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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    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*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    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!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • 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. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • 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!
  • 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.

Connor Barwin on Whitney Mercilus, Brooks Reed, 2012 and more

Posted by Nick Scurfield on May 16, 2012 – 2:18 pm

Connor Barwin was the featured guest on “Texans All Access” on Tuesday afternoon on SportsRadio 610 AM. The fourth-year outside linebacker had plenty of interesting things to say in his hour-long studio visit – ranging from his thoughts on Co-Marshaling the Houston Art Car Parade on Saturday to looking like Kramer from ‘Seinfeld’ to these nuggets:

On what’s ahead for him after 11.5 sacks in 2011: “I’m very excited. When Reggie (Herring) and Wade (Phillips) came in, they kind of taught me a new way to pass rush a little bit. So now I have a year under my belt. I’ve completely kind of forgotten about the ankle injury and moved past that. I think another thing’s that going to help this season was drafting (Whitney) Mercilus, because I think that’ll give me and Brooks (Reed) a better rotation. Rushing the passer, you can say 70 percent or a lot of times is just hustle, and when you’re out there fresh, which there were times last season when we necessarily weren’t, should definitely give us an advantage into this season.”

On first-round pick Whitney Mercilus’ role: “Fortunately for him, he’ll play the Will, I think, behind me and then we’ll rotate. And then I think early on, we’ll see how much he can mentally grasp… Early on, he’ll just be rushing primarily, which will be nice. It’s just going to be catching on to learning the defense and just getting in there and rotating with all of us.”

On second-year outside linebacker Brooks Reed: “He’s the strongest guy on our team, probably, right now. He’s having a great offseason. Like me, he came in here and we were just learning the way that Wade and Reggie are teaching us how to pass rush. With another year under his belt, the sky’s the limit for him.”

On Texans left tackle Duane Brown: “I think he’s one of the best offensive tackles in the league and also one of the most underrated tackles in the league. He blocks me a lot in practice. He definitely gets me ready for the games… He mixes aggressiveness with athleticism. There’s a lot of left tackles out there, a lot of the good ones that people say are good like Joe Staley and Jake Long, they’re real athletic and they drop and they play with you and that kind of thing, but they don’t ever really attack you too hard… Duane kind of mixes both of ‘em, so you’ve always got to be ready for him.”

On if the Texans’ defense talks about wanting to rank No. 1 in the league: “No, we don’t talk about ranking, but they do say if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. So, that only leaves one spot for us to be next year.”


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