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  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

    Touchdown Tour Schedule Dates
    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (11445 Fountain Lake Dr, Stafford, TX 77477) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack 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

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

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Breakfast: Top 5 QBs from the Harris 100

Posted Feb 11, 2016

Who are the top five quarterbacks according to Texans analyst John Harris?

It is now officially draft season.

With the Super Bowl behind us, the NFL calendar turns to draft season, as each squad in the league begins the process of making over their squads. The NFL scouting combine is two weeks away, and free agency starts a month from now. For those that miss the games on the field, there will be plenty of action off of it in the coming weeks.

The NFL draft takes place in late April, but the evaluation process has been underway since January. With that in mind, who are the top prospects in this year's class? We are glad you asked (I know you didn't, but bear with me), because our own John Harris has his list ready.

We unveiled the 'Harris 100' yesterday, which is a collection of the top athletes you'll see on Sunday next season. If you want to immerse yourself in the entire list, click here. That said, I think it is also fun to break out certain groups of that 100, to give a closer look at the positions the Texans might select down the road.

No position gets more attention, both here in Houston and around the league as a whole, than the quarterback. Texans founder and CEO Bob McNair has commented that he feels the team will add a signal caller this offseason, whether through the draft or free agency. So, if drafting is the way to go, who are a few players Texans fans should know about?

Harris has seven QBs in his top 100, but for the purpose of today's article, we are going to look at the top five. Who stands out according to our draft guru? Take a look below.

Report: Perhaps the most polarizing prospect in this 2016 QB class...struggled often in his last two years at Penn State…mechanics, footwork and timing seemed to be well off from what it was as a freshman under Bill O’Brien…new ‘O’, new guidance, new objectives take time to adjust…that said, he has more next level gifts than any player in this draft eligible class…spins it…ball comes out easily and hot…footwork was askew seemingly throughout the past two years though…threw it well on the run, in fact some of his most impressive throws were on the run (they had to be, honestly)…when he got pressured and hit often, later in the game he would back away from some throws just to get them off…tough kid, though, he took a ton of shots the past two seasons...there are a ton of reasons why he didn't succeed at Penn State but those will fall on deaf ears for many for a number of reasons.





Report: The tall pocket passer, or so it seems...my Texans broadcast partner Andre Ware called Lynch and Memphis' win over Ole Miss and said to me "that joker can make any throw out on the field. Any. Throw."...in that game, he made a couple of throws to spots no one could catch passes other than his Memphis receivers...does rush some throws at time and the ball placement can be off when he's out of rhythm...has a plus arm but doesn't have quite the velocity of a guy with similar dimensions in the league - Ryan Mallett...however, he can launch it deep - see the reverse TD pass v. Bowling Green - 65+ yards in the air with ease...can escape the pocket and make plays with his legs...in fact, he's much faster than his 6-7 frame might indicate...didn't finish with a flourish in the bowl game v. Auburn...Auburn's pressure frustrated Lynch and may have given many pause about his ability to consistently handle pressure at the next level.


2016 Senior Bowl Update: There's little question which player got everyone's attention in Mobile. He was as advertised. He spun it well throughout the week. There wasn't a throw that he couldn't make, even though it took a bit to get comfortable with an eclectic mix of North team receivers. It's been a meteoric rise, but it's warranted. The ball comes out of his hands hot but it's a catchable ball. Heard a couple of scouts discussing Wentz and the two were convinced that he wasn't getting out of the top 12 or 13. Report: Led the Bison to two consecutive FCS Championships, although he missed a huge portion of the 2015 season…racked up a win in his debut as the starter at Iowa State…six to one TD to INT ratio in the Bison four playoff games…his athleticism really pops off the page when watching him…sort of a poor man’s Cam Newton…as a next level QB though, he has exactly what teams desire…tall in the pocket…classic release…poised v. pressure for the most part…can make throws on the run…strong and accurate arm, in terms of ball placement…came up big in the clutch last season, especially late in FCS Championship game in 2014.



Report: Wouldn’t be a draft season without a system quarterback reference, I suppose (which I despise)…that’s a faulty way of looking at Goff but there will be those comparisons for sure…quick release…ball comes out of his hand hot…not a true over the top thrower, more of a 3/4 release…does show that he has full field progression ability…doesn’t have a cannon arm…succeeds more with touch and ball placement than he does NFL-type bullet throws…in fact, his ball placement is on par with some of the best I've studied over the past two decades...made a HUGE transformation from 2014 to 2015...arm strength improved as he got bigger and more filled out...hasn’t gotten great protection in the past so he has happy feet in the pocket…fairly quick release on shorter throws…when he’s got to drive the ball in a tight spot or make a significantly long throw, he tends to wind up a bit to deliver the rock with some juice...the leap he's made from skinny true freshman to accomplished third year starter was stark and made him a top ten caliber player in this draft class.



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