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    FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Dameon Pierce Fantasy Impact

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 5:27

    CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Spotify The SB Nation NFL Show brings together the greatest fan-alysts from across SB Nation's NFL team communities in one place for the first time ever. Expect deep analysis, irreverent jokes, and plenty of bickering between rivals. It's a show for NFL fans, by NFL fans.   Monday - Monday Football Monday (RJ Ochoa, Pete Sweeney) Tuesday - Off Day Debrief (Brandon Lee Gowton, Rob "Stats" Guerrera) Wednesday - NFL University (Kyle Posey, Stephen Serda, Justis Mosqueda) Thursday - The Look Ahead (RJ Ochoa, Rob "Stats" Guerrera) Friday - NFL Reacts (Stephen Serda, Justis Mosqueda, Kate Magdziuk) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Season Review & 2022 Offseason Preview Megacast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 214:30

    Soon everything that just transpired will either be forgotten, or strange dots of memories. Did David Culley turn down a penalty just to punt, Brandin Cooks leap over helpless defensive backs, Philip Lindsay barely break two yards a carry, Nick Caserio trade Mark Ingream for a 2023 6th round pick, Laremy Tunsil sit out the entire season with a thumb injury that limited his pincer grasp, Tyrod Taylor throw an interception throwing the ball away, Houston turn Carson Wentz into a starting quarterback, Davis Mills morph from unplayable to an interesting prospect, and Tytus Howard became the Texans left tackle of the future. Yes. Yes, all these things occurred. Before they are lost forever, and the Texans became a brand new team once again, Battle Red Blog's masthead revisits the past, and looks ahead to the future. On this episode of Battle Rad Radio, Matt Weston, Scott (L4Blitzer), Kenneth L., Uprooted Texan, TIM, and Rivers McCown, look back on the 2021 Houston Texans season, and preview the 2022 Texans offseason. Topics include: the greatest moments from the 2021 Houston Texans offseason, if David Culley should have been fired, Lovie Smith falling into a head coaching job, Jack Easterby's continued influence on the football team, the disappointment the impending Deshaun Watson trade is going to bring everyone, hanging out with Antony Auclair, which Texans unrestricted free agents will stay in Houston, the 2016 Houston Texans, and future articles coming to a website near you. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Strolling into the 2022 NFL Offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 107:13

    Everything has been ruined. The NFL ruined what was once perfect and square, and turned it into an oddly shaped nonsensical squiggle. 17 games. 18 weeks. More football that doesn't need to exist. The Super Bowl pushed into Valentine's Day. As a result, everything is squished together, into one mashed pile. Rather than have any time for reflection, to look back on what just occurred to learn about what just occurred, it's time to look immediately to the next thing right away. It's time for free agency, it's time for the NFL Draft. Football is still rolling all the way into April. On this episode of Battle Rad Radio, Mike Meltser joins Matt Weston to bridge the gap from the 2021 NFL regular season to the 2022 NFL offseason. Topics include: hating the Super Bowl, a quick series of 2021 related questions, how and why the Houston Texans got to Lovie Smith, what the expectations are for Smith, the newest Deshaun Watson trade partners, free agents that make sense for Houston, where we're at with the third overall pick, and, of course, your beautiful listener questions. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Championship Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 103:18

    No matter how badly you want something, this isn't enough for something to occur. All I wanted was for the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills to play in the postseason. Instead, Ryan Tannehill threw a late interception that turned into a Evan McPherson game winning field goal after Joe Burrow hit Ja'Marr Chase on a corner route, and Josh Allen gave Patrick Mahomes eight seconds too many, which led to his defense wasting his legendary performance. Let this be a lesson to everyone. Desire isn't enough. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview the Championship Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. Topics include: Nathaniel Hackett bringing Aaron Rodgers to Denver, Dan Quinn refusing to enter the world again, Byron Leftwich trying to get his boss fired already, missing Josh Allen, Tom Brady's impending retirement, Ja'Marr Chase going sicko mode, no one being able to tackle Patrick Mahomes, why the San Francisco 49ers keep beating the Los Angeles Rams, and Cooper Kupp is the greatest FCS player of all-time. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoffs Super Divisional Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 75:37

    This is vacation. I have a pink aquatic bird in my cup. Sunscreen slathered across my belly. My heart merry and bright. For I have spent eighteen weeks watching every Houston Texans game, watching the condensed version, watching the Coach's film, and writing and talking about the Houston Texans. A football team devoid of questions. A crawl through the sludge. But now we are free. We get to watch real, actual football again. The Divisional Round is the best sports weekend of the year, and will wash out the Super Wildcard Round life wasting spread. I can't wait for it. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, break down the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL playoffs. Topics include: fat Tony Romo, the gang getting back together in Tennessee, Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase going sicko mode, the strange aspects of San Francisco-Green Bay that could make it uncomfortable for the Packers, why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have problems with the Los Angeles Rams, and the game of the century. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: The Roller Coacher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 53:25

    Eight teams are still continuing their playoff dreams. Divisional round planning, trying to turn the thing they spent years envisioning into reality. Eight teams are also looking to find a new head coach. The Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, and Houston Texans, area all searching for one. Hines Ward? Josh McCown? Jarod Mayo? David Culley? It's time to go through the possibilities to find the best candidate for each team. Don't forget. There are only 32 of these. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, pick and choose head coaches for each NFL team. Topics include: if Dallas will retain Mike McCarthy for another season, Dan Quinn moving back into a head coaching position, the best person to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars who have cap space and young talent and top draft picks once again, Deshaun Watson and Brian Flores linking up in New York (G), and who should run the Houston Texans. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoffs Super Wildcard Weekend Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 80:05

