[Official] Texans Off Season Thread

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  1. Nimo

    Nimo Member

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    All three teams made big offseason acquisitions in the offseason (Beltran/McCann, Deshaun, Chris Paul) at the same time letting go of some hometown favorites (Rasmus, Bouye, Beverley). It has worked out for the Astros. Will it work the Texans?
     
  2. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Which hometown favorites did the Texans let go? Brock?

    And I wouldn't put Deshaun Watson on the level of the acquisitions by the other teams.
     
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  3. Nimo

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    Bouye.

    Maybe not but we didn't think the Astros acquisitions were either.
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    Well they added significant veterans (Reddick, McCan, Yuli, Beltran) to a team that was already contending.

    The Texans basically just took another wild swing at a QB.

    They didn't even replace Bouye where the other teams improved the spots that were vacated.
     
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  5. texian

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  6. Mr. Clutch

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    What do you mean exit interview?
     
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    In 31 days there will be an nfl pre season game per sources:
    time goes fast when your baseball team is slugging the competition.
     
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    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    What defensive line position is Mercilus playing?
     
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    He's an edge rusher. He lines up with his hand in the dirt a lot.
     
  11. Mr. Clutch

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    Watts health is still a big question mark. Will he be back to what he was? I sure hope so
     
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  12. donkeypunch

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    When the hell does training camp start?
     
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  13. steveng125

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    He will don't worry about it
     
  14. CallMeTheDream

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    I swear I come in here everyday hoping to find "10 Notes from Texans Training Camp" but am always disappointed
     
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  16. texian

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    Report to WV in 17 days.
     
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  17. donkeypunch

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    Deandre Nuk Hopkins on Family Feud right now.
     
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  18. J.R.

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    ESPN's Future Power Rankings

    1. New England
    2. Seattle
    3. Atlanta
    4. Green Bay
    5. Pittsburgh
    6. Dallas
    7. Oakland
    8. Kansas City
    9. Tennessee
    10. Tampa Bay
    11. New York Giants
    12. Indianapolis
    13. Carolina
    14. Cincinnati
    15. Denver
    16. Minnesota
    17. Baltimore
    18. Detroit
    19. Philadelphia
    20. Los Angeles Chargers
    21. Miami
    22. Arizona
    23. Houston Texans

    2016 record: 9-7 (lost in divisional round)
    AFC South future rank: Third

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    Why they're here: This is lower than many would expect the Texans to be ranked, given they have won consecutive division titles and finished first in yards per game allowed last season despite missing J.J. Watt for most of the season. But the ranking will pivot based on Deshaun Watson's progression. If he's a home run pick, Houston will contend in the AFC. This much is certain: After already trading away both its first- and second-round picks in 2018, the Texans need Watson to be their answer at quarterback. -- Field Yates

    Biggest worry: When you move up in the draft to select a QB, you better be right. The Texans' regime hasn't had the best luck at identifying/developing a franchise QB. Brock Osweiler, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett and Ryan Fitzpatrick all turned out to be backups/marginal starters. Watson's development (or lack thereof) will determine how Bill O'Brien is remembered in Houston when his time is up. Count on it. -- Louis Riddick

    What could change for the better: Houston ranks only 24th in quarterback outlook, quite a bit lower than teams such as Kansas City (13th) and the Chargers (15th). Why? There's a realistic chance that Watson will be as good or better than Patrick Mahomes II or whoever might be behind center for the Chiefs three years from now. -- Mike Sando

    24. Washington
    25. New Orleans
    26. Buffalo
    27. Jacksonville
    28. Los Angeles Rams
    29. Chicago
    30. San Francisco
    31. New York Jets
    32. Cleveland
     
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  19. Mr. Clutch

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    Give Ricky another extension!
     
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