Replay Talk + Special Teams
Marc Vandermeer, John Harris and the reported possible tweaks to pass interference challenges. Plus, special teams standouts Kaimi Fairbairn, Tyrell Adams and Buddy Howell.
Darren Fells, John McClain
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk with Darren Fells about his career. John McClain visits with an OTA Preview.
The Running Backs
D.J.Reader joins Texans All Access, plus a preview of the RB situation heading into OTAs.
Brandon Dunn, Jordan Thomas
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk D-Line and about the tight end group as they are joined by Brandon Dunn and Jordan Thomas.
Power Ratings Review
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris discuss JJ Watt's new TV project, Peter King's power ratings and more.
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris review the start of Rookie Minicamp.
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris discuss the NFL 100 top all-time moments and the Texans possible list too.
John Middlekauff, former Eagles scout, writer for The Athletic San Francisco joins John Harris to talk Warriors-Rockets, Derek Carr, Mayock-Gruden and what the 49ers are building across the Bay.
John Harris hosts Texans All Access with an exclusive interview with Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly to talk about his role as leader of the offense.
Brian Gaine and Bill O'Brien talked about Johnnie Dixon, rookies and the expectations this coming up weekend. Plus, we break down the newest member of the squad, Jahleel Addae.
Hidden Roster Gems
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris discuss the past and present of the impact of undrafted free agents. They also play "Lets Make a Football Deal" to debate on season hypotheticals.
Marc Vandermeer and John McClain discuss the new players added over the past week and how the O-Line depth chart might look.
Tytus Howard 1-on-1
Tytus Howard joins Marc Vandermeer and John Harris for an in-depth analysis on all things Draft and melding into the Texans organization.
O'Brien on the Draft
Bill O'Brien shares his thoughts on the draft, and the crew gets to know TE Kahale Warring.
Texans Draft Stories
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris share some of the best Texans Draft Party stories, including the first one in the Astrodome in 2002.
General manager Brian Gaine projects who might be available and how to prep for possible trades with Marc Vandermeer and John Harris.
Countdown to the Draft
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk whether the Texans can and will get a franchise altering player in the first round. Plus Cecil Shorts III joins Drew Dougherty.
JJ Watt, Bill O'Brien
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris sit down with JJ Watt on starting his 9th year in the NFL. Plus, Bill O'Brien breaks down the 2019-2020 schedule.
Cecil Shorts III
Cecil Shorts III joined Marc Vandermeer, Deepi Sidhu and Drew Dougherty live at Fuddruckers for this week's Texans All Access.
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk about what the Texans are doing as they start their nine week off season program. Plus, the Tiger effect on football and all of sports.
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk JJ Watt's possible playing at Lambeau for the only time in his career. Plus, what we expect from D'Onta Foreman this season.
John Harris is joined by his good friend, Sal Capaccio, sideline reporter for the Buffalo Bills, to talk about the alterations that the Bills have made, the progress of quarterback Josh Allen, whether the next Rob Gronkowski would make sense at number 9 in the draft and his perception on the AFC in 2019.
Football Pet Peeves
John Harris hosts Texans All Access with a special segment featuring football pet peeves from Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu. Lonestar Sports and Entertainment general manager David Fletcher also joins to talk Texas-Rice.
Deepi Sidhu hosts Texans All Access with a special breakdown of the newly announced preseason schedule. Plus, what do these pre-draft visits really mean?
John Harris and Deepi Sidhu talk about the impactful changes within the Texans roster and organization this offseason with a special exclusive interview with Chris Level, football sideline reporter and basketball color analyst for Texas Tech.
Deep Slant 50: All things Jaguars, plus the Texans London game
J.P. Shadrick of the Jaguars Radio Network joins the Deep Slant podcast to discuss Jacksonville's 2019 offseason moves and more.
Deep Slant 49: Texans Director of Player Personnel Matt Bazirgan
Matt Bazirgan joins the podcast to discuss how prospects are evaluated, challenges of college and pro scouting and his path to the Texans.
Deep Slant 48: Marketing, women in sports & more with Texans Senior VP Jennifer Davenport
Houston Texans Senior Vice President of Marketing and Community Development Jennifer Davenport joins the podcast to discuss marketing strategies for both an NFL and NBA team, networking for women in sports, as well as upcoming projects for the 2019 season.
