Houston Texans Thursday Roundup


Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Zach Brown (55) stops Houston Texans running back Jonathan grimes (41) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Where do we start today as far as looking at Houston Texans news?

A good as place as any is ESPN.com with Tania Ganguli’s latest article in looking at the offensive coaching changes with the Texans.

Just as she did earlier this week when she looked at the defensive coaching changes, the offensive coaching staff got a review as to where they were before moving to Houston.

One of the new coaches she mentions is wide receivers coach Stan Hixon.

"“Stan Hixon went to Penn State with O’Brien and has an NFL past.”"

Later in February and throughout the offseason we’ll take a closer look at the new and revamped Texans coaching staff.

Here is an article from USA Today where Teddy Bridgewater said he dreams of being the No. 1 overall pick.

"“Lousiville QB Teddy Bridgewater is considered one of the those options. Bridgewater’s desire to be the No. 1 pick is  ‘my dream right now, and I’m just trying to make it come true.'”"

If I were to bet today on who the Texans are taking in the draft it would be Bridgewater.

CSN Houston had a nice article about new linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, the former Super Bowl champion LB with the New England Patriots. He also coached at Ohio State, on their defensive staff, the past two seasons.

The article states:

"“The Texans’ new linebackers coach played in the NFL for 14 seasons, and according to his former teammates, he wasn’t just one of the most knowledgeable players in the game, he was a teacher too.”"

The article also quoted Willie McGinest:

"“Vrabel is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around. He’s just smart, not even just on the field but off it.”"

I think the Texans might have “hit the jackpot” in hiring Vrabel as an assistant for the 2014 season. Looking forward to what he brings to the coaching staff and team this offseason.