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    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
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    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

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

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    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

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  • Tue., Sep. 16, 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
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  • Tue., Sep. 23, 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

Coach’s Commentary: Defensive Back

Posted by Nick Scurfield on July 26, 2012 – 3:31 pm

Earlier today, our position-by-position preview of the 2012 Texans continued with a look at the defensive backs. Here’s what Texans defensive backs coach Vance Joseph, who joined the team in 2011 from the San Francisco 49ers, has to say about the Texans’ projected starters at each position:

On CB Johnathan Joseph: “For us last year, he was the ultimate professional. He came in as a big-money free agent guy who practiced every day. Set a great example for our young guys. He was a great leader on the field, especially. I was proud of him. Sometimes, you sign guys who come in and don’t want to practice, don’t want to go the extra mile. But he worked every day, went the extra mile, studied and improved his game and made his first Pro Bowl. I’m assuming this year he’s going to be even better for us. He’s the ultimate key to our pass defense. Every week, he matches the best receiver from our opponents, man or zone. That gives us a great disguise. It also gets our best on their best each week. Some guys, you give them that assignment and sometimes they kind of want to relax and not play up to their level each week, but he embraces that challenge. He lives for playing the best guy each week. He has great long speed and great ball skills, and we’re expecting great things from him this year.”

On FS Danieal Manning: “Danieal Manning had a great spring. He’s gonna be a Pro Bowl player. I mean, that’s what he is. Last year, he missed almost four games and came back and played really well, but he had a great, great offseason here in the spring. He finally knows what to do and how to do it. Last year, we didn’t have any OTAs, so those guys came in, went right to camp, right to the season. The offseason has made him a better player in all aspects, especially knowing what to do. Physically, he’s off the charts as far as running, hitting, catching the football. Even his return skills are excellent. Mentally last year, he wasn’t where he should’ve been, but now he is. And he’s a leader. He’s a leader by example. He’s a guy every day who’s going to give you 100 percent. He’s going to give you energy every day. If guys follow his lead a little bit, it’s contagious, so I’m excited about Danieal.”

On SS Glover Quin: “He’s the model of consistency. G.Q. shows up every day and he’s the same person, mentally and physically, and that’s a skill that everyone doesn’t have. I mean, that’s hard to do in life, to show up every day and be the same or be better every day. That’s what he gives us, so we know going into Sundays he’s going to give us a solid day of play, mentally and physically. This offseason, he’s worked on his pass coverage stuff, being more rangy in high zones and all those things and in coverage on tight ends. I thought it was an excellent transition for him last year. Going from corner to safety and taking on the physical battles that a safety does, he’s really good at that. He’s going to get better. That was his first year playing safety in the NFL and he was almost there, but this year, he’s going to take great, great steps.”

On CB Kareem Jackson: “Jackson’s a guy I’m very, very proud of. Coming into last season, he had a rough rookie season, so confidence-wise, he wasn’t where he should’ve been. But he worked so hard on his technique and playing the game the right way. He was already a tough, smart player, but his technique wasn’t up to par. But after a long camp and spending hours of working technique, he became a really solid football player. The criticism he takes off the field, man, it’s almost impossible for a guy to play with confidence, but he has. He’s been very, very resilient. That’s a quality that most corners don’t have that he has. He’s a resilient player, he’s a tough player and he believes he can. I believe he can. He had a great spring. When we came in last year, he looked like a young corner. Now, watching the guy all spring, he looks like a professional corner, so I’m looking forward to great days from Kareem Jackson.”

The position-by-position season preview articles and Coach’s Commentary quotes for each projected starter will be featured in the 2012 Houston Texans Yearbook, which goes on sale at the Go Texan Store at Reliant Stadium and online on Saturday, July 28.


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3 Responses to “Coach’s Commentary: Defensive Back”

  1. By Jeffro on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    If Kareem is able to step in and be a reliable #2 corner the Bulls On Parade can’t go anywhere but up. I look for him and GQ to play with more confidence this season and as a result come up with more game changing plays, the way that J-Jo and D-Man did last year. The season can’t start soon enough. #GoTexans

  2. By Joshua on Jul 27, 2012 | Reply

    Im incredibly excited to see what Kareem Jackson will do this season. He has taken some crap from upset fans but i will support him 100% as a Houston Texans cornerback. Keep doing your thing Kareem!!

  3. By alkren on Jul 27, 2012 | Reply

    i feel we are going to see a different kj! i’m rooting for him!… i’ve bashed enough. but i think the 3rd year is going to be the charm. let’s go texans!

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