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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • 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!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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Coaches Commentary: Marciano on special teams

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Special teams coach Joe Marciano shared his analysis of the projected starters at punter, kicker and long snapper for 2013.


Coaches Commentary: RB | WR | QB | TE | OL | DB | DL |LB

*At the conclusion of June's minicamp, HoustonTexans.com huddled with the team's position coaches to get their respective thoughts on the projected starters. This is the ninth 'Coaches Commentary' in a series of articles that will go through the roster, position by position.

Special teams coordinator Joe Marciano enters his 12th season on the job with a new punter and kicker. Shane Lechler takes over for Donnie Jones as the team's punter, and he brings a sterling resume with him after spending over a decade with the Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, Randy Bullock spent 2012 on the Injured Reserve, and he's tabbed as the starter after the departure of veteran Shayne Graham. As he's done since 2010, Jon Weeks will handle the long snapper duties. What follows are Marciano's thoughts on those three specialists.


P Shane Lechler
6-time All Pro
Career average of 47.5 yds/punt
(1st in NFL History)

“I’m excited to have Shane with us. I’ve coached against him a long time, watched him punt a long time and there’s no doubt he’s one of the top five punters in the league for the last five years.

He’s very athletic, and he knows the mechanics of the punts. If he has a breakdown, he knows what part to fix. He’s very knowledgeable, very experienced and a pretty good holder. When you talk about leg strength, there’s two ways to measure, distance and hang. He can do both. He can hit them 60 yards in over five seconds and he’s capable of hitting them longer.

I think he can punt for any situation and for whatever it takes. If it’s going to make a guy run for it or hang it high for a fair catch, he’s very knowledgeable in punting and he’s certainly knowledgeable in situational punting.”

K Randy Bullock
2011 Lou Groza Award winner at Texas A&M
Spent 2012 on IR with groin injury

“Randy’s really excited about coming back, probably too excited. I gotta keep a “kick” count on the guy so he doesn’t over kick. Last year as a redshirt season was very beneficial for him. He worked with the trainers, working his core and flexibility. His leg strength and body shape is better.

He’s learned a lot from last year just watching other kickers come into our stadium, and he’s figured out that everybody has a little different style or uniqueness to them. He’s just got to be him. He’s got some mental toughness and all the positive attributes when it comes to that.

It’s just a matter of him coming out and trusting his line, trusting his technique and making all his kicks. And I expect him to."

LS Jon Weeks
Played in 48 career games with Texans

“If you surveyed a sold out stadium and asked who our long snapper is, only a handful of people would know. That’s how good Jon is.

You take it for granted that Jon’s gonna put that ball there so we can get a punt off, a field goal off where there’s no NFL bloopers on the snap, hold, or kick. That’s not Jon. It seems like when the snapper does do something where the ball doesn’t get off, that’s when they know who he is. Jon’s been under the radar and we like it that way.

We found Jon at a scouting combine in Phoenix and he was outstanding. I’ve seen a lot of players snap footballs but Jon was really, really good and when I watched the tape I knew."


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