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Playoffs
07-01-2014, 07:18 PM
Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock
#Texans will also have meetings on July 25th. The team will have their first training camp practice the following day on July 26th.

Houston #Texans vets will report July 25th for a 7 am weigh-in & a 10 am conditioning test. Hearing that "young guys" back on July 21st.

So....

July 21 -- rookies report
July 25 -- veterans weigh-in/conditioning test; team meetings
July 26 -- first practice

And if I remember correctly they'll be full contact on 3rd day which would be July 29th.

TexansLucky13
07-01-2014, 07:20 PM
First!

:texflag:

EllisUnit
07-01-2014, 07:32 PM
You should add a date on there for when AJ will report, it should read

Whenever the F he wants.

HouTx11
07-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Won't be long now. All of this starts in just 3 weeks! August 9th is the first preseason game (I think)

The wait is almost over, folks!:clap::clap::clap:

BullNation4Life
07-02-2014, 01:11 PM
Won't be long now. All of this starts in just 3 weeks! August 9th is the first preseason game (I think)

The wait is almost over, folks!:clap::clap::clap:

The start of football season is bitter sweet for me...

I can't wait for the start of football but it means my summer is over and I have to go back to work...:overreact:

ObsiWan
07-02-2014, 02:40 PM
No word on which days will be Open to the Public??
:foottap:

EllisUnit
07-02-2014, 02:52 PM
No word on which days will be Open to the Public??
:foottap:

Yeah BS. Docs was way better......... even though it was for the wrong team :kitten:

IDEXAN
07-02-2014, 02:53 PM
So TC begins 3 weeks from Saturday - finally, the light at the end of the tunnel.

ArlingtonTexan
07-03-2014, 10:29 AM
So TC begins 3 weeks from Saturday - finally, the light at the end of the tunnel.

So we can go from

1)shorts and shirts 3rd hand accounts and speculation.
2) actual tackling with some 1st hand account observation
3) pre-season games with a teaspoon worth of the actual offense/defense and some hopeful peformances.
4) to real games where we question why the ofense/defense are not what we thought they would be (could be good or bad here)


Still along way to 4, but yes the glimmer of real football is starting to show.

Hervoyel
07-03-2014, 11:18 AM
So TC begins 3 weeks from Saturday - finally, the light at the end of the tunnel.



Anybody hear a train?


:kitten:


At this point I don't even care if it's a train. At least it will put me out of my "No Football Misery".

Nitrofish
07-04-2014, 11:26 PM
Anybody hear a train?


:kitten:


At this point I don't even care if it's a train. At least it will put me out of my "No Football Misery".

I have easing my pain by watching some CFL. Still trying to get used to teams punting on 3rd down, but it's been nice to watch to prime me for the real thing.

Looks like a good game coming up on the 5th with Saskatchewan Roughriders. vs. Toronto Argonauts

http://forum.wiziwig.eu/forums/32-NFL-CFL-AFL

Happy Independence Day Everyone!

Playoffs
07-10-2014, 09:42 AM
"Look for an announcement within the next 7 to 9 days on open practice dates... You can bank on a few days in the last week of July and a few days in early August." -- http://texansradio.houstontexans.com/news/PodcastCentral2.asp?AUTO=Y&EID=3207

ObsiWan
07-10-2014, 12:18 PM
"Look for an announcement within the next 7 to 9 days on open practice dates... You can bank on a few days in the last week of July and a few days in early August." -- http://texansradio.houstontexans.com/news/PodcastCentral2.asp?AUTO=Y&EID=3207

Yeah, last year the announcement came out on July 15th.
this was the schedule last year...
WHEN:
Tuesday, July 30 8-10 a.m.
Wednesday, July 31 8-10 a.m.
Thursday, August 1 8-10 a.m.
Friday, August 2 8-10 a.m.
Monday, August 5 8-10 a.m.
Tuesday, August 6 8-10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 7 8-10 a.m.I suspect it won't be a whole lot different

Playoffs
07-14-2014, 10:36 AM
2014 Houston Texans Training Camp OPEN PRACTICES presented by XFINITY (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-announce-open-Training-Camp-dates/40c00c89-a708-4dba-8d6f-d09f30733d48)

WHEN: Saturday, July 26 8-10 a.m.
Sunday, July 27 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 30 8-10 a.m.
Friday, August 1 8-10 a.m.
Saturday, August 2 8-10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 13 8-10 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 8-10 a.m.

WHERE: Houston Methodist Training Center
Fan parking in Green Lot

Seven training camp practice sessions will be open to the public at the Houston Methodist Training Center: Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27; Wednesday, July 30; Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2. On Wednesday, Aug. 13 and Thursday, Aug. 14, the Texans will host joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons, which are also open to the public.

Open practices will begin at either 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. CDT. Gates will open to fans at 7 a.m. with lines forming on Murworth Drive. The full training camp schedule, including practices not open to the general public, can be found at the end of this news release. The NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for all practice sessions open to the public.

Free tickets can be printed from the Texans official website, www.HoustonTexans.com, beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, with a limit of four per person, per practice while supplies last. Tickets for Youth Day on July 30 will be available exclusively at Houston-area Academy Sports Outdoors locations while supplies last as well. Bleacher seating at each practice session is general admission.

The Texans are once again hosting a school supply drive throughout training camp and encourage their fans to bring school supplies with them to donate at practice. The school supplies will be donated to the Houston Texans YMCA for distribution to students in its service area. Anyone who donates school supplies can register to win an autographed item from the Houston Texans.

The Houston Texans Cheerleaders 2014-15 Swimsuit Calendar, which goes on sale Sunday, July 20, will be available for purchase throughout training camp. All of the calendar girls will be on-hand to sign copies on July 26 and Aug. 2.

Texans Ambassadors and TORO will also be available for autographs at the practice sessions. Fans will be able to watch practice sessions as well as participate in the Fan Zone behind the bleachers, with kids having the opportunity to take part in TORO’s Kids Club Kids Zone presented by Kroger, featuring various Texans interactive games.

Free parking is available south of the Houston Methodist Training Center off of Lantern Point Drive in the Green Lot beginning at 5 a.m. on open dates.

*****************
Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
The #Texans joint practices with the #Falcons [HBO's Hard Knocks] are on Aug. 13 and 14. They're open to public too.
*****************

COMPLETE 2014 HOUSTON TEXANS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2014/07/texans-training-camp-begins-july-25-seven-open-practices/#24365101=0)

Day Date Morning Afternoon

Friday July 25 Team meetings/no practice
Sat. July 26 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Sunday July 27 8:30-11 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Monday July 28 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday July 29 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Weds. July 30 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Thurs. July 31 Day Off


Day Date Morning Afternoon

Friday August 1 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Sat. August 2 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Sunday August 3 8:30-11 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Monday August 4 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday August 5 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Weds. August 6 Day Off
Thurs. August 7 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Friday August 8 10:45-12 p.m.
Sat. August 9 Game at Arizona Cardinals, 7:30 p.m. CST
Sunday August 10 Day Off
Monday August 11 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday August 12 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Weds. August 13 Practice vs. Atlanta
Thurs. August 14 Practice vs. Atlanta
Friday August 15 Practice vs. Atlanta
Sat. August 16 Game vs. Atlanta Falcons, 7 p.m.
Sunday August 17 Day Off.
Monday August 18 8-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday August 19 Practice vs. Denver
Weds. August 20 Practice vs. Denver
Thurs. August 21 Practice vs. Denver
Friday August 22 Walk through
Sat. August 23 Game at Denver Broncos, 8 p.m.
Sunday August 24 Day Off
Monday August 25 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday August 26 8-10:30 a.m. 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Weds. August 27 Walk through
Thurs. August 28 Game vs. San Francisco 49ers at 7 p.m.
Open Practices in green
Youth Day/tickets at Houston-area Academy Sports Outdoors

ObsiWan
07-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Free tickets can be printed from the Texans official website, www.HoustonTexans.com (http://www.HoustonTexans.com), beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, with a limit of four per person, per practice while supplies last. Tickets for Youth Day on July 30 will be available exclusively at Houston-area Academy Sports Outdoors locations while supplies last as well. Bleacher seating at each practice session is general admission.

The HT.com website will crash
http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/computer-smileys/computer.gif
at exactly 10:02 Weds., July 16th.
:D

texanhead08
07-14-2014, 04:12 PM
The HT.com website will crash
http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/computer-smileys/computer.gif
at exactly 10:02 Weds., July 16th.
:D


The site will crash not over a game but practice

http://gifsoup.com/view/53057/practice.html

CloakNNNdagger
07-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock 3s

#Texans open practices are July 26-27 & 30th. August 1-2 & 13-14th (Falcons). Practices start at 8 or 8:30, gates open at 7 am.



Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock 48s

#Texans announce 7 open practices to the public, including two against the Atlanta Falcons....


