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Houston Texans News: February 4, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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Texans Owner Bob McNair Referenced Indians Not Being Able to Hold Their Whiskey | The Big Lead

Trask on McNair's anti-Raiders stance: 'This isn't about Al' | CSN Bay Area
Texans owner Bob McNair recently took shots at Oakland and late owner Al Davis. On Wednesday, former team CEO Amy Trask fired back.

Gary Kubiak appreciates J.J. Watt's kind words - Houston Chronicle
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Denver coach Gary Kubiak was told that one of his former players, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, was complimentary of him recently.

Around the League

Higher and Higher -
Former Panther Shawn King’s career went up in smoke. Then he found another way to get high…

The Broncos' blockers are finally in the zone -
Reconciling Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme with Peyton Manning's style of play has made for some ups and downs this season in Denver, but they found a compromise just in time for the Super Bowl.

Michael Oher wants to tell a new story -
The Panthers left tackle is the only player in the NFL whose life story was the subject of an Oscar-winning movie. He'd rather talk about winning his second Super Bowl.

Watch Cam Newton's teammates try to impersonate him -
At the first ever Super Bowl Opening Night, Susannah Collins has several Carolina Panthers give their best Cam Newton impressions and, bless their hearts, try to spell the name of their superstar middler linebacker.

Peyton Manning was one of the NFL's worst quarterbacks this year, and he still might win a Super Bowl -
Peyton Manning, one of the greatest football players of all time, played the worst season of his career in 2015. And yet he still might be able to end his career with a Super Bowl win.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Astros weren't tanking - The Crawfish Boxes
There's still outrage over the perception that the Astros intentionally tanked their seasons from 2012 to 2014 in order to receive the highest draft pick. The problem? It's a false perception.

Terrence Jones Involved in Car Accident - The Dream Shake
Luckily, it looks like he'll be okay.

Texas Longhorns dominate National Signing Day with seven commitments - Burnt Orange Nation
Nothing like this has ever happened before in Austin. And it may help allow the Longhorns to get back to the top.

Texas Tech 2016 National Signing Day - Viva The Matadors
It's time! Everyone hang on tight, it's National Signing Day.

TCU National Signing Day: Class of 2016 - Frogs O' War
Can the Frogs close on a high note?

Baylor Football Recruiting: National Signing Day 2016 - Our Daily Bears
National Signing Day, a holiday of sorts for CFB fans nationwide, is nearly upon us. Let's take a look at Baylor's 2016 class.

LSU Football National Signing Day: Recap - And The Valley Shook
How did the Tigers fare on National Signing Day?

National Signing Day 2016: A Graphical Breakdown of Texas A&M Signees - Good Bull Hunting
A graphical look at the Aggies' 2016 recruiting class.

Tom Herman's Most Exciting 2016 Recruits For Houston's National Signing Day - Underdog Dynasty
Taking a look at three of the top players Houston has gotten to commit.

Houston Dash 2016 kit revealed - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dash have a new orange jersey for 2016.