Patriots: Patriots lose Nick Casario to the Texans

January 6, 2021

AP PHOTO Nick Caserio has agreed to a deal to become the new general manager of the Houston Texans. Caserio could have ended up in Houston two off-seasons ago but a stipulation in his contract prohibited him from taking the job. Now a free agent, Caserio interviewed for the job and got it. He will be joining former Patriots team chaplain and life coach Jack Easterby with the Texans. Easterby…


Patriots: Houston We Have A Problem – Watson dominates, Pats fall to 4-6

November 22, 2020

AP/Eric Christian Smith Okay, so, forget what we said last week. Following an impressive performance against Baltimore, I wrote that any Bill Belichick coached team should never be counted out. Well, the Texans shut that down real quick. Deshaun Watson single-handily destroyed the Patriot defense (380 total yards) and the New England offense wasted a chance to force overtime on the last possession of the game, ultimately falling 27-20 in…


Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (4-5) at Houston Texans (2-7)

November 22, 2020

Line: Patriots by -2.5 Opening Kickoff: The Patriots and Texans will meet for the sixth straight season. The two teams played in Houston last season on Sunday Night Football with the Texans winning 28-22. The Patriots are 4-1 against the Texans in their last five regular season meetings. In 2016, the Patriots and Texans played twice. The Patriots won the regular season match up 27-0 and then beat Houston 34-16…


Patriots: Scouting the Texans Offense and Defense

November 21, 2020

The Patriots will travel to Houston on Sunday to take on the 2-7 Texans. Houston is an organization in transition after head coach and defacto general manager Bill O’Brien was fired earlier this season. Former Patriots assistant coach Romeo Crennel took over for O’Brien on an interim basis. The Texans have played better under Crennel but they are still losing games. Schematically, when I look at the Texans, they run…


Patriots Rewind: Texans 28 Patriots 22

December 5, 2019

Game Rewind: The Patriots got off to a slow start and fell behind early en route to a 28-22 loss to the Texans. The defense, which has been the backbone of this team all season long struggled to stop the Texans dynamic offense and the Patriots offense once again struggled to get any traction early on. Here are five thoughts on the loss. 1. Defense struggled: The Patriots defense struggled…


Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (10-1) at Houston Texans (7-4)

December 1, 2019

The Patriots and the flu bug both invade Houston for Sunday Night Football. The Patriots had 12 players listed as questionable on the injury report this week due to illness. New England already has limited depth so this flu bug that has hit the locker room comes at a bad time. The other story line of course is old friend Bill O’Brien coaches the Texans. The Patriots ties to Houston…


Patriots: The Nick Caserio to the Texans saga officially ends

June 15, 2019

The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Houston Texans on Wednesday claiming that former Patriots team development coach Jack Easterby attempted to recruit Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio to the Texans to become their general manager. The Patriots claim in the tampering charges filed that they have video evidence of Easterby openly recruiting Caserio at the team’s ring ceremony last week. The Texans general manager job opened earlier…


Patriots: Best match up for the Patriots in the divisional round

January 6, 2019

Deshaun Watson and the Texans would be the best match up for the Patriots in the divisional round. The Patriots secured the number two seed as a result of their win over the Jets last weekend. Like most of us, they are going to be watching the playoffs this weekend. We have a rooting interest in who we want the Patriots to play, however Bill Belichick, his staff and the…


Patriots Pulse Recap: Patriots 27 Texans 20

September 12, 2018

Game Rewind: The Patriots survived a late rally by the Texans beating them 27-20 at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots got off to a fast start thanks to the Texans fumbling the opening snap of the game. After scoring on their second possession of the game, the Patriots took control of the game and never looked back. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Brady and Gronk On the Same Page: So…


Patriots Pulse Preview: Houston Texans (0-0) at New England Patriots (0-0)

September 9, 2018

The Patriots open the 2018 season at home this afternoon against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. The Patriots had to come from behind to beat the Texans 36-33 in week three last season. Expect another close game today between two teams that share similar philosophies. Here are five keys for the Patriots if they want to win today. 1. Don’t Allow Watson to Extend Plays: The Patriots cannot allow…