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10 question with Moats


Running back Ryan Moats is beginning his second season with the Texans. The speedy back sat down with to discuss a number of topics, including his summer internship in graphic design.

  1. How has your training camp gone so far?

"It's going good, I'm getting everything down. I'm just trying to get consistent with it and get comfortable. It's getting there."

  1. Do you feel any pressure in the competition for a spot at running back?

"I don't feel any pressure, I just have to do what I can do and try to be as consistent as I can be and let the chips fall where they may."

  1. What are some unique things that you bring to the Texans offense?

"I don't know if its unique because there are a lot of guys on this team that have the same thing: heart, speed and flat-out going out there and giving it their all."

  1. What do you feel you've improved on since last season?

"Consistency. That was my main goal coming into this training camp, was to be consistent with everything. I think that's what I have improved on."

  1. What kind of opportunity do the preseason games present for you?

"Preseason games are important for a lot of different players, and everybody is in their own level of play like a fifth -ear player, first-year or a rookie. It's not that you have to prove anything, it's just another opportunity to show the whole league what you can do."

  1. What goals have you set for yourself this year?

"To be an important part of the puzzle for the team winning. Everything I can do to help us win, I will do."

  1. You completed a summer internship in graphic design. How was that experience?

"It was great, it was a lot of fun. It's a second passion of mine besides football, and I had a blast and learned a lot."

  1. What are some other things that you do away from the football field?

"I do a football camp along with working out and the graphic stuff. That's what I hang on to."

  1. How do you stay focused through the long days of training camp?

"I keep my head in the book and try to take it one day at a time. I try to focus on one thing at a time every day. Let's say on the first day you mess up something, the next day you try to correct that mess-up. You have to keep building as you go."

  1. Some of your teammates have been saying the motto for this season is "Playoffs or Bust." What's your take on that?

"I know a lot of other people have expectations for this team and for the guys here, but I think these guys have their own expectations for themselves. In order for us to do that, we have to put that on ourselves."

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