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  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.



  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html



2010 season in review: Cornerback

Posted Apr 5, 2011

The Texans' starting cornerback tandem of Glover Quin and Kareem Jackson was one of the youngest in the NFL in 2010.

Top performers: Glover Quin (85 tackles, 3 INTs), Jason Allen (23 tackles, 3 INTs)

Newcomers: Kareem Jackson (draft, first-round pick), Sherrick McManis (draft, fifth-round pick), Allen (waivers), Karl Paymah (free agency), Jamar Wall (waivers)

Major injuries: Quin (hand, Week 11), Paymah (wrist, Week 10)

Position coach: David Gibbs (9th NFL season, 2nd with Texans)

Year in review: In Quin and Jackson, the Texans had one of the youngest starting cornerback duos in the NFL. They were part of a defense that ranked 32nd against the pass, allowing 267.5 yards per game.

Quin, a fourth-round pick in 2009, had a team-high 14 passes defensed and was second on the team in tackles. He intercepted the first three passes of his career in Week 12 vs. Tennessee, setting a franchise record for interceptions in a game.

Jackson had a disappointing rookie season after being drafted 20th overall out of Alabama. He was beaten for several long touchdown passes in the first half of the season, but he began to settle down in the second half as he platooned with other players. Jackson finished with two interceptions and 71 tackles and ranked second on the team with 10 passes defensed.

The Texans claimed Allen off waivers on Nov. 11 after he was released by the Dolphins. In seven games with Houston, the 2006 first-round pick tied for the team lead with three interceptions. He had six interceptions total on the season.

Brice McCain, a sixth-round pick in 2009, moved into the nickel cornerback role and had 22 tackles and two passes defensed in 12 games. McManis, a rookie from Northwestern, played well in limited action. He recorded his first-career interception in Week 5 against the New York Giants.

Antwaun Molden, who was injured for most of the 2009 season, had six special teams tackles in 2010. Paymah, a sixth-year pro, played in two games before going on injured reserve in Week 10. Wall was waived after playing in just the first game of the season.

Season highlight: Week 12 vs. Tennessee. Quin picked off Titans rookie quarterback Rusty Smith three times to key a 20-0 victory at Reliant Stadium. Playing with a broken hand, he also had five passes defensed en route to winning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Quin’s first interception came early in the second quarter and set up the Texans’ first touchdown. His next two picks came in the fourth quarter, both inside the Texans’ three-yard line to preserve their first shutout since 2004. Smith finished with 138 passing yards, zero touchdowns and a passer rating of 26.7.

Season lowlight: Week 10 at Jacksonville, Week 11 at New York Jets. The Texans became the first team in NFL history to lose consecutive games on a go-ahead touchdown pass in the final 10 seconds.

In Week 10, Quin accidentally batted a 50-yard Hail Mary pass into the arms of Jags receiver Mike Thomas as time expired. In Week 11, Quin was in coverage on Santonio Holmes’ six-yard touchdown catch with 10 seconds remaining.

Quin was hardly the lone culprit in either game. Jaguars quarterback David Garrard had 342 passing yards and two touchdowns, while the Jets’ Mark Sanchez had 315 and three scores. The Jets trailed 27-23 with 49 seconds left to play, no timeouts and the ball at their own 28-yard line. They scored in only five plays, one of which was a 42-yard catch by Braylon Edwards down the right sideline.

Notable number: 53.2 – Completion percentage allowed by Jackson (50 of 94 passes) in 2010. It was the best rate among Texans cornerbacks, and better than the completion percentage allowed by rookie Pro Bowler Devin McCourty (54.5 percent) of the Patriots.

Key splits: Jackson’s 53.2 completion percentage rate also compares favorably to some of the league’s top cornerbacks in their first years as starters: Nnamdi Asomugha (46.3 in 2005), Champ Bailey (47.8 in 1999), Charles Woodson (49.0 in 1998) and Darrelle Revis (59.1 in 2007).

Jackson and Revis’ first-year starting lines are almost identical. Jackson allowed 50 completions on 94 attempts; Revis allowed 55 completions on 93 attempts. Jackson had with two interceptions; Revis had three. Both players had 10 passes defensed.

Quotable: “We should have broke his hand at the start of the season. It must have just leveled things out or something. He’s a great kid. He plays very hard. He came off a humbling experience in Jacksonville. He handled it like a man, and good things happen to people that just keep battling and stay after it, and that’s what he’s all about.”
- Texans coach Gary Kubiak, after the Texans beat the Titans in Week 12, on Quin, who had three interceptions while playing with a cast on his broken right hand

Looking ahead: The Texans have a new defensive backs coach in Vance Joseph. They might have a shuffling of personnel at cornerback this offseason as well.

The Texans think that Quin could excel at free safety, so he could move there depending on how they feel about the rest of their corners. The team still has high hopes for Jackson and expects him to play much better in his upcoming second season.

Allen, McManis, McCain and Molden are among a young nucleus of corners who are still under contract. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Texans add a veteran or two to the mix, if and when free agency occurs. Most pundits also expect the Texans to address the cornerback position in the draft.

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