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  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, October 24
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos or 1 Monster Taco (1/person) 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., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis and nose tackle Jerrel Powe at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT 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., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador and former linebacker Danny Clark at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 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

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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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