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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

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To-Do List vs. Jacksonville

Posted Nov 23, 2013

The Texans have a to-do list to in order to get a win on Sunday against Jacksonville.



1. Big, Bad Chad


Chade Henne led the Jags’ offensive shootout in the Texans’ 43-37 overtime win last November. Starter Blaine Gabbert was sidelined after a Danieal Manning sack during the Jacksonville’s first possession. Henne was 16-for-33 with 354 yards and four touchdowns in the last time the two teams met.

“Henne had a big day against us last year,” defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. “We respect their quarterback, his ability and he’s really smart. He really threw deep the ball really well against us last year, which is something we pride ourselves on not giving up very often. That’s why we are we are on pass defense. We don’t give up a lot of big plays. He made a whole bunch of them in that game last year.”

Last week against Arizona, Henne completed 27-of-42 passes for 255 yards to ten different Jaguars receivers. A banged up Texans secondary could be without Kareem Jackson for a second-straight week. Jackson is slated to be a game-time decision for an injury to his ribs he suffered at Arizona, making it even more imperative that Houston .

“I think the greatest thing about his game is that he gets the ball off fast, so it stops you from making big plays and sacks and things,” Antonio Smith said. “But in watching film, he does throw picks. As long as we can keep a lead on them and keeping them passing that ball, I think we’ll be able to get him.”


2. Containing MoJo

Maurice Jones-Drew, inactive in the Texans’ overtime win, has eclipsed 100 yards rushing on three occasions against Houston. Over 11 contests with Houston, the three-time Pro Bowler has rushed for a total of 744 yards, averaging 4.6 yards/carry, for ten touchdowns and 40 first downs. Despite his struggles this season averaging just 2.9 yards/rush, Jones-Drew is still a key weapon for the Jags offense, according to Joe Mays.

“He’s very capable,” Mays said. “He’s a hard-nosed runner. He has a low center of gravity so from watching film, I’ve seen him run through a ton of tacklers. We have to make sure not only one person but we get our eleven guys to the ball and we’ve got to wrap him up. Take him to the ground.”


3. Blitz patrol    

The second half of football games has a challenge for Keenum who draws increased blitz packages. Last week he was benched in the third quarter after three-consecutive three-and-outs and just 16 passing yards. Named the starting quarterback against Jacksonville just one day after the 28-23 loss to Oakland, Keenum has been intent on learning how to pick up the blitz more effectively.

“It’s something I’m getting better at,” Keenum said. “I watch film, specifically of that stuff, more than I watch other film. Just knowing and recognizing and being able to recognize it before it happens. When I don’t recognize it before it happens, being able to react the right way is crucial.”

This week, head coach Gary Kubiak praised Case Keenum’s gunslinger instincts but wanted him to go through his progressions before leaving the pocket.

“Yeah, I think I can do a better job of trusting when those pressures that they are going to be picked up and recognizing that we have the right protection called and to the right pressure,” Keenum said. “And still be able to stay in the pocket and knowing I don’t have to drift, I don’t have to move. I can make a better throw on a deeper route on time rather than trying to escape and get out of there, and totally have a busted play, if you will.”


4. Win.

The Texans want and need to snap their eight-game losing streak, if not for a playoff berth, then for their own morale.

“It’s been a long, tough season for us,” Duane Brown said. “We’ve had a lot of adversity, a lot of unfortunate situations but you can always cure some of that with a win. And no better time to start than this week at home. We know Jacksonville’s not gonna come in here and give us anything. We’re looking forward to it.”

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