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  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans fullback Jay Prosch and running back Jonathan Grimes at the Verizon Pasadena Store, 5575 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

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BWTB: Football terminology, 101

Posted Jul 16, 2014

HoustonTexans.com has unveiled a new series of videos that will help you get fluent in the X's and O's of the game.

Training camp is just over a week away.

The players have been working out on their own, resting and mentally preparing for the grind of August, and the eventual 17-week campaign of the NFL regular season.

We've been getting ready as well, and Texans Insider John Harris went to the whiteboard for some X's and O's discussion.

He started out by detailing the basic concept of the 3-4 defense, which the Texans have employed for all but five years in the franchise's history. From 2006-2010 they ran a 4-3, but since Wade Phillips arrived in 2011, and was succeeded this offseason by Romeo Crennel, they've been in a 3-4. Those two coaches have different variations of a 3-4, and Harris described the difference in a quirky way.

"It's kind of like having a Ford Mustang, and having a Ford Escape," Harris said. "They're all Fords, but they're going to look completely different."

Harris then flipped over to the offensive side of the ball to describe the different names for offensive skill position players. Years ago, wide receivers were called split ends and flankers. Tight ends and tailbacks and fullbacks, were simply tight ends, tailbacks and fullbacks.

But now there are X, Y and Z pass-catchers, and H-Backs and F-Backs. Harris, a former high school coach himself, described each position and why they're named what they are.

We'll have some more of these videos over the next week. The next one will be all about the "techniques". Meaning, where a defensive lineman actually lines up in relation to an offensive lineman.

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