Houston Texans Tuesday Roundup: Texans have new O-Line coach


Aug 3, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a Houston Texans helmet on the field during training camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Monday saw former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak become the newest offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, but for the current Texans franchise, they’ve hired a new offensive line coach in Paul Dunn.

According to the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog post by John McClain, Dunn was the Atlanta Falcons’ o-line coach last season.

"“Dunn, 53, was Atlanta’s offensive line coach the last six years. Before the Falcons, Dunn’s previous experience was exclusively in the college ranks.”"

Dunn has some work ahead of him, as I believe the Texans will have to upgrade at the tackle position opposite of Duane Brown this offseason, and possibly obtain a little better depth this at o-line.

The Texans allowed 40-plus sacks this past year and the team failed to have a individual 1,000-yard rusher, which a lot of that blame goes to injuries.

Houston’s o-line play wasn’t the worst last season, but it wasn’t the best we’ve seen either.

House of Houston updated their weekly “Who do you want the Houston Texans to draft” article, looking around the web at who folks are saying the Texans should draft this May.

Click here for the article and don’t forget to vote in their poll.

From the Fansided front page, there is a rumors article talking about if the Texans would be interested in Ben Roethlisberger, saying:

"“According to Walter Football, the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans would be interested in making a move for Roethlisberger if the trade market heats up … For Houston, they would be able to emulate a deal that the Kansas City Chiefs made with the San Francisco 49ers just one year ago.”"

I don’t see the Texans ever doing this trade for Roethlisberger, but stranger things have happened with this team, like finishing 2-14 with 14 straight losses this past season. We never saw that coming either.