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  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans defensive ends Jared Crick and Tim Jamison at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.

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OTA Day 3 Observations

Posted May 29, 2014

Texans Analyst creatively recapped the first week of Texans OTAs by going back in time and checking out the High School Yearbook.

After each of the first two voluntary, full-team OTA sessions, I spent a few hours writing up my observations. Without pads on, I don’t know that there are many more to make after day three. Well, any that I can share with the general populace. So with the conclusion of the first week of workouts, I figured I’d make a few other observations.

It’s May, graduation season and also the month for the time-honored ritual of receiving your school’s annual yearbook. That was a great day when you found out the yearbooks arrived, huh? When it did, one of the first things everyone did was to flip to the Surperlatives page. I know you remember it well.

Best looking

Most athletic

Most likely to succeed.

Most likely to succeed was mine in junior high and high school. Every single year. Nothing like pressure from your peers for seven years running, huh?

Either way, I decided to wrap up the first week of OTA by handing out my own Houston Texans yearbook superlatives.

The award for BEST HAIR goes to…one of the newest Texans. Defenisve tackle Ricardo Mathews. If you’re standing behind him, good luck trying to figure out what his number is. Runners up are center Chris Myers and Mathews' position coach Bill Kollar.

The award for MOST LIKELY TO GET YELLED AT goes to…the linebackers. New linebackers coach Mike Vrabel is one heck of a teacher and it’s fascinating to watch him work every single day. But I’m not sure Mike is capable of having a conversation at any rate lower than 100% volume, not to mention the fact that he’s highly emotional all the time, which I love. Runner up is Bill O’Brien's iPod when he’s angry and needs to make a point to the entire team.

The award for BEST NEW ARRIVAL goes to…the blue silk footballs the running backs have been toting around during the individual portion of practice. If you haven’t seen these things, imagine the regular Wilson football, covered by a slippery, royal blue silk pair of spandex. That thing is difficult to handle and forces the running backs to carry the ball properly. Runner up is music during team periods.

The award for MOST MISSED AT PRACTICE goes to…segways. 

The award for MOST FASHIONABLE goes to…safety D.J. Swearinger. Honestly, it’s no contest. Trying to find certain players on the field can be rough, but finding Swearinger is easy. Taped up, sleeveless jersey, socks on just right, battle red long sleeves under his jersey and locks flowing out of the back of his helmet. It’s hard to miss him. Runner up is offensive lineman Ben Jones who wears game pants to practice, every single day.

The award for MOST TALKATIVE TEXAN goes to…uh, no one really. Runner up is O’Brien, who seemingly loves meeting with the media every single day.

The award for MOST ATHLETIC goes to…nose tackle Jerrell Powe and it’s not even close. This guy is 330 lb., give or take a full fajita dinner or three and moves like a cat. You can take all the “4.3 in the 40” flyers you want, I’ll take the big fella that can move like his last buffet dinner is at risk. Runner up is Jadeveon Clowney and Jay Prosch.

The award for BEST BEACH BODY goes to…outside linebacker Trevardo Williams in a runaway. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this guy has negative body fat. He’s cut from a much different cloth than anything I’ve seen before. Runners up are all the quarterbacks.

The award for MOST SUPERSTITIOUS goes to…J.J. Watt for the elbow brace. Don’t get me wrong, I hope he wears that thing 24/7/365 to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself picking up steaks at HEB, much less in an OTA practice. Runner up is O’Brien and his towel.

The award for MOST IMPROVED goes to…wide receiver Alan Bonner. It’s not really fair that Bonner missed all of last year with an injury but through three days of practice, he’s made an impression on those watching and the coaching staff. Runner up is Shane Lechler (yes that’s tongue in cheek, if you’re asking. Not Bonner though, that’s legitimate)

The award for MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED goes to…the tight ends. Since O’Brien took over as the play caller/offensive coordinator in New England in 2009 through last year at Penn State, his tight ends have been major factors in the offense. It’s not been just one guy either. From Hernandez and Gronk in New England to Breneman and James at Penn State, it’s been a couple or more that have succeeded in this offense. Runner up is running back Arian Foster.

The award for MOST LIKELY TO FIGHT DURING TRAINING CAMP goes to…O’Brien. I wouldn’t try him, trust me, I’ve seen someone do it. Runners up are strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald and Deepi Sidhu. Do not even think about messing with either one of them.

The award for MOST LIKELY TO WRITE A STORY THAT GETS ALL MEDIA THROWN OUT OF PRACTICE goes to…nah, I’m leaving that one alone. But, I’ve got my eye on a few.

That’s all for now, hopefully you enjoy the rest of the yearbook, errr, season.

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