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The Stootscast

By Cody Stoots
Radio host and football reporter Cody Stoots dives into plenty including the Texans, NFL, Astros and more! Plus, the Heisman Trophy voter ventures into the world of college football as well. Find it wherever you get your podcasts and don't forget to tell him what you think on Twitter and Instagram at @Cody_Stoots

Also on the Channel is In the Group Chat. From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports.
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Rusty's Only Play, How Does Deshaun Defend?, and Not Loving Lovie - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 27
Follow us on Twitter -  Mike Meltser - Landry Locker - Cody Stoots (00:47) - Mike breaks down what he learned from Deshaun Watson's defense team last week. Could there be more coming for Watson in court? (05:35) - Watson's side admitted something that makes defending Watson a little tougher (08:54) - Deshaun's defense hurt their own defense (12:23) - Mike breaks down some of the ins and outs of the legal process and how the cases can interact with each other (22:39) - Cody has a weird question on if another team could have been dealing with Watson's mess (29:12) - No Love for Lovie. How did the DC for the Texans inspire such a lack of confidence? (38:51) - Do you have a player you'd like to see the Texans pick with the 67th overall pick? (46:47) - Your Questions
59:27
April 13, 2021
Watson Never Playing in HOU, What's the Value in a Trade, and 18 Character Witnesses vs 22 Accusers PLUS Astros - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 26
Follow on Twitter -  Mike Meltser - Landry Locker - Cody Stoots (00:10) - Deshaun Watson is not playing for the Texans ever again. The statement to season ticket holders confirmed it to Cody.  (04:59) - How has the trade value for Watson been changed based on the allegations against him.  (12:07) - Another team to consider in trading for Watson and how much this conversation sucks because there is no 3rd overall pick (17:01) - What's this all look like if Watson doesn't get traded before the end of the draft? (21:51) - What's the worst that could happen to Deshaun Watson? (24:32) - Landry and Cody get into it about Watson's attorney asking 18 therapists to defend how he is as a client. (30:13) - Mike is still distraught about the way the Texans handled free agency. Landry and Cody submit a potential explanation.  (38:35) - Did the Texans miss out on Sam Darnold? (42:16) - Astros. Need more from starting pitchers. Healthiest Yordan ever? Joy from Altuve. (51:45) - Your Questions
57:24
April 6, 2021
Landry v Mike on Watson Latest, Robbed of Awesomeness, and Astros Season Preview - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 25
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:10) - Hot start with Landry and Mike disagreeing on the latest SI story about Deshaun Watson. We cover where the story could have come from, the lowlights from the piece for Watson, and SI is the first to be non-Buzby related on Watson (14:22) - Mike expects some things to start moving faster and when could something criminal-related happen against Watson. Mike has been HIDING A KEY PIECE OF INFORMATION! (16:12). Mike explores a little more timeline stuff and we run an experiment on evidence deleting.  (21:44) - Would you rather have Deshaun Watson for nine games but pay less in a trade if you're a team trading for Watson soon? How will this change Deshaun Watson? Could he be better on the other side of this? (27:16) - What do the Texans think of Deshaun's situation? (30:05) - The Laremy Tunsil trade is worst than the Hopkins trade and it ROBBED us of something cool this year when it comes to the draft.  (34:29) - Are the 49ers in play for Watson if Watson gets things settled. Landry still like Miami for Watson. What would the Texans go with at 6th overall? (36:16) - Your Questions from Twitter (41:32) - An Astros season preview. The starting rotation has some interesting elements to it and there are questions. Mike disrespects the bullpen and Landry and Cody put him in his place. Will Correa sign? What does he want? The offense shouldn't have too many problems. Worried about heavy Bregman? Cody makes a WILD Yordan prediction. The guys predict the win total. 
01:08:08
March 30, 2021
Deshaun's Situation, Caserio's Plan is what, and Where Did Texans Improve? - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 24
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:20) - The initial thoughts about Deshaun Watson and the allegations around him and what this means in the immediate time for the Texans. What timeline could all of this play out? How much are the Texans actually involved?  (11:06) - How does this change trade potential? (15:29) - Mike and Cody disagree with Landry on how Deshaun will be viewed going forward. Landry doesn't love how the Watson camp has handled this.  (25:44) - Mike breaks down some of the legal languages between civil and criminal situations Watson could face.  (28:29) - There are A TON of new free agents. Cody believes he figured out Caserio's plan.  (33:41) - Churn the roster and get better and MAYBE if Watson is on the Texans they could compete? (37:41) - Mike has some questions about the Lindsay signing and the type of player the Texans didn't sign (43:57) - How many wins could Tyrod Taylor lead the Texans to in 2021? (56:47) - Your questions including why the one-year deals, how many LBs is too many, and has the team's culture changed?
