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  • Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoffs Super Wildcard Weekend Preview

    14/01/2022 Duração: 01h20min

    We’ve seen the metaphors before. Climbing through the tunnel of excrement, pushing the boulder to the hill, docking the submarine, waltzing through the toy aisle during Christmas time after accidentally attending an occult ritual and questioning the foundation of a marriage. Now we are the metaphor. We are experiencing something we used to connect to, and are living it. The Houston Texans finished their 2021 NFL season last weekend. The weekly battle fight of watching the game, talking and listening and thinking about the game, doom scrolling, and watching the film is over. We are fans again. Able to sit on the couch and enjoy the game of football. I have a seat for you right next to me. I’ve been waiting for you. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, preview the Super Wildcard Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. Topics include: the mediocre Las Vegas Raiders push to the playoffs, the last time the Cincinatti Bengals won a playoff game, the frigid Buffalo weather, Philadelph

  • Houston Texans Podcast: The Houston Texans Fire David Culley

    14/01/2022 Duração: 51min

    A wise man once said, “I took this job simply because there’s 32 of these in this league. It is a pleasure, it is a privilege, it is an honor to be the head coach of one of these franchises and I happen to have that opportunity to do that now. Again, obviously I’m here simply because this is a bottom-line business and regardless of what had happened in the past, I’ve been put in a situation here to be the head coach of this football team. Our goal, every team’s goal in this league is to win a Super Bowl. Every year. Every team thinks that that can happen every year, regardless of what happened the year before, it’s always the goal. That’s always the goal that we’ll have when everybody walks through that door, everybody in the building. Everybody here, that’s our one goal. When the season is over, you start over. You evaluate, you look at things, you see what you need to do to be able to get better. That’s what Nick (Caserio) and this staff and everybody we have here is going to do during this process. I look

  • Houston Texans Podcast: I have No Mouth but I must Talk About the Houston Texans (Texans-Titans Review)

    14/01/2022 Duração: 01h17min

    The last time I saw the Houston Texans play LIVE football, I was a freshman in college, and my good friend Taylor’s Uncle, took him, another friend, and I, to watch them play the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009. We drank three underage Miller Lites and ate a hamburger before the game. His uncle left at halftime because said beers and hamburger made him sleepy. Maurice Jones-Drew scored a touchdown down at our endzone and Texans fans ran to the wall to give him the middle finger. Houston signed Chris Brown that summer to be their redzone back, only for him to fumble into the endzone when attempting to score the game tying touchdown. The Jags recovered. The Texans lost. That’s how things were from 2008-2010. This time we went again with his Uncle, and his niece, and my wife and four month son. This Texans team is entirely different. They signed a horde of veterans to try and win games this year, but replicated last season’s four win total. Houston had a positive point differential, they were blown out of multiple

  • Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoff Preview, Preview

    07/01/2022 Duração: 01h21min

    Next week you are going to be inundated with NFL Playoff Previews. There will be game previews, podcast previews, best bets, film reviews, statistical analysis, Twitter threads, and cable television discussions previewing the big games. These will all happen next week once the 2021 NFL Season comes to a closer. We are the early bird, the tortoise getting a head start, the first one out the hotel room on The Amazing Race. This is a NFL Playoff preview unlike all those other NFL playoff previews, because we are previewing the NFL playoffs before the NFL playoff matchups are even set. It’s a preview, preview, the preview before the preview. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor, discuss the playoff implications this week has, the current playoff picture, and ranking the current playoff teams by rootability. Topics include: how much we miss each other, if Jacksonville can pull off the impossible and upset Indianapolis, Taysom Hill attempting to carry New Orleans past San Fran

  • Houston Texans Podcast: I Guess it’s the New Year (Texans-49ers Review)

    03/01/2022 Duração: 01h20min

    Oh, look it’s another year. Remember that? Remember when. Back then when people said things like, “UGH. 2020, is it over yet?”, and “2021 needs to hurry up and get here,” while failing to realize time is the only finite resource that we have. Some strange and stupid idea that a change in the calendar will make all the things you hate simply go away. Yes. Those days are battered and frayed. It’s a new year and a new time. It’s just the way it’s designed. We all our merely rafts taken across the river of time, strewn through sweet calm water that moves faster to our liking, and violent upheavals that distort water and slows everything down to a crawl. We forget. The things we were going to do, the ideas we didn’t act on, became figments and fractures that never find life. Let’s change that. I’ve been meaning to talk to our old friend Jordan (Texans Thoughts) about our football team. Two years have gone by since we last spoke in this format. Turn ideas into reality. Do the things you think about doing. There. Th

  • Houston Texans Podcast: The Scabs are Here (Texans-Chargers Review)

