Julién Davenport and 49ers Prep
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk with Julién Davenport and breakdown the 49ers visiting the Texans for Training Camp.
Andre Ware on the Texans Progress
Josh Keyes and Dylan Cole join Drew Dougherty and John Harris for 1-on-1s, respectively. Marc Vandermeer joins to talk about practice, respond to OB's post practice thoughts and 49ers have a new RB to bring to Houston. Andre Ware joined Marc and John to give his thoughts on what he liked vs. Chiefs, what he'll have his eyes on during Saturday's game vs. 49ers.
On to the Next: Preseason Game 2
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris recap Game 1 of the Houston Texans preseason and turn the page to the second against the 49ers.
Brian Gaine on Texans Training Camp
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk all things Texans with a special guest interview with Texans GM Brian Gaine.
Preseason Players to Watch
Marc Vandemeer and John Harris break down some secret stars to look out for during the preseason.
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris preview the preseason the best way they know how, plus some special guests and even more special aspects of the Texans to look forward to this season.
53-Man Roster Decisions
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris give their take on the tough decisions leading to the 53-man roster.
NFL rule changes
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris unpack NFL rule changes.
Practice 6 + David Quessenberry
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris break down the 6th practice out in West Virginia with guest David Quessenberry.
Texans Camp #5 Recap + Kevin Johnson
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris sit down to recap Texans Camp practice #5 with a special guest appearance from Kevin Johnson.
Reid and Coates + Jenny Vrentas
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk about the rookies. Plus interviews with Justin Reid, Sammy Coates and Jenny Vrentas from MMQB.
Day Two Wrap Up
It's time for day two wrap ups with Marc Vandermeer and John Harris.
Offense on the Move
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk about day one of training camp, particularly the offense.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/WR Sammie Coates
Sammie Coates answered 12 questions from Drew Dougherty after Thursday's camp practice.
Biggest Offseason Stories
Marc Vandermeer and Deepi Sidhu go over the biggest offseason stories and take a long look at Training Camp priorities
Top 10 Training Camp Storylines
(0:00) Marc Vandermeer and John Harris discuss the beginning of Training Camp and what makes it so special - even in West Virginia. (15:39) Drew Dougherty talks: "Top 10 Storylines to Watch to Start Training Camp." (31:46) PLENTY happening around the NFL, including WR stories in Cleveland (Josh Gordon) and New England (Malcolm Mitchell, potentially).
Two QB System?
(0:00) Could a two QB system work? Like on-the-field-at-the-same-time work? John Harris puts Marc Vandermeer on the spot, in some sense to see whether the news of the Ravens dual QB plays seen at Training Camp could stoke a trend. (15:19) Deepi Sidhu answers the question: "Who are YOUR most intriguing players to watch at Training Camp in West Virginia?" based on John's article on HoustonTexans.com this morning. (31:27) Big news out of Indy, the USA Today has predicted 11-5 for the Texans and NOT winning the division - around the League.
Running Backs and TV Broadcasters
Marc Vandermeer and John Harris discuss Texans running backs and later discuss the best TV NFL broadcasters ever.
Another Game of "Other Than"
(0:00) Seneca Wallace of AFFL fame (and former Iowa State star/NFL QB) joined Deepi Sidhu to talk about the championship game tomorrow night in Houston and his career as an NFL QB. (13:41) Marc Vandermeer joined John Harris to put John on the spot with "Other than"... For example, other than the Patriots, who will win the AFC East? Ugh, no one?? (31:16) Using Darrelle Revis' retirement as inspiration, Drew Dougherty and John discussed greatness: the greatest we ever saw on our In the Lab Podcast and this is a snippet of that conversation.
Watson's Big Plays
(0:00) Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk injuries in the NFL and segway into Watson's biggest plays. (16:45) Marc and John discuss the nuances of the home schedule.
What you need to know about the Texans OL
(0:00) Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk about the biggest non-injury question about training camp: the OL. Are we as worried about it as most fans/analysts are? (15:00) Drew Dougherty and John talk conditioning tests and why the Texans should have to do the Fartlek. (30:32) John discusses radio training camp schedule and an NFL writer that questions why JJ Watt is ranked in the top ten players in the league per Madden.