    We've seen the metaphors before. Climbing through the tunnel of excrement, pushing the boulder to the hill, docking the submarine, waltzing through the toy aisle during Christmas time after accidentally attending an occult ritual and questioning the foundation of a marriage. Now we are the metaphor. We are experiencing something we used to connect to, and are living it. The Houston Texans finished their 2021 NFL season last weekend. The weekly battle fight of watching the game, talking and listening and thinking about the game, doom scrolling, and watching the film is over. We are fans again. Able to sit on the couch and enjoy the game of football. I have a seat for you right next to me. I've been waiting for you. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, preview the Super Wildcard Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. Topics include: the mediocre Las Vegas Raiders push to the playoffs, the last time the Cincinatti Bengals won a playoff game, the frigid Buffalo weather, Philadelphia learning how to run the ball to change their season around, the Joker Antonio Brown visiting Arkham Asylum, the freaks Dallas has to limit San Francisco's horizontal offense, Jackson Mahomes Illuminati humiliation ritual, and the deflating Monday night game between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: The Houston Texans Fire David Culley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 51:54

    A wise man once said, “I took this job simply because there's 32 of these in this league. It is a pleasure, it is a privilege, it is an honor to be the head coach of one of these franchises and I happen to have that opportunity to do that now. Again, obviously I'm here simply because this is a bottom-line business and regardless of what had happened in the past, I've been put in a situation here to be the head coach of this football team. Our goal, every team's goal in this league is to win a Super Bowl. Every year. Every team thinks that that can happen every year, regardless of what happened the year before, it's always the goal. That's always the goal that we'll have when everybody walks through that door, everybody in the building. Everybody here, that's our one goal. When the season is over, you start over. You evaluate, you look at things, you see what you need to do to be able to get better. That's what Nick (Caserio) and this staff and everybody we have here is going to do during this process. I look at it as a way as this is a new year. This is a new start and what we're getting ready to do now will have nothing to do with what happened in the past as we're going forward right now to do the things that we need to do to be the best franchise that we can be, and go and try to accomplish those goals. I feel like that this franchise has the inner workings to do that and that's why I'm here.” That was eleven and a half months ago. Now, after a 4-13 season, David Culley has been fired from the Houston Texans. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor discuss the Texans firing David Culley. Topics include: why the Texans fired Culley, if it was the right decision, why Houston waited four days to make their decision, who will end up being the next coach in Houston, if a Brian Flores signing opens the door for Deshaun Watson to stay in Houston, what we learned from the Culley experience, and, of course your beautiful and perfect listener questions. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: I have No Mouth but I must Talk About the Houston Texans (Texans-Titans Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 77:37

    The last time I saw the Houston Texans play LIVE football, I was a freshman in college, and my good friend Taylor's Uncle, took him, another friend, and I, to watch them play the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009. We drank three underage Miller Lites and ate a hamburger before the game. His uncle left at halftime because said beers and hamburger made him sleepy. Maurice Jones-Drew scored a touchdown down at our endzone and Texans fans ran to the wall to give him the middle finger. Houston signed Chris Brown that summer to be their redzone back, only for him to fumble into the endzone when attempting to score the game tying touchdown. The Jags recovered. The Texans lost. That's how things were from 2008-2010. This time we went again with his Uncle, and his niece, and my wife and four month son. This Texans team is entirely different. They signed a horde of veterans to try and win games this year, but replicated last season's four win total. Houston had a positive point differential, they were blown out of multiple games, their talent and coaching staff was outmatched. Week 18. The end. A summation of last year's decisions. Despite all of this, it was a beautiful time, to see NRG stadium, how the light flew through the roof, watching the ball go up really high and fall back down really far, witnessing the inebriated stumble when they should be at church, to meet other Titans fans, and see our favorite football team in person once again. It's been too long, but it's never too late. Thank you again TIM. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor discuss going to a Texans game, and Houston's loss to the Tennessee Titans. Topics include: the bank robbery it took to get to the game, Alcohol Prohibited, D.J. Athena spinning the hot tracks, crowd noise being pumped in, hanging with the staff, the invisible cannon strike, how Houston should approach the quarterback position in 2022, Deshaun Watson trade pessimism, and the Super Wildcard Round playoff schedule. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoff Preview, Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 81:19

    Next week you are going to be inundated with NFL Playoff Previews. There will be game previews, podcast previews, best bets, film reviews, statistical analysis, Twitter threads, and cable television discussions previewing the big games. These will all happen next week once the 2021 NFL Season comes to a closer. We are the early bird, the tortoise getting a head start, the first one out the hotel room on The Amazing Race. This is a NFL Playoff preview unlike all those other NFL playoff previews, because we are previewing the NFL playoffs before the NFL playoff matchups are even set. It's a preview, preview, the preview before the preview. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, discuss the playoff implications this week has, the current playoff picture, and ranking the current playoff teams by rootability. Topics include: how much we miss each other, if Jacksonville can pull off the impossible and upset Indianapolis, Taysom Hill attempting to carry New Orleans past San Francisco, a possible zany Indianapolis-Cincinnati Wild Card game, Josh Allen's incredible last four weeks, hating the Colts, loving the Titans, and appreciating how beautiful every speck of life in the universe is. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: I Guess it's the New Year (Texans-49ers Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 80:48

    Oh, look it's another year. Remember that? Remember when. Back then when people said things like, “UGH. 2020, is it over yet?”, and “2021 needs to hurry up and get here,” while failing to realize time is the only finite resource that we have. Some strange and stupid idea that a change in the calendar will make all the things you hate simply go away. Yes. Those days are battered and frayed. It's a new year and a new time. It's just the way it's designed. We all our merely rafts taken across the river of time, strewn through sweet calm water that moves faster to our liking, and violent upheavals that distort water and slows everything down to a crawl. We forget. The things we were going to do, the ideas we didn't act on, became figments and fractures that never find life. Let's change that. I've been meaning to talk to our old friend Jordan (Texans Thoughts) about our football team. Two years have gone by since we last spoke in this format. Turn ideas into reality. Do the things you think about doing. There. That's better than wishing for the turning a clock that will only go one way no matter what you want. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Jordan (Texans Thoughts) joins Matt Weston to discuss the Houston Texans loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Topics include: watching Davis Mills in 2022, Pep Hamilton becoming the next Texans offensive coordinator, the biggest need the Texans have to build around Mills, why they should and why they shouldn't trade Tunsil, Trey Lance never breaking a tackle; Jordan's thoughts on David Culley, favorite Deshaun Watson trade scenario, draft crushes, and draft nightmare; and, of course, your beautiful and perfect listener questions. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Also, you can and should follow Jordan Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: The Scabs are Here (Texans-Chargers Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 75:00