I think I got it right this time! But a couple hours late and a dollar short!!!!!!! Playoffs, you sly fox!!!!!

ObsiWan
07-14-2014, 07:04 PM
...

I think I got it right this time! But a couple hours late and a dollar short!!!!!!! Playoffs, you sly fox!!!!!

I'm convinced Playoffs is a bot
:kitten:
but with damned good programming I must say

drs23
07-15-2014, 10:01 AM
...


I think I got it right this time! But a couple hours late and a dollar short!!!!!!! Playoffs, you sly fox!!!!!

Give it up Doc. Playoffs, the Scoop that never Sleeps!

pissknocker
07-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Monday 7/28 was not an option for Season ticket holders presale, neither is Sunday 8/3. I really wanted to go to the first Monday.

ObsiWan
07-16-2014, 11:41 AM
2014 Houston Texans Training Camp OPEN PRACTICES presented by XFINITY (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-announce-open-Training-Camp-dates/40c00c89-a708-4dba-8d6f-d09f30733d48)

WHEN:Saturday, July 26 8-10 a.m.
Sunday, July 27 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 30 8-10 a.m.
Friday, August 1 8-10 a.m.
Saturday, August 2 8-10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 13 8-10 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 8-10 a.m.WHERE:Houston Methodist Training Center
Fan parking in Green Lot*****************
Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro

*****************

Open Practices in green
Youth Day/tickets at Houston-area Academy Sports Outdoors
Anyone having any luck getting open training camp tickets??
TicketMaster sucks!! I've been trying since 10 a.m. and haven't gotten anything but this...

Searching for tickets...
Your wait time is less than 1 minute.
I've been seeing this crap for nearly an hour.
:bat:

wolf123
07-16-2014, 11:42 AM
My grandma fell down and I had to go help her while I was trying to get the tickets. If anyone has any extra tickets please let me know. Willing to pay or at least give you a giant Huge over the Internet!:heart:

wolf123
07-16-2014, 11:43 AM
Anyone having any luck getting open training camp tickets??
TicketMaster sucks!! I've been trying since 10 a.m. and haven't gotten anything but this...

I've been seeing this crap for nearly an hour.
:bat:

All sold out. I got the same message for 50 minutes until I had to leave.

ObsiWan
07-16-2014, 01:07 PM
All sold out. I got the same message for 50 minutes until I had to leave.
Hey, just for the hell of it I tried again about 15 mins ago and got tickets for 8-1-14 and 8-13-14.

Give it another shot. Whaddaya got to lose?

wolf123
07-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Hey, just for the hell of it I tried again about 15 mins ago and got tickets for 8-1-14 and 8-13-14.

Give it another shot. Whaddaya got to lose?

You went to Houstontexans.com or ticketmaster?

HOU-TEX
07-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Next week should be an awesome week/weekend for me. I'm going on a mini vacation, Texans TC begins and most importantly, my boy's coming home on leave for a few days.

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance he'll be going back to the middle east in the next couple months.

BUT, I'll have him here for almost a week. I'll take it!!!

Lurvinator11
07-16-2014, 02:11 PM
Completely forgot about it. If anyone has any tickets, please PM me.

ObsiWan
07-16-2014, 05:06 PM
You went to Houstontexans.com or ticketmaster?
I went to houstontexans-dot-com but they redirect you to TicketMaster.

Playoffs
07-16-2014, 06:58 PM
...most importantly, my boy's coming home on leave for a few days.

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance he'll be going back to the middle east in the next couple months.

BUT, I'll have him here for almost a week. I'll take it!!!

Did you guys get Texans TC tickets?

CharloTex
07-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Next week should be an awesome week/weekend for me. I'm going on a mini vacation, Texans TC begins and most importantly, my boy's coming home on leave for a few days.

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance he'll be going back to the middle east in the next couple months.

BUT, I'll have him here for almost a week. I'll take it!!!

Y'all have a great time!

xtruroyaltyx
07-16-2014, 09:44 PM
We are having a contest at facebook.com/TexansTickets (https://www.facebook.com/TexansTickets)

4 Training Camp Tickets to one lucky winner.

Why does this guy have such low rep?

I know some of his posts are kind of bot like, but seems like a big texans fan...

TejasTom
07-16-2014, 10:01 PM
Why does this guy have such low rep? ...


Because he's a scalper.

xtruroyaltyx
07-17-2014, 08:56 AM
If I was worried about a low reputation I wouldn't be a Texans Fans. :laughjump:

Haha...

That was actually pretty funny...

EllisUnit
07-17-2014, 09:00 AM
Why does this guy have such low rep?

I know some of his posts are kind of bit like, but seems like a big texans fan...

He actually does have some good insight when he isn't trying to sell or give tickets away haha. I gave him some green rep the other day of course it is hidden behind all the red :splits:

HOU-TEX
07-17-2014, 09:13 AM
Did you guys get Texans TC tickets?

Nah, I quit going to TC due to crowds. I'd go every year, even by myself at times. After the 2011 season it was just ridiculous. I don't like being crowded in at all. I'm 6'5" and it still sucked lol. For the last year or so I've just read about the practices from a couple people I think know their stuff.

Y'all have a great time!

Thank you. It won't be hard when my family's whole again. Good times

HOU-TEX
07-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Next week should be an awesome week/weekend for me. I'm going on a mini vacation, Texans TC begins and most importantly, my boy's coming home on leave for a few days.

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance he'll be going back to the middle east in the next couple months.

BUT, I'll have him here for almost a week. I'll take it!!!

Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?

EllisUnit
07-17-2014, 09:33 AM
Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?

They must not believe in the whole "family" thing. Would make up for it but must spread more rep first.

ChampionTexan
07-17-2014, 09:33 AM
Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?

Had to be trying to positive rep you and got it wrong (At least I hope that's what it was.)

xtruroyaltyx
07-17-2014, 09:38 AM
Probably a statement against Obama.

ObsiWan
07-17-2014, 09:42 AM
Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?
have some make-up rep
:D

EllisUnit
07-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Probably a statement against Obama.

Why because Obama may be sending his boy back to the middle east soon. Obama should get the Neg rep for that !

ObsiWan
07-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Had to be trying to positive rep you and got it wrong (At least I hope that's what it was.)
Yeah, that happened to me once. The person who made the goof told the mods and got them to erase the neg rep. So if that's the case, it can be fixed

MyTicketin
07-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Haha...

That was actually pretty funny...

Why are my posts being deleted?

:overreact:

EllisUnit
07-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Why are my posts being deleted?

:overreact:

Atleast it will live on thru the quote. Sorry man according to "one guy" we have this buddy system over here at TT where we are biased to everyone not in it :kitten:

Not hard to get in, it just involves an upside down cross, a Cowboys fan, some gas, matches and lube :kitten:, don't ask.....

TEXANRED
07-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Atleast it will live on thru the quote. Sorry man according to "one guy" we have this buddy system over here at TT where we are biased to everyone not in it :kitten:

Not hard to get in, it just involves an upside down cross, a Cowboys fan, some gas, matches and lube :kitten:, don't ask.....

I noticed that too. And why did they close the TJ Yates traded thread? Looks like people just having fun.

Note to Mods, it's July.

MyTicketin
07-17-2014, 10:21 AM
Atleast it will live on thru the quote. Sorry man according to "one guy" we have this buddy system over here at TT where we are biased to everyone not in it :kitten:

Not hard to get in, it just involves an upside down cross, a Cowboys fan, some gas, matches and lube :kitten:, don't ask.....

But I already did that ?

What else do I have to do ?

EllisUnit
07-17-2014, 10:24 AM
I noticed that too. And why did they close the TJ Yates traded thread? Looks like people just having fun.

Note to Mods, it's July.

Yeah well there isnt much to talk about so people often times get off subject trying to make time pass. I can understand during the season but right now we are just coping with no football.

EllisUnit
07-17-2014, 10:25 AM
But I already did that ?

What else do I have to do ?

Thats it, congrats your now in the imaginary cliche of TT.

MyTicketin
07-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Tomorrow will be the most beautifuI day of Raymond's life

http://vimeo.com/27197835

xtruroyaltyx
07-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Tomorrow will be the most beautifuI day of Raymond's life

http://vimeo.com/27197835

Now I'm confused.

You're wildin' out now...

MyTicketin
07-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Now I'm confused.

You're wildin' out now...

Sorry I was just excited to be in the imaginary cliche of TT.

:fans:

EllisUnit
07-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Sorry I was just excited to be in the imaginary cliche of TT.

:fans:

No need in being sorry, it is a prestige to be in this imaginary cliche. Now i need to send you your imaginary club members jacket.

TejasTom
07-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?

Had to be trying to positive rep you and got it wrong (At least I hope that's what it was.)

Yeah, that happened to me once. The person who made the goof told the mods and got them to erase the neg rep. So if that's the case, it can be fixed

Happened to me too. Got neg rep with a positive comment.

