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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!
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    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!

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Quotes: Texans Training Camp Day 10

Posted Aug 5, 2013

Members of the Houston Texans spoke to the media following Monday's practice.

Head Coach Gary Kubiak
QB Matt Schaub

Head Coach Gary Kubiak
(on the health situation with the team) “(ILB Tim) Dobbins got nicked up, got his shoulder, back. We’re getting him looked at right now, but other than that, we’re kind of right where we were yesterday.”

(on WR DeAndre Hopkins) “He’s doing a heck of a job for a young player. He doesn’t look like a very young player out here. He understands what we’re doing. He’s making a lot of plays every day. He’s a worker and, as a coach, that’s probably the greatest gift you can get when you get a draft choice and they come in. You know they’re good players or you wouldn’t draft them, but when they’ve got these tremendous work habits, it adds to what you’ve already got on your team.”

(on if WR DeAndre Hopkins reminds him of any other players he’s coached at that age) “I don’t know. He moves a little bit like (WR) Rod Smith to me, a player that I had a bunch who made a lot of contested plays. I think they’re all different. The biggest thing with him is he’s a very competitive kid. When it’s him and a DB (defensive back) and a lot of bumping and grinding going on, he finds a way to make a play. In our league, you’re going to get covered. There are good people in this league, so you’ve got to make contested plays.”

(on if it’s exciting to see how WR DeAndre Hopkins will transition from practices to games) “Yeah and then that’s the next step for him. I think probably the thing I’m most excited about is the fact of how well he’s kept up with what we’re doing. We’ve thrown it all at him. He’s worked as a starter every rep. He’s handled himself very, very good, so (WRs Coach) Larry (Kirksey) and (Asst. WRs Coach) Marc (Lubick) have done a really good job with him.”

(on WR Andre Johnson saying WR DeAndre Hopkins is not thinking any more) “Well, that’s what happens. I’ve said to you guys, you’ve got decisions to make when you’ve got a top-notch rookie like that. Do I bring him along slow? And our process here has always been we drafted him to play. So he went through a tough OTAs, had a lot of rough days out here, but it looks like it’s paid off because he’s way ahead.”

(on throwing rookies right into the fire and if it’s harder when they struggle because of that) “I think some portion of struggle is a given coming into this league. I think if anything, if you’ve got the right guy, it makes them tougher. It makes them appreciate because they’ve been pretty successful where they’ve been and they realize how hard it is in this league and it settles them down to what the next 10 years are going to be like. I think it’s about a response and the good ones always respond.”

(on when he will make a decision on quarterback reps for the Minnesota game) “I probably won’t even talk about that until Wednesday. We’ll wait and see. We’ve got some serious health situations, especially at linebacker right now. I’ve got to get them to Friday right now and get them ready to play. We’ll make those decision later.”

(on if he has any plans to have QB Matt Schaub take days off) “He is not taking any reps when we go inside. I let the other guys do that. Of course, that’s jog-through stuff, but I think he needs the work. I made him get his weight down a little bit this year and go back to some of his youth. I want to keep it there and I think he’s responded and had a good camp.”

(on the health at linebacker and who is his biggest concern) “Well, my biggest concern is we’ve got 15 of them and I think seven of them are practicing. That’s my biggest concern.”

(on if there is one linebacker who is of particular concern not practicing) “No, we need them all back. We need the (OLB Sam) Montgomery kid; we’ve got to figure out what he’s made of. We’ve got to get him back. We need them all. (ILB Cameron) Collins is having a good camp and now he’s missing time. Tough situation when it seems like you get beat up in one spot.”

(on if RB Dennis Johnson has had a good training camp) “Yeah, he has. He’s been impressive and he’s kept up. He’s operated as the starter the last two days and he continues to make plays. A real worker, that goes kind of with what I just said, but he’s been a nice surprise and hopefully he keeps going.”

(on if it’s too soon for RB Dennis Johnson to be starting as an undrafted free agent) “Yeah, it’s way too soon for him to be starting, but you get caught in situations and that’s usually how you find guys. He’s getting a great opportunity.”