Deep Slant 47: Favorite interview moments
Deepi Sidhu and Drew Dougherty share things they learned about Texans players from interviews in 2018, including J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson and more.
Deep Slant 46: TORO Talks!
The Texans beloved mascot, TORO, joins the podcast to answer all our burning mascot questions.
Deep Slant 45: Best of Blue Carpet, player reactions to coaching and more
This week's podcast features the best of the Houston Sports Awards including interviews Mayor Sylvester Turner, former Texans D.C. Wade Phillips and player reactions to the new coaching hires,as well as the best of J.J. Watt this week.
Deep Slant 44: Pro Bowl stuff, Jalen Ramsey and more
Deshaun Watson, Lamar Miller and Benardrick McKinney discuss their Pro Bowl experience while AFC South rival Pro Bowlers dicuss the Texans.
Deep Slant 43: Andre Hal, Texans-Colts Wild Card preview
Andre Hal joins the podcast to talk about his comeback from cancer, plus a preview of the Indianapolis Colts ahead of the AFC Wild Card game.
Deep Slant 42: DeAndre Carter, Jaguars preview
DeAndre Carter joins the podcast to talk about his whirlwind 2018 season and his job as a substitute teacher. Plus, J.P. Shadrick of Jaguars Radio Network discusses the Texans upcoming opponent and a glimpse into their offseason.
Deep Slant 41: Christian Covington, Texans-Eagles preview
Christian Covington talks about his name, Year 4 and d-line shenanigans plus, Eagles beat writer Dave Zangaro joins the podcast.
Deep Slant 40: Ryan Griffin, Texans-Jets preview
Ryan Griffin joins the podcast to discuss the new faces in the TE room plus Randy Lange of Jets.com gives a preview of Saturday's game against the New York Jets.
Deep Slant 39: Demaryius Thomas and a preview of Colts rematch
Demaryius Thomas joins the podcast to discuss his dinners with Deshaun Watson and his early impressions of this team. Plus, Indianapolis Colts reporter Caroline Cann breaks down the Texans Week 14 rival.
Deep Slant 38: Lamar Miller, Cleveland Browns preview
Lamar Miller joins the podcast to discuss his historic TD run, when the last time he practiced running 100 yards and what training with Frank Gore was like. Plus, host of Cleveland Browns Daily talks about Baker Mayfield and the 2018 Browns.
Deep Slant 37: Ka'imi Fairbairn, Titans preview
Ka'imi Fairbairn joins the podcast to discuss the 2018 season as well as his high school playing days with Marcus Mariota. Plus, Jim Wyatt discusses the Titans ahead of Monday night's game.
Deep Slant 36: Meet Shareece Wright, Washington preview
Cornerback Shareece Wright discusses his path to Houston, his friendship with Brian Cushing and the worst injury he's had. Plus, Jake Kring-Schriefels of Redskins.com talks about Sunday's matchup in Washington.
Deep Slant 35: Jordan Thomas, plus Week 9 preview at Denver
Tight end Jordan Thomas joins the podcast plus Andrew Mason of Broncos Radio, DenverBroncos.com breaks down the Demaryius Thomas trade and the 2018 Broncos season.
Deep Slant 34: Brennan Scarlett, Texans-Dolphins preview
Brennan Scarlett joins the podcast to discuss his love for special teams, Shania Twain and thrift shops, plus a preview of the Dolphins with Greg Likens.
Deep Slant 33: Whitney Mercilus on his return and a Jags preview
Whitney Mercilus opens up about his return to the field, speaks in Creole, plus J.P. Shadrick of Jaguars Radio previews the Week 7 game.
Deep Slant 32: Kareem Jackson, Bills preview
Kareem Jackson joins the podcast to talk about his first year at safety, his favorite interception and his hit show KJack TV. Also, we preview the Texans Week 6 game with Bills Insider Chris Brown.
Deep Slant 31: Benardrick McKinney and a Week 5 Cowboys preview
Benardrick McKinney joins the podcast and a preview of the Sunday Night Football game against Dallas with writer David Helman.
Deep Slant 30: Tyler Ervin, Colts preview
Tyler Ervin joins the podcast to talk about his road to recovery, becoming THE returner and when he'll get that real estate license, plus a preview of the Week 4 game at Indianapolis with Andrew Walker of Colts.com.
