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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



Texans Monday Quotes: November 4

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Read quotes from Texans players here.

LT Duane Brown
CB Kareem Jackson
WR Andre Johnson
P Shane Lechler
ILB Joe Mays
DE Antonio Smith
DE J.J. Watt

LT Duane Brown
(on seeing Head Coach Gary Kubiak on the field before going into the locker room of halftime’s game against Indianapolis Sunday night) “Pretty scary sight. I was pretty nervous coming in for halftime. We got the word that the paramedics were out there around him, so I kind of walked back and saw him on the ground. Just confused. Like I said, kind of scared. We quickly got the word that he was okay and he was stable. That was a big sigh of relief for us.”

(on what it was like not having Head Coach Gary Kubiak at practice) “We just watched film and conditioned. Not having him in the building was kind of a weird feeling, just not seeing him around. But the word that we got is that he’s stable. He’s awake, so we’re just going to continue to pray for him and hope for the best.” 

(on if he has reached out to Head Coach Gary Kubiak and the communication between the players and Kubiak) “No, we haven’t been able to reach out to him as of now. I don’t think anyone’s been able to visit him but as soon as we’re able to, we’re definitely going to get over there.”

(on how difficult it is to prepare for a game when not knowing what is going on with the head coach) “Like I said, they’ve given us the word that he’s doing well. He’s improving. He’s awake. He asked about the game. He asked about different guys on the team. So knowing that, it’s easy for us to be able to prepare and continue to be professional and do our jobs, knowing that he’s improving and that he’s going to be alright.”

(on what it was like going out to the second half of Sunday’s game against Indianapolis knowing that Head Coach Gary Kubiak had been taken to the hospital) “We were a bit concerned to hear it at halftime. It was kind of tough to completely focus on our game plan and what to try to expect in the second half. But like I said, once they gave us the word that he was starting to improve, he was doing a little better, we took it as motivation. We wanted to be motivated to go out and play harder in the second half, but we didn’t really think about it too much.”

CB Kareem Jackson
(on what Monday was like for him without Head Coach Gary Kubiak in the building) “Regular schedule, regular Monday. We don’t really know much. We know about as much as you guys know. You just have to wait until he comes back, wait until we get updates.”

(on where the team goes heading into this week’s game against Arizona) “Got to keep fighting, continue to play. We’ve got a lot of games left. Hope for the best. We definitely have to win out. We’ve got to keep fighting as a team. Everybody’s got to stay in-tune with what we’re doing and just continue to work and get better.”

(on if this is a season where if something wrong can happen, it has) “We’ve got some things that haven’t been going our way. But the same time, in my opinion, we’re still not playing as clean as we’re capable of playing. We’re still leaving plays out there here and there. It’s really costing us. We evaluated the film today and we’ve just got to continue to play.”

(on if he’s ever been a part of a  team like this, where they outgained teams and still couldn’t find a way to win) “I think we were pretty talented my rookie year (2010). It was kind of like that. Like I said, plays here and there. We’re not playing as clean as we should play. We’ve got to continue to play as a team, continue to stay together. The situation that’s in front of us now with Coach Kubiak, hope for the best and definitely send some prayers up for him and hope that everything will be okay.”

WR Andre Johnson
(on how difficult it was going through the normal Monday routine without Head Coach Gary Kubiak there today) “It was definitely different. You’re used to a certain routine, stuff like that. It was different not having him here today.”

(on what the team has been told about how Head Coach Gary Kubiak is doing) “Pretty much the same thing everybody else has been told. He’s doing fine. He’s in good spirits. That’s pretty much about it.”

(on if he expects Head Coach Gary Kubiak to be back at practice this week or for the game) “I feel like he’ll be back this week. Just knowing him and knowing his passion for the game, I don’t think he would miss a game. I think, if he can be out there, he’ll be out there.”

(on if Head Coach Gary Kubiak missed practice this week and if it would impact game preparation or if Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison has that in control) “If he’s not here, then Rico (Rick Dennison) can handle it. That’s pretty much it. When you have adversity, you just have to adjust to it. Right now, we’ve been going through a lot of adversity. This is another piece of it that we have to deal with. In my opinion, I think he’ll be back.”

(on if he’s thought about trying to see Head Coach Gary Kubiak in the hospital) “It’s crossed my mind. It’s just kind of crazy. Just trying to gather all of this, with the game last night and then that happening. It’s crossed my mind, something I’m thinking about doing. I haven’t decided when I’ll do it, but I probably will.”

(on if it’s difficult trying to prepare for a game with Head Coach Gary Kubiak being in the hospital) “When you’re on a team, it’s kind of like your family. He’s the leader. He’s the leader of our family. It definitely bothers you, something like that. I wasn’t out on the field when it happened. You hear a coach is down, you’re wondering like, ‘What’s going on?’ Because the coaches are not out there playing. When you hear Coach has gone down, you‘re thinking it’s something real serious. It’s very nerve-racking. But at the same time, from what we heard about him, he’s doing OK, in good spirits and stuff like that. It kind of gives you a sense of relief.”

P Shane Lechler
(on saying last night that he felt he had lost the game for the team) “Yeah, I did. I was brought in here to help this defense out, make teams drive 80-90 yards to score. You give them a short field like that with a hot quarterback that finishes games like he does, it’s a tough situation.”