    In a lost season, where all hope sunk to the bottom of the sea last March, the Houston Texans needed, and searched desperately for some of it. Davis Mills has turned from unplayable to playable, hitting his floor of backup quarterback a season or two early, giving desire and hope that he may become a competent starting quarterback one day. Jonathan Greenard has turned into someone who should be the third best player on a good front seven. Tavierre Thomas and Jonathan Owens maybe eventual consistent starters on a NFL roster. Beating a hopeful playoff Chargers team with the backups, and the backups to the backups, behind the arm of ludicrous Davis Mills, was all everyone needed, after Jacksonville week one being so far away. No matter what happens the rest of this season, at least we always had week 16. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Scott (L4blitzer) joined Matt Weston to review the Texans win over the Chargers. Topics include: the future of Davis Mills, getting excited over Mills starting at quarterback in 2022, COVID changes, Brandon Staley hiding in his shell on fourth down, Lovie Smith's defensive changes, and if Nick Caserio has hit on each pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Merry Christmas Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 50:23

    Can you hear those sleigh bells ring, the angels sing, and the fat man scream? Oh, it's nearly Christmas. Over the last few weeks we have been gifted by an assortment of tremendous listener questions, and with the mailbag full, and spirits bright and merry, there's no better time to empty it all out. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston answers your questions. Topics include: if Lovie Smith would remain as the defensive coordinator if David Culley was fired, if we have been to harsh on David Mills, why we should have optimism for Nick Caserio, embracing the tank, and why Jack Easterby gets to stand on the sideline every Sunday when he should be at mass. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: THE STUPOR BOWL (Texans-Jaguars Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 86:00

    Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/watch on Twitch here. You can follow Jordan de Lugo on Twitter here. You can follow Generation Jag on Twitter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Fifteen NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 91:20

    I forgot how much I love football. The Houston Texans took that from me. After writing, talking, breaking down the film, and researching our favorite football team, who is in the midst of an incredible and terrible season, I forgot that football is beautiful. Justin Herbert deep passes, Tom Brady high pointing Mike Evans, Josh Allen carrying Buffalo as a runner and a passer, Tennessee play action, and Micah Parsons showcasing the future of football, have opened my eyes again to the truth. Football is grand and beautiful even when the Texans aren't. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week 15 of the NFL season. Topics include: THE STUPOR BOWL, our favorite moment of the Urban Myer era, something the New York Giants do well, Micah Parsons visiting from Mars, Carson Wentz sub 200 yard passing games, New England's quest for the #1 seed, if the Los Angeles Rams are an actual Super Bowl contender, and Russell Wilson's last year. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Bottomless Madness and Apathy (Texans-Seahawks Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 90:24

    We're all doing our best. Davis Mills is doing everything he can to win a game, David Culley is doing everything he can to build a team to the standard that he has created, Nick Caserio is doing everything he can to create a culture of his own, you are listening and still watching because this is something you just do, and we are still writing and talking and grinding the tape, because it's just something that we do. We all will continue to do our best. We got four more of these left. On this episode of Battle Red Radio Uprooted Texan (Pat) and L4blitzer (Scott) join Matt Weston (Matt) to review the Houston Texans newest loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Topics include: the difference between Davis Mills in the first half compared to the second half, the changes Seattle made on defense, missing Duane Brown, Rusell Wilson finding out he has fingers again, D.K. Metcalf v. Lonnie Johnson Jr., and, of course, your beautiful and perfect listener questions. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Hustlenomics (Texans-Colts Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 73:43

    The NFL's salary cap is all something we kind of know a lot about. We know how salary cap space rolls over year to year, the June 1st designation, dead cap space, prorated roster bonuses, and what happens when a player is traded to a new team. There's so much more to it than that. There is cash payment requirements, cash budgets, injury clauses, things underneath the covers that are often overlooked when thinking about the future of a football team. That's why Texans Cap is here, to pull the sheets off, give us a better understanding of Houston's 2022 offseason, because as we all know, the games are just a barrier to free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft. On this episode of Battle Red Radio Matt Weston is joined by Texans Cap, to review the Texans newest loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and look ahead into the future. Topics include: Tyrod Taylor or Davis Mills, what in the world is going on with Laremy Tunsil, our favorite Texans offensive line configuration, Kamu Gruiger-Hill abduction into the Ring of Honor, the reason for Nick Caserio's contract restructures, if Deshaun Watson's contract will hinder his trade value, our favorite Watson trade scenario, and when will the Texans have a ‘good' football team again. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Week Thirteen Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 57:04

    It's a murder's row of winter holidays. The triple crown, a gauntlet of turkey, presents, and fireworks. The first one is done, and now we have trees in our living room, candles in our kitchen, the neighborhoods are aglow in lights, equipment taken out of spider web covered boxes and arranged to make the soul merry and bright. It's about the giving, not the getting. I have something for you too. DM me your address via Twitter, or send me an email (go to Battle Red Blog masthead then click on the email icon), and I'll head to the post office and ship you something your way. I know exactly what to get you, and I promise you, you are going to love it. On this week's episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston answers your listener questions. Topics include: former Texans who have found success at their new homes, this week's Texans v. Colts game, the issues Tim Kelly had as a playcaller against the Jets, why you should go to Big Bend this winter, how I became a fan of this franchise, and if Houston should forgo the old and crusty and get themselves a hot young cool head coach this offseason. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: I Really Didn't Want to lose to Zach Wilson (Texans-Jets Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 102:23

