On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 02, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Making of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders: Making the Calendar

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) to get the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar from El Conquistador Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Fri., Aug. 07, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Cheerleaders Calendar Reveal Party

    Stop by the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Saturday, August 8 from 11AM - 1 PM to be the first to see the new 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar.

    You'll have an opportunity to purchase the calendar for only $10, get a behind the scenes look at the Cheerleader locker room, mini makeovers and a 10% discount* at the Go Texan Store.

    http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/swimsuit-calendar/2015-16-calendar.html

    *exclusions apply

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 09, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: Training Camp

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11 PM to watch all the position battles and exclusive coverage from Houston Texans Training Camp as they prepare for the start of the 2015 season.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT 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.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 16, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT 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.

News

Print
RSS

Quotes: Offensive line coach John Benton

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Offensive line coach John Benton spoke to the media about third-round draft pick OT Brennan Williams on Friday night.


Offensive Line Coach John Benton

(on what he likes about T Brennan Williams and his plans for him) “Brennan was a guy that we targeted early in the draft, in the process. He impressed us off of film. He’s a big man; he’s got long arms, two big things that you look for. He’s really a pretty good athlete from that standpoint, but I really liked his play-style. I thought he fit what we did. He’s aggressive. He’s a finisher. He’s really a pretty physical player, just as he is. He’s very, very active, which is something that we really value around here. I liked him right from the start and I’m excited to get him where we did. As far as his shoulder, he missed the last four games of the year with a torn labrum, had surgery for it. At the combine, he wasn’t able to participate, but was able to do everything and was cleared medically by his doctors and did a workout. We feel pretty good about that. We feel good. As far as where he fits into our plans, he’ll come in and compete initially at the right spot. We’ve got kind of an up-in-the-air situation with Derek Newton being injured. We’re not quite sure when he’ll be able to come back. Ryan Harris probably figures into the mix a little bit. We’ll put Brennan in there right off the bat and compete and we can only get better through that competition.”

(on if Brennan Williams’ aggressiveness and his mean streak were visible on film) “Yeah, you do see it on film. Like I said, that’s what I mean by a finisher. He’s a finisher. You see all kinds of guys all along the line. Some are perfectly content to keep their guy out of the play and as long as that happens, then that’s the baseline and they’re pretty happy. Brennan likes to put people in the ground and wear them out over the course of the game. He did it fairly consistently. It makes it fun to watch college film that way. He is a physical player and an aggressive player. That is definitely one of his positive attributes.”

(on what advantages a player has with a parent that played in the NFL) “I think it’s got to be an advantage. Not having a parent who played myself, I’m not exactly sure. I think they’ve got to come into the situation a little more grounded and a little more aware of what to expect. I think that would be the one thing, not just from the initial shock but the preparation and the work and how much of a profession it is at this level. I think that would be the biggest advantage from that standpoint.”

(on if Williams played right tackle in college) “He did. He played the right tackle.”

(on if playing the right side in college will ease his transition to the Texans and if he has played a similar scheme) “Yeah, I don’t know them to be a follower of our scheme, but they ran some wide zones and that type of thing that we ran. It does fit into that. He is on the right side. He should be fairly comfortable with the initial footwork and those types of things. Of course, as this plays out, if he comes out and wins the position outright, great. If not, he’s got to learn to play left (tackle) too. That’s how it works. We’ll be working from both sides and that angle right fairly quickly. Maybe not focusing on swinging left to right or vice versa, but at some point we’ll have to work towards that.”

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

Trending Now

Recent News