    29/12/2021 Duração: 01h15min

    In a lost season, where all hope sunk to the bottom of the sea last March, the Houston Texans needed, and searched desperately for some of it. Davis Mills has turned from unplayable to playable, hitting his floor of backup quarterback a season or two early, giving desire and hope that he may become a competent starting quarterback one day. Jonathan Greenard has turned into someone who should be the third best player on a good front seven. Tavierre Thomas and Jonathan Owens maybe eventual consistent starters on a NFL roster. Beating a hopeful playoff Chargers team with the backups, and the backups to the backups, behind the arm of ludicrous Davis Mills, was all everyone needed, after Jacksonville week one being so far away. No matter what happens the rest of this season, at least we always had week 16. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Scott (L4blitzer) joined Matt Weston to review the Texans win over the Chargers. Topics include: the future of Davis Mills, getting excited over Mills starting at quarterback

  • Houston Texans Podcast: Merry Christmas Mailbag

    23/12/2021 Duração: 50min

    Can you hear those sleigh bells ring, the angels sing, and the fat man scream? Oh, it’s nearly Christmas. Over the last few weeks we have been gifted by an assortment of tremendous listener questions, and with the mailbag full, and spirits bright and merry, there’s no better time to empty it all out. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston answers your questions. Topics include: if Lovie Smith would remain as the defensive coordinator if David Culley was fired, if we have been to harsh on David Mills, why we should have optimism for Nick Caserio, embracing the tank, and why Jack Easterby gets to stand on the sideline every Sunday when he should be at mass. Let’s start the show. While you’re at it, give it a five star review and subscribe below: You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Houston Texans Podcast: THE STUPOR BOWL (Texans-Jaguars Review)

    20/12/2021 Duração: 01h26min

    2-11 versus 2-11. A game for the ages. The winner gets to call itself the third worst team in the league. The loser moves up to first overall pick territory. Two of the dumbest franchises were set to play an incredibly stupid game. We were given it all. Kickoff returned for touchdowns, a punt penalty that set up an opening drive touchdown, failed screen passes, sopping wet field goals, David Culley sporting polarized sunglasses, Corgi halftime races, and Brandin Cooks clinching it with a tunnel screen touchdown. Everything we wanted, this game provided it. The Texans can’t lose to the Jaguars. The Jaguars move up to secure the top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. YES, YES, YES, I want more of it. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Jordan de Lugo from Generation Jaguar joins Matt Weston to discuss all things Jacksonville Jaguars and Davis Mills’ first win of his NFL career. Topics include Urban fired, the silliest moment of Jacksonville’s season, if there are any concerns regarding Trevor Lawrence failing to meet

  • Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Fifteen NFL Preview

    17/12/2021 Duração: 01h31min

    I forgot how much I love football. The Houston Texans took that from me. After writing, talking, breaking down the film, and researching our favorite football team, who is in the midst of an incredible and terrible season, I forgot that football is beautiful. Justin Herbert deep passes, Tom Brady high pointing Mike Evans, Josh Allen carrying Buffalo as a runner and a passer, Tennessee play action, and Micah Parsons showcasing the future of football, have opened my eyes again to the truth. Football is grand and beautiful even when the Texans aren’t. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week 15 of the NFL season. Topics include: THE STUPOR BOWL, our favorite moment of the Urban Myer era, something the New York Giants do well, Micah Parsons visiting from Mars, Carson Wentz sub 200 yard passing games, New England’s quest for the #1 seed, if the Los Angeles Rams are an actual Super Bowl contender, and Russell Wilson’s last year. Let’s start the show. You can listen to

  • Houston Texans Podcast: Bottomless Madness and Apathy (Texans-Seahawks Review)

    14/12/2021 Duração: 01h30min

    We’re all doing our best. Davis Mills is doing everything he can to win a game, David Culley is doing everything he can to build a team to the standard that he has created, Nick Caserio is doing everything he can to create a culture of his own, you are listening and still watching because this is something you just do, and we are still writing and talking and grinding the tape, because it’s just something that we do. We all will continue to do our best. We got four more of these left. On this episode of Battle Red Radio Uprooted Texan (Pat) and L4blitzer (Scott) join Matt Weston (Matt) to review the Houston Texans newest loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Topics include: the difference between Davis Mills in the first half compared to the second half, the changes Seattle made on defense, missing Duane Brown, Rusell Wilson finding out he has fingers again, D.K. Metcalf v. Lonnie Johnson Jr., and, of course, your beautiful and perfect listener questions. Let's start the show. While you’re at it, give it a five star

  • Houston Texans Podcast: Hustlenomics (Texans-Colts Review)

