RTC: LSU early departers lighting up NFL as rookies

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Former LSU running back Jeremy Hill, no with the Cincinnati Bengals, mused on Twitter yesterday that he sometimes wonders how LSU ever lost a game last year. Given the talent they clearly had -- you can't blame him. Players who could still be at LSU if they'd chosen to be have had an impressive few weeks, writes Roy Lang III of the Shreveport Times. This story specifically addresses Texans running back Alfred Blue, Hill, Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who made the most spectacular catch of the season on Sunday night, and Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry, who leads the Dolphins in receptions.

The Texans' primary objective this offseason will be to find a quarterback who can lead them to a Super Bowl, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. In McClain's view, the only quarterback currently on the roster whom he is confident will be back next season, is rookieTom Savage. He goes through several scenarios. He also notes, the Texans are interested in winning, citing coach Bill O'Brien's pointed quote from Sunday's postgame press conference: "I hate losing. I hate it. I hate it with every fiber of my body."

We occasionally veer away from a strictly Texans story, and this is one that might interest some Texans fans. Former Texans linebacker Connor Barwin, in the midst of his best NFL season with the Philadelphia Eagles, has taken an interest in improving his new community and becoming part of it. Those who knew him in Houston won't be surprised at all to read this story by our Ashley Fox that begins with his work on a local park.