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O'Brien seeking a 'partner' at QB

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is after a smart, dedicated quarterback who will be a "partner." Will he find that at the top end of the 2014 NFL Draft?

Ralph Friedgen On Bill O'Brien

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"I think he’s blatantly honest with them," Friedgen said. "...We’re a lot alike in that way. I’m an emotional guy, he’s an emotional guy. He’ll tell you how he feels. You’ll see him get very angry, you’ll also see him get quiet. I think what happens is people can trust him. I think it wasn’t an easy decision for him to leave now. I think he could have done it last year. But because of the commitment the players made there and the commitment he made to the players (he stayed)."

-Via Tania Ganguli on ESPN.com

J.J. Watt Named To NFL All-Pro First Team

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Not a lot of things went right for the Houston Texans in 2013. J.J. Watt did, and his excellence was recognized with a second consecutive berth on the NFL All-Pro First Team defense. Texans fans...

Battle Red Newswire: January 7, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

2014 BCS National Championship Game Open Thread

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Jump into the conversation about the BCS National Championship Game between the Seminoles and Tigers in Battle Red Blog's live open thread for the occasion.

Houston Texans Coaching Staff Update

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What coaches will comprise Bill O'Brien's Houston Texans staff is starting to become clearer. Here's the latest as to which coaches are coming with O'Brien from Penn State, as well as one Texans...

2014 NFL Draft: Armchair Scouting Blake Bortles

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The last part in Matt Weston's bowl scouting series looks at Blake Bortles, the UCF quarterback prospect rising up everyone's draft boards.

Battle Red Newswire: January 6, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 6, 2014.

Blake Bortles Declares For 2014 NFL Draft

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With the Houston Texans on the clock with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, a player some have opined the Texans should target has declared his eligibility. Blake Bortles (QB--Central Florida)...

NFC Wild Card Game Open Thread: 49ers v. Packers

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Join the conversation in Battle Red Blog's live open thread for the second NFC Wild Card playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

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