    07/12/2021 Duração: 01h13min

    The NFL’s salary cap is all something we kind of know a lot about. We know how salary cap space rolls over year to year, the June 1st designation, dead cap space, prorated roster bonuses, and what happens when a player is traded to a new team. There’s so much more to it than that. There is cash payment requirements, cash budgets, injury clauses, things underneath the covers that are often overlooked when thinking about the future of a football team. That’s why Texans Cap is here, to pull the sheets off, give us a better understanding of Houston’s 2022 offseason, because as we all know, the games are just a barrier to free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft. On this episode of Battle Red Radio Matt Weston is joined by Texans Cap, to review the Texans newest loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and look ahead into the future. Topics include: Tyrod Taylor or Davis Mills, what in the world is going on with Laremy Tunsil, our favorite Texans offensive line configuration, Kamu Gruiger-Hill abduction into the Ring of Honor, t

  • Houston Texans Podcast: Week Thirteen Mailbag

    03/12/2021 Duração: 57min

    It’s a murder’s row of winter holidays. The triple crown, a gauntlet of turkey, presents, and fireworks. The first one is done, and now we have trees in our living room, candles in our kitchen, the neighborhoods are aglow in lights, equipment taken out of spider web covered boxes and arranged to make the soul merry and bright. It’s about the giving, not the getting. I have something for you too. DM me your address via Twitter, or send me an email (go to Battle Red Blog masthead then click on the email icon), and I’ll head to the post office and ship you something your way. I know exactly what to get you, and I promise you, you are going to love it. On this week’s episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston answers your listener questions. Topics include: former Texans who have found success at their new homes, this week’s Texans v. Colts game, the issues Tim Kelly had as a playcaller against the Jets, why you should go to Big Bend this winter, how I became a fan of this franchise, and if Houston should forgo the

  • Houston Texans Podcast: I Really Didn’t Want to lose to Zach Wilson (Texans-Jets Review)

    30/11/2021 Duração: 01h42min

    We’re still here. Others have left. Most have logged off. But we are still here. Talking, watching, reviewing, asking the tough questions, getting things on the record, and being the conduit to the fans. I’m not talking about myself. I’m talking about Brandon K. Scott from Sports Radio 610, who joined Battle Red Radio to review this week’s loss to the New York Jets. Like all episodes for the last month, this one starts as a game review, and delves into long and over encompassing conversations over the future direction of the team. Topics include: Justin Reid getting placed on the bench, the culture of the Houston Texans, Lovie Smith’s turnover forcing defense, which defensive players we’d like to see on the 2022 Houston Texans defense, Tytus Howard starting at left guard, him being unable to fight for his position at right tackle, Tim Kelly’s gameplan, and what idea there maybe for the next starting quarterback of the Houston Texans. Let's start the show. While you’re at it, give it a five star review and sub

  • Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Twelve NFL Preview

    24/11/2021 Duração: 01h17min

    There will be turkeys, there will stuffing, there will be gravy rivers, there will be fun, but most of all, there will be some terrible football for everyone. Enjoy your bloated body, your late not shopping, your precious days of friends and family. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview week twelve of the NFL season. Topics include: turkey con queso, how sexxxy Thanksgiving day can be, our favorite Thanksgiving cocktails, Dan Campbell’s sopping wet goatee eating a turkey leg, what to make of Justin Fields’s rookie season, the Dallas let down, Dios De Las Vegas, what to think of Josh Allen and Buffalo not seizing the day, missing Jamies, the Houston turnover machine, and Zach Wilson taking over for Joe Flacco. Let’s start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choi

  • Houston Texans Podcast: This is a Tennessee Titans Podcast Now (Texans-Titans Review)

    23/11/2021 Duração: 01h13min

    I love the Tennessee Titans. My teeth are little and blue from cooking up the good stuff with Mike Mularkey. Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry, these jorts don’t bleed. Kendall Lamm, Josh Kline, Quinton Spain, it don’t matter baby, we’re running the outside zone. Marcus Mariota v. Denver spurned the glorious rise of Ryan Tannehill play action. Mike Vrable’s nipple piercings. Randy Bullock’s teenis. Jadeveon Clowney, Jonathan Joseph, Dylan Cole, Kendall Lamm, MyCole Pruitt, David Quessenberry, Ben Jones, and all the others who started in Houston, and arrived in Nashville, to start a country cover band. A team that takes chances, wears jerseys that are two colors of blue jeans, knows their scheme, finds the archetypes to run it, and plays football in a bizarre and beautiful way. Look, I know you hate the Tennessee Titans. They took the Houston Oilers away from you. The namesake, all those torturous memories, placed in a UHaul and left in the basement of a western wear. Leave all that be for a hour. Open up your

