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Houston Texans News: March 20, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Vince Wilfork adds strength, experience to Texans’ 3-4 defense - Ultimate Texans
There’s nothing new about the Texans and a 3-4 defense. Coach Dom Capers installed the linebacker-heavy system during the franchise’s expansion years. Coordinator Wade Phillips returned the attack in 2011. Romeo Crennel fine-tuned his bigger, stronger version last season, when the Texans finished seventh in the NFL in points allowed and 10th against the run.

Can the Jacksonville Jaguars Beat the Texans in 2015?
The Jacksonville Jaguars were third in a weak division in 2014. At 3-13, they beat out the hapless Tennessee Titans who finished in the basement at 2-14.

Are You Happy With The Houston Texans Free Agency Moves So Far? - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Houston Texans have quietly navigated the free agency waters to improve their team's roster. But are their fans pleased with the additions?

An outside view of Houston sports - Houston Chronicle
Among the losers in NFL free agency, included the Texans. "Cutting Andre Johnson was tough for Texans fans to swallow. Watching him beat them at Lucas Oil Field as he finishes off his Hall of Fame career will be tougher...I like the Rahim Moore signing, but it's hard to get excited about a Ryan Mallett competition with Brian Hoyer." (No comment.)

Houston Texans: Make A Play For Philip Rivers?
Philip Rivers, who will be a UFA in 2016, is not eager to sign an extension with the San Diego Chargers. Should the Houston Texans make a play for him?

Houston Texans' additions not enough to dethrone Indianapolis Colts - ESPN
The Houston Texans have been a handful to deal with for the Indianapolis Colts because of do-everything-defensive star J.J. Watt.

Baylor pro day observations
As soon as we walked into the Simpson Athletic Center to watch the Baylor Pro Day attendees’ weight room workout, we realized early that we weren’t in Kansas any more.

Around the League

How the Player Assessment Tool may save NFL teams from themselves -
The creators of the Player Assessment Tool believe it may be able to do what the Wonderlic never could -- accurately predict player success and lend some clarity to the muddy NFL Draft scouting process.

Why the NFL is better off without its players -
WSBN's Dan on Fire maps out how the NFL can fix its ongoing issues.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Chris Borland, NFL free agency and more -
SB Nation's NFL podcast -- featuring Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber -- breaks down the best and worst from free agency, looks at potential rule changes and discusses Chris Borland's retirement.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros spring training: How the Houston bench was made - The Crawfish Boxes
What have the Astros done in years past to fill out their bench?

Rockets win an easy one behind Harden's 50, beat Denver 118-108 - The Dream Shake
It was an easy win, and an easy 50 points (relatively), but it came at a potentially huge cost - Terrence Jones left early with a rib injury.

NCAA Tournament: Texas' Disappointing Season Ends With Loss To Butler - Burnt Orange Nation
Turnovers and not enough offense are the Horns undoing against the Bulldogs. Sound familiar?

Texas Tech Recruiting Roundup, 3/19 - Viva The Matadors
This week I take a look at some offensive playmakers who could make an impact at Texas Tech for the years to come.

Big 12 Conference Blog Roundtable: NCAA Tournament - Frogs O' War
Our friends over at Rock Chalk Talk organized a roundtable of representatives from the Big 12's SB Nation blogs to talk all things NCAA Tournament.

Upset: Georgia State Beats Baylor 57-56 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears turned the ball over 21 times, setting up R. J. Hunter's 28-foot game winner.

WEDNESDAY TRENDSDAY 3.19.2015 - Good Bull Hunting
Wednesday Trendsday looks at a thing that a recruit did and extrapolates his superpowers.

Shooting From the Corner: (11)Texas Longhorns at (6)Butler Bulldogs - Barking Carnival
Jonathan Holmes' efforts not enough to beat Butler

Cubo Torres scores for not Houston, gives Chivas a win - Dynamo Theory
Erick Torres scores against for Chivas while on loan in Mexico.