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Texans Have Surprisingly Good Showing In Pro Bowlers List

In news that it is totally unsurprising that the Texans released, Paul Kuharsky was able to recover a list that shows that the amount of Pro Bowlers that Houston has been able to come up with is just about on par with any other great team in the league. Houston's scientists are still trying to convert Pro Bowlers to wins as of press time. Here's what Kuharsky had to say about it:

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There are some quirks in the list. It gives the Texans credit, for example, for having drafted Jason Babin. But Houston traded up to draft Babin and then completely miscast him as an outside linebacker in a 3-4. He was a bust for the Texans. But he went to the 2010 Pro Bowl after becoming a productive pass rush end with the Titans.

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Other than how lame that is, I have two other takeaways from this list:

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1) Just how big of a deal is it to have a Pro Bowl specialist anyway? I'm glad that Jerome Mathis somehow counts in these rankings despite having been out of the NFL for the past five years, but what impact did that really have at the time anyway? Some Pro Bowlers are made different than others. I can get Scott Player to the Pro Bowl in my Madden Franchise run of the Arizona Cardinals--that doesn't help them become a good team, sadly.

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2) Just how bad have the Texans been at filling holes and acquiring solid depth if they can come up with all the top-flight talent in the world but still can't win more than nine games? Shaun Cody and Will Demps will be along shortly to let you know.

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