Every draft prospect has haters and believers. Potential Texans draft pick Jadeveon Clowney is no different. When it comes to Clowney, his haters believe he’s going to be a huge bust. They believe his work ethic is lacking and he won’t dominate like he did in college. His believers think he could be even better than potential teammate J.J. Watt. There seems to be little middle ground when it comes to Clowney, and I sure hope he becomes a stud in a Texans uniform. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
One website that tracks framing statistics, StatCorner, has Castro as the best framer in the game to start the season. There are different ways of measuring a catcher’s receiving effectiveness, so even if Castro shouldn’t be considered the absolute best, it doesn’t really matter.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on Bo Porter‘s advice to Josh Fields working for him.
- Ray Kuhn and Andy Pondillo (Climbing Tal’s Hill) (Podcast) share their thoughts on the hos these Astros remind them of the 2013 Astros.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— Chris Peixoto (@cjpeixoto) April 23, 2014
Any way you slice it, Beverley gives the Rockets far more than they bargained for. And now he intends to push himself even further by playing through a tattered knee. Most will praise Beverley for gutting it out, putting team above self. Every coach and general manager would do crazy things for a player like that.
- Dennis Silva II (The Monitor) on the Rockets assigness with the Vipers.
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on the blown call that my have cost the Rockets a win.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
National Nielsen overnight for Blazers-Rockets on TNT was 3.1, network’s top-rated game of the day. — David Barron (@dfbarron) April 21, 2014
- Albert Breer (NFL.com) says the Texans are a great fit for Jadeveon Clowney.
“Right now, today, he’s a damn good NFL player, no matter what,” a veteran NFC personnel executive said. “The kid could’ve started in the NFL his freshman year, the way he played. It’s not that he doesn’t have good tape. And if you hit on him, he’s Reggie White. His God-given talent is better than 99 percent of the NFL. … He’s gonna be 275 to 285 pounds, and he moves like he’s 250. If you hit on him, he changes the game.”
- Gil Brandt (NFL.com) suggests a Texans trade-down scenario.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) on the Texans schedule being released later today.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 22, 2014