Is anybody hyped to see the Houston Texans this August on HBO’s “Hard Knocks?” Well, here are seven better choices within the NFL.

By Kevin Flynn

The NFL and HBO recently selected the Houston Texans for the popular training camp mini series Hard Knocks.

Boy, does the NFL love to market the heck out of J.J. Watt, or what?

If you’re not living in Texas and you don’t play fantasy football, I wonder if the casual NFL fan could name three other Texans? Or how about their head coach?1nfl2

This is the team the NFL needs to step up and be a perennial force in the AFC South in order for some good television while battling the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts have Quarterback Andrew Luck, the reason that Peyton Manning was cut. They have a Cancer-surviving, motivating, wonderful head coach in Chuck Pagano; and oh by the way, they were the team the New England Patriots had to beat in the AFC Championship en route to the Super Bowl.

You remember that game, right? It was a 45-7 thrashing the Colts took, but it had a lot of talk about the balls used in that game afterwards. In any event, this isn’t about the Colts, it’s about the Texans.

Hard Knocks is a way to introduce you to Bill O’Brien, second-year head coach of the Texans. It’ll be a way to let you know that their running back, Arian Foster, was an undrafted free agent who has become an All-Pro.

The show could let you know that former Patriot Defensive Tackle, Vince Wolfork is doing okay. Oh, and the show will also give us a sneak peak on last year’s number one overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. That he’s still a physical freak and poised to make the Texans defense a force to be reckoned with.

There’s a quarterback controversy storyline here as well, as former Browns QB Brian Hoyer was brought in to compete with former Patriots backup QB Ryan Mallett.

Riveting stuff, I know.

HBO will do a good job with this version as it always does, but there were better teams to choose from.

Here are seven better choices for HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2015:

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