01:07:20
March 23, 2021
Deshaun Decision Hard for Other Teams, Who Wants Watson Besides Miami/New York, What Could Lead to Easterby Exit - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 23
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:10) - I don't know why we started with David Johnson but we did and why we don't like it and Mike doesn't listen to Cody and it makes Cody Mr. Grumps for the rest of the podcast (06:41) - Landry doesn't believe the Jets OR the Dolphins are in on Watson. Mike disagrees. Cody thinks the Jets have to move soon or tip their hand (19:33) - Carolina and Denver as potential suitors for Watson and what the deal could look like (26:27) - The timeline really accelerates at the end of this month so Houston can't tip their hand (29:09) - Jack Easterby should be laying low, Cody doesn't believe he will and Landry thinks Caserio will dismiss Jack's input (37:27) - Mike is struggling with excitement, about the Texans not in the bedroom, and Cody and Landry try to excite him, about the Texans. Would the Texans pick 1.1 in 2022 would that mean Easterby is done?  (47:55) - Your Questions including what will Culley be asked and what to make of the new center for the Texans and what would the team look like if Brian Gaine was never fired? (01:01:46) - Astros including Crane stepping up after Framber was hurt and Cody has finally quit a player in the organization
01:08:52
March 10, 2021
AZ Got Watt, Have to Get a QB?, Bye Nick Martin, Free Agent Wishlist - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 22
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:26) - J.J. Watt is headed to Arizona. Did he make a great choice and what is his potential with the Cardinals? (08:21) - Did the Texans mess up by not trading Watt? (11:44) - The Texans have had an incredible exodus in the past 11 months that maybe has never been seen in the NFL (15:45) - We have a laugh at who will be featured on the programs/season tickets if the team trades Watson.  (19:57) - The Texans have to get a quarterback now if they trade Watson or do they?  (26:06) - Kyler Murray in a Watson deal and would he play for the Texans? (31:59) - BYE NICK MARTIN (43:26) - The free-agent wishlist where Landry is cynical and Mike gets wild with his names (48:39) - Your Questions including a SHOCKER of an answer from Landry on the week one starter for the Texans (59:57) - Landy has flipped on the Astros in one week and Cody makes his first of many BOLD claims 
01:10:24
March 2, 2021
Do Right for the City, Cal, Can Caserio Control Easterby, Who is in on Watson, and some Astros talk - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 21
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:40) - Misinformation isn't real and how Cal McNair can really help Houston. Oh, and, surprise, we talk about Jack Easterby (14:28) - Landry believes Caserio can handle Easterby, but Cody has his reservations about Caserio's relationship with Easterby (28:07) - Is Dylan Thompson the beginning of the end for Easterby? (32:35) - Who is seriously in on Watson and are the Jets out? Would Miami make enough sense? (40:11) - Landry likes the idea of Tua in a trade, Cody is hesitant and what true value is there in Tua vs certain rookies? (46:22) - A "pitch" exercise to Deshaun Watson that makes it sound like anyone could get Watson's attention, except for the Texans (55:06) - Landing spots for J.J. Watt (01:05:50) - A little free agency talk and a position of need for the offense? What players should the Texans bring back? (01:14:38) - ASTROS! Carlos Correa isn't afraid of free agency but are the Astros afraid to pay, the pitching is fun, and Cody's baseball fetishes.
01:31:36
February 23, 2021
Watson Pressure Building, Deals with JAX and PHI, and No More Benefit of the Doubt - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 20
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:33) - The Standoff. The Texans have done little to show Deshaun they want him back. What is the timeline and "deadlines" in this thing? (06:25) - Has it been too quiet on the Watson front? Will pressure build for some teams to get him?  (10:49) - Would the Texans deal with Jacksonville? (17:53) - Tampa Bay is how you wish the Texans were building things (23:02) - Potential dumb idea from Cody involving the Eagles and...Carson Wentz? (35:44) - The Texans lose the benefit of the doubt on any firing, including the recent ones. What's Easterby's plan again? (48:32) - Josh McCown doesn't sound so crazy as the head coach in retrospect? Also, could he be the starting QB week one? (58:51) - Your questions from Twitter! 