    We're still here. Others have left. Most have logged off. But we are still here. Talking, watching, reviewing, asking the tough questions, getting things on the record, and being the conduit to the fans. I'm not talking about myself. I'm talking about Brandon K. Scott from Sports Radio 610, who joined Battle Red Radio to review this week's loss to the New York Jets. Like all episodes for the last month, this one starts as a game review, and delves into long and over encompassing conversations over the future direction of the team. Topics include: Justin Reid getting placed on the bench, the culture of the Houston Texans, Lovie Smith's turnover forcing defense, which defensive players we'd like to see on the 2022 Houston Texans defense, Tytus Howard starting at left guard, him being unable to fight for his position at right tackle, Tim Kelly's gameplan, and what idea there maybe for the next starting quarterback of the Houston Texans. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Twelve NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 77:46

    There will be turkeys, there will stuffing, there will be gravy rivers, there will be fun, but most of all, there will be some terrible football for everyone. Enjoy your bloated body, your late not shopping, your precious days of friends and family. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview week twelve of the NFL season. Topics include: turkey con queso, how sexxxy Thanksgiving day can be, our favorite Thanksgiving cocktails, Dan Campbell's sopping wet goatee eating a turkey leg, what to make of Justin Fields's rookie season, the Dallas let down, Dios De Las Vegas, what to think of Josh Allen and Buffalo not seizing the day, missing Jamies, the Houston turnover machine, and Zach Wilson taking over for Joe Flacco. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: This is a Tennessee Titans Podcast Now (Texans-Titans Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 73:14

    I love the Tennessee Titans. My teeth are little and blue from cooking up the good stuff with Mike Mularkey. Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry, these jorts don't bleed. Kendall Lamm, Josh Kline, Quinton Spain, it don't matter baby, we're running the outside zone. Marcus Mariota v. Denver spurned the glorious rise of Ryan Tannehill play action. Mike Vrable's nipple piercings. Randy Bullock's teenis. Jadeveon Clowney, Jonathan Joseph, Dylan Cole, Kendall Lamm, MyCole Pruitt, David Quessenberry, Ben Jones, and all the others who started in Houston, and arrived in Nashville, to start a country cover band. A team that takes chances, wears jerseys that are two colors of blue jeans, knows their scheme, finds the archetypes to run it, and plays football in a bizarre and beautiful way. Look, I know you hate the Tennessee Titans. They took the Houston Oilers away from you. The namesake, all those torturous memories, placed in a UHaul and left in the basement of a western wear. Leave all that be for a hour. Open up your heart. Because the Tennessee Titans have something the Houston Texans don't have, but are trying to build, and that's a culture. Live, laugh, listen, and learn more about it. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Will Lomas of Titansized.com and the No Nonsense Podcast, joins Matt Weston to review the Texans win over the Titans, and discuss what makes the Titans work. Topics include: Todd Downing's playcalling, DRENCHED Mike Vrabel, the Desmond King and Dontrelle Hilliard revenge games, the plan for a Titans playoff run, if Ryan Tannehill can handle the added responsibility, the cult of TITAN UP, Tennessee's outside zone game, loving Ben Jones, and of course, your beautiful and wonderful listener questions. Let's start the show. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: I'm Sorry I Thought it Would be a Fun Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 166:46

    I'm sorry. I thought if we got everyone together, and we all brought our hopes, dreams, and fears, and boiled them into some awful cauldron, that we could create something beautiful and wonderful. Friends living, and laughing, and loving, and reminiscing on all the fun times we had this season. Tyrod Taylor's first six quarters, the fake-fake punt, David Culley's in game management, the haunted cover two defense, James Campen doing his best Mike Devlin impression, Jonathan Greenard jumping to the third best defender on a front seven, and, well, I don't know, other things. It was dour. It's our curse. We are sickos, and these are the things the sick and disturbed and discuss. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston, L4Blitzer, Rivers McCown, Uprooted Texan, TIM, and Matt Robinson (Houston Houdini), review the Texans at the halfway point. Topics include: the Texans dead cap space, future Texans head coaches, future Texans quarterbacks, possible draft strategy, drinking the pickle juice, Steve Slaton in the ring of honor, David Culley's future, Nick Caserio feelings, and of course, your beautiful and perfect listener questions. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. You can subscribe/listen/watch on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Eleven NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 86:56

    We all had a bye week last week. The Houston Texans were off. The world stopped. The clocks froze. Even BATTLE RED RADIO took a week off. Unfortunately, life strangled us last week. But this week we are BACK. BACK. BACK. We missed you. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week 11 of the NFL season. Topics include Joe Flacco making his first start in New York (Welcome to New York), Mike Vrabel's gang of misfits, everything bad about the Houston Texans, the NFL's 2021 good bad team, Josh Allen hitting the straightaway, if the Cowboys are back, if the Chiefs are back, Ben Roethlisberger being the only professional athlete affected by COVID-19, and our desire for the old Justin Herbert. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: The Deep End of the Pool (Texans-Dolphins Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 93:48

    The abyss, the bottom, the void, these terms are rocks that make up the Texans lexicon, for those of us who write, talk, watch, and love this football team. We get asked all the team, is this as bad as it can get, have we found the bottom, was this the worst game in a newest slew of terrible games, and I can ensure, we have not. Things can get better, but they also can always get worse, and for the Houston Texans they usually do. In a strange way, losing 19-7 after forcing five turnovers is a step in the right direction. It was fun. There were interesting things that happen. Houston playing Miami is a bridge to interesting and deeper conversations, where we reside, down in the depths, at the end of the pool, hoping we can reemerge to a reality that we used to have, when the football team was good while we loved the football team. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Mike Meltser joins Matt Weston to kind of review the Texans loss to the Miami Dolphins, before diving into a wide assortment of other topics. Topics include: David Culley's future, what the point of this season is, the Laremy Tunsil trade, if there are cornerstone players on this roster, how Houston can pursue next year's draft, the 2019 draft class, Deshaun Watson, Miami Dolphins players that we like, and, of course, your beautiful listener questions. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Nine NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 91:45

