About Houston Texans
Houston Texans joined the league in 2002 as an expansion team due to NFL wanting to even out franchises at 32. Since its inception Texans have been members of AFC South having established some rivalries with its divisional foes, especially Tennessee Titans which used to be known as Houston Oilers before the franchise moved in 1990. Texans also always get that extra effort when facing Colts whom they have never won against yet.
Team’s colours are Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red and Liberty white and the team’s mascot is Toro, a friendly bull.
The team hasn’t had much success except two appearances in play offs in 2011 and 2012.
Houston are coached by Bill O’Brien who had some success and have earned some awards at a collegiate levels. He joined Texans in 2014.
The franchise is still looking for its offensive identity and the struggles at the position of quarterback are one of the main problems holding the team from progressing in its development.
The team has some great playmakers, namely Arian Foster, well talented running back who led the league in rushing touchdowns twice and also was a rushing champion in 2010. His running skills earned him a trip to a Pro Bowl 4 times and Arian remains one the offensive cogs moving the team forward.
In 2013, Houston drafted an explosive wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins who made into NFL All-Rookie team and whose explosiveness team is going to be counting on moving forward.
The team has also secured services of Duane Brown, two time Pro Bowler left tackle to protect the blind side of future’s quarterback once they find him.
On the defence the team has got the best defensive player of recent years, defensive end, J.J. Watt.
Watt has been a force to reckon with since he joined the league in 2011 when Texans picked him in first round of the draft. Since then, he was unstoppable! He was a Defensive Player of the Year twice, a runner up to a MVP award in 2014, NFL sack leader and first defensive player with multiple 20+ sack season.
Watt’s ability to rush the passer brings him plenty of attention from opposing teams, sometimes causing him to be covered by 3 players of the opposing team. He is also utilised as a tight end offensively and scored multiple offensive touchdowns last seasons.
Houston defence it’s their strength, beside Watts they can use services of Brian Cushing, an inside line-backer who has been voted to be Defensive Rookie of the
Year in 2009 and who has since been providing the franchise with plenty of tackles.
There is plenty to be excited about the Texans, and it seems that if the franchise could find their quarterback of the future the team would have all the needed pieces to reach for the glory.