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    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics

    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School

    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
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    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

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    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!
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    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

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  • 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

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  • 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!



Kubiak unhappy with running game, special teams

Posted Sep 10, 2012

If you watched either of Gary Kubiak’s press conferences on Sunday and Monday, you wouldn’t know the Texans beat the Miami Dolphins by 20 points in Week 1.

Arian Foster

If you watched either of Gary Kubiak’s press conferences on Sunday and Monday, you wouldn’t know the Texans beat the Miami Dolphins by 20 points in Week 1.

In his Sunday press conference after the game at Reliant Stadium, Kubiak lamented his offense’s struggles to run effectively and score touchdowns in the red zone. The Texans’ head coach was so upset with the running game, which averaged 2.4 yards per carry against Miami, he said he wouldn’t sleep well on Sunday night.

Kubiak wasn’t much happier on Monday afternoon. Much of his weekly press conference centered around the Texans’ struggles in the running game and on special teams.

“The biggest thing I was disappointed in offensively was how we ran the ball, which wasn’t very good at all, and how we finished on the 1-yard line and how we finished the game the last couple drives,” Kubiak said. “I think that’s a mark of a good team: Everybody knows you’ve got to run it to finish a game, (and) you still line up and run it. We didn’t do that yesterday.”

The Texans, who ranked second in the NFL in rushing in 2011, struggled to establish a consistent ground attack against the Dolphins. Arian Foster averaged 3.0 yards per carry on 26 attempts (79 yards). Ben Tate averaged 1.2 yards on five attempts (six yards). The Texans went three-and-out on three of five possessions in the second half after taking a 24-3 halftime lead.

Kubiak said the Texans’ problems in the running game were “across the board.”

“It starts up front,” he said. “It always starts up front. We’ve got to do all things better: Coach it better, call it better, do it better – backs, wide receivers, tight ends. It’s not one thing.”

Asked to evaluate new starting right guard Antoine Caldwell, who made his 14th career start on Sunday, and right tackle Derek Newton, who made his first, Kubiak put the focus on the entire offensive line.

“I’m looking at the big picture,” Kubiak said. “We didn’t run the ball well whether we ran it right, left or up the middle. So when I talk to them I’m talking to all five of them. I’m not talking to right or left, and we’ve got to play better than we did in the game.”

Special teams play was Kubiak’s other major concern from Sunday’s game. He lamented the Texans’ “horrible field position” on their first three possessions, when they started on their own 10-, 5- and 13-yard lines.

Trindon Holliday, who averaged 33.9 yards per kickoff return in the preseason, averaged 15.7 yards per return on Sunday. His longest return went for 19 yards. Kicker Shayne Graham, who didn’t miss a single field goal in the preseason, came up short on a 52-yard field goal.

The Texans allowed a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dolphins running back Marcus Thigpen in the third quarter. Thigpen also averaged 27.4 yards per kickoff return on five returns.

“We didn’t play good at all (on special teams),” Kubiak said. “We didn’t. When you get beat, you have to let things go and go get after the next game. Good teams, when they win, they’re able to be hard on themselves. So we have to start today with that. We did not play well on special teams. We didn’t cover well. We didn’t return well; something that we had been doing pretty consistent during the preseason.”

Kubiak said several players need to step up and play a prominent role on special teams. He named two in particular on Monday: rookie outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, the first-round draft pick from Illinois, and second-year inside linebacker Mister Alexander.

“Throughout the course of the preseason, we did protect some of those guys when we’re looking at (other) young players, and it showed yesterday,” Kubiak said. “I don’t think some of the key guys on special teams were on top of their games. We didn’t come out of this game feeling very good about how we played, but we make the corrections today and hopefully we’re a lot better next week.”


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