The Houston Texans debate is full of rumors about what type of player will be chosen in the draft. This NFL football team performed well last year. They will now have the 15th pick in the first round of the draft that will begin shortly. A strong defensive player would be welcomed by fans and will add some fire to the squad.
Some experts are already listing the reasons why they believe the club will give some indication that this is the way the organization is currently leaning. One of the hottest rumors is that they will use their selection as linebacker. With more penetration and speed on the team’s front lines, those fans with tickets to the Houston Texans for that opener will undoubtedly have even more cause for joy as the 2009 season unfolds.
The franchise is still a child among NFL teams
The Texans entered the world of professional football in 2002, but Chuck Watson and Bob McNair had decided to bring the NFL back to Houston a few years earlier. The Houston Oilers club had moved to Tennessee in the 1990s and sports fans were looking for a professional group to call their own. Once the NHL decided to pass on the duo’s idea of having a Houston-based professional hockey team, McNair and Watson decided to reestablish an NFL team in Houston.
The franchise was officially awarded to McNair and the city of Houston in 1999. That same year, construction began on the team’s new stadium. The Texans were to have their first NFL game in 2002 at the world’s first sports stadium to feature a retractable roof.
.500 seasons in 2007 and 2008 “not good enough”
The Texans finished the 2007 season with .500 and scored an 8-8 year. This was their best record since 2002, but they still finished last in their division. The Texas team has to compete against Tennessee, Jacksonville and Indiana. With competition like this, it means that being good is not enough.
Of course, fans were thrilled to see his club stay focused and on track throughout the year. This is a new franchise that is still finding its identity, but the right ingredients are definitely present. When the team released the latest financial numbers for the 2007 season, it was obvious there was no slowdown in ticket requests for the Houston Texans.
The 2008 season began with high hopes that the Texans would do well and once again hit the .500 mark. Jacoby Jones and Andre Johnson earned honors for their game as wide receivers in 2008. The Houston Texans definitely benefited from the skills of these star players and Jones was the first member of the team to receive multiple “Player of the Week” honors from the League. AFC in the same season.
Fans are quick to point out that even with a .500 season, the Houston-based team did much better than many of its rivals. The San Diego Chargers posted the same record, yet their team made it to the Super Bowl last January. The A.500 regular season performance was good, but not at the level of Indianapolis and Tennessee. This time the Texans finished third among the 4 teams in the South division. Fans, players and coaches agreed that the team’s play had been pretty strong throughout the year.
The opening match may set the tone for the rest of 2009
The new 2009 season is scheduled to open in a few months, and tickets for the Houston Texans are already extremely difficult to find. Since the end of the 2008 season, fans have voiced what they think of their team’s chances this year. There are even some highly respected sports writers who agree that this could be the year for the Houston Texans to break free from the group and take the leadership of the division.