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Houston Texans News: February 3, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, February 3, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

GM Rick Smith says Houston Texans need 'better production from the quarterback position'
Texans GM Rick Smith said Thursday that "we've got to get better production from the quarterback position" after Brock Osweiler threw more interceptions than touchdowns during the regular season.

Texans 'certainly' will work on DeAndre Hopkins deal - NFL.com
Texans owner Bob McNair says the team 'certainly' will work toward giving a contract extension to DeAndre Hopkins, who is keen on the idea of Adrian Peterson possibly joining the team.

Houston Texans general manger is the latest to pile on struggling Brock Osweiler
Osweiler threw more interceptions than touchdowns in 2016.

Texans GM knows quarterback issue a priority - Houston Chronicle
One day after Texans owner Bob McNair emphasized that quarterback Brock Osweiler needs to step up and that the team would probably draft a quarterback and stage a competition that includes backup Tom Savage, general manager Rick Smith acknowledged the issue is a major priority for the franchise.

Rick Smith on Texans' A.J. Bouye: 'You can't have too many corners' - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' budget at a premium position could soon be tipping the scales.

NFL News

Why the Falcons will beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 51 - SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive lineman Stephen White studied the tape and saw a distinct advantage the Falcons have that will be hard to stop, even for the Patriots.

How Super Bowl media got to be so annoying - SBNation.com
And a taxonomy of what a Super Bowl interview looks like.

Why the Falcons will beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 51 - SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive lineman Stephen White studied the tape and saw a distinct advantage the Falcons have that will be hard to stop, even for the Patriots.

I rode around Houston with Paul Wall during Super Bowl week - SBNation.com
It turns out that Paul Wall’s life is exactly what you want Paul Wall’s life to be.

Dwight Freeney has all the experience the Falcons defense needs - SBNation.com
As the 15-year veteran gets ready to play in his third Super Bowl, the Falcons are leaning on him for more than just his spin moves.

The 1999 Super Bowl was the worst ever - SBNation.com
An awful game set the tone for an awful year.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Rockets blow 20-point lead in the fourth, lose to Hawks 113-108 - The Dream Shake
Without a doubt, the most frustrating loss of the season.

Texas adds QB Blake Nevins as a preferred walk on - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns lost two former walk ons at the position to graduation.

Most Exciting Defensive Player: National Signing Day 2017 - Frogs O' War
Noah Daniels should make an immediate impact for a defensive backfield that needs some help.

Regents Answer Alleges Briles and McCaw Certainly Deserved Removal - Our Daily Bears
The filing includes new allegations about what Briles knew and when he knew it.

2017 NFL Draft: Early Look At Where Patrick Mahomes Could Land - Viva The Matadors
It's NFL Draft time, where might Mahomes end up?

Aggie rap video: "Raise the Roof" by BRKLYN - Good Bull Hunting
I used kinetic type to illustrate the lyrics to B/CS rapper BRKLYN’s Aggie track.

Briles/Baylor Apologists: Not. One. More. Word. - Barking Carnival
The stench from Waco just keeps getting stronger.

SMU Mustangs Sign 19 Athletes on 2017 National Signing Day - Underdog Dynasty
Chad Morris continues to lock down the state of Texas in recruiting.

2017 Houston Dynamo kit leaks? - Dynamo Theory
View the FanShot on SB Nation.