Brandon420tx
07-18-2014, 01:29 PM
He might have bad rep himself. When someone with negative rep score tries to rep someone it shows up as a neutral rep

Seegara
07-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?
I apologize. I was trying to give a pos rep, as you might can tell from the comment. By the way, how could you tell it was me? I didn't sign it.

DX-TEX
07-18-2014, 10:33 PM
So what week in training camp does Savage over take Fitz?

steelbtexan
07-18-2014, 11:08 PM
Happened to me too. Got neg rep with a positive comment.

Who really gives a crap about the rep system.

I only give out positive reps. One time I made a mistake and gave a neg rep and I apologized and made up for it when I could. On the other hand I have received a few neg reps throughout the yrs. They make me laugh.

PHILLYTEXANFAN
07-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Speaking of TC, my unit has this thing were we can go to the eagles TC on the 28th. My question is, would it be wrong to take my 2011 division champs shirt and ask Barwin and Meco to sign it as well as Casey and Braman

EllisUnit
07-19-2014, 12:36 AM
Speaking of TC, my unit has this thing were we can go to the eagles TC on the 28th. My question is, would it be wrong to take my 2011 division champs shirt and ask Barwin and Meco to sign it as well as Casey and Braman

Na i dont think so, i mean they were on the team at that time. I doubt they would have a problem with it

EllisUnit
07-19-2014, 12:37 AM
So what week in training camp does Savage over take Fitz?

I say by the 4th pre season game.

b0ng
07-19-2014, 01:03 AM
I will be attending TC on the 13th and 14th. If you see a guy wearing a shirt that says "I Love My Johnson" with a picture commemorating Finnegan getting the business give me a shout.

I will probably be slightly drunk.

Seegara
07-19-2014, 07:05 PM
So what week in training camp does Savage over take Fitz?
He doesn't do it in training camp. It will be 4th week in regular season.

DX-TEX
07-19-2014, 07:44 PM
He doesn't do it in training camp. It will be 4th week in regular season.

That's two of us in the #Savage Future camp.

Everyone should jump in. The Battle Red Kool Aid is awesome!

http://i.imgur.com/UJDa52Q.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/brVvqvA.jpg

The Pencil Neck
07-19-2014, 07:54 PM
That's two of us in the #Savage Future camp.


Three of us.

I've been saying it since he was drafted; Fitz is just keeping his chair warm. It's up to Savage and how quickly he learns the offense as to when he takes over. I'm not expecting him to start Game 1 but I don't expect Fitz to last more than a handful of games.

ObsiWan
07-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Three of us.

I've been saying it since he was drafted; Fitz is just keeping his chair warm. It's up to Savage and how quickly he learns the offense as to when he takes over. I'm not expecting him to start Game 1 but I don't expect Fitz to last more than a handful of games.

Sooo you guys think we'll start out oh-fer or maybe 1-3 or 1-4... because that's the only reason - outside of injury of course - to swap out QBs. If we're 2-2 or better, why would O'Brien bench his hand-picked starter? Why would we want him to?

The Pencil Neck
07-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Sooo you guys think we'll start out oh-fer or maybe 1-3 or 1-4... because that's the only reason - outside of injury of course - to swap out QBs. If we're 2-2 or better, why would O'Brien bench his hand-picked starter? Why would we want him to?

O'Brien's hand picked starter is Savage. And I think we're not going to see great QB play out of Fitz and that's going to give O'Brien the opportunity to insert Savage.

I will not be surprised if we start off 0-4.

houstonspartan
07-19-2014, 10:55 PM
Who really gives a crap about the rep system.



I only give out positive reps. One time I made a mistake and gave a neg rep and I apologized and made up for it when I could. On the other hand I have received a few neg reps throughout the yrs. They make me laugh.


Not a fan of the neg rep option.

ghostlight
07-19-2014, 11:31 PM
I think we will see a very strong running game early and if we can get it going then Savage will start a game or two sooner.

Scooter
07-20-2014, 06:44 AM
Not a fan of the neg rep option.

i really dont understand the taboo behind negative rep. i've given out a handful over the years if i feel a post is unnecessary - overly aggressive or degrading usually. it's not some atomic i hate everything you stand for, it's just saying that i take issue with this single post. i've made at least one post this past week that i could certainly see receiving a negative rep for, and that's fine. if someone feels i was unjust in one of the open forums, use the system to say my post was poor. besides, the rep count overall is so high that it has no real reflection for posters.

what i do find funny though is that the few times i give them out i usually get an "oh yeah?!" and they find a random post of mine to return the favor. i guess we never grow out of who's rubber and who's glue.

edit: being colorblind i didnt even notice until i looked for it, but i did get one recently, and i know why - and it's not the end of the world.

EllisUnit
07-20-2014, 09:13 AM
I apologize. I was trying to give a pos rep, as you might can tell from the comment. By the way, how could you tell it was me? I didn't sign it.

Look at user CP even if you dont write anything it shows who and when some gives you good or bad rep along with their user name beside it.

The Pencil Neck
07-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Not a fan of the neg rep option.

I only use it in extremely rare instances: people I think are spammers, the occasional troll, guys who've gone totally out of control like the guy who went ballistic about the Duane Brown pick and I only neg repped him because he went on and on and on about it.

And I don't neg rep anyone if they've neg repped me.

Marshall
07-20-2014, 01:26 PM
Next week should be an awesome week/weekend for me. I'm going on a mini vacation, Texans TC begins and most importantly, my boy's coming home on leave for a few days.

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance he'll be going back to the middle east in the next couple months.

BUT, I'll have him here for almost a week. I'll take it!!!

My son is going back about than as well. Your son wouldn't be in the 101st Airborne, would he?

AngryNateFTW
07-21-2014, 10:19 AM
What time do rookies report?

MistaRed
07-21-2014, 10:52 AM
What time do rookies report?
I'm sure they're at the facilities now.

DX-TEX
07-21-2014, 11:14 AM
What time do rookies report?

I'm sure they're at the facilities now.

Going by Twitter last night seems most the players were actually flying in yesterday

Playoffs
07-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock
Saturday, August 2nd: Former #Texans GM, Charley Casserly returns to Houston to cover training camp for the NFL Network.

Tuesday, July 29th: Willie McGinest & Molly Qerim will be out at Houston #Texans training camp with coverage for the NFL Network.

Molly! :doot:

ObsiWan
07-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock


Molly! :doot:

didn't recognize the name; had to google it....
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MistaRed
07-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Will watch for Molly.

Playoffs
07-21-2014, 05:49 PM
Some good news for the Texans, rookie DE Jeoffrey Pagan wasn't listed on the PUP list and neither was Clowney. Finally healthy, right on time for camp.

Troy Chapman
07-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Some good news for the Texans, rookie DE Jeoffrey Pagan wasn't listed on the PUP list and neither was Clowney. Finally healthy, right on time for camp.

Excited to see Pagan challenge Crick in camp.

IDEXAN
07-22-2014, 08:37 AM
Some good news for the Texans, rookie DE Jeoffrey Pagan wasn't listed on the PUP list and neither was Clowney. Finally healthy, right on time for camp.

That's two doses of great news ! JD ready to go which is a bit surprising, but good deal. And Pagan ready to, that's a real bonus !
I wonder how much the loss of the young ILB Lee @ Dallas for the season because of blowing out a knee in OTAs might have influenced the Texans' decision to continue to withhold Cushing from practice ?

TejasTom
07-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Excited to see Pagan challenge Crick in camp.

This was my first thought when I read this.

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HOU-TEX
07-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Pagan and Clowney haven't been put on the PUP, YET. There's still time.

DocBar
07-22-2014, 09:16 AM
Pagan and Clowney haven't been put on the PUP, YET. There's still time.Aren't you just a ray of sunshine!!:slapfight:

HOU-TEX
07-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Aren't you just a ray of sunshine!!:slapfight:

Ha, nah, just a Texans fan. Where rays of sunshine are few and far between

Playoffs
07-22-2014, 10:17 AM
JD ready to go which is a bit surprising, but good deal...Not on PUP, but may be limited to start TC. Wait & see mode.

...
I wonder how much the loss of the young ILB Lee @ Dallas for the season because of blowing out a knee in OTAs might have influenced the Texans' decision to continue to withhold Cushing from practice ?
Cushing's injury is what's holding him out. Dr CND has detailed it in the Cushing thread:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104119

Deepi Sidhu @DeepSlant
Set your DVRs, ESPN2 is airing a special on Jadeveon Clowney @clownejd tonight at 6:30 pm CT. #Texans

Thorn
07-22-2014, 10:22 PM
On Aug 9 we get our first pre-season game, which is just a tad over two weeks from now. We're getting close!

