2016 Houston Texans

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  1. Don Wassall

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    The Texans were a Caste Football favorite for several years, starting four White players on defense along with a White QB, TE, and for a while Kevin Walter at receiver, combined with a sumo-dominated offensive line.

    But now the White defensive starters have dwindled to two, while the o-line is still sumo-dominated.

    Houston’s stretch of relatively White friendly teams was a combined effort of coach Gary Kubiak and black GM Kevin Smith. Now that Kubiak is gone, the team is slowly but inexorably becoming blacker, but still isn’t as bad as many other NFL rosters.

    Newly acquired Brock Osweiler is earning a lot of money to see if he can become a franchise quarterback. Like many starting White QB, Osweiler is big, athletic and mobile. At 6’8” he joins Dan McGwire (brother of baseball slugger Mark) as the tallest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL.

    Osweiler will be backed up by third year man Tom Savage out of Pitt, and former Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Brandon Weeden.

    As usual, Houston’s top tight ends are White, and as usual they’re nothing to get excited about. C. J. Fiedorowicz is more of a blocker than a receiver, while Ryan Griffin has good receiving skills but has been underused in that department to this point.

    Greg Mancz, in his second season out of Toledo, mans the starting center position. Backup center Tony Bergstrom is the only other White o-linemen on the roster.

    Little used fullback Jay Prosch had all of six carries in 2015.

    There are five White defensive players on the roster. Right end J. J. Watt is the best defensive player in the league and it’s not even close. At the age of 27 he should still have at least several peak seasons left.

    LILB Brian Cushing from USC is entering his 8th season. Derailed at times by injuries, he remains one of the best at his position when healthy.

    OLB John Simon was rescued from irrelevance in Baltimore and is playing a bigger and more effective role every season in Houston. Given that he is the main backup to china doll/bust Jadaveon Clowney, Simon has a good chance of seeing the field on a regular basis in ’16.

    ILB Max Bullough was ignored in the draft despite a superb career at Michigan State and is slowly carving out a role with the Houston defense. If the over-rated Bernardrick McKinney continues to struggle, Bullough may eventually be able to oust him and start next to Cushing.

    Brian Peters, in his second year out of Northwestern, is another backup at inside linebacker.

    TE Eric Tomlinson (Texas-El Paso) and tackle Joseph Cheek (Texas A&M) made the practice squad.

    Starters:
    QB Brock Osweiler
    FB Jay Prosch
    C Greg Mancz
    TE C. J. Fiedorowicz
    DE J. J. Watt
    ILB Brian Cushing

    Number of White players on 53 man roster: 16

    Grade: D
     
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    J.J. Watt is such a special talent that the Texans have been one of the only teams I will sit down and watch for awhile every so often. I really wish they had a higher "grade." After the running back position, a true maniac pass-rushing end might be the most gratifying position to focus on and cheer, at least as whites in the NFL go these days.

    For example, I liked Peyton winning with his very black Broncos team last year, but it wasn't nearly enough to compel me to watch him through the playoffs or even sit through the whole Super Bowl. As Flint and many others have recently said, pro sports are indeed a racial "spoils" system where actual white successes must be mitigated by inflated black hype. Most of the best quarterbacks are white, and most of the worst starters are the black anointees.

    At defensive end, Watt is maybe as dominant a player there as has ever been. Meanwhile, Luke Kuechly is quite clearly so elite in this generation, but his brilliant, game-changing, and constant performances serve mostly to enhance a big black buck quarterback on the other side of the ball for Carolina. I can't really support good ol' Luke out loud for this reason - sorry buddy! Ryan Kerrigan was another one on RG3's playoff dream team, but he's a "free agent" now (white fans can root for him without the baggage of him tagging a few wins onto dan snyder's RG3-themed World's Fair).

    Plenty of other white players fall in line here, perhaps for another thread :)
     
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    Max Bullough will be starting with Brian Cushing out for a while. He looked very good when he replaced Cushing on Sunday.

    John Simon played a very strong game Sunday as well.
     
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    I'll be pulling for the Texans in AFC South. I believe they have the best defense in conference and offense should be much improved with Osweiler. Excited to watch Bullough capitalize on his opportunity to start!
     
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    Bullough unfortunately was only on the field for 17 snaps last week, but John Simon continues to play great on the outside and may become the next White defensive star. Here's an article about him that of course has its share of Caste-speak.

    Houston Texans: John Simon reaping the benefits of his surroundings

    Houston Texans pass rusher John Simon, formerly of Ohio State, is making the most of his surroundings and having the best start of his NFL career…

    by Sayre Bedinger

    If Houston Texans pass rusher Whitney Mercilus is underrated because of the presence of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, then John Simon is borderline invisible.

    Simon is in his fourth NFL season after starting off his career with the Baltimore Ravens, and is in his third year with the Houston Texans, where he started eight games last year.

    If you’re a Texans fan, Simon isn’t much of an unknown, but he is one of your favorite players on the team because he’s exceeding expectations week after week. So far this season, Simon is off to the best start of his NFL career with 2.5 sacks (3 sacks, per Pro Football Focus) and was the team’s highest graded defender per PFF last week in the win against the Chiefs.

    Back at Ohio State, Urban Meyer said that Simon’s work ethic rivaled that of Tim Tebow while he was at Florida, which is pretty high praise for someone off the field. When you watch Simon play, it’s easy to see that he takes great pride in his fitness and endurance.

    He's relentless.

    He’s relentless, and he’s also taking advantage of a huge opportunity. Simon is playing alongside some of the best and most talented players in the NFL at their respective positions defensively. J.J. Watt, of course, needs no introduction. Jadeveon Clowney is a former number one pick who is also enjoying a nice breakout year. Whitney Mercilus is establishing himself as one of the best pass rushers in the league. Vince Wilfork is having another good season up front as the anchor to the team’s defensive line in the middle.

    All that talent on one unit has paved the way for Simon to be able to make a lot of plays, and he’s taking advantage. Through two games, he’s got 12 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. He had a whopping eight pressures on the quarterback against Alex Smith and the Chiefs, and as he continues to develop, he could wind up being the one who starts paving the way for guys like Watt, Clowney, and Mercilus.

    It’s taken him awhile, but the former fourth round pick is showing some of the dominance he displayed at Ohio State, and providing the Texans with another reliable option in the pass rush.

    The rich are even richer than most people realize.

    http://nflmocks.com/2016/09/22/houston-texans-john-simon-reaping-benefits-surroundings/
     
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    Lol breakout year for Clowney is 7 tackles and a sack through 2 games!

    Simon is a beast!
     
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    Texans sign T Jeff Adams to replace the sumo who blew out both knees at once. Adams 5th year in league is 6'7 305 journeyman OL from Columbia college.
     

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