On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Mar. 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts

    The 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Tryouts are Saturday, March 28! Get the opportunity to perform on national television, travel the world, and more. Tryouts are free and you have nothing to lose!

    Click the link for complete info to register - http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/tryouts/2015.html

  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., Jun. 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., Jul. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!

News

Print
RSS

Ben Tate is a "tough son of a gun"

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Playing through the pain of four cracked ribs, running back Ben Tate has drawn a new level of respect.

For more than two weeks now, Ben Tate's dealt with four cracked ribs. The excruciating pain that goes along with such an injury saw him leave the loss at Kansas City, albeit briefly. That pain, however, didn't keep him from coming back into that contest. It also didn't keep him from practicing, or playing last Sunday against the Colts.

And it's gone a long way toward impressing Wade Phillips.

"I told him he’s a tough son of a gun," Phillips said. "He was really sore Monday and he had about 80 yards in the game."

It was 81 yards for the fourth-year back, and it came on 22 carries. He also caught a pass. That's 23 touches for Tate, not to mention the countless other plays in which he blocked for Case Keenum in pass-protection.

Tate appreciated the praise from the interim head coach, but is still focused on helping the Texans get back in the win column.

"I’m just going through grinding trying to do the best to my ability," Tate said. "Just keep going to help this team, like I said, finally get a W out there after six straight losses.”

Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison agreed with Phillips, saying "four (cracked) ribs is a lot to ask of a guy, but he toughed it out."

Tate said he still feels the pain, but luckily, he can also tell the healing process is coming along nicely.

“I think they’re getting better," Tate said. "They’re definitely getting better. From last Wednesday to this Wednesday, it’s definitely a lot better.”

Twitter.com/DoughertyDrew

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News