On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Sonic Drive In

    Friday, November 28
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a free item (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

Smith says he’s a “Lycan wolf ninja” in playoffs

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 2, 2012 – 2:05 pm

One of the bright spots in the Texans’ Week 17 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday was defensive end Antonio Smith. He had two sacks in the first half, giving him a career-high 6.5 on the season.

Smith punctuated both sacks with his trademark “Ninja Assassin Slash of Death” celebration, something he hadn’t been able to do since Week 5. After tallying at least half a sack in each of the first five games of 2011, Smith was stuck on 4.5 sacks until Sunday.

“Man – I thought I was gonna have to kill the ninja or something,” Smith said after the game. “I was gonna have to put him in retirement. It felt good. Just playing and having fun. I was a little too excited on the first one because it’d been so long, I almost forgot how to do the ninja, but it felt good. It really did.”

Smith, whose ninja persona extends well beyond his sack celebration, was asked if there’s a special “playoff ninja” in store.

“What?” he said, giving a ‘you-should-know-better’ look at the source of the question. “I don’t want to toot two horns, but playoff ninja Antonio slash whatever is a lot more… I don’t know what to call it, but I think I played my best ball in that playoff run I had with the Cardinals. I focused more than I focused, and it turned out to be a good little playoff run. It didn’t end the way I wanted it, but hey, I get another shot.”

So… a “super ninja,” then?

“More like a Lycan wolf ninja – like a ninja who been bit by a werewolf and then he’s still a ninja but then transforms to the wolf come game time,” Smith said. “And the wolf is the dog. And y’all know I got the dog, too.”

Smith had two sacks, eight tackles, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in four playoff games with the Cardinals in 2008-09.


Tags:
Posted in Nick Scurfield | No Comments »

Post a Comment