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Houston Texans News: June 23, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 23, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Texans treat their new sports science department as a closely-guarded secret - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Houston Texans have a new sports science department that collects player data to aid in their wellness, but don't ask too many questions about it.

Texans' J.J. Watt, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio spar - Houston Chronicle
It wouldn't be a Texans offseason without a J.J. Watt social media kerfuffle.

AFC South Q&A: Will speed solve the Houston Texans' offensive issues? - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Texans' offense got much faster in the offseason, but will the addition of faster skill-position players solve their offensive woes?

Texans rookie seeks excellence because it's in his name - Houston Chronicle
Texans coach Bill O'Brien's inability was not a cliched display. He wasn't promoting the idea that rookies must earn his respect.

Around the League

Don't blame the spread offense for terrible NFL offensive linemen -
One longtime NFL coach says it's the coaches who are at fault for the poor state of blocking.

Retirement Marshawn is the best Marshawn - Field Gulls
He says what he wants to say.

Patriots QB Tom Brady was the best at protecting the football in 2015 - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots quarterback is the best decision maker in the league!

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Angels 2: Astros sweep Angels to go one game over .500 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros score late to win fifth game in a row.

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 22 -- Dwightmare Over - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore, Ethan Rothstein, and Jeremy Brener talk about Dwight Howard opting out of his contract with the Rockets.

No. 4 WR Devin Duvernay commits to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns now have a sure-fire, instant-impact contributor in the slot to fuel Sterlin Gilbert's offense.

Brian Hanni To Call Games For The Kansas Jayhawks - Viva The Matadors
The voice of the Red Raiders is headed back to his alma mater.

Micah Ahern's Day in Omaha - Frogs O' War
The Frogs needed a hero in order to pull off their first two-game win streak in Omaha. Micah Ahern answered the call.

Taurean Prince is Built for the Modern NBA - Our Daily Bears
Assessing Taurean Prince’s stock as the NBA Draft approaches.

What if Bill Simmons were an Aggie fan? - Good Bull Hunting
But I am here to help.

Devin Duvernay to the Texas Longhorns - Barking Carnival
The hottest slot receiver in the 2016 class will be turning up the heat on Longhorn opponents this season.

Why San Antonio Clemens Quarterback Frank Harris is UTSA's Biggest Recruiting Win Ever - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners are starting to show their ability to retain San Antonio athletes.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. D.C. United - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo are currently undefeated, but without a win, in the Wade Barrett era as they couldn’t get 3 points out of a depleted D.C. United side despite a late push for a goal in their 0-0 draw.