I can't wait to see them in action again. I just a sucker for punishment I guess. :lol:

Playoffs
07-23-2014, 10:59 AM
BWTB: 5 Things to Watch at camp (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/BWTB-5-Things-to-Watch-at-camp/c1eee75f-cab5-4bc2-88a2-29f2c9028864)

Texans check in at 31st out of 32 teams here... (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/powerrankings)

...and 29th here. (http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/47728/59/silvas-pre-camp-team-rankings)

1-on-1: C Chris Myers (http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/1-on-1-C-Chris-Myers/d38ce453-329c-40d8-9096-40366c8665a1)

:logo:

Playoffs
07-24-2014, 03:02 PM
There's the Belichick influence...

Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli
#Texans just released their media schedule for the week. Change from last season: afternoon sessions are closed to media.
:kitten:

ObsiWan
07-24-2014, 03:34 PM
There's the Belichick influence...

Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli

:kitten:

no need for the kitty.
O'Brien ain't playin'

Playoffs
07-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Houston Texans Training Camp presented by XFINITY is just two days away, ladies and gentlemen. As the team gears up for grueling two-a-days in the Houston heat, there are a few things fans can prepare for, as well.

The Texans have seven workouts open to the general public, including two joint practices with preseason opponent the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 13-14. Tickets, which are now sold out, were free of charge and downloadable on a first come-first serve basis.

The following are some fun-filled activites fans have to look forward to over the next three weeks:

• TORO’s Kids Club Kids Zone presented by Kroger - Interactive games; inflatables.
• Live Band for six days (07/26 Saturday, 07/27 Sunday, 08/01 Friday, 08/02 Saturday, 08/13 Wednesday, 08/14 Thursday).
• Cheerleader Calendar on-sale and ALL Calendar Girls will be available to sign autographs.
• The Cheerleader Calendar Girls will be signing on 07/26 and 08/02.
• TORO and Texans Ambassadors autographs available.
• Before and after each workout players will walk to and from practice, autographs may be available pending the team schedule (not guaranteed).
• Merchandise for sale in a larger retail store.
• Concessions available for sale in addition to three food trucks and an ice cream truck that will be on location for each practice.
• Two Cool Zones to beat the heat.

DATES AND TIMES:
Gates open at 7:00AM
Saturday, July 26th – 8:00-10:30 AM
Sunday, July 27th – 8:30-11:00 AM
Wednesday, July 30th – 8:00-10:30AM - YOUTH DAY presented by Academy
Friday, August 1st – 8:00-10:30 AM
Saturday, August 2nd – 8:00-10:30 AM
Wednesday, August 13th – 8:00-10:30 AM
Thursday, August 14th – 8:00-10:30 AM


As a reminder, bags will be searched upon entry and NFL clear bag policy will be applied.
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/BWTB-Fan-Guide-to-Training-Camp/0df4b12a-afa6-484e-ae87-d4d51007ef12

Playoffs
07-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock
9 players on #Texans current roster were 1st round draft picks, 8 of those were selected by Houston (Joseph - Cincy)

#Texans have a lot of good info in their Training Camp release. They list the Texans' 90 man roster w/ an average age of 25 yrs 3 months, 12 days

FWIW, #Texans list Brooks Reed as an OLB.

#Texans list 5 players as NTs: Jerrell Powe, Louis Nix III, David Hunter, Ricardo Mathews, and Austin Brown

#Texans have 4 picks from their 2008-2010 drafts that are on the 90 man roster. (Duane Brown, Brian Cushing, Kareem Jackson, Garrett Graham)

Only 1 player is on the #Texans roster, who joined the team before 2008. (Andre Johnson)

Safeties are divided up as: (FS) Kendrick Lewis, Jawanza Starling, Shiloh Keo. (SS) DJ Swearinger, Eddie Pleasant. (S) Clemons, Ballentine

Playoffs
07-25-2014, 11:10 AM
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The atmosphere here is more positive than maybe it has ever been.

On Bill O'Brien: I like him.

Johnson says his concerns were never about the QB situation. Actually chuckled to himself at all the stories that circulated this offseason.

AdamWexlerCSN ‏@awexler
"I like him. I thought he was straight up with me. Told me his plans. The more we talked the more comfortable we got," Johnson on O'Brien

"I've never really voiced my opinion on things, but there comes a time when you don't agree on things, something needs to be said," Johnson

"The way he explained it to me, it's gonna be a lot of fun. It will be a challenge for me (to get caught up), but fun." Johnson on O'Brien

"Since he became the head coach, we've had great dialogue, phone conversations, etc." - Johnson on O'Brien (1 of 2)

"I don't plan on walking away from this. We talked about things. I'm comfortable with things." - Andre Johnson #Texans.

"This was the first time I've been away from my team for as long as I have," - Andre Johnson #Texans

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
Dre on QB situation: It's not about that. I had bigger concerns. All that happened doesn't matter (now). I'm here. That's all that matters.

Says conversations with O'Brien were "very meaningful." Said they first met at a Rockets game. More we talked, more comfortable we got."

'Dre: Nothing said that was "negative to my face. Friends understood how I felt." Admits Houston "is my home now."

'Dre says in phone conversations with O'Brien: "We've had great dialogue." New offense "will be a challenge."

More 'Dre: "I feel comfortable. I want to play football."

"Everybody was excited to see me and I was just as excited to seem them."

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
McNair, O'Brien and QB coach George Godsey met with Johnson last Friday. McNair also spoke with Johnson on the telephone.

McNair told Johnson he'll be with the Texans for the next few years and expects him to be the first Texan in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Johnson says he plans to finish his career with the Texans. Bob McNair told him he wants him to finish his career as a Texan.

Johnson on teammates: "I was just as excited to see them as they were to see me.This is the first time I’ve been away from my team."

Andre Johnson said he had an ongoing dialogue with Bill O'Brien on the "telephone. I'll work my butt off to get ready like I always do."

Deepi Sidhu ‏@DeepSlant
Johnson on finishing his career with #Texans: "That's my plan."

:logo:

Playoffs
07-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Brooks Reed is notably impressed with Max Bullough... you could hear his voice lift when asked and he was very complimentary of Bollough.

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Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith
Fitzpatrick's humor: Reporter recounts his red-zone stats with #Titans; Fitz - "That's good to hear."

Dale Robertson @sportywineguy
Fitzy said he didn't focus a lot on 'Dre's "holdout." He had enough to worry about himself.

Fitzy was very effective in the red zone last year, throwing 8 TDs with no ints. He said there's "no room for indecision" down there.

Fitzy: "I've got to be myself and not try to be somebody I'm not . . . be the guy" who sets the right example.

Fitzy: "We'll get on the same page pretty quick."

Ryan Fitzpatrick: "(Johnson) will be a great leader for us this season." He said there's plenty of time to get 'Dre caught up w/offense.
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26
Ryan Fitzpatrick on Andre:"haven't thrown to him.I've seen a lot of tape on him. I think we'll be able to get on the same page pretty quick"
Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
Ryan Fitzpatrick reveals that the entire team is staying in a hotel this year during camp. #Texans
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Drew Dougherty ‏@DoughertyDrew
"He looks natural at the position."- Brooks Reed on rookie LB Max Bullough from @MSU_Football.
Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli
Max Bullough is an undrafted rookie I think could make the #Texans. And Brooks Reed just raved about him. "Max is an awesome player."

Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
Brooks Reed said he could play both OLB and ILB in the same game. Said it was difficult to learn both at first but enjoyed challenge.
Dale Robertson @sportywineguy
Reed says knowing both inside and outside LB "was difficult at first." Playing inside requires knowing "where everybody else is."

Reed says he stayed in Houston to work out "instead of going home like last year." He tried a few "new spots" around the city.

Reed: "I'm more familiar playing outside. I enjoy setting the edge." Says inside is more of an unknown." We haven't put the pads on yet."

Brooks Reed on where he'll start practicing: "It's up to the coaches. I've been doing inside whole OTAs. But I'm comfortable playing both."
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Dale Robertson @sportywineguy
Graham says Texans have "a good group of tight ends." They're "very comfortable" with Ryan Fitzpatrick, all the quarterbacks."
James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
TE Garrett Graham says the formations hell be lining up in is the biggest difference from last year. Will be moved around a lot. #Texans
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Dale Robertson @sportywineguy
Jackson says the "biggest thing is everybody buying into the (new offense and defense). It's like starting a new job."

Jackson said his "main objective is to just get in and "work hard" as he enters the final year of his contract.

Kareem Jackson calls 'Dre "a big piece on the puzzle. It's a major thing to have everyone here on the same page."
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Brian T. Smith ‏@ChronBrianSmith
Duane Brown's at 322 now. Was about 20 pounds lighter last season. Joked he liked the way he looked but sacrificed strength. #Texans

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
Asked how Texans are better, Brown says "we haven't done anything yet."

Brown: "We're buying into (what O'Brien is preaching)."

Brown says Texans "can do whatever they set their minds on doing. We're not looking at playoffs. We're looking at training camp."

