Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Thursday:
Hard Knocks Given Awards by Battle Red Blog
"The Houston Texans are no longer the “almost” team.The HBO “Hard Knocks” season featuring your Houston Texans took home two awards at the 37th annual Sports Emmy Awards at a New York City ceremony last night.My favorite moment from the series? Hm, tough to say. Vince Wilfork, draped in huge overalls and wearing cowboy boots just hanging around behind a completely unaware Bill O’Brien comes to mind."
Well, I wouldn’t want to have my team on Hard Knocks if I were a head coach. But if you’re going to be on it you might as well make it memorable.
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First 2016 win projection by Battle Red Blog
"In a considerably more data-driven fashion that Jason La Canfora, Football Outsiders has released their initial win-loss projection for each AFC team in 2016. Here’s how they have the AFC South shaking out:1. Houston Texans: 8-8 (8.0 mean wins; SOS: 25)2. Jacksonville Jaguars: 7-9 (7.4 mean wins; SOS: 22)3. Indianapolis Colts: 7-9 (7.1 mean wins; SOS: 21)4. Tennessee Titans: 7-9 (6.6 mean wins; SOS: 32)Just one game separating the division winner from the division cellar. You don’t see that every day.1. Houston Texans: 8-8 (8.0 mean wins; SOS: 25)2. Jacksonville Jaguars: 7-9 (7.4 mean wins; SOS: 22)3. Indianapolis Colts: 7-9 (7.1 mean wins; SOS: 21)4. Tennessee Titans: 7-9 (6.6 mean wins; SOS: 32)"
Somehow I think more than one game will separate first from last. However, in 2012 we had three teams tie at 7-9. Atlanta won the division at 13-3 and the rest were 7-9.
McNair believes everything came together this offseason by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"On paper, at least, this should be a more explosive, dynamic offense after being shut out 30-0 in an AFC wild-card playoff game loss to the Chiefs in January.It’s unusual for a football team to hit on so many of their roster priorities in one offseason, but that’s what happened for the defending AFC South champions."
Well, in relation to the last article too, this is the time of year where hope springs eternal. Teams just got new guys in the draft and free agency and we hear from all 32 teams how the new acquisitions are fitting in perfectly. Obviously some of them are lying, and in four months we’ll start figuring out which ones.