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Postby elaine95 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:43 am

Well we are here. Two more weeks. A win either this week or next week will clinch the division Natrell Jamerson Jersey , and then it’s January football time. Yet even at the same time, and more importantly, the Texans are the #2 seed and looking to achieve a feat they’ve never reached, obtaining a first round bye in the postseason. From there it will be win one game at home to advance to an AFC title game. What a place to be in after starting 0-3. First there’s a big Nick Foles fish to fry. I’ll be watching this game tired and red eyed and with family. They’ll ask me questions like, “Deshaun Watson is really good. Is he like he was last year?”. And I’ll say he’s been better but will never have a touchdown rate like he had last season and a lot of his success was misleading so it’s not fair to compare the numbers the last two seasons. They’ll say, “Wow. Their cornerbacks are really bad. How are they 10-4?”. And I’ll say they played a lot of teams that couldn’t throw the ball so these issues were masked, and were stuck running the ball against the best run defense in football. Then they’ll leave. This is the life that found me. Anyways, what about you? What are you doing? Is there some last second buzzer beating holiday shopping you need to do? Are you leaving to visit other people who live other places? Will you be wrapping gifts with the games on and trying to survive a fantasy football championship? How heart broken will you be if Houston can’t clinch this bye?Whatever your plans, let us know in the Comments. If you’re still trying to figure out what you’re going to do, or if you’ll be a stranger in a strange land looking for somewhere to catch the game, pose any queries here; someone might have a suggestion for you. Similarly, if you’ve got a worthy spot staked out somewhere and want to clue fellow Texans fans in to it Womens Andre Johnson Jersey , please divulge that information in the Comments as well. HOUSTON (AP) — Texans second-year general manager Brian Gaine felt the team addressed several areas of need in the draft.“That was one of the emphasis, we wanted to increase team speed, team size, team length, team strength,” Gaine said. “We feel we were able to fortify those things through this draft weekend.”In the first two rounds, it was evident the Texans wanted to improve the protection around Deshaun Watson, who was sacked a league-high 62 times last season. Houston drafted two offensive lineman in Tytus Howard (No. 23 overall) and Max Scharping (No. 55 overall) within its first three selections.This is the first time the Texans have spent a first-round pick on an offensive lineman since taking Duane Brown in 2006 with the 26th overall pick. It is also the first time Houston has taken two offensive linemen in the same draft since 2017 when it drafted Julien Davenport and Kyle Fuller.Houston also invested in the secondary, drafting a pair of cornerbacks in 6-foot-2 Lonnie Johnson Jr. (54th overall) and 5-foot-11 Xavier Crawford (195th overall), who both bring some length.“We’re very excited about this draft class,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “We really feel good about every single guy and their potential contribution to the roster and we’re excited to get started with them.”The Texans will now finish filling additional needs through undrafted free agency with rookie minicamp on the horizon.WHO THEY GOTThe Texans added yet another tight end to the room by drafting Kahale Warring (86th overall) in their final pick of the second round.Warring adds another tight end to the roster. The 6-foot-5, 252-pound player didn’t play football until his final year of high school.University of Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu (161st overall) Womens Zach Fulton Jersey , the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2018, is the first defensive end taken by the Texans since 2017 and will now come in and learn from one of the best.“I think I can learn from J.J. (Watt), especially,” Omenihu said. “Just because we play the same position. Just hand work, how to use my length a little bit better and with Jadeveon (Clowney) he’s played multiple positions with the Texans. Crazy enough I wore No. 7 because of him in high school, wore No. 90 because of him as well. A guy I just watched and I want to be just like him.”SURPRISE MOVEWith their final pick, the Texans took the “12th Man” from Texas A&M. Cullen Gillaspia (220th overall), who was originally a walk-on, wore No. 12 for the Aggies and this past season played fullback for the first time in his college career.Gillaspia is a native of Houston, playing high school football at Katy Taylor, and attended the Texans local pro day. Gillaspia becomes the first 12th man to get drafted.“Going from a special teams guy to a first-year fullback hearing that call you hope for it, but you don’t necessarily expect it http://www.thetexanslockerroom.com/authentic-jay-prosch-jersey ,” said Gillaspia, who was emotional when he received the call while at a family crawfish boil. “You prepare for the best and expect the worst. When I got that call in the seventh round, I couldn’t have been happier. Brian Gaine called me and made me a Texan and this is a dream come true.”HOW THEY DIDThe Texans had a plan entering the draft and seemed to have executed it.Gaine, who didn’t have a first or second-round pick last year, didn’t change how he approached this year’s draft.“Our whole goal for the draft was to honor the process,” Gaine said. “We had a very good balance of best available, mixed with the opportunity to meet team needs.”WHAT’S NEXT?The Texans addressed a lot of needs in this draft. It looks as though Houston has added plenty of depth in the secondary and on the offensive line with the draft and free agency.Houston could look to add some more wide receivers to help DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee. Also in the backfield some more help for Lamar Miller and D’Onta Foreman.“We’re trying to do the best job possible to create the most competitive roster possible,” O’Brien said about approaching undrafted free agency. “That’s when you have a good football team. When at every stage of the year you have a very competitive roster. That’s what we’re going to work to do.”

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