Texans Morning Huddle – Jared Crick Is Under The Radar


The fireworks have quited and the dust has settled. We hope everyone had a great 4th of July evening!

Today we check out a report that discusses what could have been, had the Texans pulled the trigger on John Moffitt before the Eagles snagged him up. ESPN breaks down the secondary since the team resigned cornerback Jonathan Joseph and Jared Crick is quietly becoming a super sub for the Texans’ defensive line.


Report: Texans Missed Out on John Moffitt – by P.D. Starr

"The Houston Texans recently missed out on helping their offensive line depth, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of Philadelphia Eagles Reporter for NJ Advance Media. (NJ.com) The Texans were in the running for recently un-retired offensive lineman John Moffitt, who ended up signing with the Philadelphia Eagles."

What to make of Texans’ Secondary? – by Tania Ganguli

"The news of the week was the Texans signing cornerback Johnathan Joseph to a three-year deal, extending his contract by two years through the 2017 season.It was a deal the Texans were working on for a while, and one Joseph aspired to even when he signed his big free agent deal with the Texans back in 2011. We’ll start this weekend’s mailbag with a few questions related to the signing and the Texans’ secondary."

The Texans’ Jared Crick Is Under the Radar – by P.D. Starr

"All it took was an opportunity and that is all Houston Texans defensive end Jared Crick needed to become a solid piece for the defense. Starting fifteen games of the sixteen he appeared in, Crick had the best season out of the years in his career.Showing he can be a two-gap run stopper from the end position, Crick showed, after an injury to Tim Jamison, that he could be a complete three-down player for the Texans.With all the attention on his counterpart at the other end position in J.J. Watt, Crick is everything you want in a defensive lineman. Totaling 59 tackles with 3.5 sacks in 2014, which were both career highs, Crick also had 26.5 total pressures on the season, which was fourth on the team behind only J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus, and Brooks Reed."

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