    Beans are one of my favorite foods. I get a pound of black beans, lime juice, jalepeno, and onion, toss it in the Instapot, then wait a hour. I get a pound of pinto beans, bacon, barbecue sauce, jalapeno, onion, and toss it in the Instapot, then wait a hour. I'll add them to ground beef, or quinoa, or eggs, or eat them plain. High in fiber and protein, low calorie, it's the perfect food. So when the first cold front finally comes in, and there are logs in the fire, and the air conditioning finally off. I make a pound of kidney beans, get out the big silver pot, and make chili. I love beans. I love chili. I put the beans in my chili, and the beans are my favorite part. Simple as. Deal with it. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview week nine of the NFL season. Topics include: hating the Antichrist who took Derrick Henry and Jamies Winston from us, the current playoff picture, WOOO SUPER BOWL WOOO TYROD TAYLOR, the numerous issues plaguing the Miami Dolphins, doing the disgusting and appreciating the Dallas Cowboys, Teddy Bridgewater is a top ten quarterback this year, Odell being done with Baker, Cincinatti exhaustion, if Jordan Love is a real quarterback, and the Chiefs being as obnoxious as Jackson Mahomes. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Post 2021 NFL Trade Deadline Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 45:17

    This past offseason the Houston Texans spent their time signing a horde of veteran players to churn the bottom of the roster, change the culture of the team, and maybe, flip them for future draft selections, or help them acquire future compensatory picks. There were two problems. The players they signed weren't very good, and teams don't give up assets for players who aren't very good. Before the buzzer hit, Houston was able to trade Mark Ingram for a 2024 seventh round pick, and Charles Omenihu for a 2023 sixth round pick. Nick Caserio's plan failed. It didn't work. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston discusses the Texans at the trade deadline, and answers your listener questions. Topics include: why Houston traded Omenihu, the problems Houston had moving players at the deadline, why this is indicates Caserio's problems from this past offseason, Deshaun Watson stuck in Houston, if David Culley will be fired at 2-16, the size Nick Caserio's statue should be, which young player has the most to gain from the Omenihu trade, what type of team I want to watch in 2022, and the rest of your questions. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: My Miserable Life (Texans-Rams Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 109:29

    Everything is the same. The Texans have talent problems on defense, so they play players out of position, and they change from cover two to cover three, then back to cover two, and then back to cover three, and none of it matters. They can't tackle. They take terrible pursuit angles. The middle of the field is open. They force two stops during the Rams 38 point trek, both of which occurred because of drops from the Rams receivers. The offense keeps Davis Mills in utero, this, combined with the worst run offense in the NFL, leads to three first downs and five three out and outs until garbage time. Another week, another sub ten points against the other team's starters, and another two plus possession loss. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and Diehard Chris review the Houston Texans loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and preview the Texans upcoming trade deadline. Topics include: the good parts of falling down 38-0, if Davis Mills showed anything while sifting through the garbage, the Texans giving touches to their young offensive players, the worst part of Houston's defense, if there are any 2022 defensive starters on the Texans current defense, which players could be moved at the deadline, what Houston will do at the trade deadline, what we want them to to do, and, of course, in honor of the season, which sp00ky movies we watched when the sun turned orange. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Eight NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 91:13

    That northern wind has traveled down to haunt our souls, jostle our bones, and stretch out our brains, opening door for the dark and destructive to have their way. Bright blue and yellow has become black and orange. Latex and blood has taken over. Belly aches and specters are at your door. It's the most spookiest time of the year. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview week 8 of the NFL season. Topics include: Joe Flacco shipped back to New York, where Matthew Stafford lands in the MVP rankings, the line required for you to bet on the Texans, TITANING UP, the silly ways Colts took down the 49ers, KEEEENUUUUUUUUM, Ben Roethlisberger compared to a dying elderly, Mike Zimmer transforming the Vikings into a top five pass defense once again, and the Cowboys after a bye. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Emptying Out the Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 64:54

    Over the last three weeks we have received some great questions for BATTLE RED RADIO. Unfortunately, due to time, number of questions, and the infinite number of things to discuss each and every week, we weren't able to get to them all. The mailbag has been full, like a scene from the Sorcerer's Stone, and so here we are, all by ourselves rambling in a dark room, answering your beautiful and wonderful questions. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston answers your questions. Topics include: the decision to trade Mark Ingram, if Brandin Cooks can be on the move, Jonathan Greenard's leap, what we need to see from Davis Mills, the best veteran signed by Nick Caserio, and what's going on with Tim Kelly's offense. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: We All Just Want it to be Good Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 178:14

    The Houston Texans are 1-6. The things that we saw as issues this past offseason are issues today. Not having a backup plan for Tyrod Taylor, restructuring contracts, drafting a quarterback with their first draft selection in the third round, the decision to move Tytus Howard to guard, Lovie Smith's Jurassic cover two scheme, the cornerback play, and the horde of veterans who made their way to Houston. Blood lust wasn't satiated from previous wrongs. The Cardinals won, but it wasn't by enough. The performance was similar to the week before, except the pass rush was better. The rest? It was about the same. It's time for something different. Instead of harp on the offensive line struggles, the holes in the zone, and the treehouse Tim Kelly is hiding Davis Mills in, it's time to stretch our vantage point to the heavens, and take a look at the entirety of the Houston Texans. The culture, where the franchise has been, the previous failings that have come back up again, and the football decisions that got them here. It's a long one. Hop in your semi. It's time to take a cross country drive. It will be here for you whenever you need it. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and Steph Stradley, gloss over Houston's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and look at the bigger picture of the franchise, and where it is headed. Topics include: Arizona's COVID-19 haze obliteration of Houston, the internal and external shareholders of the team, Jack Easterby and the culture he has created. the schism between the team and the external parties who orbit around it, the David Culley and Nick Caserio era, standing behind your decisions and words, Deshaun Watson, and, of course, Texans pup. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Seven NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 77:36

