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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

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Quotes: Texans chairman/CEO Bob McNair 2012 Draft Pass

Posted May 1, 2012

Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair sat down with Drew Dougherty of Texans TV for the first of our “Draft Pass” series of exclusive interviews with the team’s top decision-makers after the 2012 NFL Draft.


Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair sat down with Drew Dougherty of Texans TV for the first of our “Draft Pass” series of exclusive interviews with the team’s top decision-makers after the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Drew Dougherty: First things first, what did you think about number one, Whitney Mercilus, the first-round draft pick of the Texans?
Bob McNair: Well, I like him. I’m surprised that he was available. Our people thought he was going to be gone between the 12th and the 16th pick. So, we were hoping we’d have a chance to get him but really didn’t think we would.

DD: On the whole, what did you think of what the Texans did overall with this draft class?
Bob McNair: It was an exceptionally good weekend in that we really were able to take care of our needs without overreaching. And there’s always that temptation when you need something to reach out and pick somebody at a higher round than you should, and we really didn’t do that. In fact, we were patient and traded down in one case, and we really took care of our needs, I believe.”

DD: What’s your role in the process during draft weekend?
Bob McNair: What I do is talk with our coaches and our scouts and with Rick about what our needs are and what are priorities are, and that’s the main thing that I focus on, to make sure that we’re all on the same page as to really what we think is most important to us. Then in the draft itself, sometimes they’ll ask me my opinion. If we’re looking at offense and defense, and I’ll express it. But really, I pretty much let them go ahead and make the decisions. That’s what I hired ‘em to do, and they’ve been spending 14-16 hours a day working on this and they’ve spent more time on it than I have, so I think that they’re in a better position to make good, objective decisions.

DD: How impressed with the way they’ve made their decisions and what’s happened with those decisions, not only in this draft but in the previous years, have you been?
Bob McNair: Well, we’ve had extremely good drafts and I think this is another good one, and as a result of that, we have some depth that we haven’t had in the past. And when people go down, as they did last year, we had other people who could step up. So it’s extremely important. Our whole philosophy is you build a team based on the draft, so the draft means everything to us.”

DD: What other players stood out to you that you’re going to be especially interested in seeing come August?
Bob McNair: Well, I like the speed of the wide receivers that we’ve got. I want to see Keshawn Martin in that slot position, see what he can do there, see if he can give us some quickness for those third down plays when it’s third-and-six, third-and-five. I think that’s exciting. But I think the big tackle that we took in the third round, also, [Brandon] Brooks, I met him, and gosh, what a man. He is 6-4 and 340-something pounds. He looks like he’s 300 pounds. He just doesn’t look that big. But he doesn’t have any extra weight on him and he’s fast. I think he ran a 4.9 40, and with that kind of speed and that kind of athleticism and to be that large, I mean, it’s just exceptional.

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