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Houston Texans News: January 17, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, January 17, 2014.

Andy Lyons

Houston Texans News

What went wrong? Outside linebackers - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
In a recent radio interview on Mike and Mike in the Morning, new Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien talked about the importance of needing to know...

NFLN survey/franchise player: Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The search for the Houston Texans' next starting quarterback could take many forms. He could be a draft pick. He could be a veteran on the way from...

Carlton: Why Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and the Houston Texans might not be a match made in heaven | Dallas Morning News

Teddy Bridgewater: Overcoming the odds
Teddy Bridgewater has overcome the odds to become a top-rated prospect and possibly the most NFL-ready of all the quarterbacks entering the Draft this year.

J.J. Watt tabbed as Pro Bowl captain
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named a captain, along with Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles, of one of the Pro Bowl teams.

TMZ Sports says Foster story on TV show’s debut ‘a coincidence’
Given the nature of celebrity culture and athletics, TMZ probably could have picked any week to launch its new TMZ Sports television program and had its pick of juicy, salacious scandals.

Around the League

Pantsform: Jim Harbaugh's pants, reviewed -
Spencer Hall found Jim Harbaugh's Victory Khakis (about $10 at Walmart) and took them for a test drive. How'd they hold up?

The Notebook: Lessons from the Panthers' loss to the 49ers -
Beating the 49ers defense requires a top notch game plan from an offense. The Panthers didn't have that. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look.

The Notebook: Seattle needs Russell Wilson to run more -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White looks back at Seattle's win over New Orleans for some insight into the upcoming NFC title game against San Francisco.

49ers vs Seahawks, NFC Championship game: 4 stats that say Seattle will win - Field Gulls
In their last 11 home games against San Fran, the average score has been 27.45 - 12.45. What other numbers are in Pete Carroll's favor for this Sunday?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

A tale of two halves in Rockets 104-92 loss to OKC - The Dream Shake
The Rockets only scored 19 points in the second half on their way to a 104-92 loss. What went wrong for Houston?

Recap: 2014 MLS SuperDraft, Day 1 - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo went into the 2014 SuperDraft with huge questions at both forward and defender. With one day in the books, they've already addressed both needs, taking defender AJ Cochran 16th and Mark Sherrod 32nd.

2014 LB Edwin Freeman Commits to Texas - Barking Carnival
It didn't take long for Charlie Strong to score his first coup of the 2014 recruiting season. Consensus 4 star Arlington Bowie LB Edwin Freeman will be a Texas Longhorn. If you like cat quick...

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Iowa State Preview - Burnt Orange Nation
The Horns will battle a dangerous Iowa State team in Austin on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

Texas Tech Hires Special Teams Coordinator Darrin Chiaverini - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech has hired former Colorado receiver and current Riverside C.C. coach, Darrin Chiaverini to coordinate the special teams.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Of the 14 wretched #Texans losses in 2013, which was the most inexcusable to you? #TTTQ