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    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
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    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
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  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

Johnson on Schaub, “schoolyard football,” Megatron and more

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 18, 2011 – 5:56 pm

Wide receiver Andre Johnson talked at length about his hamstring injury and eagerness to return during an hour-long visit with SportsRadio 610 AM in Houston on Tuesday morning.

Johnson also touched on a wide-ranging variety of topics with co-hosts Marc Vandermeer and John Lopez, including:

  • Texans quarterback Matt Schaub: “Matt comes in and he busts his butt every day. He’s probably the first guy at the facility, last one to leave. But playing the position, being the quarterback, that’s part of it. You have to take the good with the bad because when you win, everybody’s going to praise you; when you lose, it’s always your fault. That’s just part of the game. You have to have tough skin, definitely, playing that position. Everyone’s going to criticize Matt, but as long as we’re successful, you won’t hear any criticism. That’s pretty much just part of it.”
  • How he gets so wide open: “I think it’s just more of just understanding defenses, studying film. That’s the thing I look for. I look at the players to try to pick up some tendencies, but at the same time, I’m just trying to see where they have soft spots in their defense. A lot of times, I try to tell guys just ‘cuz the route says ‘run 15 yards and break in and sprint across,’ it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do that. Don’t cover yourself up. Just run to the open spot. When I’m out there playing, man, sometimes I’m just out there playing schoolyard football. If I can find a spot, I’m going to go to it and just sit there.”
  • Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones: “I talk to Jacoby all the time, and I tell him how I feel. I don’t hold no punches. I don’t hold nothing back from him. I just pretty much let him know how it is, and he takes it. He listens to it and he tries to go out and work at it. After the Raiders game (when Jones had one catch for nine yards on 11 targets), that’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen him look. He was just down, like he was in the tank. And after watching him practice during the week leading up to the Ravens, I told him ‘Man, you look different. You look like you’re excited. You look like you’ve got your confidence back.’ And when he went out and played Sunday, you saw it. So I just tell him, ‘Man, the way you practice is the way you go out and play, and you just have to approach it like that.’”
  • His relationship with Titans CB Cortland Finnegan and if they “exchange Christmas cards,” in the words of Lopez: “Nah, there is no communication.”
  • Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who has nine touchdowns through six games: “I think he’s a better route runner than he was in his previous years. But I didn’t realize how big he was until I met him. I see why they call him Megatron. You know, 6-5, 240/235, runs a 4.3. You can’t do nothin’ with that, man.”
  • If he’s upset that he never got a great nickname of his own: “No. On Twitter lately, everybody’s been saying if he’s Megatron, I’m Optimus Prime, stuff like that. I really don’t get caught up into that. I think that Megatron name fits him. People were asking me earlier during the season who I thought was the best receiver, and his name was the first name that came out of my mouth. I’m a big fan of Calvin. I’m a big fan of all receivers, but he’s definitely put himself on the map this year.”

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