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Houston Texans News: January 9, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, January 9, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans evaluation won't be about Johnny Manziel's antics - ESPN
Last season while writing a story for the Houston Chronicle about the Texans' focus on character, I talked with general manager Rick Smith about what

Report: Romeo Crennel interviewing with Texans on Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
Shortly after Bill O'Brien became the head coach of the Texans, reports surfaced that he planned to appoint Romeo Crennel as his defensive coordinator.

Ultimate Texans " Texans interview Crennel; fire offensive line coach John Benton
Texans interview Crennel; fire offensive line coach John Benton.

RTC: Checking in on Gary Kubiak's future - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Gary Kubiak's name has surfaced for a few openings this offseason. He interviewed to be the Detroit Lions...

Thoughts from a QB Bill O'Brien coached - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
We've been told a lot that Texans coach Bill O'Brien is great with quarterbacks, but last week I sought a first-hand account of how he teaches that...

Around the League

Jay Gruden will be the Washington Redskins head coach, according to report - Hogs Haven
The Redskins have announced the successor to Mike Shanahan - former Bengals' Offensive Coordinator, Jay Gruden. Here's some background info on him.

Saints at Seahawks: Advanced Statistics or Any Given Sunday? - Canal Street Chronicles
With the New Orleans Saints set to clash with the Seattle Seahawks in a divisional playoff matchup on Saturday at Century Link Field, should we just throw out the records and the numbers or do they tell us the story of this game?

49ers vs. Panthers: 5 Questions with Niners Nation about SF Offense - Cat Scratch Reader
With a huge grudge match between the 49ers and Panthers on tap this Sunday, we took a few minutes with Niners Nation to discuss the San Francisco offense.

The All-22: Saints Review & Seahawks Preview - Field Gulls
A few things reviewing the Saints' victory over the Eagles...

Here's why I am not afraid of the Denver Broncos - Bolts From The Blue
John Gennaro comes up with three reasons why he thinks the San Diego Chargers can beat the Denver Broncos in Denver for a second time this year.

Colts and Patriots Combine To Win Super Bowl - Pats Pulpit
These teams are so similar it's hilarious.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Baseball Hall of Fame: Crushing vote leaves first-ever Astro inductee just short - The Crawfish Boxes
All we want is a Hall of Famer to call our own. Why can't we have that?

Baseball Hall of Fame: What The BBWAA Says About Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell Doesn't Matter - The Crawfish Boxes
Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell are already Hall of Famers, and I don't need some organization doing a half-ass job telling me they aren't.

Houston Hands Lakers Second Half Beating, Win in a Blowout 113-99 - The Dream Shake
After a pedestrian first half, Houston (read: James Harden) stormed out of the locker room, generated a huge 3rd quarter run, and never looked back. Steve Blake is plotting his revenge game...

Is Charlie Strong going to hire Shawn Watson as Texas OC? - Burnt Orange Nation
Shawn Watson?

Let's Talk OC: Texas Offensive Coordinator candidate profiles - Barking Carnival
Time to look at some of the most prominently discussed candidates for the University of Texas Offensive Coordinator position. Info, stats, video and more.

Red Raider Gridiron | Mayfield to OU & Tausch to Walk-on at Texas Tech; Possible Series with Wyoming - Viva The Matadors
Former Red Raider Baker Mayfield is enrolling at Oklahoma and is being restricted for the transfer, but Texas Tech did receive a commitment from a walk-on QB Tanner Tausch, from Kilgore College. Texas Tech is also considering a series with Wyoming.

2013-2014 Baylor Football Advanced Stats Recap - Our Daily Bears
After spending the vast majority of the year in the top 10 by F/+, the Baylor Bears ended the season as the #7 team in the country with an amazing, sometimes painful, journey along the way.

Johnny Manziel says goodbye to the 12th Man - Good Bull Hunting posted a letter to the 12th Man from Johnny Football.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was -