Deepi Sidhu ‏@DeepSlant
Brown says o-line coach Paul Dunn is a big technique guy. Harps on it daily. Brown says it's helped him a lot with his own technique.#Texans

AdamWexlerCSN ‏@awexler
"There a sense of urgency here. We all want to win here. We're not forgetting the past. We don't want that feeling again," - Duane Brown

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Duane Brown said he'd never seen a player get a standing ovation as Andre Johnson did before the team meeting this morning.
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James Palmer @JPalmerCSN
J.J. Watt said this 4 week break was his favorite offseason span hes ever had. Went back home to Wisconsin and hangout with family.

J.J. Watt now talking. Doesnt want to make a big deal about Andre Johnson coming back. But said its great to have him back.
Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
JJ "Trying to be a leader for the young guys."

JJ went back to Wisconsin where he "didn't do a whole lot" except work out and hang with family and friends."

JJ says he's not re-energized because he's always energized. Good answer.

JJ on mood of Texans: "Anytime change staff obviously going to be things that change. This is good coaching staff."

EVOLVIST
07-25-2014, 06:52 PM
So, the 2014 season officially begins tomorrow.

I know that football is year-round these days; still, that first day of camp gives me that high-pro football glow again. It goes so fast from here.

Now I can quit hanging around those knitting circle and encephalitis forums, and hang with the big dogs once more.

drs23
07-25-2014, 07:12 PM
steelb,

Does this sooth your 0line concerns at all?


Brown says o-line coach Paul Dunn is a big technique guy. Harps on it daily. Brown says it's helped him a lot with his own technique.#Texans

Dunn did a fairly good job in Atlanta when he had some tools to work with.

badboy
07-25-2014, 08:09 PM
just me but this off season went quickly for me.

beerlover
07-25-2014, 08:12 PM
just me but this off season went quickly for me.

That's because you are all in on draft process which was pushed back a couple extra weeks & possibly later in future per bloodsucker Goodell.

DocBar
07-26-2014, 10:05 AM
It sure would be nice to see the Texans on ESPN or the NFL Network instead of wall to wall coverage of Manziel. I'm officially sick to death of that douche bag.

Any word on Texans TC today?

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 10:10 AM
First Look: Highlights Day 1: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/First-Look-Highlights-Day-1/da1e6daa-84a0-4024-a68c-1b5d6732f866

Dave Zangaro @DZangaro
Jeoffrey Pagan missed all of spring but the rookie is here practicing today. Looks to be in pretty good shape.

Keshawn Martin needed to get stretched out after going down on sideline. Walking into bubble. Might just be cramping.

Really nice catch by Alfred Blue. Nice extension.

Cody White and Alan Bonner were carted back to NRG after walking of on own power. #Texans

Andre Brown walks into the bubble too. It is warm out here.

Kendrick Lewis just walked off the field into the bubble. Not sure why.

Texans now running ball security drill, I'm which two defensive players try to strip the ball from an offensive player on the run.

Mike Thomas, Keshawn Martin, DeVier Posey among the group back to catch punts.

Cody White goes down. Hops off field not putting pressure on right foot.

AJ Bouye has had a nice start to today. Undrafted kid from last year but can play.

Andre just caught a pass in team portion and got a big cheer from crowd.

Ben Jones got first reps at LG. He's the veteran battling for that spot with rookie Xavier Su'a-Filo.

Johnathan Joseph is out here lining up in this team drill. #Texans

Newly signed Tyson Clabo is out here participating. He's wearing 69. #Texans

Clowney just took his first drill rep of training camp. Might not be 100 percent but he's healthy enough to participate.
Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL
Su'a-Filo got a good dose of J.J. Ended up blocking air. Live and learn, young Cal Bear.
Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli
Couple plays ago, offense took too long to set and O'Brien had all the skill players sprint to the sideline and back. #Texans
Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith
Bill O'Brien going to town with the letter F. #Texans

Fun: #Texans run trick play on field goal attempt. Keenum holds, rolls out. Lofts pass to the legendary Ben Jones. Drop in end zone. Sigh.

Swearinger limps off. Martin's back on field. ... Many players adjusting to heat.
DeVier Posey walks off. #Texans

Sharp day for Hopkins, who receives a low-five from O'Brien. #Texans

Clowney's been active entire practice. #Texans
James Palmer @JPalmerCSN
Texans running sprints to close out practice. Vrabel running sprints with the team.

Andre Johnson with a catch from Ryan Fitzpatrick in 7v7. Fitz had never thrown a ball to Dre before today. #texanstrainingcamp

Alfred Blue with a nice diving catch on an out pattern in 7-7z

As special teams work, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson are working with QBs on other field.

#Texans GM Rick Smith talking to Alan Bonner as he sits on trainers table with trainers.

WR Alan Bonner limping considerably after running route. Grabbing right foot. Walking off with trainers. Bonner competing for slot spot.

Andre Johnson just caught a pass during 11-11 walk through. Big cheer from crowd.

Just saw something u didn't see all spring, Andre Johnson going against Johnathan Joseph. Dre was holding out, Joseph out bc of toe surgery.

#Texans training camp day 1 is much more rock concert than football practice. Bet O'Brien loves it. #sarcasm
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PDS @PatDStat
Clabo slow in his pass sets. Have to see if that gets better as camp moves ahead. #Texans

Clear work to be done by Tom Savage to move up the depth chart. Will see how he responds day 2. #Texans

Brooks Reed worked primarily on the edge today. Will wait and see how this plays out when Sapp returns. #Texans

O'Brien intensity level is much higher than what it was during OTAs and minicamp. Not messing around. #Texans

Bullock shanks one wide left. Keenum already saying it was his fault with a bad hold. #Texans

Ben Jones drops a pass in the endzone from Keenum. Kicking team practicing fire drill. #Texans

Clabo trying to knock the rust off his layoff. Beat by Brooks Reed around the edge. #Texans

Pagan with an interception on a tipped pass by Hazel from Keenum. #Texans

Ankrah tips a pass from Keenum but it is still completed to Martin.

Swearinger cramping up now. Texas heat x 6.#Texans

Keshawn Martin returns to practice. #Texans

Vrabel sprints down field to beat the defense to the next drill. #Texans

O'Brien makes a select group of offensive players run to sideline and back for a mistake.#Texans

Case Keenum throwing some nice passes around the field. Hits Lemon in front of Mack before stepping out of bounds. #Texans

Ben Jones taking a lap for something. #Texans

Case Keenum with a nice ball to a crossing Nwachukwu. #Texans

Kendrick Lewis has returned to practice. #Texans

Hopkins with a nice catch with Harris all over him. #Texans

Andre Brown has returned to practice. #Texans

Lonnie Ballentine with a pass breakup. #Texans

Biggie Smalls blasting the speakers right now. Heat x 4 #Texans

Andre Johnson's opens up second portion of 7 on 7s with a catch in stride from Fitz. #Texans

Really impressed with Fitz today. Getting the ball out in a hurry and taking control of the huddle. #Texans

Savage looks uneasy today. Trying to do too much. Looked better in OTAs and minicamp. #Texans

Don't know how Mike Thomas is doing it but dressed in long sleeves, tights and dark uniform and not slowing down. Solid day today. #Texans

Andre Johnson doing plenty of side work with the quarterbacks trying to learn the offense. #Texans

Texas heat and humidity winning day one of camp. #Texans

Savage with a duck intended for Blue. #Texans

Victorian picks off Tom savage's first 7 on 7 pass. #Texans

Bouye with a nice breakup on a pass intended for Posey. #Texans

Max Bullough struggling some in coverage. Fiedorowicz and Brown with back to back receptions on him. #Texans

Hopkins with a good catch in the middle of field on Harris. #Texans

Fitz with a nice timing route with Hopkins. Fitz getting rid of the ball quick today. #Texans

Posey with a nice catch shielding Harris. #Texans

#Texans running 7 on 7s now. #Texans

Good seeing Jeoffrey Pagan out on the field. Missed all of OTAs and mini camps rehabbing from offseason surgery. #Texans

Keo picks off Case Keenum on a tipped pass. #Texans

Labhart with a nice catch with Clemons all over him. #Texans

Bouye with nice coverage earlier dropped the interception. #Texans

#Texans going one on one drills now. Posey with a nice catch on a deep ball from Fitz.

O'Brien working with QBs and Wide receivers at the moment with Hixon and Godsey.. #Texans
Deepi Sidhu ‏@DeepSlant
Morning practice wrapping up now. O'Brien runs a tough 2.5 hour practice outside and ends with players running 20-yard drills. #Texans

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O'Brien greeting Johnny Manziel

steelbtexan
07-26-2014, 10:28 AM
steelb,

Does this sooth your 0line concerns at all?



Dunn did a fairly good job in Atlanta when he had some tools to work with.

It does, however we wont know until the live bullets start flying.

EllisUnit
07-26-2014, 10:33 AM
Sounds like lots of players coming off the field with a limp

http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/6444/houston-texans-preseason-live

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 10:54 AM
Play-by-play practice notes here: http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2360930#post2360930

Sounds like lots of players coming off the field with a limp

Cramps from the heat for majority of players.