Deep Slant 29: Will Fuller V and Giants preview
Will Fuller V joins the podcast to discuss his new touchdown celebration, what to eat to gain 20 pounds and what he and Hopkins are like off the field. Plus, John Schmeelk of Giants.com gives insight on the Giants through two games.
Deep Slant 28: Aaron Colvin, Titans headlines
This week's podcast delves deep with cornerback Aaron Colvin and visits with Titans senior writer Jim Wyatt about their Week 2 matchup with the Texans.
Deep Slant 27: Ejiofor, Mercilus, Patriots preview
Rookie outside linebacker Duke Ejiofor joins the podcast, while Whitney Mercilus offers insight on his rookie experience. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe gives a Patriots preview heading into the Texans Week 1 matchup in New England.
Deep Slant 26: Brian Peters, Christian Covington
Brian Peters and Christian Covington join the latest podcast and discuss getting ready for the upcoming season, Dylan Cole has beef with Peters and Covington's unrecognizable Madden player profile.
Free Agent Review
The Offensive Line
On to the Post Season
Regular Season Finale
Jetting to New York
Controlling the Colts
GM on McNair, 8 in a row
Always Places to Approve
Back to The Grind
The Winning Streak
Second Half Begins
More Take-aways, More Wins
AFC South Showdown
Brian Talks Bills
Gaine Plan: 1st Quarter Season Wrap-Up
Pro Scouting and Week 3
The Gaine Plan: Going into Week 2
53 Man Roster
Preseason and Position Groups
A Conversation with Pro Bowler Wade Smith
1:00 - Drew Dougherty gets Wade Smith's opinion on Tytus Howard & Max Scharping
5:30 - Smith is excited about a few other draft picks
11:00 - Reminiscing about 2012 Texans
16:13 - A 'what if' about 2011 Texans
In the Lab: The 2010 Draft Do-Over
0:54 - Drew & John recap the 2003 re-draft from last week
5:37 - Texans take a Hall of Famer w/1st round 2010 pick
9:09 - Safety help in 2nd round
16:47 - A great WR gets got
In the Lab: Re-picking the 2003 Texans Draft
3:33 - Is Andre Johnson still the 1st-rounder for Houston?
5:27 - A pass-rusher gets chosen
7:42 - A Hall of Fame TE instead of Antwan Peek
8:35 - Wade Smith comes to town...8 years early
14:22 - How much does the Drew Henson pick change?
18:11 - Another Hall of Fame TE gets added to mix
20:00 - A famous QB comes to town
In the Lab: X factors for 2019
1:30 - Drew & John review the 2020 Mock Draft Survey
9:45 - TORO smells bad
11:40 - LB Dylan Cole will be x-factor next season
16:45 - OL Martinas Rankin will be improved
21:35 -S Tashaun Gipson an x-factor in 2019
In the Lab: A key clue on who the Texans will draft
3:23 - Some recent Texans draft clues in 1st round
6:00 - Likelihood of Texans moving up/down in 1st
12:00 - An intriguing name to watch for Houston
A Conversation with Cecil Shorts, III
1:45: Drew Dougherty gets Cecil Shorts, III's pick for Texans at 23
2:55: Cecil explains the effect Will Fuller, V has on offense
4:08: When did Cecil see Fuller's full capabilities
8:48: Drew gets Cecil's favorite CB in 2019 NFL Draft
15:04: Cecil explains who his toughest-ever teammate was
In the Lab: The Best "Overalls" for Texans Draft spots
2:39 - Best players at 220th overall in NFL History
6:18 - Who's the best at 195th overall?
8:18 - The best at 161 was....
12:54 - Many great players went 86th overall
15:34 - 55th overall produced some talent
17:30 - 54th overall had contributors
19:30 - 4 Hall of Famers at 23 overall...
In the Lab: Over/Under Texans 2019 offense predictions
1:15 - The meals Drew and John would have at their Masters Dinner
7:37 - "Johnny, tell me about Alabama St. OL Tytus Howard..."
12:20 - Will Texans go over/under these key offensive numbers in 2019?
