Defense wins championships, Texans will take Jadeveon Clowney in the 1st round


Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) holds the Capital One Bowl trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers at the game held at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings Texans Fans!

Well, break times over. The Superbowl is over and what did we learn?

We learned defense wins championships.

It doesn’t take a Peyoton Manning or a Tom Brady to win the Superbowl. It just takes a stout ‘D’ and a competent quarterback. This leads me to believe that our beloved Houston Texans are going to take  Jadeveon Clowney as the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

All the Johnny Manziel or the “Take the best quarterback” as draft picks I think miss a few points.

Houston has a good young quarterback on the roster. Sure, Case Keenum wasn’t perfect and showed regression in the latter part of the season, but let’s be honest the TEAM regressed.

There were flashes of greatness there and with the right coach, and an offense that caters too not punish his style, Keenum could flourish.

Having J.J. Watt on one side, and Clowney on the other will force offenses to make sacrifices to beat the Texans. Who wants to go up against those two, with a healthy Brian Cushing lurking for that opening? That will happen trying to cover just two defensive linemen.

I see Houston grabbing Clowney and ignoring the experts.

Hopefully Manziel likes snow, cause he’s headed to Cleveland. I expect if a good prospect QB is sitting there in the second round, the Texans will scoop him up.

But that’s just a guess.

We have other holes to fill. Another wide receiver, a replacement running back, offensive linemen and defensive linemen for starters. More youth in the secondary is also a need.

I fully expect to see Houston go this route. The NFL might be QB happy, but right now that’s the most effective use of their draft position and current rosters.

With the coaching staff all lined up, I don’t think it will be long before Houston starts cutting dead weight and freeing up cap room. Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, Manning, Smith, Tate should all be elsewhere next year. Along with Brice McCain.

Of that batch Manning and Smith are the two I’ll miss the most. Pity, but the brutal reality of business in the NFL means each year we say goodbye to players, and it’s not always easy. But that also makes room for new players to root for.

That’s why this time, and with the Texans sitting poised to prove 2013 was a fluke, watch for the Texans to come out with a big chip on their shoulders and their sights set very high. September can’t come soon enough for this fan.

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