Rock concert atmosphere as fans cheer wildly, music blaring.

A mob of media out there, too.

Post practice interviews/notes:
Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans
"He's a bright guy, he's an extremely talented football player, and he'll be ready to go when it's time to go." -O'Brien on Andre Johnson.

"Every position on this team, both coach and player, will be EARNED." -O'Brien

O'Brien: "We have a strong belief in how to win. We all do. We need to try to get better every single day."

"The intensity and competitiveness was good. The sharpness is something we have to work on continuously." -O'Brien on 1st Training Camp
Brian T. Smith ‏@ChronBrianSmith

For my money, Andre on Bill quote is best to date about Kubiak era vs. O'B era. Two different worlds.

#Texans' Jadeveon Clowney: "I talked to (Andre Johnson) and said, ‘I’m glad you back,’ and he started smiling." http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/smile/embarrassed-smile-smiley-emoticon.gif

#Texans' Jadeveon Clowney said he is "limited" right now. "I don’t know the percentage but I know I ain’t 100 percent." #NFL

#Texans' O'Brien makes it clear he's big on veterans. Game/NFL experience can't be recreated. #NFL

With all #Texans who ran passing conditioning test, O'Brien said team is in good overall physical shape at this point.

#Texans will begin hitting Monday. Team will be using full contact "quite a bit" this offseason, O'Brien said.

#Texans had a full team meeting Friday to open camp. About 200 people involved, O'Brien said. #NFL

#Texans on schedule but "light years" away from being ready for #Redskins in Week 1, O'Brien said.

#Texans' Jadeveon Clowney is still rehabbing and being restricted. Can practice, though. #NFL

#Texans' O'Brien: "The fans in Houston are awesome. It's a football town. It's a football state." #NFL

All Texans who ran conditioning test passed it, O'Brien said. #NFL

AdamWexlerCSN ‏@awexler
Andre Johnson asked if he liked O'Brien being loud, "I love it. It's great. I think it was something needed around here."
Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock
EZ on the jugs machine after a very solid day. Added muscle and great at finding weak spot in the zone.

Andre Johnson "First time I looked at the playbook, I said WOW!" #TexansTC
Deepi Sidhu ‏@DeepSlant
O'Brien says team is conditioned but not for full pads/full contact. Will focus on that the first few days of camp. #Texans

O'Brien says Brandon Brooks is working hard to get back on the field. Doesn't discuss reason for Non-football injury list designation.
Drew Dougherty ‏@DoughertyDrew
O'Brien said he talked a lot w/Andre Johnson over last 6 months about #Texans new offensive concepts.
Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
Cramps were a problem for several players, including D. J. Swearinger. He said he had 2 IVs before practice and still had problems.

Fitzpatrick had his full family in attendance, wife and four very young kids. He introduced them to Case Keenum before he met w/media.

'Dre said he felt fine today. Had a set number of plays to run and all went well. He looked like his old self to me, not an old self.

'Dre and Fitzy made very nice after practice. 'Dre: "I really like him." Fitzy: "I've always admired him from afar."
PDS ‏@PatDStat
C.J. Fiedorowicz said a "Mid west boy" didn't realize the heat was this serious in Houston. #Texans

ObsiWan
07-26-2014, 11:17 AM
First Look: Highlights Day 1: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/First-Look-Highlights-Day-1/da1e6daa-84a0-4024-a68c-1b5d6732f866

Dave Zangaro @DZangaro

Seth Payne ‏@PayneNFL

Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith

James Palmer @JPalmerCSN

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PDS @PatDStat

Deepi Sidhu ‏@DeepSlant


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O'Brien greeting Johnny Manziel
good job Playoffs. keep 'em comin'
repped

forcefollow
07-26-2014, 11:18 AM
LINK (http://www.theonion.com/articles/texans-confident-they-have-right-pieces-in-place-t,36509/)

Reading articles like this really get me excited about the season.

ObsiWan
07-26-2014, 11:27 AM
LINK (http://www.theonion.com/articles/texans-confident-they-have-right-pieces-in-place-t,36509/)

Reading articles like this really get me excited about the season.
spoiler alert; article is from...
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aoltv.com/media/2009/11/theonion_logo.jpg

:D

DBCooper
07-26-2014, 11:35 AM
Undefeated!

DocBar
07-26-2014, 11:55 AM
First Look (http://www.houstontexans.com/)
I like BO'B's style!
First Look Highlights (http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/First-Look-Highlights-Day-1/da1e6daa-84a0-4024-a68c-1b5d6732f866)

False Start
07-26-2014, 11:56 AM
LINK (http://www.theonion.com/articles/texans-confident-they-have-right-pieces-in-place-t,36509/)

Reading articles like this really get me excited about the season.

:spit:

Good stuff!

CloakNNNdagger
07-26-2014, 12:35 PM
The problem with hearing about all those "crampings" is that when a player is contracting a muscle (cramping) while in the act of moving (many times forcefully), thus simultaneously stretching that same muscle, it is a "perfect storm" for tearing that muscle.

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 12:46 PM
O'Brien's post practice presser: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/OBrien-on-WR-Johnson-more/05d697a1-a600-47b1-9499-96f031e2c4e2

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_01.jpg
TE CJ Fiedorowicz is the c-c-c-cold tub

The problem with hearing about all those "crampings" is that when a player is contracting a muscle (cramping) while in the act of moving (many times forcefully), thus simultaneously stretching that same muscle, it is a "perfect storm" for tearing that muscle.

Question: DJ implied that having such low body fat % makes him more susceptible to loss of fluid or heat related cramps... I assumed because the fat stores/hold water...?

Reading some into it, and not clearly expressed, but is that a fact or did I miss his point?
*********************

John Harris: 25 Training Camp Observations: Day 1 (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/25-Training-Camp-Observations-Day-1/61ccf4b1-cc22-488f-99a4-683d1f6933ed)
1. OL Will Yeatman and Tyson Clabo, along with ILB Akeem Dent participated in practice for the first time. One common thread among the three - size. Yeatman is all man and Dent is much bigger than I remember seeing him on tape.

2. I've seen teams do this more often but it was the first time I can remember the Texans doing it. Early in practice walkthrough period, the team had two 11-on-11 sessions working at the same time. Do some math, if they run 15 plays in that period, do that for 10 days, that's 150 extra mental reps young players get. That's nearly two and a half game's worth of mental reps at a much needed time.

3. As such, ILB Max Bullough was calling the defense for the third group, giving him those much needed reps (and an opportunity to stand out as an undrafted free agent).
...

5. During one-on-ones, one of my early season X factors CB AJ Bouye made a tremendous pass breakup during 1-on-1s.
...

7. WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, better known as EZ, continues to impress. Since the three day Rookie mini-camp, he's gotten open, caught nearly everything and is making it tough for the coaching staff to forget him. He spun a DB around in a 1-on-1 drill like a top.

8. The slot receiver dynamic will change dramatically under this new staff and, seemingly, one of the beneficiaries of that focus is WR Mike Thomas. From early in mini-camps and OTAs, he's gotten the attention of the coaching staff. During 1-on-1's, he was incredibly difficult for inside personnel to cover.
...

10. As FB Jay Prosch caught the ball out of the backfield and ran free up the sideline, I wondered how many DBs will have to make "business decisions" whether to tackle that 260 pound runaway train or not.

11. Much was made about the lack of timing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and WR Andre Johnson would have because they'd never worked together. On the first play of team, CB Kareem Jackson was up in press man on Dre. At the snap, Dre gave a little shimmy, buzzed his feet, all the while setting up his inside move on the slant route. At the perfect time, Dre planted his left foot, pivoted inside and as he turned the ball was put between the 8 and the 0. Perfect timing. Yeah, I guess that narrative can die on the vine soon.

12. ILB Akeem Dent, new to the Texans, is very aggressive, reads flow and flies to the ball. But, I also noticed that he redirects rather quickly, an important trait, and one most guys don't have, for fast flow players.

13. I'm going through my notes and I just have Mike Thomas written down. Again. I'm guessing he did something good in 7-on-7. So, WR Mike Thomas. And, I underlined it and put asterisks by it too. He must've done something REALLY good. Yeah, that's it.
...

23. The clear winner on Saturday? Heat. It was one of the hottest practices I can remember and it had an impact on this roster. Plenty of IVs to go around.
...
25. Dre's back...in case you didn't know.

ObsiWan
07-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Does anyone know if TC is on the scene?
:texans chick:

I look forward to her insights

CloakNNNdagger
07-26-2014, 02:40 PM
O'Brien's post practice presser: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/OBrien-on-WR-Johnson-more/05d697a1-a600-47b1-9499-96f031e2c4e2

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_01.jpg
TE CJ Fiedorowicz is the c-c-c-cold tub



Question: DJ implied that having such low body fat % makes him more susceptible to loss of fluid or heat related cramps... I assumed because the fat stores/hold water...?