In the Lab: The All-time Texans 53, Defensive side
1:10 - Recapping the offense/special teams portion of All-time 53
3:10 - Drew & John take a TO to share Shane Lechler stories
10:04 - Picking 9 DE/OLB for all-time Texans defense
13:00 - LB portion of squad is chosen
14:00 - Questionable moves in the secondary
In the Lab: Picking a Texans All-Time 53 on offense/ST
1:49 - Picking the QBs
3:18 - How many RB's make it?
7:27 - 2 easy TE choices, 1 questionable
9:41 - WR spot loads up
12:28 - O-line group
15:37 - Special teams arguments
In the Lab: Getting Greedy...and Top Free Agent signings in franchise history
3:00 - "Tell me about LSU CB Greedy Williams..."
9:07 - Drew & John pinpoint the greatest FA signing in team history
12:03 - John shares about the 2nd-best FA acquisition
In the Lab: 4 at the Combine who raised an eyebrow
1:15 - Drew and John react to Kevin Johnson release
4:38 - "Johnny, tell me about OU O-lineman Cody Ford..."
11:37 - 2 defensive players at Combine who shined
20:07 - 2 offensive players at Combine who stood out
In the Lab: All-Time Texans Villains Mt. Rushmore
1:10 - "Johnny, tell me about Kaleb McGary..."
7:10 - John re-visits his Texans Mt. Rushmore
10:10 - Drew describes his
13:00 - John & Drew come up with Texans Villains Mt. Rushmore
In the Lab: Found $ for the Texans in 2019
3:30 - 'John, tell me about OT Andre Dillard from Washington St...'
12:20 - Drew reveals who will be 'found money' offensively for Texans next season
15:00 - John's found money offensive player is...
17:25 - John explains who his 'found money' defensive player is
19:35 - Drew's defensive 'found money' player is a pass-rusher
In the Lab: Draft chatter and how coaching changes will impact Deshaun Watson
1:50: "Tell me about Florida OT Jawaan Taylor..."
8:15: New offensive coordinator for the Texans
11:05: The intriguing resume of new QB coach Carl Smith
17:10: Familiar faces back in the building
In the Lab: 8 reasons for optimism about 2019 Texans
7:48 - Offensive optimism because...
12:00 - Watson gets better in this area
16:50 - A reason, or 99, for defensive high hopes
18:25 - A sleeper defender...who isn't really a sleeper
21:30 - Don't forget special teams!
In the Lab: That's a wrap...And hope for the future
0:45 - Recapping what happened in playoffs
10:40 - A story to give hope for the future
In the Lab: Change...Your...Thought Process
1:44 - Blind numbers to consider
3:08 - Trending numbers to remember
3:50 - Prime time numbers to identify
8:20 - Checking out the matchup
In the Lab: Pressure point vs. Jags & Who is Vyncint Smith?
1:20 - Johnny jinxed the Texans in Philly
7:00 - Who is this Vyncint Smith?
15:30 - Do this vs. Jags...and the Texans win
In the Lab: Complementary FB, Run game, Matchups to watch in Philly
2:10 - Complements at the end of Jets game
6:45 - Run game tinkering?
12:00 - Offensive Eagle to watch
13:30 - Defensive Eagle to watch
15:45 - ITL Storytime "The Last First"
In the Lab: Deciphering the Jets and a Christmas Tree theft
2:00 - Wrapping up the Colts game
9:00 - What is the Jets offense?
16:20 - STORY TIME: John stole a Christmas tree in 1989
In the Lab 35: Mind-boggling stat, Colts matchup & Macho Man storytime
6:00 - Keys to good start vs. Browns
11:20 - Amazing stat in last 2 Texans wins
15:20 - Colts matchup
21:55 - Randy "Macho Man" Savage story time
In the Lab 34: The #19 & the in-game showdown to watch on Sunday
1:20 - Drew explains why the number 19 was important vs. Titans
13:05 - Browns O-line vs. Texans front 7
16:10 - The Cream of the Crop
In the Lab 33: 2 reasons to be wary, 2 reasons to be confident vs. Titans
5:16- Drew gives 2 reasons to be wary of Titans on MNF
6:36- John has 3 things to beware of w/Titans
11:20- Drew's 2 reasons for confidence vs. Titans
15:06- John's 2 reasons for confidence
In the Lab 32: Sneaky Washington stats, DT's difference & matchup to watch
2:00 - Alex Smith's interesting career vs. Texans
4:57 - When the Redskins have lost, they....
