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Houston Texans News: February 9, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 9, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' coaching staff gaining strong reputation - Houston Chronicle
During my time in Arizona for the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl, I lost count of how many NFL people told me how impressed they were with what the Texans accomplished this past season.

Texans fan writes hilarious scouting report of his baby son -
Someone pays a lot of attention to the NFL draft scouting process.

BWTB: Jared Crick’s surprising workout
The Texans starting defensive end prefers to limit heavy lifting in his offseason, opting to keep in shape with cardio activities like running and tennis instead.

Around the League

One year later, has Michael Sam been frozen out of the NFL? - Outsports
A year ago today Michael Sam came out publicly to a tsunami of support. Yet comments from NFL executives foretold his next 12 months as he struggled to latch onto a team as an openly gay man. Now he's fighting harder than ever to get into the league.

2015 NFL mock draft: Every team has options -
At this point, nothing about the draft is set. That means teams have plenty of options. This week's mock draft takes a look at the different directions the first round could turn.

Where do the Packers go from here? -
Green Bay finished just short of its second trip to the Super Bowl since 2010.

Why isn't the Falcons' fake crowd noise scandal a bigger deal? - The Falcoholic
Falcons fans are hearing a lot about the Falcons' fake crowd noise scandal because they follow the team closely, but NFL fans are much less outraged about Decibacle compared to Deflategate.

Adrian Peterson Wants To Be Back In Minnesota - Daily Norseman
After his court hearing in Minneapolis on Friday, the Vikings' running back said he wanted to be back with the Vikings in 2015.

Tom Clements to assume play-calling duties, Edgar Bennett to offensive coordinator, per report - Acme Packing Company
Chris Havel of The Fan 107.5 reports major changes to the offensive coaching staff.

How Tom Brady got surgical with the Seahawks defense to win Super Bowl MVP -
New England lined up, identified the matchups they wanted, then exploited them.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Sabermetrics: Ausmus' and Conger's elite skill - The Crawfish Boxes
Baseball Prospectus' introduction of the CSAA sheds even more light on the effect of catcher pitch framing, and the Astros feature prominently, as Hank Conger and Brad Ausmus are two of the top performers.

Harden score 45, but Blazers beat Rockets 109-98 - The Dream Shake
The Beard put up a monster game, but he didn't get enough help in a 109-98 loss

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Texas Modifies its Attack in Victory Over Kansas State - Burnt Orange Nation
Rick Barnes dumped a few of his sets, and dusted off an old offense from the upper Midwest.

Texas Tech News, Notes and Links: 2015.02.09 - Viva The Matadors
Your morning news, notes and links on Texas Tech athletics, including Todd Petty nearing 100, Cierra White is fast, the Adrian Gregory softball era is underway, baseball is a week away and some football links.

TCU Basketball Preview: Oklahoma Sooners - Frogs O' War
TCU hosts #21 Oklahoma this afternoon looking to finally knock off a ranked opponent. Today's contest marks the first meeting between the Frogs and Sooners in 2015.

Monday DBR: What're We to Do With All These Wins? - Our Daily Bears
Corporal Wotjak the Bear is pleased with all this victory.

WBB: Defeat from the jaws of Vic - Good Bull Hunting
Vic Schaeffer's and his Lady Bulldogs get their first win against Gary Blair and the Aggie Women's Bouncy Ball team.

Benedict Cumberbatch Announced as New D-Line Coach - Barking Carnival
After a disappointing inaugural season, Texas Longhorn football Head Coach Charlie Strong continued the shakeup of his coaching staff today with the hire of Benedict Cumberbatch as defensive line...