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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!

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Texans Quotes: December 13

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Read quotes from interim head coach Wade Phillips after Friday's practice.

Interim Head Coach Wade Phillips
(opening statement) “Practice, I thought, went well. We were real focused, a lot of energy in practice. They’re getting ready to play. I like the vibe from our team as far as that’s concerned. As far as injuries, Garrett Graham did not practice again today. He will be a game-time decision. Garrett was in the huddle every play. He knows what to do. I think he could play if he’s ready to play. Physically, we would play him. It’s not a situation where, if he didn’t practice at all, he couldn’t play. That’s the situation with him. Everybody else is expected to play.”

(on if he used to use multiple tight ends or wide receivers more when he was a head coach) “Depended on what we had. If you got real good receivers, use more of them. If you’ve got real good tight ends, use those. It’s just like we do on defense. I think you utilize the players you have and see what they can do. You analyze your team and say, ‘Hey, this is our strength. This guy’s a really good player; we have to get him into the game,’ those kinds of things.”

(on if it’ll be hard for him to let Vance Joseph call plays that he might not and bite his lip) “No, I think we talk about the gameplan and we don’t go off the gameplan. I don’t call something that we don’t have or hadn’t discussed about being a good call in certain situations or against certain personnel. It’s not set in stone what you call every play, but it’s something that I think is structured enough that we’ll certainly be on the same page that this call or that call is pretty close as far as situations.”

(on what the team did to shut down Andrew Luck in the first half of the last meeting between the teams) “Well, we did like our team’s done this year I think, we played really well in spurts then we’ve given up a big play or not made the play. That’s kind of how we’ve been, hit or miss as far as that’s concerned. I thought we played real well some of the time and we didn’t other times this year.”

(on if this team could improve very quickly for next season) “Sure. I believe in the guys, certainly believe in the guys that are here as far as players concerned, plus the organization like you said. Plus Rick (Smith) is strong as far as personnel. We’ve picked up some guys I think have helped us this year that were on the street. I like our personnel people. I like our personnel on our team. But I don’t like our record.”

(on Ryan Griffin’s development) “Ryan, again, he may have developed real quickly here if he’s playing or starting or really playing the whole game. But I think he’s done well. Again, he was a later draft choice. Again, I think they did a good job of picking a guy that could fit in real well with what we like to do offensively and especially our right end.”

(on his message to the team this week for the final three games) “Well, there are a lot of messages. First of all, I think you want to not make many mistakes. That’s the first thing. We don’t want to have penalties. We don’t want to have a lot of mistakes. We still emphasize those kinds of things. But I think it’s just high energy at this point of the season. You lost 11 games in a row (and) how’s your attitude going to be? How’s your enthusiasm going to be? How’s that going to be? Well, we’ve got to generate that and that’s part of the message.”

(on if he’s given a message to boost morale) “Well, I think so. I mean, that’s what you do coaching-wise is try to emphasize things that you think are important and that fits your team, and fits the team that you have at that time, because all teams are different. That is the good thing about being experienced as a head coach. I’ve coached different teams different ways and sometimes you have to get on them real hard. Other teams, they need to be more relaxed. There are different types of situations.”

(on how he’s learned to manage his hours given the health of Gary Kubiak and John Fox this season) “Yeah, I’m a workout guy (joking). Well, I’ve been in it a long time, I guess. When I was with the Oilers and we thought we were successful and I thought I was a really good coach because we were winning a lot of games, then we got fired. Then, I realized it’s somebody else’s decision on those kind of things. You’ve just got to work as hard as you can, do your job as well as you can do it and go from there. I’ve said it before, they fire good coaches too, and I found that out earlier. At least I thought I was a good coach and then later on I found out two of the guys I was coaching went in the Hall of Fame, and actually I might not have been a great coach to start with.”

(on what some of the changes are that he hopes to see on special teams on Sunday) “I want us to be solid on special teams, but I think we have an opportunity to make plays on special teams. It’s like offense and defense. It’s about making plays and we need to make plays, but we have the capabilities of doing those in our return game. In our coverage we need to cause a fumble. We need to do some things that we haven’t done, but I have confidence that we’re going to try to do that.”

(on Antonio Smith’s season) “You know, I think you get caught up certainly with J.J. (Watt) or Antonio, or anybody on defense when you lose as many games as we did. But there are certain guys that are playing well and he’s played well this year. He’s obviously a good player. He’s given us the things that we had when we won all those games.”

(on if he’s disappointed that the outside linebackers haven’t had as many sacks in the last two seasons)
“No, I’ve had different guys at different times. We’re still, I don’t know where we are now, but we’re probably still in the top-10 as far as sacks per pass, so that’s kind of what you look at is how much rush you’re getting from everybody. You’d like everybody to be DeMarcus Ware or Ricky Jackson, or Bryce Paup, guys that have led the league that I’ve coached. But I think we’ve got some young guys that are good players and we try to utilize what they can do well and I don’t know where Whit (Whitney Mercilus) is, he’s probably at six or seven (sacks). We don’t rush the Sam backer as much this year because we’re not getting as much out of that. It’s all team-wise. It’s really not those guys individually. But yeah, you’d like a guy to be the leader in sacks at an outside backer, but that isn’t always the case.”

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