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Houston Texans News: February 11, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 10, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Reasons to believe for Texans fans? - Ultimate Texans
Many fans of NFL teams are looking for hope during the offseason. is trying to help them with its "Post Football Therapy" series.

Five questions on Joe Marciano with Battle Red Blog - Pride Of Detroit
We caught up with Battle Red Blog, SB Nation's Houston Texans blog, to take a more in-depth look at new Detroit Lions special teams coordinator Joe Marciano.

2015 NFL Free Agent Profile: Kareem Jackson - Bleeding Green Nation
Could the Eagles be players in free agency at the cornerback position? They really should be.

Wade Phillips: 'I was a lousy head coach' - NFL -
Phillips critiqued his performance as head coach but spoke confidently about Denver's defensive prospects.

Around the League

Seahawks don't know if Marshawn Lynch will play next year -
Seahawks GM John Schneider says that the organization is waiting for Marshawn Lynch to decide if he wants to return to Seattle.

Browns WR Andrew Hawkins doesn't want his son to play football -
The Browns wide receiver would rather have his son go to Harvard than play football at Georgia.

How did the 2014 NFL Combine winners and losers fare as rookies? -
The wideouts had strong debut seasons in the NFL. The same cannot be said for the running backs.

Greg Jennings has an emoji problem -
We've all overused a winky face now and then.

Monte Kiffin not returning to Cowboys, Steelers start contract talks with Ben Roethlisberger and more NFL news -
In other NFL news, Wade Phillips is bringing his 3-4 defense to Denver, the Falcons completed their coaching staff and Malcolm Butler got his new Chevy truck.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow approval poll: February 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Do you approve of the job Jeff Luhnow has done as GM of the Astros?

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow approval poll: February 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Do you approve of the job Jeff Luhnow has done as GM of the Astros?

James Harden leads Rockets to win over Suns. Again. - The Dream Shake
Another night, another monstrous game by the MVP frontrunner.

Charlie Strong, Kai Locksley clarify Texas offensive changes - Burnt Orange Nation
There's now more perspective on what type of offense the Longhorns will run in 2015.

Red Raider Gridiron: Pre-Spring Running Back Rankings in the Big 12 and Debating Football Recruiting Rankings - Viva The Matadors
We look at some preseason rankings of running backs in the Big 12 pre-spring, where Texas Tech returns two excellent performers at running back. Dan Irons goes to the SWC Hall of Fame and we debate recruiting rankings.

Second Chance Points: Texas Longhorns - Frogs O' War
In the first meeting between these Lone Star State rivals, the Longhorns held the Frogs to just 48 points. What does TCU need to improve on the offensive end to defeat Texas tomorrow night?

WBB: Big 12 Power Rankings, Round 6 - Our Daily Bears
There is light at the end of the tunnel, but it may be just the lights of the train for most Big 12 teams.

Video: Kyler Murray "Legendary" Highlight Reel - Good Bull Hunting
Highlights from Kyler Murray's senior season at Allen High School.

2015 Texas Football Recruiting Class Breakdown: DL. Charles Omenihu, Du'vonta Lampkin & Quincy Vasser - Barking Carnival
DT Du'Vonta Lampkin I liked Lampkin as a junior for his lateral mobility and his frame, assumed he'd pick up the finer points of DT play after a redshirt, then become a solid college starter...

2015 Fantasy MLS: Prospective start date and changes to format - Dynamo Theory
Issues about the format of Fantasy MLS have been debated all off season.