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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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Week 4 notes: Field position key to Texans’ victory

Posted Oct 1, 2012

A day later, notes from the Texans’ 38-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 4 at Reliant Stadium.

Bryan Braman

A day later, notes from the Texans’ 38-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 4 at Reliant Stadium:

Special teams improve
The Titans entered the game ranked fourth in the NFL In kickoff return average (29.9 yards per return) and second in punt return average (17.2). They averaged 21.4 yards on five kickoff returns and 3.0 yards on three punt returns against the Texans. Their longest kickoff return went for 23 yards.

Tennessee’s average starting field position on Sunday was its own 19-yard line.

“That was the key to the game, in my opinion,” Kubiak said. “They had 13 possessions; eight of them started inside their 20, if I’m right. When you play defense the way we’re playing defense and you make a team go 80 yards consistently, I think we’re going to like the results at the end of the day. I thought it was our best outing from a special teams standpoint with the whole group and how we played.”

Texans punter Donnie Jones averaged 43.2 yards per punt with a 41.7 net average. Four of his six punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. The Titans crossed midfield on just four of 13 possessions.

Growing pains
Right guard Antoine Caldwell is day-to-day with a sprained ankle. If he’s unable to play in Week 5, rookie Ben Jones would get his first-career start on Monday Night Football.

Jones, a fourth-round draft pick, was a center at Georgia. He played a career-high 47 snaps on Sunday after Caldwell left with an ankle injury early in the second quarter.

“He played like a young guy, played like a first-year guy,” Kubiak said. “There are some things he can do better, but he’s doing some real good stuff, too, and he’s playing a position he never played in college. There will be some growing pains there, but I like his effort. I like his preparation.”

Caldwell played 39 snaps (57 percent) in Week 3 compared to 29 snaps (43 percent) for Jones. It was a 55/45 split in Week 2. The fourth-year veteran played only 13 snaps against the Titans before leaving with his injury.

Spelling Newton
For the second consecutive week, the Texans employed a three-series-for-one rotation at right tackle. Starter Derek Newton played 43 snaps (72 percent). Ryan Harris played 19 (32 percent).

Newton, a second-year pro, played 51 snaps (75 percent) in Week 4. Harris, who started 34 games for the Broncos from 2007-10, played 17 (25 percent).

“Newton was better than he was last week,” Kubiak said. “We took about 20 snaps off of Newton with Ryan, and I think it helped. I think it really did help Newton play more consistently throughout the course of the game. Also, Ryan did some good stuff. We’ll continue there. We understand what we’re working with. We’ve got to be patient, but (we’re) hard on them and expect them to play well.”

Players of the game
Kubiak said tight end Owen Daniels (offense), free safety Glover Quin (defense) and outside linebacker Bryan Braman (special teams) were the Texans’ players of the game.

Daniels had a game-high six catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. Quin had six tackles (five solo), a sack that knocked quarterback Jake Locker out of the game and a tackle for loss. Braman had a team-high three special teams tackles, all inside the 20-yard line.

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