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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



Quotes: Tuesday practice

Posted Oct 22, 2013

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

RB Arian Foster
WR Andre Johnson
QB Case Keenum
DE J.J. Watt
FS Ed Reed

RB Arian Foster
(on how he injured his hamstring in the game Sunday) “Cutting wrong.”

(on if there is reason for optimism with the team from the previous game) “Yeah, we moved the ball pretty well. We took some shots down the field and backed the defense up. We’ve been doing good things all year, we just haven’t been executing when we need to.”

WR Andre Johnson
(on the position of the team at 2-5 heading into the bye week) “Well, it’s not good. It’s not where we thought we would be at this point. Expectation levels were higher than they’ve ever been. We never thought we would be in this position at our bye week. We still have our division games ahead of us and every game is now very important. We have to try and go out and win all of them.”

(on QB Case Keenum’s first start) “Like I said after the game, I think he went out and did a great job. He went into a hostile environment and played well. I’m pretty sure a lot of people were thinking he wouldn’t come out and perform the way he performed. I think he handled himself like a pro. I think he did a great job.”

(on if he was surprised that QB Case Keenum played so well in his debut) “No, I wasn’t surprised about it. You always see flashes from players in practice, preseason and different situations throughout the season. What he did during the preseason and the things you see from him in practice, the guy, he creates plays at times when things aren’t there. Like I said before, there’s just something about him. He did a great job.”

(on the play where QB Case Keenum scrambled and found Johnson deep) “I think when you have plays like that, it turns into school yard football. That’s pretty much what that play was. I saw him rolling back towards me and I couldn’t really run the way I was running because there was nothing there but the sideline so I just turned up field and he saw me and threw it.”

QB Case Keenum
(on if he’s preparing to be the starter after the bye week) “I haven’t thought about it that way. In my mind, like I said, it’s been the same thing every week preparing to play. Right now, we’re still kind of looking back a little bit, watching cutups from the previous seven weeks. Just still trying to get better. Moving forward from now, it’s still focusing on us. I just need to work on being the best quarterback I can be.”

(on his thoughts on his performance on Sunday) “We still lost and there are still three or four plays that make the difference, that go the other way. That’s just how football is. We know that. That’s why we prepare so hard to get that inch of what we need when it comes down to it.”

(on if he’s had a chance to reflect on what he did in his first start) “I’ve looked at it purely, with a very critical eye I guess you could say just watching film and seeing what I can do better. That’s what I do when I watch film. I try to learn from what I did well and keep doing that, but, for me, a lot of it’s focusing on what I can do to get better.”

(on what he and Head Coach Gary Kubiak have talked about regarding his performance on Sunday) “Specifically, a couple of protection deals. The sacks are on me, especially when we’re in no-back. They can bring more than we can pick up, so I need to know that and get the ball out.”

(on how he’ll spend the time during the bye week) “I’m going to use every day to get better, whether that’s resting my mind for a few days, trying to re-group and get ready to move forward or getting some more extra film in. And learning from past, mistakes and getting ready to play the Colts.”

(on what it will be like waiting for Head Coach Gary Kubiak to make a decision about who will be the starting quarterback) “I wouldn’t say there’s any anticipation in that sort of thing. I’m anticipating getting out there and playing again. Getting ready to go in that way.”

(on what it’s like with QBs Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates out on the practice field) “It was good. We were out there slinging it around. I always feel good about getting back out on the practice field after a game, whether a win or a loss. Especially a loss, getting back out there and kind of getting back in the groove again throwing to some guys and just getting back to the fundamentals.”

(on if he’ll be at the facility every day during the bye week) “I’m not sure. I don’t know yet.”

(on what he’s heard from his teammates about his play on Sunday) “We’re all frustrated and disappointed, I guess you could say more so, with not winning. That’s kind of it. We want to win. We’re all competitive people and it’s frustrating when you know you have the chance to win and have a talented enough team to be that successful. With that being said, it’s all about moving forward. It’s all about winning football games.”