Offensive Skill Positions
(0:00) Marc Vandermeer and John Harris talk about the offensive skill positions. (16:17) John shares his strong feelings toward Marc's selection of the top ten plays in franchise history.
Vandermeer and McClain
(0:00) Marc Vandermeer and John McClain talk about the Texans injury situation. (14:13) Marc and John talk about the Helmet rule and ideas for rule changes. (27:43) Marc and John discuss how certain former players and coaches are doing in the TV business.
Texans All Access: July 11
(0:00) Drew Dougherty and John Harris discuss no picks in the Supplemental Draft (mild surprise) and whether the Titans are the third best team in the division. (14:30) Deepi Sidhu and John figured out (from scratch...not bad for a couple of math geeks) a formula for the best offense in the AFC. (32:15) Cecil Shorts from the Deep Post Podcast talking Watt, Watson and Hopkins and The Players' Take on Whitney Mercilus.
Texans All Access: July 10
(0:00) Deepi Sidhu and John Harris give "3 stars" to impressive Texans seasons, wins, performances and worst of all gut-punch losses (yes, Deshaun). (15:49) Now that Madden ratings are out and Tag is in theaters, Drew Dougherty and John discuss the top games we loved playing as kids...in other words until we became fathers. (31:38) Could the Texans 90-man roster change tomorrow? The supplemental draft has a pair of cornerbacks and a safety worth considering, and John discuss them all and why it could happen.
Deep Slant 25: Coach Midget, Quessenberry, Mercilus
We catch up with secondary coach Anthony Midget, the latest with David Quessenberry and Training Camp Diary #2 with Whitney Mercilus.
Deep Slant 24: Camp with Miller, Coates, Bademosi
We catch up with a trimmer Lamar Miller, training camp diaries with Sammie Coates and find out what Johnson Bademosi adds to special teams and his acai bowl.
Deep Slant 23: Training Camp Week 1, Whitney Mercilus and D.J. Reader
Whitney Mercilus describes his training camp routine in the first installment of a new series called "Training Camp Diaries" and D.J. Reader talks about the gang being all back together on defense in West Virginia.
Deep Slant 22: Act 2 for QB Seneca Wallace?
Former NFL QB Seneca Wallace leads flag football team to national championship game in Houston while Deepi Sidhu and J.J. Moses convince him to give the NFL another shot.
Deep Slant 21: Cecil Shorts on 2018 Texans, new role
Former Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts III joins the podcast to discuss his thoughts about Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, J.J. Watt and the latest in his post-playing career.
Deep Slant 20: Getting a job in sports media
Voice of the Texans Marc Vandermeer joins the podcast to discuss how to get a job in sports media.
Deep Slant 19: The Unbelievable Journey of Sean Pendergast
Co-host of the Triple Threat, Texans Pregame and Postgame shows, Sean Pendergast tells the unbelievable story of his journey into sports radio.
Deep Slant 18: Social media do's/don'ts, new HT.com
Texans Senior Director of Digital Media Eric SanInocencio joins the podcast to discuss the do's and don'ts of social media and the new HoustonTexans.com.
Deep Slant 17: Sports Recovery with Kailee Wong
Deepi Sidhu and Kailee Wong discuss the benefits of Sports Recovery, from cryotherapy to proper stretching, and how to improve your own athletic performance with this simple trick.
Deep Slant 16: Life After the NFL
J.J. Moses joins the podcast to discuss the transition from playing in the NFL to a career and when to start planning for the future.
Deep Slant 15: Life of an NFL Athletic Trainer
“Life of an NFL athletic trainer” featuring Roland Ramirez, Texans director of rehabilitation/ associate head athletic trainer.
We discuss what rehab is like for professional athletes and the product Ramirez developed that has been adopted by other NFL teams and professional sports.
Deep Slant 14: Kid Reporters talk Season 3
This week we interview the Kid Reporters, Luke and Jogi, what gets them excited for 2018 and some highlights from the upcoming Kid Reporter Season 3.
Deep Slant 12: Rookies Arrive, What's Next?
Deepi and J.J. Moses discuss what happens next for the draft class rookies and undrafted players, as rookie minicamp begins next week. Also, J.J. weighs in on the proposed kickoff rule changes.
Deep Slant 13: Bringing College Football and Soccer to NRG
This week’s podcast features David Fletcher, general manager of Lone Star Sports and Entertainment and Executive Director of the Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl. Deepi and David discuss bringing college football and soccer to NRG Stadium and the process through which the Academy Texas Bowl teams are picked.
