Texans RB Stacey Mack
(On being a feature back) "It's been everything I
expected, I mean it's work, it's hard work being the feature back
and it's been everything I expected."
(On if he has any regrets leaving the Jaguars) "No, I
don't have any regrets at all."
(On how it feels to play with so many ex-Jaguars) "The
guys they have here are great guys and great players."
(On if he and the ex-Jags talk about the past) "Sometimes
we talk about some funny moments that we had in Jacksonville, not
most of the time, but sometimes we talk about it."
(On his eagerness to play this game) "No I didn't circle
it on my calendar. Really, I take it as another game, it's
just a game. I have a lot of good friends on that team so you
do want to go out and play well and have a good game against
(On if he talks to Fred Taylor) "Yeah I talk to Fred at
least twice a week and we just talk about what kind of game we had,
what went on during the game. Yeah, we'll talk before the
(On if he has any hard feelings against Jacksonville) "No
there weren't any hard feelings, no hard feelings at all. They
knew I wanted to be a feature guy, I wanted to carry the ball and
they knew that. There are no hard feelings with anybody in the
(On Jacksonville's D-line) "Yeah they'll be on us,
they're probably the best front we'll face, and they have two young
guys in Hugh Douglas and Tony Brackens who are looking very good off
his injury. We just have to be physical, we have to be more
physical than they are and just run the ball. We have to get
the running game started early on these guys and open up the passing
(On the Jacksonville QB situation) "I don't know, Mark's
still a great quarterback. I think Mark has two or three more years,
good years in his career and that's the way it is."
(On if it feels less that he faces his old team due to the team's
turnover in the front office) "Yeah that too, but still
you have teammates that you played with for four years. It
does feel like they have different offensive schemes and different
defensive schemes but you're still facing teammates that you played
with for the last four years."
(On the Texans offense not getting into the end zone)
"Yeah that is a problem especially when you're playing teams
that can put points up on the board. We're moving the ball but
we're just shooting ourselves in the foot as far as making mistakes.
We just have to move the ball and put points on the board.
That wins games, points on the board. It is a problem right
now, but hopefully we can get it started this week."
**Texans FS Marlon McCree**
(on his role in this Sunday's game) "I think I'll have more of
a special teams role and be ready to step in if a guy goes down.
Unless things change, that's what my goal will be."
(on how he is picking up the Texans' defense) "It's going well.
I have a pretty good understanding of what's going on. Today, I'll
be getting reps and throughout the week I'll be getting more reps.
I think as the week ends I'll become much more comfortable with the system and the scheme of things."
(on if he is going to talk trash to his former Jaguars' teammates)
"Oh yeah, I'm going to talk a lot of trash during the game.
They will too. I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be a lot of
fun. I've got a lot of friends on that team. If I beat a guy inside
or if I make a play on a guy, I'm going to give it to him pretty
good. And vice versa - if they make a play, they are going to talk
(on if this game is just another game) "I'm from Florida.
Jacksonville is not my home, but it's an hour away from my Orlando.
I've got a lot of friends on that team. I'll go out there and I want
to play my best. They are going to want to play their best against
me. I am going to go out there and have a good time."
**Texans DE Gary Walker**
(On Jacksonville) "They play hard. They're 0-3 but they
play hard. They have got a lot of weapons so we just have to
concentrate on playing a team and not letting the record sink in
there because their record does not speak on how this team has been
(On the importance of this game) "It's a big game for us.
With the bye week coming up it would be great to get a win here and
go into the bye week 2-2 and just regroup. You have got a team
here that it very capable. They've got a lot of playmakers.
They have got probably one of the best running backs in the league,
two quarterbacks, and good receivers. They've got a stout
defense; front four is as good as any in the league. We have
got our work cut out for us this week."
(On game planning for different quarterbacks) "There are
certain things you will probably do differently with a left handed
or right handed quarterback but pretty much it's the same.
Both of the quarterbacks have played well. We have just got to
try and pressure them and keep them moving."
(On winning going into the bye week) "It would mean a lot,
means you're 2-2, means you're split and you're still sitting there
basically pretty much even with everyone else. There are going
to be a lot of teams 2-2 after this week. Then you comeback,
regroup and get ready to go and play the rest of the season."
(On last week vs. Kansas City) "The only thing you can learn
from last week is if you don't do the little things then stuff like
that happens. I myself have to play better and think there are
a lot of other guys that have to play better as a team. That's
one thing you have to do, you have to be quicker in all three phases
and you got to do it for 60 minutes. The way a lot of these
games are now with overtime you have to do it for 68 minutes."
**Texans LB Jamie Sharper**
(on playing Jacksonville this Sunday) "I know that they're
going to come in here to Houston and try to get one on us. They'll
definitely be prepared, especially being oh-and-three and having
some games they could have won earlier in the season. They'll come
here with their best effort. So we have to go out here on Sunday and
make sure we have all the guys playing on point and getting our job
(on which quarterback he is preparing for) "I think Brunell is
doing a good job. A lot of people are talking about Leftwich coming
in and what have you. But I'm just preparing for Brunell because he
is a great quarterback. He is a Pro Bowl caliber quarterback and he
has made plays against us in the past. Leftwich - we don't have to
worry about him as much right now because we haven't seen him on the
field, except during the preseason. We're going to keep preparing
for Brunell and make sure that we're ready for him."