QB Matt Schaub
(on how many snaps he will take during Friday’s preseason game) “I don’t know. I can gauge it just based on what we’ve done in the past, but it’s up to the coach. We got to be ready to go out and play a football game. It’s going to be nice to end the week going against somebody different other than just hitting on ourselves and competing against ourselves, so we’re excited to move through this week and get ourselves ready to go play a game.”

(on the competition between QB T.J Yates and QB Case Keenum) “Oh, it’s been great. We all compete with one another and it’s great for the group. They’re both working extremely hard, they’re in their book, and they understand the offense: the reads, the progressions, and seeing the defense. It’s great to compete against our defense because from top to bottom, ones to the threes, everyone is competing. The receivers are competing with the DBs and they're tough throws in there. Those guys are working hard.”

(on chemistry with WR DeAndre Hopkins) “It’s going great. We are getting a lot of balls thrown to him based on the coverage’s we’re getting, but we’re trying to get him involved with everything we’re doing just so he’s ready to go when we get to week one. He’s really showing some growth as we get into week two here of camp and we just got to keep working.”

(on if WR DeAndre Hopkins is ahead of schedule) “Yeah, based on where he started when he first walked in the door, yeah he’s right on pace. He’s ahead of schedule, but it’s hard to gauge that until we get in a game. You can do it out here in practice when you get rep after rep, but when it comes to crunch time in a game, that’s when you really got to do it. We’ve just got to get to the first preseason game and see how far he has come and then progress from there.”

(on improving red zone efficiency) “Absolutely, because the field’s shorter, there’s less area for the defense to defend, and we’ve got to be crisp in our timing and our reads. Everything, the windows are smaller and knowing when our guys are getting open. Them understanding red zone coverage’s because they are different than you see in the field. We’ve got to run the football well down there to put ourselves in manageable third downs then we’ve got to be able to convert.”

(on the intensity of these practices) “Oh, it’s big time. It’s not quite the game and you try to simulate the game as much as possible, but it’s hard to do that in practice especially when maybe the pads are taken off or something like that. We try to play fast. We try to simulate the game as much as possible and our defense really makes it tough on us as we do them. It’s great competition back and forth, but anytime we get out here we try and simulate the game situations and the game environment as much as we can.”

(on what he expects from the young receivers) “I think if you look just at the offensive side, I’m anxious to see (WR) DeAndre (Hopkins) get out there in a game when the lights are on. I’m excited to see (WR) Keshawn Martin get out there after his rookie year last year. He’s coming into year two and really understanding the offense, getting open, exploding through routes, and creating separation. I’m excited to get Keshawn out there and get some balls thrown his way. Our young backs are getting a lot of reps, so let’s see them in a game environment, control their emotions, work their reads, stay patient in the run game and their pass protection. I’m excited to see them get out and work, too.”

(on losing weight this offseason) “I feel great. I feel great. The offseason was good. It was nice not having to rehab like I was last year for my foot injury.  I feel great and I’m ready to get going.”

(on how hard it is to build chemistry within the offense) “It’s not hard at all. That’s our job, that’s what we’re here to do and it’s my job throwing to them and make sure those guys are working and understanding their routes. The combinations of when the ball is going to come to them so they’re open at the point of a catch and still those guys are (inaudible due to wind). You know, I’m excited to get going because we’ve spent a lot of time working on that chemistry and that route timing.”

(on what attracted the coaches to WR DeAndre Hopkins) “Well yeah, that was what the guys upstairs and the coaching staff and the scouting department saw in him when he was playing. When I saw a tape of him after we drafted him, I realized we had a kid that had size, had speed, had exceptional catching radius. Go up and get the football and he’s demonstrated day-in and day-out out here so I’m excited to get him in a game environment when the defense doesn’t know what he’s going to be doing in his routes where as our defense kind has an idea of how we run our offense so I’m excited about that.”

  


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