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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Foster third in OPY, behind Brady, Vick

    Paul Kuharsky

    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster was outpointed in AP's offensive player of the year voting by Tom Brady, who's expected to be crowned MVP on Sunday, and Michael Vick. Brady got 21 votes, Vick 11 and Foster seven. Three others also got vot...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  7. 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
  8. RTC: Whitney Mercilus poised for a jump

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... Houston Texans Second-year outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus is No. 25 on's list of players poised to make a leap in 2013, from Dan Hanzus. Expectations of the Texans, from Stephanie Stradley of the Houston C...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  9. With Foster deal, Myers now Texans' focus

    Paul Kuharsky

    That's a relief. The Houston Texans head into the 2012 league year with several difficult choices. But they've taken care of one major player, agreeing on a five-year contract with running back Arian Foster, according to John McClain of the Housto...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  10. Sophomore jumps: Who'll make a leap?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Mel Kiper recently wrote about seven 2010 rookies he expects to have a big second year. None were from the AFC South. Kiper mentioned seven other players, and only one plays for an AFC South team. Of the Colts first-round pick from 2010, Kiper ...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  11. Cushing a deserving defensive ROY

    Paul Kuharsky

    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was named the Associated Press defensive rookie of the year, and the vote was a landslide -- he got 39 of 50 votes with Buffalo's Jairus Byrd second with just six. Cushing is the second Texans player to be r...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  12. Second-year impact: veteran edition

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky We hear constantly about how young players make their biggest jump from their first year to their second. Which got me thinking, what about veterans heading into their second year in a new system? Of the additions t...

    Blog | August 05, 2008
  13. Camp Confidential: Texans not satisfied with status quo

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Texans are determined to establish themselves as legitimate contenders. The first step is having better success within their own division, writes Paul Kuharsky.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2008