Deep Slant 11: View of Draft Day from the Inside
Deepi Sidhu, Drew Dougherty and Eric SanInocencio discuss the NFL Draft, what it’s like to be at the draft, riding in the limo with the first-round picks and what happened when the Texans suddenly moved up to select Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 overall pick last year.
Deep Slant 10: Ticketing 101 for Texans, Beyonce, T-Swift
John Schriever, Senior VP of Ticketing and Event for the Houston Texans, talks about what’s new for 2018 season and offers insight on how popular concert tickets like Beyoncé/Taylor Swift are priced.
Deep Slant 9: J.J. Moses Talks New Role, Offseason Program
Deepi Sidhu and J.J. Moses talk about his new role with the team, Phase I of offseason workouts and the things his dad always told him to remember.
Deep Slant 7: Wade Smith talks o-line
Wade Smith joins the Deep Slant podcast to discuss on what he thinks the Texans o-line will look like and the new league rule that he definitely has questions about.
Deep Slant 8: Inside John Harris' Brain
Deepi Sidhu and John Harris discuss what goes into the making of the Harris 100 and how to evaluate prospects.
Deep Slant 6: Free Agency Recap & an Epic Office Prank
Deepi, Drew and John recap free agency, the Tyrann Mathieu signing and how the roster changes could affect the Texans 2018 draft strategy. Plus, Drew and John share an epic office prank.
Deep Slant 5: What Is Free Agency Like for a Player?
(1:17) J.J.’s FRIEND was THE BACHELOR in a previous season. (6:45) J.J. tells a story of when he recently ran into J.J. Watt. (16:30) J.J describes what free agency like for an NFL Player. (27:30) Watson gets an invite from NASA.
Deep Slant 2: Super Bowl and Tom vs. Time
Deepi Sidhu goes in-depth with former Texans J.J. Moses about the Super Bowl, Tom vs. Time and so much more.
Deep Slant 1: Welcome to the podcast, what are we doing?
Join Deepi Sidhu and former Texan J.J. Moses as they dive deep into sports and pop culture each week.
Deep Slant 3: The Blue Carpet Experience and Houston Sports Awards
Deepi Sidhu and J.J. Moses recap the Houston Sports Awards, how to improve special teams and donuts.
Deep Slant 4: NFL Combine Recap, Best of Social Media
Deepi Sidhu hosts a DeepSlant podcast where she and former Texans J.J. Moses discuss NFL Combine, J.J. Moses credits NFL coaching legend Dick Vermeil for discovering him and best of social media this week.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/LB Brian Peters
LB Brian Peters went 1-on-1 with Drew Dougherty and talked football, life, languages and more.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/RB Troymaine Pope
RB Troymaine Pope talked with Drew Dougherty about football, life and much more in this 1-on-1.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/LB Josh Keyes
Drew Dougherty caught up with LB Josh Keyes and asked him questions about football, life and much more.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/DE Christian Covington
Defensive lineman Christian Covington talked about his pillows, his all-time favorite NFL player and much more in this Q&A with Drew Dougherty.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/C Nick Martin
Center Nick Martin talked about his recent wedding, his all-time favorite NFL player and much more in this Q&A with Drew Dougherty.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/P Shane Lechler
Punter Shane Lechler talked about the outdoors, his all-time favorite NFL player and much more in this Q&A with Drew Dougherty.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/NT D.J. Reader
NT D.J. Reader went 1-on-1 with Drew Dougherty, and the two discussed which Texan talks the most trash, Reader's hands and much more.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/WR coach John Perry
WR coach John Perry shared about the best parts of training camp, which assistant coach is the best dresser, and much more.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/RB Alfred Blue
RB Alfred Blue shared who the most underrated Texan is, his thoughts on postcards and much more in this Q&A with Drew Dougherty.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/LT Julién Davenport
Left tackle Julién Davenport explained which teammate gets him most amped up, what he had to pack for training camp, and much more in this Q&A with Drew Dougherty.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/S Justin Reid
Rookie safety Justin Reid talked soccer, hair, postcards and more in this Q & A with Drew Dougherty
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/OL Zach Fulton
Drew Dougherty found 12 things out about OL Zach Fulton in this Q&A.