01:06:53
February 9, 2021
Why Culley, Where for Watson, and Mike Has Lost His Damn Mind! - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 19
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:22) - Did David Culley win the press conference? Why did the Texans settle on him? What is the long-term head coach plan? (09:30) - Why in the heck is Lovie Smith this team's defensive coordinator? Why this staff and not someone else? (20:10) - Mike stands firm he would NEVER trade Deshaun Watson. The no-trade clause is overrated in Mike and Landry's opinion.  (26:31) - What teams are in on Watson and would he approve them? Did Caserio tip his hands?  (36:46) - Is it the right time for the Texans to have a rookie QB if they trade Watson? (40:43) - Mike has an INSANE idea and we get very heated in discussing trading Watson for JUSTIN HERBERT! WHAT? Mike's other idea is trading for a young quarterback and it's better than the previous one.  (50:32) - San Fran should trade for Watson.  (01:04:38) - Your questions from Twitter
01:18:53
February 1, 2021
The One Where We Actually Entertain Life Without Watson - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 18
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:10) - Leslie Frazier's D v KC, Bieniemy and Frazier putting together staffs, and are there any "shocking" moves at head coach? (07:27) - What scenarios actually make you happy with the coaching hires? (18:05) - What if it is Jim Caldwell or Leslie Frazier and no Deshaun Watson? (19:58) - The head coach may not matter to Deshaun Watson but why is that? (25:23) - How does it get to the Texans actually having to trade Deshaun Watson? What would the offers look like? (31:22) - The number two pick is the most interesting pick IF the Texans don't like a QB and why the Texans can't draft Justin Fields (37:00) - The ripple of Deshaun Watson getting traded on the rest of the roster (40:12) - Trading Watson has so many flaws and is there any way to minimize the pain of a Watson trade? There are no "fun" veteran options (47:36) - What does Jim Caldwell think about the Texans' job? (This one has a funny yet miserable point in it) (51:00) - Your questions for the podcast
01:15:53
January 25, 2021
The Texans Have to Stop Jacking Around with Deshaun Watson's Feelings - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 17
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:29) - Mike is terrified of bad news about the Texans when he wakes up, so we dive into the latest from SI and ESPN on the Texans (16:07) - Why EXACTLY is Watson mad and has anyone done a great job clearly explaining it? (23:20) - Nick Caserio is the key says, Landry (28:14) - Eric Bieniemy. He's one of the last candidates standing. Landry presents a better way to look at Bieniemy than the way he's portrayed ( (41:23) - Leslie Fraser doesn't make sense as a candidate (48:43) - The talk about trading Deshaun Watson now is ridiculous (52:48) - Who helps Cal McNair and what exactly is he going through right now (1:04:11) - A quick detour to James Harden (1:08:27) - Your questions
01:22:23
January 18, 2021
Andre Johnson Not a Jack Easterby Fan But Will Jack Go? Plus, Jerod May-o-hell no! - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 16
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:26) - The Texans are burning and Andre Johnson has one of the torches! How will the building react to the Texans legend's comment? (12:43) - There needs to be a culture change so why isn't McNair changing the culture? (22:55) - Landry doesn't care about your search process and how did Deshaun Watson get left out? (30:43) - Learn to live with Jack Easterby because he isn't leaving? "Owner" Jack Easterby? How distracting is Jack Easterby? (47:14) - What would you do with Jack Easterby? (50:46) - Coaching search - EB on the way? What extrovert coach fits? Who would wait around for the Texans?  (55:57) - JEROD MAYO? (01:02:56) - Deshaun Watson's power as a QB
01:11:11
January 13, 2021
New Coach and New GM Time, Plus Which Coach Would Hire the Best Staff? - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 15
