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  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

    Touchdown Tour Schedule Dates
    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (11445 Fountain Lake Dr, Stafford, TX 77477) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

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Texans Transcripts: June 9

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien spoke with the media after Monday's workout.

Houston Texans Transcripts
Head Coach Bill O’Brien
OTA #7 – Monday, June 9, 2014
(Transcribed by Charles Hampton, Evan Koch and Amy Palcic)

Head Coach Bill O’Brien
(on if the installation schedule is on track) “Well we have two weeks left.  We have this week and next week.  We are on schedule.  We’re probably a little bit ahead of schedule on certain things like two-minute, and maybe behind schedule on a couple things like the red area, so we’ve got to get caught up there. We are definitely on schedule with special teams.  Now when I say ‘on schedule’ I’m not saying it’s anywhere close to where it needs to be, but install wise, the guys when they come to training camp they won’t be hearing things for the first time. I think the coaching staff has done a good job of that and the guys have done a really good job of coming back to work every week and obviously studying from the previous week.”

(on football operations getting the rookie contracts done quickly) “Well, we have a really good front office, as you guys know, led by Rick Smith. Chris Olsen does a great job with the contracts.  Those guys work efficiently and they work well together. They communicate well and I would expect nothing less from those guys.”

(on how he sees the fullback position fitting in to the offense) “I think anytime you’re in the draft and you have a situation where you can help your team personnel-wise on offense by drafting a fullback like Prosch, and we also have Toben Opurum here too.  I think that helps your football team. Training camp will be the true test for a fullback. It will help the toughness of your football team, it helps on special teams.  A two-back running game is always a good thing. I think anytime you can line up in 21 personnel and run the football, and play action, it is a good thing.”

(on his impression of Jadeveon Clowney transitioning to linebacker) “He’s really worked hard.  That position has worked extremely hard just like all the positions.  I think he’s a guy that’s come in here and really put in extra time so far.  He needs to keep doing it.  He’s put in extra time in the training room to work on his flexibility.  He’s put in extra time on the practice field.  He’s being coached very well by Mike Vrabel and Romeo Crennel.  I would say the same for all of those guys.  Whitney (Mercilus) has gotten better every week. (Ricky) Sapp had a good week last week and looked like he had a decent day today. I think there are some young guys, (Jason) Ankrah from Nebraska looked like he’s been doing some good things. I think we are on the right track there, I think the whole linebacker position is on the right track.”

(on if they teach the outside linebacker position to Jadeveon Clowney all at once or pieces at a time) “I think you teach it by package, so first thing you teach is how to play the Sam position, or the right outside linebacker, left outside linebacker position in the 3-4.You start with that. That’s what Romeo (Crennel) always does and I like that. There is a foundation there. Then you move from there to the next package, which was nickel and then then next package, which was dime. Sometimes he moves around. He’s not always playing outside backer. Sometimes he’s an end. Sometimes he’s a three-technique. Sometimes he’s a nose. I think you do it by package so he can in his own mind, along with all the players that do those things, they can segment in their mind and understand the importance of each package. It’s not just Jadeveon. It’s every player on our team—offense, defense—really has to learn it by personnel, by package. Again, it goes back to the versatility of the player. That’s what we’re trying to teach all these guys, to be versatile. The more you can do is better for the team.”

(on the role of the Director of Football Research) “Jimmy Bernhardt is our Director of Football Research. He’s a very knowledgeable guy. He coached me in college. He’s a guy that helps us with situational football, which includes two-minute, red area, four-minute, third down, on both sides of the ball and on specials teams. He’s very involved in the rules. The rules in the NFL are updated or changed every year and so he’s involved with that. He’s our liaison with the officials. We’ll have officials here tomorrow and Friday, so he’ll be a guy that speaks with them along with myself obviously. On gameday, he’ll be upstairs. He’ll be watching tendencies and being aware of what situation we’re in, time management, all these different things. So he does a little bit of everything and he’s been a big help to me. He came with me to Penn State and he’s here with me and done a great job.”

(on if he will take four quarterbacks to training camp and how hard it is to divide reps to four guys) “Anytime you have four, I don’t think it’s easy to divide the reps. I think you can really only give three guys reps in a practice, which is basically what we’ve been doing. I know that’s probably not the easiest for those guys, but three out of four have been getting reps. I’m not sure. We haven’t really talked about the roster yet, as it relates to training camp. Again, it goes back to everything that we do will be in the best interest of the team. These quarterbacks though, I just have to tell you and everybody, the fans especially, these guys have worked extremely hard. They’ve all had really good moments. They’re very competitive. They’ve been in this building seven days a week, studying on their own, studying with myself, studying with George mostly—George Godsey.  They’ve gone out and really competed and really tried to help the team and have improved every week. It’s a very competitive situation.”

(on if the NFL has been in to visit with the team and discuss the new schedule and what he wants his locker room environment to be like) “I think the (NFL) is coming in during the mandatory minicamp next week, I believe, one of those days there. So they haven’t been in yet. We’re looking forward to them coming in because we had a lot of discussions about that, not myself, I sat and observed and listened at the owner’s meeting and listened to what veteran coaches had to say. It was really, in my opinion, the best part of the owner’s meeting was listening all the different issues and things all the great head coaches in this league think about when they think about respect in the locker room. I believe that we have a very respectful locker room. We have a bunch of good guys here, high-character guys. Guys that care about each other. You can see that in the way they practice, the way they take care of each other in practice. You can see that when you walk through the locker room. I meet with a group of guys every couple of weeks and talk to them about those things. I think we have a very respectful culture here and we just need to keep that going and keep the communication between the coaching staff and the players very much alive, which we will. I think that’s what it’s all about. It’s about communication, respect for each other, respect coach to player, player to player, player to coach and I believe that’s what we have here right now.”

(on if that group of veteran players he meets with is a veterans committee) “I wouldn’t call (that). Its different groups. I pick different groups of guys. It’s not one group. One day, like you said, it might be a group of veterans that have played a lot of football in this league. Another day it might be a group of rookies. I’m working on that, continuing to meet with different groups on the team and talk to them. I speak to the team every day, which I think is important. I talk to them about the theme of the day and things that are important for that day. I believe our coaches do a great job every single day. We’re very in-tune to that and our players are, too. To be honest with you, from the time we’ve arrived here, it’s been really a neat experience to get to know these players and see what they’re all about.”

(on what he is evaluating the offensive and defensive lines on in OTAs after saying that the real test for them is during training camp) “I think the one of many things that we do now is their assignments, how well are they picking up what they’re being taught. Their technique. How are they improving on their technique? It’s difficult to evaluate an offensive and a defensive lineman when they’re in no pads because obviously there’s so much contact on every single play when they get their pads on. These guys have done an excellent job of taking care of each other, really have practiced like pros on both sides of the ball up front offensively and defensively. But those are some things you look for: The mental part of the game, the improvement and technique, the effort, the communication. Those are things you’re looking for.”

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