work and this is a good start for the team.