Posts tagged Houston Texans

Around The League: Week 10 Review

After hemming and hawing a while, we decided to take a look around the NFL to see who the top teams are, who’s in the MVP conversation and who makes absolutely no sense. Here’s what we came up with.

Around The League: Week Six Review

Tom Brady

Here’s a look around the NFL after six weeks. Let us know what you think. Making statements San Francisco 49ers We called the Niners surprising last week, but we’ll call them legit this week. Jim Harbaugh’s team went into Detroit and took care of the Lions. They’re 5-1 and their victory in week six proved […]

Around The League: Week Four Review

Donovan McNabb

A look at the NFL after four weeks, including surprise teams, underachievers, power rankings, who’s #winning and #losing. Check it out and add your thoughts.

Clusterfuck Update 7/28: Free Agent Deals, Eagles Get Stronger

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Ah, free agency, what an exhausting wench you are. Today, we’ve got three major trades completed, including the one that makes the Eagles the second-best team in the NFC and the Redskins making their usual stupid moves by overpaying some guy who won’t amount to shit.

Clusterfuck Update 7/27: Free Agent Deals And Kolb To Cardinals

Kevin Kolb

Although teams can’t begin signing free agents until Friday, this is the second day they could negotiate with them. Several clubs took advantage and reached agreements with players. The Green Bay Packers jumped into the fray by reaching an agreement with Mason Crosby. Here are today’s developments that could impact the Packers’ quest to repeat […]

Hero Worship? [Photo]

J.J. Watt and Clay Matthews

Houston Texans defensive end and former Wisconsin Badger J.J. Watt ran into Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews at a shoot in Los Angeles today. What happened? A little hero worship.

What Pre-Draft Visits Mean For Packers

Brooks Reed

By the look of it, pre-draft visits mean absolutely nothing for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers brought around 20 players in for pre-draft visits, although that number could be more, since the team isn’t required to report them. They also worked out a few players at other sites. In all, each organization is allowed […]

James Starks: Arian Foster Or Timmy Smith?

James Starks

I’m not suggesting Green Bay Packers running back James Starks is going to turn into the Houston Texans Arian Foster next season, but this is a comparison of two opposites.

I chose Foster, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010, and Smith, who rushed for a record 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII as a member of the Washington Redskins, because they both came out of nowhere, much like Starks.

Dom Capers A Head Coach? I Don’t Think So

Nothing against Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, but the guy isn’t an NFL head coach, despite the support he seems to be garnering around Green Bay. On Wednesday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Capers was worthy of a head coaching job. I respectfully disagree, Mike. Capers is a great defensive coordinator, something he […]

Harris Signs With Dolphins

Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the move brings Harris, who lives in Pompano Beach, closer to home. “Al is excited to be playing in his hometown,” his agent, Jack Bechta said. “He has intimated to me […]

Clay Matthews Denies Steroid Use

Green Bay Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews has been the subject of questions since USC teammate Brian Cushing, a linebacker for the Houston Texans, was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. We were among those quick to wonder whether Matthews, who went from a walk-on at USC to a first-round NFL […]

James Jones Hands It To Brian Cushing

Green Bay Packers’ receiver James Jones is making the rounds. Earlier this week he was kicking your kid’s ass at arm wrestling. Now, he’s giving Houston Texans’ linebacker Brian Cushing the business. Jones was asked by a Milwaukee radio station what he thought of Cushing winning the defensive rookie of the year in the AP […]

Brian Cushing Beats Clay Matthews For Rookie Of The Year… Again

Brian Cushing

Houston Texans’ linebacker Brian Cushing won the defensive rookie of the year again, in an unprecedented re-vote by the Associated Press, which hands out the award. The re-vote was called after Cushing was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on steroids and related substances. Cushing didn’t receive anywhere near the […]

Clay Matthews Will Get Another Shot At Defensive Rookie Of The Year

Clay Matthews

Now that Houston Texans’ linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended for violating the league’s policy on steroids and related substances, the Associated Press, which presents the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award, has decided to re-vote for the honor. Cushing will remain on the ballot, but there’s a chance he won’t win the award […]

Clay Matthews And The White Elephant In The Room

Clay Matthews

On Friday, Green Bay Packers’ outside linebacker Clay Matthews’ former teammate at USC and reigning defensive rookie of the year, Brian Cushing, was suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on steroids and related substances. There’s been quite a bit of chatter that Cushing, who plays for the Houston Texans, […]

Top-Flight Cornerbacks Available, Packers Unlikely To Act

Dunta Robinson

Make no mistake about it, the Green Bay Packers are in the cornerback market. Al Harris is rehabilitating a major knee injury and behind Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams, who ended the season as the starters, the Packers are thin. There has been speculation the Packers might be interested in acquiring San Diego’s Antonio Cromartie, […]

Cushing Wins Defensive Rookie of the Year

Cushing beat Matthews handily

Both Fox Sports and ESPN have reported that Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Cushing was a runaway winner, receiving 39 of a possible 50 votes. Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd finished second with six votes, followed by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews with three, and […]

Should There Be Penalties For Sitting Starters?

When you buy a ticket do you want to watch this guy play, or Peyton Manning?

Although the Indianapolis Colts are at the center of this discussion after they pulled the plug early against the New York Jets on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers very much factor into the conversation because, as we’ve discussed, Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals could very well be meaningless for the Pack. It brings up […]

How Good Are USC’s Rookie Linebacker Trio?

Theyre all a bunch of longhairs, too.

The Green Bay Packers know first hand how good Clay Matthews is. Matthews has made a major impact on the Packers No. 1 ranked defense this season, culminating in his winning NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his play against the Baltimore Ravens. Matthews tallied six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in […]

No, Dan Grossman, Father Doesn’t Know Best

Grossman in a familiar position

Chalk this one up to embarrassing things my pushy parents say. Except in this case, the “child” is 29-year-old former Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman. And the parent is his dad, Dan, an ophthalmologist from Bloomington, Ind., who came out swinging Monday against his son’s former team. The elder Grossman essentially blamed the Bears’ organization […]