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Texans News from today (2-21-2014)

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by justtxyank, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    From press conferences and interviews, per multiple twitter sources:

    Head coach Bill O'Brien

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien emphasizing time and patience for No. 1 pick. Not even close to making a final decision. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436914014451273728">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien said Clowney is a &quot;very good player&quot; on film but added there are many good players in draft.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436914231913357312">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien didn't discuss Clowney's desire, lack of focus when asked. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436914318202789888">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien has met with Schaub, Keenum, Yates. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436914620503035904">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien said team will continue to work with all three QBs. Asked if Schaub or Keenum could start in '14, O'Brien didn't answer.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436914761456836608">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien joked he doesn't know what it means when people say Blake Bortles is his type of guy. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436915217373462528">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien emphasizing &quot;team guys&quot; that represent the organization.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436915521871548416">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien said he's looking for a QB that's best for the team and fits what team does. Has had 5-10 and 6-5 QBs who've worked well.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436916232508305408">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Asked about 3-4/Crennel affecting J.J. Watt, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien said Watt will &quot;fit in well with our schemes.&quot; Will use a &quot;multiple&quot; defense.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436916871061704704">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien said offense will run a zone-blocking scheme, power scheme, trap scheme ... &quot;a lot of schemes.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436916995632545792">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien has only spoken with George O'Leary once since taking job. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436917184422363138">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  2. justtxyank

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    General Manager Rick Smith:

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' Rick Smith: &quot;We've had to be honest. It's been tough to look at our team&quot; after 2-14 season. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436917747230846976">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' Rick Smith said No. 1 pick is &quot;not narrowed down&quot; to a few players at this point. Still in early evaluation process. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436918103503409152">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> GM Rick Smith said team is open to trading No. 1 pick. Won't be boxed in. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436918407212965888">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' Smith said Bob McNair will not pressure team to draft local (Johnny Manziel). Will simply make best pick. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436918670657212416">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> have internally discussed becoming a tougher team, Smith said. Definitely a focus under O'Brien. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436919210820648960">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;Need&quot; will be a factor for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a> at No. 1. Talent trumps all, though, Smith said. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436919584201777152">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  3. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    Since JR is on hiatus I figured I'd dump all this news on here for anyone who doesn't keep up with twitter.
     
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  4. Remii

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    Thank you sir...
     
  5. ivenovember

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    Seems to be about an hour delay on these posts.

    Let's work on cutting this by 59 minutes and 58 seconds and then we have a JR replacement.
     
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  6. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    Hey now, I'm not interested in that job.

    Hopefully someone remembers to plug JR back in soon so I don't need to half ass it while filling in.
     
  7. Commodore

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>WATCH part 1 of <a class="hashtag" action="hash" title="#Texans">#Texans</a> head coach Bill O'Brien's press conference at the <a class="hashtag" action="hash" title="#NFLCombine">#NFLCombine</a>.VIDEO: <a href="http://t.co/5GMpVpMXaF" title="http://bit.ly/1gSkcfP">bit.ly/1gSkcfP</a> <a href="http://t.co/uOoUHPJ0HT" title="http://twitter.com/HoustonTexans/status/436936820434018304/photo/1">pic.twitter.com/uOoUHPJ0HT</a></p>&mdash; Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonTexans/status/436936820434018304" data-datetime="2014-02-21T18:53:50+00:00">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  8. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

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    I'm glad we (FO) aren't thinking as narrow minded as some on this board are.

    Sure I have the guy that I would like to see picked at #1 but would I be upset with it not being him, no, because it's not my call and this year will definitely be a tough decision to make. Especially if we don't find someone that would like to trade up for the likes of Bortles, Clowney, Manziel, or Bridgewater.

    If we would have free roam to do whatever we wanted with this pick, #1 overall, I would seriously consider Khalil Mack or Sammy Watkins. I would consider these 2 the closest to becoming almost immediate stars in the league. Again this is just my opinion. But since we still have the pick and won't have free range to use it on whomever I'll take Teddy.
     
  9. Remii

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    Not fair to call someone narrow minded because they have a different opinion from yours... Especially in football when teams can go about different ways from achieving a goal.

    IMO, the Texans have free reign to draft who they want because the Texans roster suxks and unfortunately we're in a rebuilding stage. Kubiak didn't leave the cupboard full of talent like Andy and Romeo left at Philly and KC. And that's why I believe Lovie took the Tampa job over the Texans job.

    If we had a roster like Cleveland I would be screaming for a quarterback and I wouldn't care which one they got but we don't.
     
  10. Raven

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    He is? :confused:
     
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    It took me forever to realize it wasn't J.R. posting this.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>O'Brien's ideal QB traits for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>: &quot;Intelligence, toughness, the ability to think quickly, be a good teammate, be a hardworking guy.&quot;</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436966368463040513">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Two more from <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Texans&amp;src=hash">#Texans</a>' O'Brien on ideal starting QB: &quot;Throws the ball accurately ... a guy that can perform under pressure.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/statuses/436966874048262144">February 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  14. Fullcourt

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    I can't help but root for all of these guys and hope they succeed because they're all prospective Texans.
     
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    O'Brien describing Bridgewater again.
     
  16. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

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    I'm calling them narrow minded because people are saying they'll take Manziel over anyone due to his marketing ability and brand.

    Not because they don't want the guy that I'm picking. Dude your reading comprehension skills suck.

    And stop being so GD defensive about everything, Jesus Christ.
     
  17. HTown_DieHard

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    You hit the nail on the head, sir.

    He literally listed all of TB5's best attributes.
     
  18. Remii

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    You mean the way you are in the Teddy Bridgewater thread...???

    No need to respond to that because it's a rhetorical question.
     
  19. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

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    Of course you don't want me to respond cause you sound like an idiot. Idiot.
     
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    You see. Point proven :)
     

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