  • Houston Texans Podcast: I’m Sorry I Thought it Would be a Fun Time

    20/11/2021 Duração: 02h46min

    I’m sorry. I thought if we got everyone together, and we all brought our hopes, dreams, and fears, and boiled them into some awful cauldron, that we could create something beautiful and wonderful. Friends living, and laughing, and loving, and reminiscing on all the fun times we had this season. Tyrod Taylor’s first six quarters, the fake-fake punt, David Culley’s in game management, the haunted cover two defense, James Campen doing his best Mike Devlin impression, Jonathan Greenard jumping to the third best defender on a front seven, and, well, I don’t know, other things. It was dour. It’s our curse. We are sickos, and these are the things the sick and disturbed and discuss. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston, L4Blitzer, Rivers McCown, Uprooted Texan, TIM, and Matt Robinson (Houston Houdini), review the Texans at the halfway point. Topics include: the Texans dead cap space, future Texans head coaches, future Texans quarterbacks, possible draft strategy, drinking the pickle juice, Steve Slaton in

  • Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Eleven NFL Preview

    19/11/2021 Duração: 01h26min

    We all had a bye week last week. The Houston Texans were off. The world stopped. The clocks froze. Even BATTLE RED RADIO took a week off. Unfortunately, life strangled us last week. But this week we are BACK. BACK. BACK. We missed you. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview Week 11 of the NFL season. Topics include Joe Flacco making his first start in New York (Welcome to New York), Mike Vrabel’s gang of misfits, everything bad about the Houston Texans, the NFL’s 2021 good bad team, Josh Allen hitting the straightaway, if the Cowboys are back, if the Chiefs are back, Ben Roethlisberger being the only professional athlete affected by COVID-19, and our desire for the old Justin Herbert. Let’s start the show. You can listen to the direct link here. You can subscribe/listen on iTunes here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here. You can subscribe/listen on Stitcher here. You can subscribe/listen on Google here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.

  • Houston Texans Podcast: The Deep End of the Pool (Texans-Dolphins Review)

    08/11/2021 Duração: 01h33min

    The abyss, the bottom, the void, these terms are rocks that make up the Texans lexicon, for those of us who write, talk, watch, and love this football team. We get asked all the team, is this as bad as it can get, have we found the bottom, was this the worst game in a newest slew of terrible games, and I can ensure, we have not. Things can get better, but they also can always get worse, and for the Houston Texans they usually do. In a strange way, losing 19-7 after forcing five turnovers is a step in the right direction. It was fun. There were interesting things that happen. Houston playing Miami is a bridge to interesting and deeper conversations, where we reside, down in the depths, at the end of the pool, hoping we can reemerge to a reality that we used to have, when the football team was good while we loved the football team. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Mike Meltser joins Matt Weston to kind of review the Texans loss to the Miami Dolphins, before diving into a wide assortment of other topics. Top

  • Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Nine NFL Preview

    05/11/2021 Duração: 01h31min

    Beans are one of my favorite foods. I get a pound of black beans, lime juice, jalepeno, and onion, toss it in the Instapot, then wait a hour. I get a pound of pinto beans, bacon, barbecue sauce, jalapeno, onion, and toss it in the Instapot, then wait a hour. I’ll add them to ground beef, or quinoa, or eggs, or eat them plain. High in fiber and protein, low calorie, it’s the perfect food. So when the first cold front finally comes in, and there are logs in the fire, and the air conditioning finally off. I make a pound of kidney beans, get out the big silver pot, and make chili. I love beans. I love chili. I put the beans in my chili, and the beans are my favorite part. Simple as. Deal with it. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor preview week nine of the NFL season. Topics include: hating the Antichrist who took Derrick Henry and Jamies Winston from us, the current playoff picture, WOOO SUPER BOWL WOOO TYROD TAYLOR, the numerous issues plaguing the Miami Dolphins, doing t

  • Houston Texans Podcast: Post 2021 NFL Trade Deadline Mailbag

    03/11/2021 Duração: 45min

    This past offseason the Houston Texans spent their time signing a horde of veteran players to churn the bottom of the roster, change the culture of the team, and maybe, flip them for future draft selections, or help them acquire future compensatory picks. There were two problems. The players they signed weren’t very good, and teams don’t give up assets for players who aren’t very good. Before the buzzer hit, Houston was able to trade Mark Ingram for a 2024 seventh round pick, and Charles Omenihu for a 2023 sixth round pick. Nick Caserio’s plan failed. It didn’t work. On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston discusses the Texans at the trade deadline, and answers your listener questions. Topics include: why Houston traded Omenihu, the problems Houston had moving players at the deadline, why this is indicates Caserio’s problems from this past offseason, Deshaun Watson stuck in Houston, if David Culley will be fired at 2-16, the size Nick Caserio’s statue should be, which young player has the most to gai

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