    This is the big one. This is the one everyone had scrawled red on their planners, and set events for in their virtual calendars. It's the time when the past and the present collide together into one chaotic and poetic platter of schadenfreude. It's a revenge game for everyone. For Hopkins, for Watt, for Johnson, and for a fanbase that was stuck watching listless Bill O'Brien game, after listless Bill O'Brien game, who destroyed the entire team by trading for a left tackle, and trading away a Hall of Fame wide receiver. Living in the remnants of his rubble, the only solace is watching Houston's former greats in different colors, enacting their own revenge against the previous failures they were stuck playing through. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week Seven of the 2021 NFL season. Topics include: the Bengals defense finally meeting Baltimore with defensive talent, Baltimore's run game finally breaking out, everyone getting their chance to beat Kansas City, Derrick Henry king MVP, David Johnson's revenge game, how many points the line should really be, khaki pants and tucked in shirt Jamies Winston, and Seattle's crushing run attack. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can listen to the embedded player below: While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Sifting Through the Deshaun Watson Rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 28:09

    Since Deshaun Watson shocked the world by requesting a trade from the Houston Texans, the hiring of David Culley and Nick Caserio, his sexual assault allegations, and his decision to head to the facility and sticking to the inactives list, we've been waiting for a Watson trade to be made. Phrases like ‘in talks', ‘have had conversations', and ‘are listening' have been used, but this week that changed. Major Houston reporters announced that a Watson trade could come as early as the end of this week. It's Thursday night. Tomorrow is Friday night. Could this finally be the weekend it finally happens? To help you sort through the newest Watson rumors, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, discussed the newest batch of rumors. Topics include: if Watson will be traded at the end of this week, what the Miami Dolphins could offer, other teams who can join in the mix if the Texans hold on, and the fact that there is no deadline. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Overwhelmed by the Immensity of Life (Texans-Colts Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 81:15

    I'm old, I'm tired, and I'm stupid, and of the three, and most of all, I'm stupid. Yes, I know the Texans lost 31-3 to the Indianapolis Colts, but throughout this episode I said the Colts scored 34 points. After all these years, and all these games, somethings get lost in the wind. You know, like how many games Houston lost in Indianapolis before Bill O'Brien broke the curse, or how many receptions T.Y. Hilton has against them over the years, or which year Mike Vanderjagt nailed a game winning kick with zero seconds left. Carrying about the exact and precise details are for nerds, the ones who miss doing homework. We are big picture thinkers. Sucking in the enormity of everything and exasperating only what matters. Three points isn't that big of a deal. Understanding Davis Mills's skillset is what does. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and BFD, review Houston's 3-34 3-31 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Topics include: what is Davis Mills good at, Laremy Tunsil's absence having zero impact on this game, the terrible rotten game plan that Tim Kelly came up with, Jonathan Greenard's break out game, picking through the young talent, Nick Caserio bashing, and if there's anything Lovie Smith can do, and the Sisyphian nature of the last 11 games of the season. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Six NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 103:10

    We know how it's going to be. The Texans are going to be 1-7. Then Tyrod Taylor will be healthy, but by then, the ones who fought and bickered about everyone being too negative, for not giving Nick Caserio a chance, that this rag tagged band of veterans would actually be good, will have logged off a long time ago. They'll come back next free agency period, and next NFL Draft, once the players who left the Texans are suddenly terrible, and the ones who join the team, are suddenly incredible. Then we will crawl our way back through the summer and do it again, until the Houston Texans are good again. This is the point. Football is really good even when the Texans aren't, and the podcast is still good when the Texans aren't. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week Six of the 2021 NFL season. Topics include: Davis Mills replicating his break out performance, Carson Wentz disaster artist, the Ravens running an offense without a run game, reminiscing on Justin Herbert's 2020 season back when he used to make sublime throws, Ja'Marr Chase being the better pick over Penei Sewell, Jared Goff running left and all the joys Detroit football has to offer, never watching the New England Patriots again, and the unstoppable and limitless Dallas offense. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can listen to the embedded player below: While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Scar Tissue (Texans v. Patriots Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 118:22

    This season they once again gave it to New England. New England's defensive backs popped off tackles. They hit a flea flicker. Damien Harris fumbled into the endzone. Mac Jones threw an interception that was too far inside to Lonnie Johnson Jr. Everything changed after one terrible decision. Rather than punt the ball, they faked the fake punt, and Cameron Johnston rocked one off his own teammate. New England was given easy field position. They scored. Then they continued to score until a late field goal finally gave them a lead. Johnston's foot didn't meet the ball, it met a sarcophagus, that cracked open and unleashed a green garish curse onto the Texans football team. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and Diehard Chris, review Houston's 25-22 loss to the New England Patriots. Topics include: David Culley's many snafus, the fake-fake punt, CBS's MK Ultra fall television lineup jingles, if Davis Mills sold snake oil today, the Texans not being able to run the ball against a terrible run defense, Lovie Smith's defensive adjustments, a stale pass rush against an offense missing four starting offensive linemen, your beautiful and wonderful listener questions, and of course, some movie talk. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Five Listener Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 19:42

    It's your questions answered for this week's listener request live. Topics include: what Houston should do in the draft if the pick at #3 overall and the best non-quarterback and quarterback are off the board, the decision to move Desmond King to outside cornerback, and if Houston trade should Laremy Tunsil. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Five NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 96:28

    I know how it's going to go. After all offseason of clamoring for Nick Caserio, the veterans he signed, his draft class, and the trades he made, it will disappear. Texans fans will head to their caves. Waiting for the NFL Draft. While we are left in the rubble, digging through the ruins. Here week in and week out watching Davis Mills complete one pass in an entire half, and quarterbacks complete every pass. Then we'll do it again next year, and maybe the next year, and I guess this is just the way it is, and it will never end. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week Five of the 2021 NFL season. Topics include: how many beers it takes to turn Mac Jones into Tom Brady, Davis Mills being unable to cover a ten point spread at home, Kyler Murray MVP, what a Trey Lance offense may look like, the Cowboys remaining calm, the Giants vertical passing offense waking up, Josh Allen needing to get better, and the holes in Kansas City's armor. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can listen to the embedded player below: While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: My Whole Life is a Dark Room (Texans v. Bills Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 90:18