Drew's Dirty Dozen: 12Q w/ILB Zach Cunningham
ILB Zach Cunningham shared what he's improved this offseason, who his most underrated teammate is, and the perfect training camp breakfast, amongst other things.
Greatest Players we've seen in person
4:00 John Harris goes back to the 1980's for his best HS player
9:40 Drew Dougherty reveals greatest HS player he saw
15:06 Who was the best player John saw at Brown U?
16:10 Drew's SMU Mustangs late 1990's opponents
22:18 The guys reel off a list of greatest Texans' opponents they've seen
In the Lab: Best games you played growing up
5:20- Drew & John go over Texans' newest Madden ratings
7:55- Drew played this from age 2 through junior high
10:48- An underrated football computer game is revealed
14:36- Wallball checks in with honorable mention
14:45- John's 1st game is unveiled
17:30- What the heck is B.B. Britches?
23:00- John & Drew agree on a big one
In the Lab: Snap memories of Texans Top 100 history
Drew Dougherty and John Harris give a snapshot memory of every Texans player--25 total--who've made the NFL Top 100 List since 2011.
4:15- They look back at 4 who made it in 2011
6:46- The first batch of players from a playoff team are discussed
11:00- The 2013 list had quite a few names
13:55- Watt still turns in a memorable year
In the Lab: Summer Jobs for Texans
3:15- Drew assigns 2 Texans to lifeguard duty
4:24- A Captain America stand-in is chosen by John
5:50- Fore! Drew has a caddy job for a Texan
7:00- John has a summer job for Coach O'Brien
10:30- 3 Texans will be basketball camp counselors
12:05- John hands out an internship to last Blockbuster in USA
In the Lab: Two-to-Go OTA edition
5:06- Drew Dougherty & John Harris share their 2 2018 surprise impact players
9:15-The duo shares their 2 under-the-radar players
12:34-Drew & John explain their 2 impressive rookies from OTAs
In the Lab: Drafting All-Time Texas college Defense
1:01-Drew explains the rules
2:15-John takes 1st overall pick
2:41-Drew counters w/his 1st pick
6:06-John adds a Texans Ambassador
12:10-Drew goes to Yale...WHAT?
19:08-John takes his 11th and final pick
19:50-Drew makes his final pick
In the Lab: What if the Texans were picking 4th?
5:04-John Harris makes his choice, provided that Deshaun Watson is not on team
5:24-Drew Dougherty makes his Deshaun Watson-less Texans selection
8:10-John proposes a trade idea
11:12-John makes his pick for a Texans squad w/Watson
14:06-Drew chooses for a Watson-led Texans team
16:30-Another trade scenario pops up
In the Lab: the 10 people you'd want in your Texans suite
(0:38) Drew & John chit-chat about preseason schedule. (5:45) John makes 1st pick for suite. (6:33) Drew counters with starpower pick. (9:33) John nabs a college talking head. (13:19) Drew adds a Texans legend. (23:45) John brings in a great storyteller. (25:38) Drew gets shenanigans involved.
In the Lab: 4 Oilers who we'd add to 2018 Texans
(1:26) Drew and John recap All-American Dude Draft. (11:23) John adds a former Oiler to the 2018 Texans offense. (12:10) Drew adds a former Oiler to the 2018 Texans offense. (19:02) John adds a former Oiler to the 2018 Texans defense. (20:15) Drew adds a former Oiler to the 2018 Texans defense.
In the Lab: Top 10 Houston NFL Players
(1:18) Drew and John set the guidelines. (3:10) The #1 player is revealed. (7:11) A counter-point is offered for #2. (15:45) Another change is made at #2. (17:17) A tie for 10th place. (18:55) Texans who might crack Top 10 in future.
In the Lab: Top 5 cereals, Drafting Days
(3:37) John and Drew rank their Top 5 breakfast cereals (10:16) John reveals his #1 (10:45) Drew reveals his #1 (14:30) John and Drew take turns drafting the best days of the week (21:02) They kick out 1 day of the week.
In the Lab: Breakthrough Choices for 2018
(2:29) Drew reveals his defensive breakthrough Texan (7:23) John reveals his defensive breakthrough Texan (10:39) John reveals his offensive breakthrough Texan (15:25) Drew reveals his offensive breakthrough Texan