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:23) - Landry is the president of the Nick Caserio fan club and he's ready to sign you up. (Cody kinda signed up) (09:51) - Some other GM names like Scott Cohen and Trent Kirchner and what we think about their candidacy (15:21) - Let's go, Joe Brady! Does his age matter? How good he was in Carolina. Would Cal McNair win with his wallet in a bidding war? (20:48) - Some of the coaches in the playoffs the Texans are set to interview and why no request for Eric Bieniemy just yet (25:04) - Something you won't get anywhere else. We go in-depth on who might be on the various staffs of these prospective coaches (32:16) - Betting right now who they would hire and why I think they are waiting on Eric Bieniemy (36:49) - Watson, Deshaun standing up for Kelly, Tim, and can it happen? (44:35) - Urban Meyer in the AFC South is good or bad for the Texans? Mike disagrees with Landry and Cody (53:31) - Nick Saban is the greatest football coach ever if he rehabs Bill O'Brien's career, a random Urban comment, and then PPV of BOB v Saban (1:01:59) - Making sense of Deshaun Watson's comments about the franchise's state and did he allude to a certain someone? (1:14:31) - The firing of Tom Herman and what we like about Sark at Texas
01:19:01
January 5, 2021
Would you Trade Laremy Tunsil and What did Watt Mean? - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 14
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:18) - J.J. Watt was not pleased. What did it mean? (08:45) - Do Watt's comments make it feel like he wants to stay? (12:09) - Mike wasn't pleased with Anthony Weaver? (17:23) - Would you trade Laremy Tunsil for a pick in the first round?
36:28
December 29, 2020
Déjà vu all over again against the Colts and Trevor Lawrence is coming - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 13
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:00) - The loss didn't sting too bad, but plenty of things the next regime needs to clean up (04:01) - The path to fixing the defense, and an exercise in sadness about the defense's future. You have to have ass-kickers!  (11:17) - When the next general manager arrives, hopefully, he can spend money on assets and use them unlike this team (15:10) - Resetting how dumb the "rookies don't know anything" thing was from this team (17:21) - Ranking the best moves of the Texans offseason aka an exercise in sadness 2.0 (19:46) - Trevor Lawrence now likely to land on the Texans schedule every year (27:17) - Did the Jaguars' job move ahead of the Texans' job? Cody believes there is no way Robert Saleh will be the Texans head coach. (30:25) (31:45) - Mike has an interview request for the Texans and it is one of the young guns in the NFL (35:05) - Louis Riddick interviewed for the general manager job. What do we think about his canidiacy? (38:55) - Mike on Mike crime! We take another swing at a favorite show punching bag
47:44
December 21, 2020
Yes, We are Worried About Deshaun Watson's Health Too - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 12
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. We start with a spirited discussion about Deshaun Watson's health and how much he should play and when he shouldn't play going forward. Landry is very spirited in debating Mike and Cody is disappointed the offensive line let it get this bad.  (21:26) - J.J. Watt is not going to be on the Texans next year. What is the most likely way he leaves? Cody says he will be cut, the others disagree.  (27:04) - Landry is concerned the Texans didn't draft a certain position and he doesn't know how they will find it now. It turns into Cody and Landry being very down on the rookies and second-year players.  (36:40) - The Texans might keep Tim Kelly and might interview a candidate that didn't excite us. We discuss.  (41:37) - Landry has two candidates that have to be interviewed by the Texans. 
53:02
December 14, 2020
Via The Locker Room App - Verbal Offer: A College Football Show on the Stootscast 12-11-2020
My friends at The Locker Room App have me each week on to talk college football. You can join the show live each week on Wednesday at 4pm CST or Friday at 3pm CST as we chop it up about the world of college football. I also host on the app Mondays at 5pm CST talking Texans and NFL and more.  The episode today covers a ton! Texas A&M is the reason we are even thinking about more than four teams in the playoff, what the committee wants, and how cool would college football be if there were no divisions in the conferences? Plus we talk about the new ESPN/SEC deal and my thoughts on some fun games this weekend. Check it out live each week by joining the Locker Room App here: https://joinlockerroom.com/
49:43
December 11, 2020
Emergency Pod on Jack Easterby and the SI story - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 11
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. The guys take a deep dive into the Jack Easterby Sports Illustrated story. What was new and what was adding on to what we already knew? Can Easterby survive this?
