Brett Kollmann

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Texans Sign Second Round Pick Xavier Su'a-Filo


The signing of guard Xavier Su'a-Filo caps off a rare busy news day for football in June. After over a month of waiting, Rick Smith has at long last signed the entire Texans rookie draft class.

Texans Name Ryan Fitzpatrick Starting QB


In a completely expected move, Bill O'Brien has appointed veteran journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick to be his signal caller of choice going into training camp.

Texans 2014 Minicamp: Day 1 Live Blog/Open Thread


Texans Minicamp is here! Follow every nugget of news that comes out of Bill O'Brien's dojo LIVE on BRB!

The Title Fight: Clowney vs. Lewan (Part IV)


The conclusion to our "Title Fight" series is here at last! Read on to see who came out on top in the legendary bowl game matchup between Jadeveon Clowney and Taylor Lewan.

BRB On SportsRadio 610 Today At 1:30 P.M. CDT!


Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog will be live on SportsRadio 610 at 1:30 PM CT to talk all things Texans football. Make sure to tune in and catch his stunningly sultry voice for yourself!

Friday Open Thread: What Is The Worst Call Ever?


No matter what team football fans around the U.S. align with, everyone can agree on one thing - referees were put on this earth to make us angry. Out of all the terrible mishaps we have witnessed...

2014 FIFA World Cup - Are You Watching?


One of the greatest sporting events in the world is starting today, but it doesn't involve the good guys in red, white, and blue. Do you care?

Explaining David Quessenberry's Unique Lymphoma


Second year Texans offensive lineman David Quesseberry has been diagnosed with a very rare, fast-spreading form of lymphoma. Read on and find out what kind of road lies ahead of Quessenberry as he...

Texans OT David Quessenberry Diagnosed With Cancer


Sophomore Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with lymphoma, or cancer of the lymph system.

The Title Fight: Clowney vs. Lewan (Part III)


Part III of Battle Red Blog's film study series on Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney and Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan continues with the start of the third quarter. See who comes out...

Bill O'Brien Presser: Kareem Jackson In The Slot?


Bill O'Brien made a small mention of something potentially very big in his Thursday press conference. Read on and find out what major philosophical changes could be coming to the Texans in 2014.

Houston Texans OTAs: Updates, News, & Open Thread


The Texans continued their scheduled organized team activities today. See what reports - both positive and negative - have come out of Bill O'Brien's domain as he takes to the podium LIVE. No...

Kaepernick Contract Sets Bar For Watt Extension


What does Colin Kaepernick's big extension mean for the second contract of Houston's new favorite son, J.J. Watt? Maybe everything.

Outside of QB, What Is Houston's Biggest Weakness?


Pete Prisco took some time to state the obvious about Houston's biggest problem yesterday. The more interesting question, however, might be about the Texans' lesser talked about disasters-in-waiting.

Would You Rather? Texans Offseason Boredom Edition


Battle Red Blog starts our very own Texans-themed round of one of the most timeless bar games of all time - Would You Rather?

The Title Fight: Clowney vs. Lewan (Part II)


Battle Red Blog's film study series on the 2012 Outback Bowl matchup between Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney and Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan continues with our scorecard for the second...

Brooks Reed Comments On Switching To ILB


If it worked with Tedy Bruschi, it can work with Brooks Reed...right? The former second round pick speaks to the media about potentially switching to inside linebacker in his last season under...

Texans OTAs: Bill O'Brien Press Conference Recap


Texans head coach Bill O'Brien spoke after the first day of OTAs, so we listened. See what the head honcho in H-Town had to say in our recap of today's presser.

The Title Fight: Clowney vs. Lewan (Part I)


Battle Red Blog previews the next decade of the Texans-Titans rivalry by breaking down every single snap of the much-publicized 2012 battle between Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney and Titans...

2014 Houston Texans Rookie Minicamp Live Blog


Follow the Texans rookie minicamp live on Battle Red Blog! Get up to the minute updates from rookies, coaches, and everyone in between.

Five Questions With ATVS: Alfred Blue, RB, LSU


Battle Red Blog's "Five Questions" series continues with SB Nation's LSU blog, And The Valley Shook, on the next late-round Texans running back, Alfred Blue.

5 Questions With Roll 'Bama Roll - Jeoffrey Pagan


In the next installment of our "Five Questions" series, SB Nation's University of Alabama blog, Roll 'Bama Roll, gives us the rundown on what to expect from Texans sixth round pick Jeoffrey Pagan.

ESPN Post-Draft Power Rankings: Texans 26th


Is it time for power rankings already? Oh, who am I kidding? It's ALWAYS time for power rankings.

Five Questions With One Foot Down - Louis Nix III


Eric Murtaugh of One Foot Down gives Battle Red Blog a primer on the newest member of the Bulls on Parade, Louis Nix III.

5 Questions With Bruins Nation - Xavier Su'a-Filo


Two Bruins Nation writers, Patroclus and IE Angel, were kind enough to answer a few questions about the best Bruins blocker to come out since Jonathan Ogden, OG/OT Xavier Su'a- Filo. See what they...

Watch a Pittsburgh Panthers Practice Through the Eyes of Tom Savage


Former Pitt quarterback (and new Houston Texans QB) Tom Savage was strapped with a goPro helmet camera during spring practices last year. See what it looks like to run for your life from Aaron Donald in first person.

Five Questions With Cardiac Hill On Tom Savage


SB Nation's Pittsburgh Panthers blog, Cardiac Hill, answers our questions about the potential future of the Texans' offense, quarterback Tom Savage.

Houston Texans Take Tom Savage With Pick No. 135


Houston took a Gamecock, a Bruin, a Hawkeye, and an Irishman in the first two days of the draft. Day three kicks off for the Texans with a Panther.

Day Two Recap: Texans Aim To Win In The Trenches


Football is a game of inches, most of which will be gained or lost on the line of scrimmage. Based on the first two days of the 2014 NFL Draft, it looks like the Houston Texans under Bill O'Brien...

Looking At Texans' Options In Second Round


Jadeveon Clowney just became the second "once in a decade defensive end" selected by the Texans in...well...the last decade. What's in store for Texans fans as the draft hits day two? We might have...

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