8:45 - Texans run D importance magnified this week
11:30 - Hopkins vs. Norman?
14:20 - What's different this week w/Demaryius Thomas
Bill O'Brien on the Off Season
Marc Vandermeer chats with head coach Bill O'Brien on the off season changes and other topics hit during the NFL Meetings in Phoenix.
Changes to the Staff
Bill O'Brien sits down with Marc Vandermeer and John Harris and discusses changes to the coaching staff
On to 2019
Head coach Bill O'Brien discusses the playoff loss to the Colts and how this season went overall, with a glimpse of the future.
Head coach Bill O'Brien talks about the road to the AFC South title and the playoff match up with the Colts.
AFC South on the Line
Head coach Bill O'Brien talks about the upcoming game with Jacksonville and how the Philadelphia game played out.
On to the Next
Marc Vandermeer sits down with head coach Bill O'Brien to talk ten wins and what needs to be accomplished for the remainder of the regular season.
Short Week to Bounce Back
Head coach Bill O'Brien talks about the need to bounce back quickly. Also, playing in December weather conditions.
Nine in a Row
Head coach Bill O'Brien discusses how the team defeated Cleveland and the plan for Indy. Plus, an explanation on not 'taking the cheese.'
The Streak Continues
Bill O'Brien talks about honoring Bob McNair and how the Texans beat the Titans to win their 8th game in a row.
Winning and Learning
Bill O'Brien discusses the team's latest win and how the Texans need to continue to improve.
Back from the Bye
Coach O'Brien discusses how the bye week went and how preparation is going for Washington.
Dealing with Denver
Bill O'Brien on the team winning five in a row and getting ready to face the Broncos.
Win Streak, Short Week
OB on the streak, Watson on a bus, Andre Hal. Plus, thoughts on Miami.
Three in a Row
Bill O'Brien talks win over the Bills, the upcoming game against Jacksonville and a little on the Astros-Red Sox series.
Back to Back OT Wins
Bill O'Brien visits with Marc Vandermeer and John Harris to discuss the win over Dallas and preview the match up with the Bills.
Beating Indy, Prepping for Dallas
Bill O'Brien sits down with Marc Vandermeer and John Harris to discuss the thriller in Indy and the upcoming game with the Cowboys.
Bill O'Brien Show: Improvements and Innovation
Marc Vandermeer sits down with head coach Bill O'Brien to talk about what the Texans need to do to turn the season around.
On To The Next
Coach O'Brien talks about the upcoming game with the Giants and reviews the Titans game.
Bill O'Brien Show: Patriots, Watson and Texans Improvements
Head coach Bill O'Brien sits down with Marc Vandermeer and John Harris to break down yesterday's game against the Patriots, improvements the team needs to make to get a W and so much more.
Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu go live from Fuddruckers with former Texans player and current Texans ambassador Kailee Wong to talk Texans progress and future.
Houston Texans ambassador Travis Johnson joins Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu for a special episode of Texans Player Show live at Fuddruckers.
Christian Covington joined Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu for a live radio show at Fuddruckers.
Kendall Lamm joined Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu for a live radio show at Fuddruckers.
Marc Vandermeer, Deepi Sidhu and Drew Dougherty host a live show at Fuddruckers with special guest Andre Ware to talk Texans history and history in the making.
Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu sit down with Whitney Mercilus LIVE at Fuddruckers to talk Demaryius Thomas, Denver and so much more.
DJ Reader Returns
DJ Reader joins Marc Vandermeer, Deepi Sidhu and Drew Dougherty for another round of Texans Player Show LIVE at Fuddruckers with questions from teammates, questions from the fans and so much more.
Houston Texans Johnathan Joseph joins Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu for a special episode LIVE at Fuddruckers with Texans talk and some hair-care advice from the one and only.
Houston Texans Brandon Dunn joins Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu to talk music choice, what it takes to be a #1 DJ and may or may not have dropped the name of the best and worst DJs on the Texans squad.
Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus joins Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu to talk massive burgers, technique and so much more.
Houston Texans D.J. Reader joins Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu to talk game action, team chemistry - and a few special questions from fellow Texans players.
Cecil Shorts III
Houston Texans Ambassador, Cecil Shorts III, joins Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty and Deepi Sidhu to start off the 2018 season of the Texans Player Show LIVE at Fuddruckers.