41:58
December 11, 2020
O'Brien's Greasy Fingerprints and Would We Hire John Dorsey - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 10
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:22) - Two leftovers from the Bill O'Brien era made the loss stink a little more (04:31) - Great to see Keke Coutee have a really big game (13:46) - The offensive line shouldn't be a problem but it is (20:50) - Cody wants Anthony Weaver to have the chance to come back and coach the defense next year (23:38) - Landry had a curveball question about the offense's future and who could be gone and it leads to a lengthy discussion of moving on from big money deals and if the team could get rid of certain players.  (37:58) - The validity of John Dorsey as the next general manager of the Texans and why it would/could work or why it wouldn't. (50:48) - What do we make of Deshaun Watson signing off on Eric Bieniemy?  (55:27) - Who each of us are backing as of today to be the head coach (1:04:57) - Landry lays out a player the Texans player that should be a "culture" cut because of a tweet he sent
01:18:58
December 7, 2020
P.E.D Emergency Cast - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 9
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. The guys get together to talk about the ramifications of Will Fuller and Bradley Roby being suspended. What will the Texans do longterm with and without Fuller? Are there names that can realistically replace Will Fuller?
31:13
December 1, 2020
Texans the Top Job? - In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 8
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. (00:39) - Houston against the Lions, Jaguars, and the other openings the Texans will have to compete with for candidates (15:02) - What would be the chances of Tim Kelly earning the chance to stick around the Texans? (20:13) - Will Fuller's continued rise towards being a top wide receiver (24:57) - Randall Cobb's contract leads Landry into a deep dive on Jack Easterby's contract negotiating ideals (38:14) - What happened with Kenny Stills and what did we make of Kahale Warring's debut? (43:04) - Brian Daboll needs to be higher on the list of potential coaching candidates (48:13) - What do we make of the Texans committee to assist in the hiring process? (56:02) - Colts week and the chance for Deshaun Watson to further cement himself as a top quarterback
01:11:45
November 30, 2020
In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 7
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. Plenty on this episode!  (00:22) - Some of the quick takeaways from the game including Deshaun Watson's great performance, the wideouts are fine, and Justin Reid's bounceback.  (13:14) - Cody wants to talk about his P-P aka the Pederson Plan! How would you like Doug Pederson to be the next Texans head coach? (18:18) - Landry is intrigued by Joe Brady as a potential head coach (22:11) - Jack Easterby is here to stay so what does his web entail when it comes to potential general manager candidates? (38:53) - New will be fantastic because the previous level of coaching and front office ability had been so low! (41:27) - Would top college coaches be more apt to consider the NFL in this upcoming hiring spree? (46:38) - What do search firms really do and could we run one?
01:05:31
November 24, 2020
In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 6
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. Cody thinks Deshaun Watson was disrespected by Romeo Crennel. Landry was having Bill O'Brien flashbacks. Mike stood up for the FG decision and the Texans' overall talent level compared to Cleveland, much to the dismay of Cody and Landry. The rushing attack's ineffectiveness was again a point of contention. The discussion of keeping Romeo Crennel and Jack Easterby was shot down. Cody removed two potential head coaching candidates from the upcoming coaching search. Landry explains two rising candidates who need to be considered. Plus, a little Rockets rumor talk (before that trade they just made.)
01:17:50
November 17, 2020
In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 5
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. Mike had a bad taste in his mouth after the Texans win. Injuries forced players we wanted to see play onto the field. What's gone so wrong on the offensive line? Is the rushing attack broken? There should have been more from the offense. Will Fuller is back because Deshaun Watson wants him back right? Romeo Crennel is keeping this thing from REALLY falling apart. 
01:07:26
November 10, 2020
In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 4
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. What are the pros and cons of a Will Fuller trade? How tough is this job for the next general manager? Young players need to play the last nine. The potential for a lose-win win-lose game on Sunday. The dangers of Jacksonville getting lucky. Landry explains the twigs. A deep dive into the potential for Jim Harbaugh. Have the Texans been "normal" with Cal McNair as the owner? 
59:05
November 2, 2020
In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 3
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. The Texans seem committed to making David Johnson a thing. Is it all Tim Kelly's fault? The defense lacks talent, but do they get a pass based on just that? Landry believes Jack Easterby has to do at least one thing during the bye week. Is the draft class already lost? The middle of the offensive line has been horrible. Your questions. One of Landry's insiders spilled the beans on some head coach and general manager options. 