Reading some into it, and not clearly expressed, but is that a fact or did I miss his point?

Actually fat tissue contains much less water content than lean tissue such as muscle. A woman carries in general more body fat than a man. A male adult will have water account for 60% of their weight, whereas an adult female 55%. A fat man in turn will carry less water weight than a thin man. Water plays an integral role in the optimal functioning of your body both during training and during rest and recovery. Well-hydrated muscles are high in fluid content— in fact, water makes up 70 to 75 percent of an athlete’s muscle tissue. Fat tissue is relatively low in water content, at about 10 percent. Even bones, though seemingly solid, are about 32 percent water. Consequently, muscular athletes will have high water content when adequately hydrated.

What's important to understand is that muscle glycogen (which is high in well-muscled athletes and allows a continuous supply of energy for muscle endurance) holds a considerable amount of water, and water removes lactic acid from exercising muscles. Without maintaining good hydration, the water will be depleted from the cascade of events that allow lactic acid to be washed away..........the result.........major muscular tightening/cramping. Furthermore, the lean muscular athlete is less protected (less insulation of the muscle tissue from heat) from the direct and the ambient heat, in addition to losing more water due to the heat created from intense muscle action and lost from the intense heat-producing metabolic reactions occuring within the muscle.

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 02:53 PM
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/temp_BB22857--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1323--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1383--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1380--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_2109--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1357--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1349--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
--houstontexans.com

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 02:54 PM
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1915--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1917--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_1905--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_2070--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_2033--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/temp_BB22880--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
http://prod.images.texans.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/TEXANS/assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/clubimages/2014/07-July/tempBB1_2198--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.JPG?width=960&height=720
--houstontexans.com

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 03:14 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_32.jpg
Mike Thomas
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_37.jpg
Posey/Williams
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_50.jpg
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_35.jpg
Victorian/Hughes
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_36.jpg
Bouye/McClung
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_33.jpg
Lewis/Thomsa
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014-texans-training-camp/20140726_texanstrainingcamp_btc_41.jpg
Ballentine
--chron.com

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Wow, good guy & great attitude. Me likey Mike (#89), now. :clap:

1-on-1 video: WR Mike Thomas (http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/1-on-1-WR-Mike-Thomas/91a27af6-d356-4075-98cc-40ce0d5306a5)
Receiver Mike Thomas speaks 1-on-1 with Drew Dougherty about the start of Texans training camp.

“So far, the first day install I picked up pretty well," Johnson said. "I went out there and wasn’t really thinking a lot. I got with Fitz (Ryan Fitzgerald) after everything last night and me and him went over some stuff. Everybody has been very helpful with me picking up everything. It’s just fun to be back out here and be with my teammates and getting back to football.”
-O’Brien’s music playlist kicked off with Rick Ross’s “Hustlin’” and Calvin Harris’ “Summer.” It also featured Jason Aldean, Sean Paul, Nelly, Notorious B.I.G., Bruce Springsteen, and Kings of Leon, among others.

-Official attendance for the Texans first open training camp practice of 2014 was 4,590.
David Nuo @DavidNunoABC13
“???? Do you know what time people started lining up for training camp???” >>> About 5am

Dave Zangaro Texans camp Day 1 Notes (http://www.csnhouston.com/football-houston-texans/talk/texans-camp-day-1-notes-first-day-tackling-philosophy)
The Texans kicked off their 2014 training camp at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning in front sidelines full of media members and bleachers full of fans...

http://scout.imgix.net/135/1351659.jpg (http://hou.scout.com/)

ChampionTexan
07-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Does anyone know if TC is on the scene?
:texans chick:

I look forward to her insights

Per her twitter account, she's at the hospital with her father (in Austin), and was there yesterday also, so no - she very understandably hasn't been able to make it to camp yet.

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Does anyone know if TC is on the scene?

I look forward to her insights

Per her twitter account, she's at the hospital with her father (in Austin)...

Yes, she's in Austin with her dad. If you're so inclined, send some positive thoughts out for him & his family.

NitroGSXR
07-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?

Well sure! Awesome week? Time to get real, buddy. Let me spell it out for you real slow... Training. Camp. Has. Started. I mean you're jabbering about your kid and stuff. You're not even focused. You need to get your head back into the game.











:vincepalm:

ObsiWan
07-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Per her twitter account, she's at the hospital with her father (in Austin), and was there yesterday also, so no - she very understandably hasn't been able to make it to camp yet.
I thought something might be up for us not to have heard from her by now. My thoughts and prayers go out to her dad and family.

xtruroyaltyx
07-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Good to hear that we are running two 11 on 11 groups. Especially this early with so many guys. Making sure guys get plenty if chances and giving them multiple chances to showcase their skills.

Guys better not get comfortable. I have a feeling this staff is going to be more willing to give lower drafted/journeymen and udfa guys a real chance to make the team. Especially since this is their first year here.

DocBar
07-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Good to hear that we are running two 11 on 11 groups. Especially this early with so many guys. Making sure guys get plenty if chances and giving them multiple chances to showcase their skills.

Guys better not get comfortable. I have a feeling this staff is going to be more willing to give lower drafted/journeymen and udfa guys a real chance to make the team. Especially since this is their first year here. I agree with this. There are a handful of guys who don't have to worry, but it's a short list. I really think this coaching staff will put the best players on the field, regardless of contract/draft position. I also think that unless you play QB, you better be versatile.

On a side note, I guess I didn't realize how tired I was of Kubiak. It's been a nice change watching BO'B's interviews. He says the same old coach-speak with a different flair.

DX-TEX
07-26-2014, 04:56 PM
Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith 6h
Bill O'Brien going to town with the letter F. #Texans


Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith 5h

Interesting quote from Andre Johnson on Bill O'Brien being loud: "I love it. That is something that was needed around this place." #Texans



Shots fired!

76Texan
07-26-2014, 05:13 PM
I think I've read somewhere that Dent had muscled up to 262 last year.
He's much bigger than when he first enters the league.
Just wonder what kind of supplement he was taking.

:kitten:

EllisUnit
07-26-2014, 05:19 PM
LINK (http://www.theonion.com/articles/texans-confident-they-have-right-pieces-in-place-t,36509/)

Reading articles like this really get me excited about the season.

To go 4-0 in the pre season and make a deep pre season run has also always been my dream :kitten:

The Pencil Neck
07-26-2014, 05:55 PM
To go 4-0 in the pre season and make a deep pre season run has also always been my dream :kitten:

But like the article said, we'll have to get a lot of production out of the 3rd and 4th stringers in the 4th quarters to make it come true.


We can only hope.

:kitten:

houstonspartan
07-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Interesting that they're all staying at a hotel instead of being allowed to go home. Doing something like that could really bond the players. Good move.

ObsiWan
07-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Interesting that they're all staying at a hotel instead of being allowed to go home. Doing something like that could really bond the players. Good move.
I didn't think that was a new thing. I thought the players always bunked together at some hotel during training camp.

houstonspartan
07-26-2014, 07:17 PM
I didn't think that was a new thing. I thought the players always bunked together at some hotel during training camp.

They stayed at a hotel during the regular season before a home game, but, never during training camp, is my understanding.

The previous head coach let them all go home during camp.

drs23
07-26-2014, 07:22 PM
They stayed at a hotel during the regular season before a home game, but, never during training camp, is my understanding.

The previous head coach let them all go home during camp.

IIRC, the rookies stayed in a hotel and the vets went home.

infantrycak
07-26-2014, 07:38 PM
IIRC, the rookies stayed in a hotel and the vets went home.

That's correct other than Iirc there were a few days when everyone stayed in a hotel eg first night of training camp.

houstonspartan
07-26-2014, 07:51 PM
That's correct other than Iirc there were a few days when everyone stayed in a hotel eg first night of training camp.

Got it. Thanks for clarifying.

PapaL
07-26-2014, 07:52 PM
I wonder if they got jacket sizes for this year's Letterman jacket.

False Start
07-26-2014, 08:01 PM
I wonder if they hot jacket sizes for this year's Letterman jacket.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/inneganned.png

False Start
07-26-2014, 08:11 PM
Why would someone give me Neg rep for this post? Who's Seegara?

Obviously he's come down with a severe case os asshole-itis....fuch him.

Tried to get you back, but MSR.

Texn4life
07-26-2014, 08:20 PM
I don't know how many games we'll win this year, but I like O'Brien. He earned my respect when I saw his segment on Real Sports a while back and I was happy he was hired. If Fitz can limit his mistakes I think we can surprise some people. Bill is a no nonsense dude. I'm also excited we have a coach that might be able to develop a young receiver for a change.

JCTexan
07-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Obviously he's come down with a severe case os asshole-itis....fuch him.

Tried to get you back, but MSR.