(on the mood of the team now regarding the status of Head Coach Gary Kubiak) “It’s kind of, I hate to say it, it is what it is right now. We know Gary’s doing better. That’s a good sign. We respect his family and their privacy. We’re going to leave it at that right now. I hope to see him soon.”

(on if players are going to head to the hospital to visit Head Coach Gary Kubiak) “I won’t be going up there. I’ll send him a text later on. I’m going to let the doctor’s handle what they need to handle. Our prayers and thoughts are with him and his family. We’re going to go at it like that.”

(on if there was anything in the previous days that he noticed about Head Coach Gary Kubiak that could have led to what happened last night) “No, Gary was doing great all week. That’s what kind of took everybody by surprise. He was himself, definitely, all week.”

ILB Joe Mays
(on what practice was like today without Head Coach Gary Kubiak) “It was good. We’re still worried about Kub, making sure he’s OK. We want him back here, but we know there’s a process he has to go through. At the same time, we know there’s still work to be done and we just wanted to come in and make sure we come to work as usual, just try to fix the mistakes we have.”

(on DE Antonio Smith saying that the team will focus more now because that’s what Head Coach Gary Kubiak would want the team to do) “Oh, yeah. It’s football. This is our job. This is how we make our money. We have to come to work each and every day and prepare like we’re going to play tomorrow. That’s how we do things around here. That’s what Coach would want us to do.”

(on the uncertainty of who will be the head coach next week) “That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t really matter. I think we’re in great hands with whoever has to step up. You’re in great hands because we have a great group of coaches. We have a great group of players. At the end of the day, we’re going to go out and play great football. That’s how I feel about it.”

(on if the defense fed off of the way the offense was playing in the first half) “Yeah, we always feed off each other. Offense feeds off defense and both of us feed off special teams. We’re always looking to get energy from each other. Just making sure each other’s playing right and trying to feed off it, and make sure we go out there and get them the ball back. That’s something that we love to do. We’re looking forward to it happening for the rest of the season.”

(on if it was bizarre coming here today without Head Coach Gary Kubiak being there) “Yeah, because you’re used to seeing his face, used to hearing his voice. It was kind of crazy, but, at the same time, we know that he’s going through a difficult situation. We’re just hoping for the best for him. All we can do is continue to work, come in here and prepare.”

(on if Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips ran practice today) “Yeah. He ran practice. He ran our team meeting today. I’m not sure if that’s the route that they’re going to go, but that’s the way it looks.”

DE Antonio Smith
(on if he’s made contact with Head Coach Gary Kubiak yet) “No. As of right now, they told us he’s all right, he’s responsive. The family just asked us to respect their privacy right now.”

(on if the situation with Head Coach Gary Kubiak puts everything into perspective) “As leaders on the team, each and every one of us I consider as leaders, every man on this team is going to have to put that into perspective. We’ve got to do the job that we’re here to do. And that’s how he would want it to be done.”

(on how practice was today without Head Coach Gary Kubiak there) “It was a normal practice that we do when we just come here to run, get your weights in and get your conditioning in. That’s basically all we’ve done. It wasn’t really a practice.”

(on how worried he is about Head Coach Gary Kubiak and if he expects him to coach) “Oh, yeah. When I saw it happened, I was real worried. But I prayed on it, so I have no worry in my heart. I know he’s going to be all right. We’re just waiting on him to get back here.”

(on if anyone has told him that Head Coach Gary Kubiak would coach this Sunday) “They haven’t told us anything for sure. Just that he’s good.”

(on if the situation with Head Coach Gary Kubiak will affect the focus of the team) “No, we can’t let it affect our focus. That would be doing our Coach, who is our family, a discredit. That’s something that he wouldn’t want us to do. A loss of focus, no. Probably a more channeled focus. We’ve got to focus a little bit more because we’ve got to find a way to get a win. That’s going to be what it is.”

DE J.J. Watt
(on if he had a chance to talk to Head Coach Gary Kubiak or any of his family) “No, we’ve not been able to talk to him yet.”

(on if there are any plans to visit Head Coach Gary Kubiak in the hospital) “I don’t think he’s available to us right now. We’re just trying to respect his privacy and give him a chance to heel.”

(on if the team’s mentality was to try and make today feel as normal as possible) “Obviously, our thoughts are with our Coach. But it is the NFL and you have to prepare for Sunday.”

(on if Head Coach Gary Kubiak has ever not been at a practice in his career and what it was like not having him at practice today) “I think it might have been, yeah. Monday’s not necessarily a full practice day, so it was a little bit different. We went through our normal routines and did our normal things. Obviously, like I said, our thoughts are with him, but we have to prepare for a game this Sunday, just like every other week.”

(on if there was anything in the previous days that he noticed about Head Coach Gary Kubiak that could have led to what happened last night) “No.”

(on the NFL being a stressful place to work and if you can never really ease off of the gas pedal) “Yeah. I have no idea what the medical correlation is, but I know that this is an extremely difficult profession. Obviously, being a head coach in the National Football League, you have a lot of stress, you have a lot of weight on your shoulders. Coach Kubiak’s one of the hardest working guys I know and his truck’s always the first one here and the last one to leave. The guy lives for it, and he lives and breathes this game. He puts it all out there for us and obviously we hope to get him back soon.”

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