    Love and savor Josh Allen. Let his loving grace into your heart. It's never too late to atone. If you didn't realize he was the one true quarterback after leapt over Anthony Barr, or when he stiff armed J.J. Watt in the pocket, or caught a touchdown pass against Houston in a playoff game, or found his deep ball and turned into a top five MVP caliber quarterback, then maybe you realized it today, when he led a Bills team that skunked Houston 40-0. It was the worst loss in Texans franchise history. It was the third worst start by a starting quarterback in Texans franchise history. Without a running game, in the rain, with only Brandin Cooks to throw to, Davis Mills was left to die in the plains, squashed by stampeding Buffaloes, or Bills, I don't know, the name doesn't make any sense. Hopefully now you have discovered the truth, and let the light through. If this game didn't, there may not be any hope left for you. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and John Cumpler (@TexansDoc) reviewed the worst loss in Texans franchise history. Topics include: what does Davis Mills do well, if they failed him by not signing a true backup quarterback for Deshaun Watson, what is wrong with the Texans run game, could Brandin Cooks be on the move, Lonnie Johnson Jr. and Desmond Kings's performances, the bright spots on the defense, and of course, your beautiful and perfect listener questions. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Four Listener Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 35:34

    You had a lot of questions for this week's episode of Battle Red Radio. This week's episode was way too long as well. Rather than drone on and on, here's a separate episode answering YOUR listener questions. Topics include: Deshaun Watson trade packages, Texans Pup, Zach Cunningham overrated or underrated, and BIG PLAY VERNON HARGREAVES III. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can listen to the embedded player below: While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Four NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 102:31

    The NFL landscape will be spending their time talking, talking, talking about Brady and Bill. Tom left New England for Tampa Bay after a messy divorce, and various teams turning down his services. Entropy going too far. There he proved their complete roster was really a quarterback away, leading them to a Super Bowl. The Patriots were on fire with Cam Newton to start the season, but his body and his arm quickly flailed out. Their run defense, atrocious, their pass defense, mediocre. After finally missing the playoffs, resentful of what happened in Tompa Bay, they went all in this offseason. A horde of signings, new quarterback, doing the things they never used to do. But, see, we are real football men, talking about real football, instead of engaging in the gossip and the drama. It's PEOPLE magazine. It isn't football. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week Four of the 2021 NFL season. The grace and light of Josh Allen, if Davis Mills will survive another week, taking back what was said about Dakary, if Carolina's defense is real or if it's made of sand, Teddy Bridgewater's Quarterback Club, still feeling lukewarm about the Baltimore Ravens, putting Kyler Murray MVP talks into the buzzsaw, and the Los Angeles juggernaut. Let's start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can listen to the embedded player below: While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Three NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 102:15

    Your Houston Texans already played their football game. Davis Mills already had Tim Kelly put his pacifier in this mouth, Lovie Smith's defense already forced zero turnovers, Houston already wasn't able to run the outside zone once again, and Christian McCaffrey already hurt his hamstring. These things have just happened. Football exists past the Houston Texans. There's an entire league of teams and players to show you why Thursday is an aberration, that actual good football still resides in this league. To make up for it, we have a longer weekly preview, since this Sunday, is a rare Sunday, where you can watch more than just your favorite football team. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week Three of the 2021 NFL season. Topics include: a Houston-Carolina recap, the best 0-2 teams and the worst 2-0 teams, the problems with Kansas City's roster, what flavor Herbert's sherbet will be this week, the disappointing Washington defense, the disappointing Buffalo offense, what to make of the Rams offense, Tom Bray's 44 year old 10.5% touchdown rate, a new found love for the Eagles, and being way too cocky about the Cowboys. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Get Well Soon Tygod (Texans v. Browns Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 78:43

    In Tygod we trust. In Davis Mills we drown in sorrow. Houston was electric in the first half. Tyrod Taylor had one incompletion, ran and passed for a touchdown, executed Tim Kelly's offense perfectly, and had a QBR of 94.8. Justin Reid forced two turnovers all on his own. Houston went into the half tied 14-14. Then disaster struck. Taylor suffered a hamstring injury, and in came Davis Mills. He was sacked once, fumbled once, threw one interception, managed one touchdown drive aided by a 27 yard pass interference penalty, and he had a QBR of 10. The accuracy was spottier than a through hiker's underwear. The arm strength was fuzzy. His pocket presence was non existent. Pray for Mills. He needs it. Shades of New England 2017 turned putrescent and green. Houston went from the feel good hit of September, to bad, but not only that, they were bad and boring. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and Scott Martin (L4Blitzer) review the Texans 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Topics include: why Tyrod Taylor had so much success against the Browns in the first half, Tim Kelly's efficient offensive scheme, the disastrous start to Davis Mills's career, the pass protection holding up, Justin Reid crushing it as a split safety, the cracks in the Lovie Smith defense, and the murderous future coming for the Houston Texans. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Two NFL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 84:46

    The fortune tellers have packed up their bags. Crystal balls have turned into bowling balls. The mugs are in the dishwasher. Our hands are now we gloved. For we are now archaeologists, with brushes and shovels, slowly uncovering the unknown. Lithographs and pictographs. Hieroglyphics and monolithic crumbles. Porcelain shards and oligarchs. We are seeing whose good and who isn't, the surprises, and the typical disappointments. One week is a sliver. Two weeks is a letter. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt and his good friend Taylor preview Week Two of the 2021 NFL season. Topics include: the biggest trends from week one, NOBODY BELIEVES IN US, hunting for a fat chubb, Arthur Smith missing the Titans and the Titans missing Arthur Smith, Seattle's deep edge rush, Herbert's strawberry lime sherbert, Joey Bosa against Terrence Steele, nevermore screeching out in Baltimore, and Tyreek or Jason. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: A Brand New Box of Puppies (Texans v. Jaguars)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 61:00