(on how he feels physically since it’s been a while since he’s played a whole game) “I’m a little sore. I’m a little more sore today actually than I was yesterday. It felt good. It’s good to feel sore. I’ll take it every day.”

(on if he had a welcome to the NFL moment) “I don’t know if there was an exact moment. There were a lot of moments combined, just the whole thing was kind of welcome to the NFL.”

(on what it was like being with his family after the game) “It was good. There were obviously wondering how I was going to feel not winning. They were proud to see me out there. They were all super proud. I’m thankful that they were at the game. That being said, they were obviously a little disappointed too that we didn’t come out with a win, but it was great having them there and they were really proud of me.”

DE J.J. Watt
(on the best thing about having the bye week this week) “You get a chance to rest your body, recover it, reload for the second part of the season.”

(on if he would have rather played this week instead of having the bye) “I’ll play any week. It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care when it is, I’ll play. Obviously, you get a bye week and your body definitely can use it any time you can get it. I’m going to take it, get the body ready, get the body right and ready to roll for the second half of the season. Take advantage of what you’re given.”

(on how the Indianapolis Colts are playing) “Obviously, they’re playing great football this season. They’re doing very well. They are playing very well and we all know where we stand. We need to play even better football.”

(on the biggest key to turning things around after the bye) “I think we need to continue to get takeaways on defense. Obviously, we did a decent job of getting that back on track in the second half of the game on Sunday. We need to stop the run. I think first and foremost, you need to stop the run and put teams in passing situations and get after the passer. Takeaways are going to be huge momentum gainers and they’re going to be a big reason for your success.”

FS Ed Reed
(on how he views the team right now) “We’re growing. I think the first half of the season, you can call it between now and the bye week, we haven’t done what we wanted to do obviously. But there’s been a lot of growth for making corrections that we made going forward. We’ve got a nice break off right now and come back and play against a tough division opponent.”

(on CB Johnathan Joseph saying the team’s sense of urgency will be at an all-time high after the bye) “Yeah, it’s playoff football from here on out. That’s what it is.”

(on if this team’s struggles are the biggest surprise in the NFL this season) “I’m not sure. There are a lot of things going on in the NFL right now. All we can worry about is us. All that matter is us. That’s what we focus on yesterday and today. That’s what we’ll continue to focus on when we get back.”

(on how surprising it is that the team has struggled) “No, this is the NFL. Everybody’s a professional. Every other team gets paid the same way we do. We just have to minimize our mistakes on Sunday and, that way, we can put ourselves in a better position to win, kind of like we did on Sunday. We just didn’t finish it.”

(on if he sees reason for optimism with the way the team played this past Sunday) “Like I said, we’re growing. We had some mistakes, a couple of missed tackles on my part. Just minor stuff that we can correct from a technique standpoint and that we will, and we have. It’s just a matter of 11-on-11 at all times and not, one play, it’s 10-guys-on-11 or, one play, it’s nine-on-11. We talked about that yesterday. I think we’re going to be fine.”

(on how he grades himself thus far) “Individual play, I can go off of the last game, it wasn’t all the way up to par that I would like. My grade scale tends to be a little bit higher, but that’s fine by me. Overall, I think Sunday was probably my worst one since I’ve been here, though it wasn’t that bad. I’m not getting the ball thrown my way. It tends to be, ‘Where’s Ed? Where’s Ed?’ Where is the ball going? I’m still focused. I’m still able to do the things that I know I can do, that I’ve been doing. It’s just a matter of getting opportunities and taking advantage of those opportunities. But at the same time, I can’t be lackadaisical. So when it’s time for me to make any play, whether it’s a tackle, fumble recovery, anything that it might be. Definitely will see a change.”

(on S D.J. Swearinger’s performance in his first start) “D.J.’s going to be a player. He’s going to be a player. I think he played very good in all facets of the game. He’s a linebacker sometimes, he’s on special teams and he did a great job at Safety. He’s got a lot of room for growing and he knows that. He’s just a sponge to all of the things that’s around him.”


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