Here are your daily Texans stories to kick off the week:
Matthew Stafford to the Texans by Kurt Carlson, footballwithkurt.sportsblog.com
"Even though the Lions are unhappy with their former #1 overall draft pick from 2011, if they were to make Stafford available, a long list of teams would line up for his services. Stafford has arguably the strongest arm in the league, and has all of the other necessary tools for a quarterback to be successful. Evidence of this can be found through the success of the Calvin Johnson-Stafford duo throughout their many years together, as well as their playoff run last season that ended in a Wild Card loss to the Dallas Cowboys, albeit one loss that had many controversial calls in Dallas’ favor."
It’s fun to speculate on stuff like this, but I highly doubt Stafford is going anywhere.
"“I watch zero football. I swear,” Foster told actor and sports fan Michael Rapoport on the I Am Rapaport podcast (via the Houston Chronicle). “Of course, I used to be a super fan growing up. Once you see the business side, you see it differently. I’m pondering entering the last couple, 3-4 years of my career and I’m thinking about what life will be like after football and I’m looking at the game differently. I look at it more like, ‘I hope these guys come out healthy because they’ve got families.’ It’s not just entertainment to me any more. I see the men and the humans behind it. It’s a vantage point that not a lot of people get to see. I still do enjoy the game. I love it, but it’s just hard for me to watch it from a fan perspective.”"
Could Texans play Super Bowl 51 at home? by Ray Frager, FOXsports
"No team has ever made the Super Bowl when the game happens in its home stadium. Next year, Houston’s NRG Stadium will host the return-to-Roman-numerals Super Bowl. Texans owner Bob McNair said his team is out to end that jinx."
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Hopkins seeks more YAC by Aaron Wilson, Chron.com
"Hopkins finished with 201 yards after the catch to rank 118th among all NFL players. His friend and former Clemson teammate, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, had 125 receiving yards after the catch. Both were dangerous as deep threats though.“There’s a lot that I need to improve on, YAC, which I finished last in,” Hopkins said Saturday at NRG Arena during the 30th annual Houston Collectors Show presented by TriStar Productions."