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Houston Texans News: January 29, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

NFL Free Agency 2014: Ben Tate a fit for New York Giants? - Big Blue View
Tate is looking for a starting job, and the Giants appear to have one available.

Former Texan Charles Spencer Is Not A Fan Of The Texans New Offensive Line Coach
As Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has been assembling his staff (a staff, by the way, on which none...

Will Manziel Go No. 1? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Herm Edwards discusses whether the Houston Texans will take Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Will Manziel Go No. 1? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Herm Edwards discusses whether the Houston Texans will take Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Texans defensive coaching roundup - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't announcing his whole staff yet, but most of it is set. And while he's put together his staff, some former Texans coaches...

Around the League

Celebrating a cold-weather Super Bowl, the frozen championship football deserves -
New York and New Jersey are presently ensconced in ice, and the 82,000 fans who watch Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium won't be much warmer. Is this a bad thing? Not at all.

We're mad at Marshawn Lynch for not talking (much) on Super Bowl Media Day? -
The Super Bowl Media Day is the dumbest day in media. And we're disappointed Marshawn Lynch was smart enough not to take part.

Super Bowl 2014: Some of the funnier questions and answers from Broncos Media Day - Mile High Report
Can you name any city in Nebraska other than Omaha? What advice would you give to Justin Bieber?

Understanding Darrell Bevell by analyzing play-design - Field Gulls
Start with the scripted plays.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Three little links in the chain - Russell Wilson & 3rd Down conversions - Field Gulls
The Seahawks will be battling the 2nd best team in the NFL on 3rd down when they face Denver in the Super Bowl.

The fax mishap that cost the Broncos Elvis Dumervil, and its impact on Super Bowl XLVIII -
It was one of the more bizarre sequences of last or any NFL offseason. Let's review the stupid fax foibles that cost the Broncos a re-signed Elvis Dumervil, and how that could shape the biggest game of the year.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Keith Law ranks Astros prospects No. 1 - The Crawfish Boxes
Over at ESPN, Keith Law ranks every farm system and places the Astros at the very top.

Astros Prospects: The Great DDJ Debate - The Crawfish Boxes
After debuting at the back end of prospect lists in 2012 and posting an improved offensive season in 2013, Delino DeShields Jr. has dropped on most national prospect rankings. CRPerry13 explores this and entreats Astros' fans to ignore that noise.

Texas Longhorns Basketball Enters AP Poll - Barking Carnival
Luckily it's a top 25.

Aggie Baseball Debuts in Preseason Polls - Good Bull Hunting
As Opening Day draws ever nearer, the Aggies find themselves ranked in 2 of the preseason college baseball polls released today.

Game Analysis | Texas Tech Red Raiders 58, Kansas St. Wildcats 66 - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders dropped their third straight game to the Kansas St. Wildcats.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - As we sit here tonight, if the #Texans keep the first overall pick and don't draft Bridgewater or Clowney, how would you react? #TTTQ