RTC: Clowney wants to live up to reputation

June, 20, 2014
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Jadeveon Clowney won't get much time away between now and training camp. But he's using his sports hernia surgery as motivation, writes Jarrett Bell of USA Today. "I want to live up to my reputation," said Clowney, who hadn't had a surgical procedure since a high school ankle operation. "I figure I've got some extra motivation now," Clowney said. "I could've done anything I wanted this next month, if I hadn't gotten hurt. No telling how I would've acted if I had gone home. But this kind of brought me back. They always talk about nothing is set in stone. Well, you really see the light. I just need to get healthy so I can ball out."

Former Texans quarterback T.J. Yates has a new home. In the meantime, Battle Red Blog recounts the drive Yates led that helped the Texans clinch their first division title.

Andrew Goldberg of Fox Sports Southwest goes through the Texans' roster, position by position, and gives his analysis on each position. Here's what he has to say about the quarterbacks: "The quarterback position has a nice mix of youth, talent and experience. Fitzpatrick was recently named the starter and will provide the Texans with experience at the quarterback position while O'™Brien grooms Savage for the future. Savage has all the physical traits you want in a quarterback as he stands at 6-5 and 230 pounds and has rocket arm but he didn't exactly dominate college football. Meanwhile, Keenum started eight games as a rookie and started off hot before cooling down later in the season. The bottom line here is that Fitzpatrick has never led a team to a winning record since coming into the league. His best record in Buffalo was 6-10 and he went 3-6 last season for the Tennessee Titans in relief for Jake Locker. None of these quarterbacks scream franchise player, at least not yet."

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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