TEXANS ROUNDTABLE

3 keys to the Texans overcoming their stout schedule

After the Texans won the AFC South last season, fans should be hopeful that the team can do it again and go deeper in the playoffs.

One downside of winning your division is having to play a tough schedule the following year.

ESPN 97.5's John Granato, Joel Blank, and Raheel Ramzanali discuss Houston's schedule, and how the team can overcome the challenges it presents.

POINT BLANK PRESENTED BY FITZ ROOFING

One unlikely player could be the linchpin of the Texans defense

The Houston Texans are getting ready for a big season, and the defense could certainly use a big boost from Whitney Mercilus returning to his old self.

Mercilus struggled last year coming back from a pectoral injury, so maybe after another year of recovery he can have a big year.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank talks about how Whitney Mercilus could be the key for the Texans defense this year. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.