Houston Texans 2006 AFC South Preview

Houston Texans 2006 AFC South Preview


The Houston Texans will have former quarterbacks coach Gary Kubiak as their head coach.  The Texans hope Kubiak can extract all of David Carr’s potential.  This appears to be a few years off though.  Houston passed on Reggie Bush with the first pick in the 2006 NFL Draft and took defensive end Mario Williams from North Carolina State instead.  We will see if they did the right thing in a few years.

David Carr should thrive now that he can throw to wide receiver Eric Moulds.  Carr had a 60.5 completion percentage and threw for 2,488 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Moulds will give Carr the target he has always needed to excel.  Domanick Davis will be the starting running back.  Davis rushed for 976 yards on 230 carries and scored 2 touchdowns.  Andre Johnson will be the other wide receiver.  The Houston Texans will be able to move the ball better than in 2005.


By drafting Mario Williams in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, the Texans decided to commit to stopping teams on defense.  Williams will easily be Houston’s best defensive end.  Jason Babin and Antwan Peek will move from line backers to defensive ends, which both played in college.  The Texans will be better on defense under coordinator Richard Smith.

Head Coach: Gary Kubiak


Offensive Coordinator: Troy Calhoun


Defensive Coordinator: Richard Smith


Division: AFC South


2005 Record: 2 -14


Field: Reliant Stadium


2006 Houston Texans Draft Picks:


Round 1 – Mario Williams – Defensive End – North Carolina State


Round 2 – DeMeco Ryans – Outside Line Backer – Alabama


Round 3 – Charles Spencer – Offensive Tackle – Pittsburgh


Round 3 – Eric Winston – Offensive Tackle – Miami (FL)


Round 4 – Owen Daniels – Tight End – Wisconsin


Round 6 – Wali Lundy – Running Back – Virginia


Round 7 – David Anderson – Wide Receiver – Colorado State