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Well, it did not take long for the inevitable to happen. P.J. Walker, an XFL future Hall-of-Famer no doubt, has been signed by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. The XFL’s MVP led the league Champion Houston Roughnecks to a perfect 5-0 start before the inaugural season was cut short by the COVID-19 virus. That didn’t stop the Panthers’ front office from signing the 25-year-old to pair him up with his former Temple coach in Matt Rhule.
Media coverage surrounding the NFL’s free agency period has been dominated by the departure of DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans and his fractured relationship with general manager/head coach Bill O’Brien. Fair warning: This article is not intended to sift through who is at fault for failed negotiations leading up to a trade that shocked the league. Rather it attempts to explore O’Brien’s thought process and examines recent roster acquisitions and what moves the team is now inclined to make regarding the weapons at Deshaun Watson’s disposal.
After five weeks in the XFL, the Houston Roughnecks are unmarked in the loss column. Lifelong fans have yet to feel the unwelcome sting of defeat as their squad continues to emerge unscathed week after week. Saturday’s game may not have been pretty, but the result has the league’s best team moving to week 6 unblemished.
A deadly duo on offense separates Houston from the remainder of the league. Roughnecks head coach June Jones has his squad running like a well-oiled machine. The gears were set … Continue Reading The Houston Roughnecks are the XFL’s Best and It’s Not Close
Phillips went absolutely berserk in a closely contested shootout with the St. Louis Battlehawks in week 2. The Roughnecks receiver put on a clinic going 8 for 63 with 3 trips beyond the goal line to help push his team to 2-0. That was also good enough for 32.3 fantasy points and the number 1 spot on DrafKings. The three touchdown performance enabled Houston to produce a second consecutive XFL Star of the Week, the first being dual-threat quarterback PJ Walker. The weekly honor is decided of course by the fans, in a Twitter poll put out by XFL Football Operations.
Quarterback Phillip “P.J.” Walker showed out in Week 1 for the Houston Roughnecks. The gunslinger was deadly accurate, firing off 23-for-39 for 298 total yards (272 passing) and four touchdowns in the home opener versus the LA Wildcats.
One thing is for certain, 2020 will be make or break for B.O.B. the GM. Anything less than a trip to the AFC championship game would be considered a huge disappointment for the franchise, and there would be no one left to place the blame on but Bill O’Brien
For much of the 2019 season, and the short time after the Texans divisional round playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, not much could be heard from Houston’s ownership about the club’s vacant general manager position. In a move that ensued Romeo Crennel stepping aside and allowing Anthony Weaver to be promoted from defensive line coach to defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans, Cal McNair broke his silence and officially named Bill O’Brien the new GM of the team. McNair also updated the title for Jack Easterby, more clearly defining the role he would now serve as VP of team development. The move comes with little to no shock value, and ultimately the updated titles will seemingly end Houston’s pursuit of Patriots’ director of player personnel Nick Caserio for the GM position.
Momentum has been one of the major headliners for the Texans 2019-2020 season. The Texans carried theirs over from the 4th quarter and overtime of the wild card round and into a perfect 1st quarter of football in Arrowhead. Houston struck first, and fast. Deshaun Watson hit Kenny Stills on a 54 yard score, followed up by a few defensive stops, a blocked punt returned for a TD, and a muffed punt recovery that set the Texans up for another score. Then, just as quickly as it had come, the momentum had gone. The Chiefs had stolen it away early in the 2nd quarter.
Watson and company take the show on the road to Arrowhead where they will attempt to abracadabra the Kansas City Chiefs out of the second act of the postseason. It will also be the second time the Texans travel to Arrowhead this season, the first being a 31 to 24 victory for Houston back in Week 6.
It is week 16 of the 2019 NFL season and the 9-5 Texans travel to Tampa Bay to face a red-hot Buccaneers team that now finds themselves at 7-7. As they are eliminated from playoff contention, the Buc’s can only hope to slow the Texans’ chances of clinching their 6th AFC South division title this decade.
Sunday Morning Injury Report Keeping Deshaun Watson clean in the pocket will be a difficult task on Sunday night. In conjunction with facing one of (if not the best) defenses … Continue Reading Patriots at Texans: Sunday Night Breakdown
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