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Kubiak: Texans need another WR

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03:52 PM ET 04.17 | A second wide receiver to pair with Andre Johnson has seemingly been a draft need for the Houston Texans for several years now -- not that the Texans haven't done well for themselves in the NFL Draft. Three of their last five first round draft picks -- J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing and Duane Brown -- have gone on to become Pro Bowlers. Head coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged recently that the need at wideout may be too difficult to ignore going forward, however. "I do have a young guy in Lestar Jean that I think a lot of," coach Gary Kubiak said. "DeVier Posey was making big, big progress, and now we're dealing with a significant injury that is going to take some time. So I think it's important that we continue to strengthen our team in that area. "Andre is in year 11 or something like that now, so we've got to find some other guys to produce alongside him." Mock drafts have regularly projected a wide receiver to land with the Texans at No. 27 overall this offseason. Four wide receivers -- Tavon Austin, Cordarrelle Patterson, DeAndre Hopkins and Keenan Allen -- are projected to go in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft in SB Nation's latest mock draft, and any one of the four could seemingly be available at No. 27.

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April 17, 2013  04:49 PM ET

If they keep coming up short, they'll be needing another Head Coach. Regular season wins are nice, but they've been so close so many times, maybe Kubiak isn't the one to get them over the hump.

April 17, 2013  05:13 PM ET

shoulda went after Wallace....

April 17, 2013  06:06 PM ET

Texas should leave the union again.Long live TEXAS.

April 17, 2013  07:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

...maybe Schaub isn't the one to get them over the hump.

Fixed...

April 17, 2013  08:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

shoulda went after Wallace....

You shoulda had a V8!!!

April 17, 2013  08:30 PM ET

I hear Titus Young is available...ha!

April 17, 2013  08:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You shoulda had a V8!!!

You should get a new face!!!

April 17, 2013  08:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You shoulda had a V8!!!

Creepy whats up?

April 18, 2013  12:21 AM ET

Kubiak needs a higher profile.

T.O. & Ocho

Winning

April 18, 2013  08:53 AM ET

How does Kubiak at 51 years old not have a single grey hair?

April 18, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If they keep coming up short, they'll be needing another Head Coach. Regular season wins are nice, but they've been so close so many times, maybe Kubiak isn't the one to get them over the hump.

reminds me of Fisher with the Titans.....playoff wins were hard to come by....or just getting to playoffs....had nothing to do with talent.....

April 18, 2013  10:04 AM ET

No excuses in this year's draft....there will be good options with their first pick...GET A WIDE RECEIVER!!!

April 18, 2013  11:58 AM ET

Cruz is looking for WR Money, Jump at it!!!

 
April 18, 2013  10:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Fixed...

Schaub doesn't lose many games for the Texans.

Unforced penalties, inconsistent play-calling, and disparity between 1st and 2nd half performance often has, however.

And, incidentally, all those issues tend to fall at the feet of coaching.

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