    The last 18 months have been obscene. Blowing a 24 point lead, trading DeAndre Hopkins, adding only Eric Murray and Ross Blacklock to a bottom pass defense, starting 0-4 and immolating the Bill O'Brien era, watching Deshaun Watson's teammates actively sabotage him, Watson's trade request after the Nick Caserio hiring process, another draft without a first or second round pick, and a summer of malaise, the good news is that football has started again, and all of that is down the drain. What matters, the only thing that matters, is right here right now, and right now, the Texans are 1-0 after hunting down the Jaguars in a 37-21 win. On this episode of Battle Red Radio Matt Weston and Diehard Chris review the win over Jacksonville. Topics include: TYGOD Taylor, embracing the present, how Houston's run blocking fared, the top rope diving Brandin Cooks, what to make of Lovie Smith's defense, turnovers regressing to the mean in a single game, the Bradley Roby trade, Urban Myer racing to the EKG machine, and David Johnson pickling beets and peaches upstate. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    TRAILER: The SB Nation NFL Show, Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 3:16

    CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Spotify The SB Nation NFL Show brings together the greatest fan-alysts from across SB Nation's NFL team communities in one place for the first time ever. Expect deep analysis, irreverent jokes, and plenty of bickering between rivals. It's a show for NFL fans, by NFL fans.   Monday - Monday Football Monday (RJ Ochoa, Pete Sweeney) Tuesday - Off Day Debrief (Brandon Lee Gowton, Rob "Stats" Guerrera) Wednesday - NFL University (Kyle Posey, Stephen Serda, Justis Mosqueda) Thursday - The Look Ahead (RJ Ochoa, Rob "Stats" Guerrera) Friday - NFL Reacts (Stephen Serda, Justis Mosqueda, Kate Magdziuk) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Season Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 86:40

    All summer long the 2021 NFL season was pristine and square. Everything you could scrounge up was a possibility. Every big smart idea you had was correct. Nothing was too stupid or too absurd. All of it was in play. Back then we were lost with the fortune tellers with their black magic and crystal balls. This week all of that is set to change. Laplaces's demon is set to take its long yellow nails and tear it all up. What was once bright and white, will now be ruined and stained. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, make their predictions for the 2021 NFL season. Topics include: Dan Campbell coach of the year, worst to first, the impending come down, division winners, wild card winners, Super Bowl picks, and your over-under locks. Let's Start the Show While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Season Preview—The NFC West

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 89:09

    The NFC West has it all. The two most innovative playcallers in the league. A MVP caliber quarterback disenchanted with the franchise he works for. All-time great pass rushers. The newest highly drafted rookie quarterback. Teeny scramblers. Beautiful colors. The desert, the ocean, the fog, and the smog. Teams that make our great game great. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, the 2021 NFL Season Preview comes to as Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview the NFC West. Topics include: Kliff or Kyler, what J.J. Watt's heart is made of, if Matthew Stafford really moves the needle, the Rams losing their defensive depth, San Francisco crawling out from the tomb, Trey Lance or Jimmy Garoppolo, drama drama drama, and pondering if Seattle's second half defense swing will stick. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Season Preview—The NFC South

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 84:35

    Last year was too perfect. It was a real Disney fairy tale. The Bucs won eight straight games in a row, beating Washington, New Orleans, and Green Bay on the road, and taking down the Chiefs, finally, at home, in the Super Bowl. The Patriots were at home. Tom Brady proved that he will forever be the greatest quarterback of all time, with a head to head win over his young incumbent. It's almost as if the whole thing was rigged, rather than it being another example of the universe, perfect and exact, folding things into a perfect shape. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview the NFC South. Topics include: Kyle Pitts's guest appearance on ICarly, how quick Atlanta's rebuild may go under the tutelage of Arthur Smith and Dean Pees, a bad offensive line blocking for Sam Darnold once again, Sam Darnold to Dan Arnold, Carolina's young and stacked and busty defense, Tameis taking over for Drew, how well New Orleans will deal with their offseason losses, Tompa Bay running it back with the exact same team minus Joe Haeg, and Tom Brady being even better this year than last year. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Season Preview—The NFC North

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 83:45

    The NFC North is exactly the same as it is last year. Green Bay is coming off a NFC Championship Game run, you gotta be faster than that, without any major team improvement while facing regression in 2021. Luckily for them, the rest of the division ranges from a Jared Goff Jigsaw death trap in Detroit, to Andy Dalton in Chicago, to Minnesota's own struggle to get past pretty alright. Regardless, we'll still have fun with it, like we always do. Maybe an Aaron Rodgers injury opens the door for the Vikings, but probably, probably not. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview the NFC North. Topics include: how long Andy Dalton will be able to hold the rocket pad hostage for, the bald visor look, Jared Goff's new favorite band, seven seconds to go five yards; Dan Campbell beating me for not taking out the trash, Green Bay facing the specter of regression once again, Jordan Love doesn't exist, Kirk Cousins (?) underrated, and Minnesota nepotism. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: A Night in August

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 214:35

    We came here to complete a well thought out, long form, never ending season preview that would teeter between rational thinking and absurdity. Instead it was all absurdity. TIM, Rivers McCown, L4Blitzer (Scott), Uprooted Texan, and call in guests Eddie Hassan, and Smoothgrandmaa all joined in to talk about the 2021 Texans season, and the franchise in general. It's a sick and twisted thing we are all wrapped up in. Topics include: our football feeling, kicking the absolute hell out of the Texans pup, the hole in Houston's cover two defense, Nick Caserio's job done so far, Rivers's favorite twitter replies, Lone Star Lites, a Kahale Warring bet, getting excited for rooting against Bill O'Brien, and the 2019 offensive line draft class. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/watch/stream on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Houston Texans Podcast: Reports From Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 51:04

    We plebeians, suck down social media regurgitation from the elites, the ones who attend press conferences, training camp practices, and hawk the sidelines during games. What is already murky and vague, is even more so, by being third handed. Sean Pendegrast joined Battle Red Radio to give us his findings of the Houston Texans so far. Topics include: the difference between a Bill O'Brien and Nick Caserio training camp, David Culley never cursing, his reasoning for a surprise Shaq Lawson cut, just how much Jack Easterby is at training camp, and which players maybe due a for a break out season. Let's start the show. While you're at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/watch/stream on Twitch here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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