A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
Connor Barwin joined In The Loop with Nick and Lopez and they talked about his first year in Philadelphia, Chip Kelly compared to Gary Kubiak, his thoughts on the Texans down year, the new hitting rules in the NFL and his new role in the Eagles defense.
Being the Texans first round pick and the heir apparent to replace pass rush specialist Mario Williams, you knew the expectations facing Whitney Mercilus were going to be way over the top before he ever donned a NFL uniform.
Bradie James would probably like nothing more to step into the Texans defense this upcoming season and prove to everyone – particularly the Dallas Cowboys – that he is still capable of playing linebacker at a high level similar to his 2008 Pro Bowl season.
He’ll not only have a big role and big shoes to fill, but a big jersey as well.
Reuben Frank from WIP in Philadelphia joined Vandermeer and Lopez and they talked about his column where former Texan linebacker goes off on Houston.
John McClain joined Vandermeer and Lopez and they discussed the Texans draft and who the team could pick in the first round.