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The official home for audio programming from Battle Red Blog, SB Nation's community for fans of the Houston Texans.

The official home for audio programming from Battle Red Blog, SB Nation's community for fans of the Houston Texans.


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The official home for audio programming from Battle Red Blog, SB Nation's community for fans of the Houston Texans.




FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Dameon Pierce Fantasy Impact

CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Spotify The SB Nation NFL Show brings together the greatest fan-alysts from across SB Nation's NFL team communities in one place for the first time ever. Expect deep analysis, irreverent jokes, and plenty of bickering between rivals. It's a show for NFL fans, by NFL fans. Monday - Monday Football Monday (RJ Ochoa, Pete Sweeney) Tuesday - Off Day Debrief (Brandon Lee Gowton, Rob "Stats" Guerrera) Wednesday...


Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Season Review & 2022 Offseason Preview Megacast

Soon everything that just transpired will either be forgotten, or strange dots of memories. Did David Culley turn down a penalty just to punt, Brandin Cooks leap over helpless defensive backs, Philip Lindsay barely break two yards a carry, Nick Caserio trade Mark Ingream for a 2023 6th round pick, Laremy Tunsil sit out the entire season with a thumb injury that limited his pincer grasp, Tyrod Taylor throw an interception throwing the ball away, Houston turn Carson Wentz into a starting...


Houston Texans Podcast: Strolling into the 2022 NFL Offseason

Everything has been ruined. The NFL ruined what was once perfect and square, and turned it into an oddly shaped nonsensical squiggle. 17 games. 18 weeks. More football that doesn’t need to exist. The Super Bowl pushed into Valentine’s Day. As a result, everything is squished together, into one mashed pile. Rather than have any time for reflection, to look back on what just occurred to learn about what just occurred, it’s time to look immediately to the next thing right away. It’s time for...


Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Championship Round Preview

No matter how badly you want something, this isn’t enough for something to occur. All I wanted was for the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills to play in the postseason. Instead, Ryan Tannehill threw a late interception that turned into a Evan McPherson game winning field goal after Joe Burrow hit Ja’Marr Chase on a corner route, and Josh Allen gave Patrick Mahomes eight seconds too many, which led to his defense wasting his legendary performance. Let this be a lesson to everyone. Desire...


Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Preview

This is vacation. I have a pink aquatic bird in my cup. Sunscreen slathered across my belly. My heart merry and bright. For I have spent eighteen weeks watching every Houston Texans game, watching the condensed version, watching the Coach’s film, and writing and talking about the Houston Texans. A football team devoid of questions. A crawl through the sludge. But now we are free. We get to watch real, actual football again. The Divisional Round is the best sports weekend of the year, and...


Houston Texans Podcast: The Roller Coacher

Eight teams are still continuing their playoff dreams. Divisional round planning, trying to turn the thing they spent years envisioning into reality. Eight teams are also looking to find a new head coach. The Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, and Houston Texans, area all searching for one. Hines Ward? Josh McCown? Jarod Mayo? David Culley? It’s time to go through the possibilities to find the best...


Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoffs Super Wildcard Weekend Preview

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...


Houston Texans Podcast: The Houston Texans Fire David Culley

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...


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

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...


Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 NFL Playoff Preview, Preview

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Houston Texans Podcast: Merry Christmas Mailbag

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...


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

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...


Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Fifteen NFL Preview

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....


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

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...


Houston Texans Podcast: Hustlenomics (Texans-Colts Review)

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...


Houston Texans Podcast: Week Thirteen Mailbag

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...


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

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...


Houston Texans Podcast: 2021 Week Twelve NFL Preview

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...