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  • Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Sonic Drive In

    Friday, November 28
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a free item (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • 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/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 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. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

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BWTB: Rookies need to learn fast

Posted May 16, 2014

Texans rookies are hitting the field today and their NFL baptism needs to be fast and thorough.





Texans rookies are hitting the field today and their NFL baptism needs to be fast and thorough. If this team is going to have any significant bounce back season, Jadeveon Clowney and friends must make a timely, meaningful contribution.

Clowney will help create late nights for opposing offensive coordinators who will have to come up with ways to stop him, J.J. Watt and the rest of a soon-to-be-rejuvenated Houston pass rush. Also, in the front seven, Louis Nix and maybe even Jeoffrey Pagan will have to be ready for full rotation, if not starter duty.

According to draft ‘experts,’ Xavier Su’a-Filo is good to go as a potential day one starter at guard. And the resigning of Garrett Graham and 2nd year status of Ryan Griffin makes C.J. Fiedorowicz’s transition a tad easier at tight end.

Which leads us to the big question: Can Tom Savage start for this team and, if so, when?

You have to like the fact that Savage sat for 1000 days before his final collegiate stop at Pitt and gained a real appreciation for the opportunity to play as a student athlete. After banging some rust off, he threw only three picks in his last nine games. If he gets the nod, he will probably have the strongest arm we’ve seen for a Texans regular starter (Tony Banks had some nice velocity).  We won’t know about accuracy until we cross that bridge.

The back end of the draft included players who should instantly improve special teams and perhaps challenge for guts-of-the-game snaps. Dre Hal and Lonnie Ballentine should push some people in the secondary while Jay Prosch has a chance to jump to the head of the class at fullback.

There is much to digest for these players. Bill O’Brien gave them and fans the reality check last week when he said “rookies don’t know anything!” about the NFL. They’ll have to be a collective quick study for the Texans to get back to their winning ways soon.

 

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