46:17
October 26, 2020
In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 2
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports. The Texans almost won because of Romeo's boldness, do you agree? David Johnson's status on the Texans is a net negative. How important is the rest of 2020 to attract the right people for 2021? Do you trade J.J. Watt? Does J.J. Watt want to be traded? The Jeff Luhnow interview came off bad for him. Why? Will Springer and Brantley be Astros outfielders next year? What's the post-Morey future like for the Rockets?
01:16:54
October 20, 2020
In the Group Chat with Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots Episode 1
From our group chat on the phone to your ears. Radio veterans Mike Meltser, Landry Locker, and Cody Stoots chop up what they've been texting about in Houston sports.  The win over Jacksonville is first up including how did the team look without O'Brien, how did the win feel, and a few gripes from the game.  (16:01) - A look at the team going forward including how they build on this, the state of the team's assets, and what to expect for the rest of 2020 (35:08) - How does the Texans job shape up against others and what we want out of the next coach (01:10:49) - Astros drop the series opener to the Rays and how things could shape up for games 2 and 3
01:21:55
October 12, 2020
Stootscast Episode 15 - Ten on the Texans #LessRunsMoreFuns vs Jaguars Week 4
We want #LessRunsMoreFuns this week as the Texans host the Jaguars. There is a huge opportunity for this offense most notably Tim Kelly and the Johnsons at running back. Ten minutes to get you set for Sunday. 
10:59
October 9, 2020
Stootscast Episode 14 - The Verbal Offer College Football Talk via The Locker Room App
Our friends at the Locker Room app have me in each week to talk college football and we record the show and bring it to you here. The Locker Room app will be available very soon in the app store so be on the lookout! Sign up for the waitlist! What's wrong with UT and OU? Same ol' Leach? Muschamp's embarrassment Did I put a kiss of death on Big 12 QBs? The second show of the week Friday. 
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October 8, 2020
Stootscast Episode 13 - The Bill O'Brien is Fired Edition
Bill O'Brien is out as the Texans head coach.  (00:38) - One of the keys to O'Brien's demise (07:57) - Quick thought on OC/DC for the rest of 2020 (11:18) - What was and is Jack Easterby's role with the Texans (16:56) - The Texans job vs the Falcons, Jets, Lions, Chargers, and Jaguars (20:11) - I might be out on Eric Bieniemy (22:40) - My guys in this coaching search (29:02) - If the Texans dip into college, the choice is really clear
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October 6, 2020
Stootscast Episode 12 - Ten on the Texans vs Vikings Week 4
Ten minutes getting you ready for Sunday as the Texans welcome the Vikings (and fans) to NRG. The Texans offense has a chance for a big day if they don't do something they seem irrationally committed to doing. The defense has a tough task, but they can manage. Just 10 minutes to get you ready for Sunday.  Follow me on Twitter @Cody_Stoots
10:37
October 2, 2020
Stootscast Episode 11 - The Verbal Offer College Football Talk via The Locker Room App
Our friends at the Locker Room app have me in each week to talk college football and we record the show and bring it to you here. The Locker Room app will be available very soon in the app store so be on the lookout! Sign up for the waitlist! (00:30) - I wish there were more situations like Kyle Trask (03:39) - Could there be a Group of 5 school in the playoff? Feels like this year could be it (08:18) - Oklahoma. Yikes. What happened?  (13:49) - The debacle for the Red Raiders and an elevated Elhinger (23:10) - LSU's bad beginning and victim of the Mike Leach Rope-a-dope (27:51) - Georgia was in a bad spot until an unlikely hero came along (32:38) - The Aggies are in trouble (44:48) - Big show announcement! (45:53) - Quick run-through of the major games this weekend (55:37) - Best Bet of the Week!
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October 1, 2020
Stootscast Episode 10 - Offense Ain't Right and Unacceptable Roster Management
Thanks for listening! Follow me on Twitter: @Cody_Stoots (00:46) - How is the Texans offense so bad when so little has changed? (10:02) - Unacceptable two particular players didn't play on Sunday (21:07) - Four Downs on why now for Mr. Unlimited, Pederson didn't play for a tie he played for something worse, The best QB coach in the NFL, and a potential issue for an early-season darling.
