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  1. Eight in the Box: Can't-lose players

    Paul Kuharsky

    Other than the quarterback, which player could each AFC South team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Houston Texans: DE J.J. Watt. Watt was one vote short of unanimous as the NFL's defensive player of the year in 2012. Although it's g...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Andy Levitre did nothing to insult J.J. Watt

    Paul Kuharsky

    In 2012, J.J. Watt had as good a year as we've ever seen from a 3-4 defensive end. He was one vote short of unanimous as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year. A lot of offensive linemen who tried to slow him down said stupid things about him. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  4. Dominant J.J. Watt collects his just reward

    Paul Kuharsky

    During Super Bowl week in New Orleans, I don't believe I encountered anyone who didn't think J.J. Watt would win the NFL's defensive player of the year award. At least two of the others who had big years -- Charles Tillman of the Bears and Aldon S...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  5. Luv Ya Blue's Culp ninth Oiler in Hall

    Paul Kuharsky

    Pro Football Hall of Fame senior inductee Curley Culp started off with Kansas City, but he made a huge impact with the Houston Oilers, too. The six-time Pro Bowler was named the NFL's defensive player of the year by the Newspaper Enterprise Associ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  6. RTC: Columnist likes Jags' firm direction

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans J.J. Watt was the best player in the NFL this season, says Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus. He's also the PFWA/PFW defensive player of the year. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports looks back at the first game and...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  7. AFC South Pro Bowl analysis

    Paul Kuharsky

    Perfect sense: J.J. Watt, the presumed front-runner for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is starting the Pro Bowl, as are left tackle Duane Brown, receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster. They've all been stars for the Texans, who are i...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  8. RTC: On Tom Moore assisting the Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage: Houston Texans J.J. Watt is reaching new altitude with his superb season, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. His competition for defensive player of the year isn't having a season for the ages the way he is. A ...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  9. What Monday can do for Texans, Watt

    Paul Kuharsky

    This week, we discussed J.J. Watt's candidacy for MVP. Fair or not, the "Monday Night Football" stage gives him a huge platform to make his case for defensive player of the year, and even for MVP. If he harasses Tom Brady, gets a sack or two, and ...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  10. Chat wrap: Rave reviews, seriously

    Paul Kuharsky

    Thanks to all who attended Thursday's chat. Thanks to all who will read this transcript. Thanks doubly to those who fall in both categories. Highlighted topics included: J.J. Watt's chances at defensive player of the year. The Dreaded Coin F...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  11. Rest of division should ponder Bob Sanders

    Paul Kuharsky

    Colts owner Jim Irsay announced via Twitter that the Colts have released safety Bob Sanders. The one-time defensive player of the year is a wonder to behold when he's on the field, but his body has let him down repeatedly and it's hard to depend o...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  12. Time to piece together postseason awards

    Paul Kuharsky

    It's awards week at the AFC South blog, and we can't move forward without your valued input. I intend to hit the basic categories: MVP Offensive player of the year Defensive player of the year Rookie of the year Breakout player of the ...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  13. Sanders, Gonzalez reemerge for Colts

    Paul Kuharsky

    Add a one-time defensive player of the year and a crafty receiver who's had a 57-catch season to the defending AFC South champs and what have you got? The Indianapolis Colts are eager to find out after safety Bob Sanders and receiver Anthony Gonza...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  14. Reading the coverage: No action for Harrison

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky Houston Texans Gary Kubiak's hoping Mario Williams will compete for defensive player of the year, writes John McClain. Owen Daniels thought about skipping the Texans' offseason workouts because of his...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  15. Haynesworth a finalist for defensive award

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky Haynesworth Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is one of five finalists for the 2008 GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year award. Fans can vote for him or Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison, Mimai line...

    Blog | January 05, 2009
  16. J.J. Watt up for an ESPY

    Paul Kuharsky

    Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is a candidate for NFL player of the year in polling for the ESPYs. You can find the ballot here. He's up against Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Vikings running back...

    Blog | July 01, 2013