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Houston Texans News: February 25, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Joe Robbins

Houston Texans News

Jadeveon Clowney wows in 40
Jadeveon Clowney was clocked faster than Johnny Manziel in his first two attempts at the 40-yard dash.

Teddy Bridgewater focused on gaining weight
The 6-foot-2 Louisville quarterback arrived in Indianapolis and surprised some with his official weigh-in at the NFL Combine.

10 interceptions: Joseph keeps Pats close - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
As I began to think about plays that shaped the Texans season, I noticed a trend: the vast majority of them were interceptions. Turnovers defined the...

Texans hold key to NFL Draft projections | FOX Sports on MSN
It's impossible to know what the Browns will do with the 4th pick in the NFL Draft because there's no indication what the Texans will do with the 1st.

Is Jadeveon Clowney a bad fit for the Texans' defense? -
The Texans need a QB. But the best player in the draft just might be South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney, whose legend grew Monday at the combine when he ran a blistering 40 time.

2014 combine: Texans GM on No. 1 pick: 'Everything is up for grabs' -
Rick Smith won't tip his hand regarding the No. 1 overall pick, but the Houston Texans general manager clearly likes the hand he has been dealt in preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Chris Mortensen, NFL - ESPN
ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen covers Matt Schaub's future, Jadeveon Clowney's potential, the Browns' interest in Jim Harbaugh, Johnny Manziel's performance at the scouting combine and more.

NFL prospect Jadeveon Clowney's 40 impressive, but matters little - ESPN
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jadeveon Clowney's 40-yard dash at the NFL combine on Monday morning was fantastic. Other words that have been used to describe...

Around the League

Jim Harbaugh and 49ers have deep rift, per report -
San Francisco has some potentially serious problems with its star coach after reports surfaced about the uneasiness by the bay.

Future Consideration: 2014 NFL Mock Draft, top cornerbacks, NFC North team needs -
Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford review Mocking the Draft’s latest rundown, rank the top corners in the draft, and decide where priorities should lie for the Lions, Packers, Bears, and Vikings.

The NFL Animal Combine: Which non-humans would put up big numbers? -
Humans are pretty good at the NFL Combine. But what if we let other animals compete too?

Jordan Zumwalt's profanity-laced 40 -
That's one way to get people to remember your 40-yard dash.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Twitter battle: Charlie Strong's #letsride versus Kevin Sumlin's #YESSIR - Burnt Orange Nation
There's a hashtag battle going on for supremacy in the state of Texas. Does Kevin Sumlin have the upper hand over Charlie Strong with his #YESSIR against Strong's #letsride?

Red Raider Gridiron | Jackson to Lead Defensive Line in 2014 - Viva The Matadors
Defensive end Branden Jackson is expected to lead the defensive line in 2014, plus quotes from John Scott, Jr. on the defensive ends.

College football spread offenses: Who spreads defenses out the most? - Football Study Hall
The spread ethos is to put playmakers in space and given them room to make plays. Who does that the most effectively?

Texas A&M NASCAR custom paint job for Jeff Gordon - Good Bull Hunting
Jeff Gordon's car will have a prominent Texas A&M logo in an upcoming NASCAR race.

Two Aggie Football Players Arrested - Good Bull Hunting
Defensive lineman Isaiah Golden and linebacker Darian Claiborne were arrested late Saturday night.

The Kansas Standard: Measuring Rick Barnes against Bill Self - Barking Carnival
In 10 seasons in the Big 12, Rick Barnes has never finished ahead of Bill Self. How much should that matter?

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Jadeveon Clowney's absurd 40 at the Combine today...does it change your thinking at all about what the #Texans should do at No. 1? #TTTQ