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September 29, 2020
Stootscast Episode 9 - Ten on the Texans at Steelers Week 2
Ten minutes getting you ready for Sunday as the Texans head on the road to face the Steelers. There is something about this Pittsburgh team I can't get over that has me thinking this might not be a terrible spot for the Texans. Dive in!  Follow me on Twitter @Cody_Stoots
10:30
September 25, 2020
Stootscast Episode 8 - The Verbal Offer College Football Talk via The Locker Room App
Our friends at the Locker Room app have me in each week to talk college football and we record the show and bring it to you here. The Locker Room app will be available very soon in the app store so be on the lookout! Sign up for the waitlist! A little big longer but a good slate of games here. Plenty of discussion of the canceled games and getting football played during the COVID era.  The SEC schools into Tiers (23:55) The 1-1 Best Bet of the Week! (58:41)
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September 24, 2020
Stootscast Episode 7 - Bumble for OC's, Expensive but bad, and worst contract in team history?
Thanks for listening! Follow me on Twitter: @Cody_Stoots (00:31) - Commitment to familiarity has sunk the Texans offense (07:56) - The most invested in unit on the team is the worst, so who is to blame? (16:33) - Three players who were supposed to be keys for the Texans are disappointing (22:44) - 11 Observations on the NFL including two teams who are a little iffy, a sitting duck team, and a fireable offense potentially by one coach. 
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September 22, 2020
Stootscast Episode 6 - Ten on the Texans vs Baltimore Week 2
Ten minutes getting you ready for Sunday as the Texans take on the Ravens. The build of these teams is so incredibly different despite different resources. The Ravens offense is what the Texans want right? What situation does the Texans offense have to avoid? We answer it all!  Follow me on Twitter @Cody_Stoots
10:40
September 18, 2020
Stootscast Episode 5 - The Verbal Offer College Football Talk via The Locker Room App
Our friends at the Locker Room app have me in each week to talk college football and we record the show and bring it to you here. The Locker Room app will be available very soon in the app store so be on the lookout! The Big Ten is back! I'm not crushing them, anymore, I am commending them. Is the Pac 12 next?  Oklahoma looked great (18:13), so did Texas. Notre Dame...not so much Iowa State was a pretender (22:45), so who is the non-Texas/OU Big 12 contender? (26:48) Plus, Best Bet of the Week! (35:56)
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September 16, 2020
Stootscast Episode 4 - What Opening Weekend Taught Me About Texans and 11 Other NFL thoughts
Plenty of fun stuff in this episode. Thanks for listening. Follow me on Twitter: @Cody_Stoots (:34) Something that happened for other teams that didn't happen for the Texans (10:05) Where the Texans will be just fine in the coming weeks (14:50) The darkest timeline from a past Texans season might pop up in 2020 (21:11) 11 Observations from the opening weekend including the same old bad teams and what will happen if some QB performances are repeated weekly.  Thanks as always for listening. Any feedback is welcome don't be shy you won't hurt my feelings. 
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September 15, 2020
Stootscast Episode 3 - Ten on the Texans for Week 1
Yet another edition of the Stootscast but this one is just a shortie. Ten on the Texans as we take ten minutes to get you ready for the Texans in Kansas City to take on the Chiefs!
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September 10, 2020
Stootscast Episode 2 - The Verbal Offer College Football Talk via The Locker Room App
Our friends at the Locker Room app have me in each week to talk college football and we record the show and bring it to you here. The Locker Room app will be available very soon in the app store so be on the lookout!  On this week's Verbal Offer via The Locker Room App No worries about the recent postponed games. (01:55) What BYU taught us about the early part of the season.  (07:59) A preview of all the ranked teams playing this weekend: North Carolina (11:58), Iowa State (14:31), Notre Dame (17:25), Clemson (20:20), Oklahoma, and Texas (23:12) My best bet of the week! (38:07)
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September 10, 2020
Stootscast Debut - Talking Texans Offense, Known and Unknown of Watson's Deal, and AFC South
The debut! The first of many Stootscast episodes coming your way.  (00:48) What we have to see from the Texans offense in 2020 (10:02) What we know and don't know about Deshaun Watson's new deal (27:33) My fickle AFC South favorite that is different than the wiseguys
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September 8, 2020