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  1. Can J.J. Watt top 2012 for Texans?

    Paul Kuharsky

    To review: J.J. Watt's defensive player of the year season in 2012 included 107 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 39 tackles for loss, 42 quarterback hits, 16 batted passes, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. "It was the best I've ever seen, the be...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  2. Cody, Mitchell preparing to take on skeptics

    Paul Kuharsky

    Shaun Cody's got a stable full of doubters, but the faith of one key person. He understands the former and intends to prove himself worthy of the latter. How is the seventh-year defensive tackle who's "just" 304 pounds going to man the nose in ...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  3. The rationale for moving Mario Williams

    Paul Kuharsky

    Initially, Wade Phillips looked at Mario Williams and saw Bruce Smith. After looking at Williams more, Phillips now sees DeMarcus Ware. "A lot of players have gotten a lot of sacks playing defensive end in our defense, but the [weakside] lineba...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  4. On Mario Williams as a 3-4 linebacker

    Paul Kuharsky

    John McClain's story on the Texans' change of plans for Mario Williams arrives Friday. The plan is for Williams to play the same role as DeMarcus Ware did for Wade Phillips in Dallas, said McClain. That's as a weakside outside linebacker who rushe...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  5. Bruce Smith: Thoughts on Texans' 3-4

    Paul Kuharsky

    As Wade Phillips takes over as Houston's defensive coordinator, he inherits one of the league's most talented and feared defensive players. Mario Williams has been slowed by injuries the last two seasons, playing through shoulder and groin issues ...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  6. Smart stuff: Your best of the week

    Paul Kuharsky

    The smartest things I saw this week from you in post comments, on Twitter, on Facebook and in my mailbag. In response to my post on Colts coach Jim Caldwell getting a good review from owner Jim Irsay, kdwilson3 wrote: "...I don't get this need to ...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  7. Wade Phillips likes Texans' heart

    Paul Kuharsky

    New Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips joined KILT for a chat, excerpts of which we got thanks to our friends at Sports Radio Interviews. A few highlights: What he sees from the current Houston personnel: "I'm so impressed about how ha...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  8. With Phillips in place, is Houston a 3-4?

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Texans shot down a report Tuesday that Wade Phillips had been hired. Crazy, the tone was. He hasn't even interviewed. So today he interviewed and he's hired. How could anyone have jumped the gun like that? I poured out my thoughts on Phi...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  9. Chick could impact things before Hughes

    Paul Kuharsky

    As the Indianapolis Colts' first-round pick, Jerry Hughes will draw the focus. A third edge pass rusher to go with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis is something Bill Polian's been searching for. But during my recent visit to Colts camp, Polian str...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  10. Reading the coverage: Freeney gets big Hall nod

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky Houston Texans A Sporting News Q&A with Steve Slaton. Five intriguing fantasy prospects and five intriguing Texans, from Lance Zierlein. Chiefs fans who want a ticket to the Cowboys game, have to buy one to ...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  11. Little-known WR among NFL's all-time draft values

    Paul Kuharsky

    Getty Images Joe Montana, Danny Abramowicz and Walter Payton were pretty good buys. Posted by's Paul Kuharsky A rookie receiver on a rookie franchise in 1967, Danny Abramowicz was halfwa...

    Blog | April 23, 2009