The Texans Have Two Offensive Coordinator Prospects Within The Organization, And One Should be Promoted

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The calls for a new offensive coordinator are prevalent. Bill O’Brien seems to be over his head in the role of both head coach and coordinator. This has led some to believe that Texans fans will see a new offensive coordinator come 2019. Though there are some great options outside the Texans organization, the organization tends to promote from within. This leads me to believe that one of the two candidates on the current coaching staff could be the offensive coordinator come 2019.

The two might be surprises, but they are qualified in their own right.

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Four Reasons Why The Texans Should Trade Whitney Mercilus

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Some might take this the wrong way as pass-rusher Whitney Mercilus has been a staple for the Texans defense for years. But the 2018 season marked a new turn for Mercilus’ career.

Though Mercilus is undoubtedly talented, he had a down year in 2018 as he lacked a concrete role in the defense. The Texans have also groomed other, younger, cheaper pass-rushers that are knocking at the door for snaps. To further continue the argument to trade him, his contract is coming to an end come 2020. General manager Brian Gaine had the opportunity to extend him in April, but a deal didn’t materialize; leading fans to believe that their relationship might come to an end.

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Texans Seven-Round 2019 Mock Draft 1.0

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The dust has settled, and it’s officially draft season for the Texans. Meaning that it’s also mock draft season.

Although I am not general manager Brian Gaine, I believe I share the same vision as him. That vision? To improve both the Texans offensive line and secondary in the offseason, with an added emphasis on adding depth to the offense.

Round 1, Pick 23 – Yodny Cajuste, L-OT, West Virginia

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Pros:

  • Powerful, can move around virtually any player
  • Good length
  • Solid size at 6’5, 315 lbs
  • Good hand technique; often the first to strike with a powerful grip
  • High football IQ
  • Can anchor the left side of the line
  • Plays mean

Cons:

  • Tight hips
  • Red-shirt Senior
  • Can struggle against speedy pass-rushers due to a shorter stance foot positioning

Taking a tackle in the first round should be an obvious thought for general manager Brian Gaine. Don’t think so? Just know that Deshaun Watson was sacked 62 times in the regular season in large part due to poor tackle play.

From day one Yodny Cajuste is an upgrade over Julien Davenport. The Texans line lacks power, which is something Cajuste excels in. He also brings a competitive play-style (see rejection against UT) that every offensive line coach loves to see. He is also an experienced player who has seen high-end defensive players during his time at West Virginia. If Cajuste isn’t available other tackles in the area should be David Edwards, Dalton Risner, and Cody Ford.

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The Keys to Beating The Colts, Part 2

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Just like Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns I’m baaaack… with a few more keys to beating the Colts of course.

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The Keys to Beating The Colts, Part 1

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Splitting a regular season series with the Colts will give the Texans a look at how to beat them in the playoffs. Yet, both games were close, and the Colts are a surging team with their eye on a Super Bowl. Bill O’Brien will have his hands full with a game plan to beat the Colts, luckily O’Brien naturally reads this blog, so maybe I could help.

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