Madden 17 - Season 1 Record: 8-8 (4th in AFCS) Highlights: W. Fuller - AFC OROY A. Bailey - Comes to Houston Clowney/Bailey/Watt/Mercilus - Each with Double Digit Sacks Low Points: B. Osweiler - Almost 40 INTs in 14 games L.Miller - <400 yds (missed half the season) Pro-Bowlers: D. Hopkins J. Prosch A. Bailey N. Novak The season started with such promise when the Texans handlef CHI in their season opener. However we would finish the first half of the season at 2-6 losing close game after close game, mostly due to turnovers. The second half of the season saw the Texans go 6-2 including 2 solid wins against the Colts & Titans on the road. The team still had way too many TOs, but a bend but don't break DEF and some timely TOs for us, helped us win a few of those close games. Season 2 Outlook Word on the street is the Texans are firing R. Crennel as DC. Even though the 2nd half showed a marked inprovement, HC Bill O'Brien wants to change the DEF scheme to become more versatile. The Texans will be switching to a 4-3 and automatically will have one of the Best DL in the League. Word is both Clowney & Mercilus will be moving to DE and putting their hands in the dirt. Bailey and Watt will be shifting in to DT to wreak havoc from inside and focus on stopping the run. McKinney has cemented himself as the DEF General at MLB. Cushing will be shifted outside to LOLB. ROLB is still a question mark but could be addressed in the off-season. DBs are pretty solid. K. Johnson as moved into a starting spot. KJ Dillon got a good bit of PT at SS and will have a chance to keep the job next season. A. Hall has shown he can play FS. On the OFF side if the ball, rumor is the Texans will be looking to find a starting QB somewhere. Osweiler will stay on for one more sesson, but probably not much longer. WR is pretty set, and S. Anderson and C. Fiedorowicz have not developed at TE. L. Miller will be given more time to prove himself after a shortened season due to injury. The real problem area for the Texans is the OL. This is a subpar OL at best. If the Texans are going to truly compete, this MUST be addressed this off-season. Next season the Texans will face: AFCS/AFCN/NFCW/MIA/DEN. What will the future hold?