Houston Texans The Texans last hosted the Super Bowl in 2004. Now, Harris County officials are planning to bid on the 2017 Super Bowl.Randy Bullock, a fifth-round pick, says he’s up to the challenge of kicking in the NFL, writes the Houston Chronicle's Dale Robertson. '[Special-teams coach Joe] Marciano, a classically crusty longtime NFL assistant, asked Bullock why he thought he was mentally tough enough to make it as a pro kicker. Bullock told Marciano about losing his father to a heart attack while they were on a family hunting trip.
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Bullock is the only place-kicker Houston's roster at this time and there are no plans to add another, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Spin: The Texans do have a punter, Andrew Shapiro, that also handled kick-offs at Fresno State. And the plan is for Shapiro to compete with both Bullock and punter Shane Lechler. However the competition plays itself out during training camp and preseason, Bullock enters the offseason as the clear leader for the place-kicking job and is expected to be kicking field-goals and extra points for Houston this coming season.