Houston Texans Monday Roundup: Gary Kubiak to the Ravens?


Oct 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak coaches against the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the “official” start of “Super Bowl Week” for the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks preparing to face each other for the championship of the NFL on Sunday.

Even though the national focus is on those two teams, there is still a lot of news on the Houston Texans as their offseason continues to take shape with the NFL Draft looming in May.

Our friends at Fansided’s House of Houston wrote an article “What to expect this offseason from the Houston Texans” over the weekend.

The article stated:

"“If Coach Bill O’Brien has been working around the clock as described, then he is now fully aware that right tackle Derek Newton and outside linebacker Brooks Reed underperformed in 2013.”"

The category those two were listed in was titled “What have you done for me lately.” My thoughts are both of those players must improve this offseason, or I have the feeling O’Brien won’t have a lot of patience with either of them.

Here is a mock draft from Fansided’s Josh Sanchez, where this week he has the Texans selecting Teddy Bridgewater with the No. 1 overall selection.

I have no problem with this selection at No. 1 … in fact there are a couple players I’m still debating over as to who I think the Texans will select with their first overall pick, one of them being Bridgewater.

According to ESPN.com it looks as though former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is the favorite to become the next offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens.

The article stated:

"“Kubiak, who was fired by the Texans in December, wants to bring former Houston offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with him to Baltimore, sources told Schefter.”"

Good for Kubiak. He needed to leave the Texans, but he still deserves a job in the NFL.

From CSN Houston, they listed the Top 5 position needs for the Texans, including right tackle.

The article states:

"“If Derek Newton is the Texans’ starting right tackle in 2014, something has gone terribly wrong. He just wasn’t very good for the second season in a row.”"

Again, like I wrote above … the play must improve this offseason or O’Brien will make changes.

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