Actually it was just a mistake.

I apologize. I was trying to give a pos rep, as you might can tell from the comment. By the way, how could you tell it was me? I didn't sign it.

281
07-26-2014, 09:13 PM
So glad to have actual football again!

TheIronDuke
07-26-2014, 09:21 PM
Obviously he's come down with a severe case os asshole-itis....fuch him.

Tried to get you back, but MSR.

That dude negged me too because I negged him for busting on Earl.

houstonspartan
07-26-2014, 09:29 PM
I wonder if they got jacket sizes for this year's Letterman jacket.


Lmao!

houstonspartan
07-26-2014, 09:33 PM
I don't know how many games we'll win this year, but I like O'Brien. He earned my respect when I saw his segment on Real Sports a while back and I was happy he was hired. If Fitz can limit his mistakes I think we can surprise some people. Bill is a no nonsense dude. I'm also excited we have a coach that might be able to develop a young receiver for a change.


Agree. When we were courting him, I wasn't all that impressed. But the more I learned about him, the more I became impressed.

He REALLY got my attention when he rolled into Reliant and fired everybody and their mother.

badboy
07-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Agree. When we were courting him, I wasn't all that impressed. But the more I learned about him, the more I became impressed.

He REALLY got my attention when he rolled into Reliant and fired everybody and their mother.
Wait! Mom's got fired!! What do we do for soup? We also no longer see Arian's mom on here, sad.

houstonspartan
07-26-2014, 10:11 PM
Is it my imagination, or does this team seem bigger? All the pics and video from training camp seems to show a big, bulky group of guys.

Playoffs
07-26-2014, 10:28 PM
Is it my imagination, or does this team seem bigger? All the pics and video from training camp seems to show a big, bulky group of guys.

Nope, by design.

Wade ran a "small" 3-4. RAC runs a "big" 3-4. Difference is size in front 7 (and even safeties, to some extent). One reason why we have little depth, is the turnover required to get big at all those spots. Tough to do in one year.

badboy
07-26-2014, 10:37 PM
Nope, by design.

Wade ran a "small" 3-4. RAC runs a "big" 3-4. Difference is size in front 7 (and even safeties, to some extent). One reason why we have little depth, is the turnover required to get big at all those spots. Tough to do in one year.
agreed we have to remember not only are we adding to a roster but changing "type" of players in some cases. I am so focused on the middle of our defense.

76Texan
07-26-2014, 11:05 PM
The Texans just can't shake the injury bug.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/26/bonner-leaves-texans-practice-early/

Or is this one way to pave the way for IR and to stash a guy on PS?

xtruroyaltyx
07-27-2014, 12:36 AM
If bonner goes on the ir, might as well forget about him.

kiwitexansfan
07-27-2014, 02:36 AM
Way too early and based on limited evidence, but Travis Labhart looks like a reall tough cover.

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli
Two new OLBs both at practice. Quentin Groves and Lawrence Sidbury. No Cody White or Alan Bonner, who both got hurt yesterday. #Texans

Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
Two new players on the #Texans roster today: 47 Quentin Groves and 48 Lawrence Sidbury

CloakNNNdagger
07-27-2014, 09:13 AM
The Texans just can't shake the injury bug.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/26/bonner-leaves-texans-practice-early/

Or is this one way to pave the way for IR and to stash a guy on PS?

If bonner goes on the ir, might as well forget about him.

If I remember correctly, Bonner is the 1st Jacksonville State player to have been drafted since 1991. If this leg injury is severe enough to place him on the IR again, he may not be the 1st to play in an NFL game.

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 09:30 AM
First Look: Highlights Day 2: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/First-Look-Highlights-Day-2/de2effe3-aa14-4a61-a94e-78110a8fa7f6

http://prod.static.texans.clubs.nfl.com//assets/images/imported/HOU/photos/CP_646/646CushingTC1.jpg

(tweets read bottom(oldest)-to-top)

Lance Zierlein ‏@LanceZierlein
Ryan Fitzpatrick looked good out of the gun and showed good zip, decision-making and ball placement in seven on seven drills. Not in pads

Today was easily the best that Ryan Fitzpatrick has looked in a Texans uniform. #Texanscamp

James Palmer @JPalmerCSN
Players looked concerned at first with Dent, but he's trying to run it off now.

ILB Akeem Dent, came in trade from ATL, got his right knee rolled up on. Trainers came out quick but he walked off.

Fitzpatrick goes back shoulder to DeAndre Hopkins who makes the leaping catch. That's using your WRs strengths. 10 and 14 having good days

Draft pick Andre Hal with the play of the day. Picks off Deep ball by Fitzpatrick to Andre Johnson. One handed grab against his helmet

Fitzpatrick throws a pick to J Jo. Andre Johnson not on same page as QB on the play. O'Brien talks to both afterwards. #texanstrainingcamp

Hopkins has looked really good so far. Attacking the ball.
Dave Zangaro @DZangaro
Very possible #Texans 2nd unit right side of o-line (Clabo, Su'a-Filo) is better than first unit today (Kupper, Newton).

Lonnie Ballentine, who had ice on his leg earlier, is taking the cart ride back to the stadium. WR Hughes was on the cart too. #Texans

Great catch by Hopkins over Brandon Harris. Fitzpatrick let him go up and get it for about 15.

After looking good earlier, Dennis Johnson has dropped two easy passes now.

Rookie safety Lonnie Ballentine is on the trainer's table with ice wrapped around his right thigh. #Texans

Looks like Arian Foster's day is done. He was getting stretched out earlier and now his ankles are untaped and he has no helmet. Watching.

With Cody White out, Alex Kupper is the next guard in. Getting more reps.
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Play of the day: rookie CB Andre Hal made a spectacular interception on a deep route, taking away the ball from Andre Johnson.

WR Keyshawn Martin beat everybody deep on perfect post throw from Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Lacoltan Bester, an undrafted FA from Cincinnati, has made 2 great catches, including a 1-hander on a hitch route against tight coverage.

Andre Johnson terrific catch on slant route against CB Brandon Harris. We've seen that hundreds of times by AJ.

Brooks Reed and Whitney Mercilus are in their familiar roles at OLB. The ILBs are Jeff Tarpinian and Justin Tuggle in the base 3-4.

AJ Bouye just made a tremendous breakup on an out route stripping with perfect timing against WR EZ Nwachukwu.

CB AJ Bouye, an undrafted rookie FA so impressive in camp last year, spent season on IR but has picked up where he left off. Great plays.
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26
During #Texans practice Randy Bullock and Chris Boswell working on kickoffs with DeVIer Posey and Mike Thomas on the receiving end.

#Texans defense working on drill to create turnovers with 2 players attacking each player with ball while the offense works on protecting
Brian T. Smith ‏@ChronBrianSmith
Two sweet catches by Fiedorowicz.

Not the best practice for #Texans' QBs.

Mike Vrabel is the fastest #Texan.

As has been case since OTAs, #Texans' QB rotation initial two days of camp: Fitzpatrick, Keenum ... Savage, whose action has been minimal.

Fitz with a perfectly timed loft to Hopkins. Continues to be hit or miss.
PDS @PatDStat
Next Savage pass. Hazel drops the interception. #Texans

Eddie Pleasant with an interception of Savage from a pass deflected at the LOS. #Texans

Garrett Graham sighting. Catch on the numbers against Elbert Mack. #Texans

Fiedorowicz with a nice sliding catch from a Keenum pass going towards the sideline.

Brandon Harris with a pass breakup against Dre this time. #Texans

Andre Hal has picked it up since a slow start today. Breaks up a deep pass Intended for McClung. #Texans

Marcus Williams with the interception of Case Keenum. #Texans

Keenum with a nice timing route Posey. Hits him coming out of his break in front of Victorian. #Texans

Kendrick Lewis drops an int intended for Thomas. #Texans

Mercilus in coverage on Hopkins downfield. Breaks up the pass. #Texans

Ball not coming out of Keenum's hand good today. Struggling some to get his accuracy together today ". #Texans

Keo in Chase mode has to interfere with Martin on a deep ball from Keenum.

Good matchup between Bouye and Nwachukwu today. EZ has the upper hand today.

Nwachukwu putting together another solid day. Nice connection with Fitz. #Texans

Brandon Harris having a rough go at it today. Plenty of completions on him today.

Texans working on the deep ball that short session. Not the best outcomes.

Rookie Andre Hal with the interception of Fitz on a deep ball to Andre Johnson. Hal with great coverage. #Texans

Tuggle with the interception of Case Keenum.

Kareem Jackson with the interception of Fitz on a deep corner route to Mike Thomas. #Texans

Boswell looks healthy again. Good kickoff hang time. Much improved from OTAs.

LaCoaltan Bester with a nice one handed grab with good coverage from Marcus Williams. #Texans

Victorian with his second INT in two days. Ball goes through Dennis Johnson's hands. Second drop of the day for Johnson.

Keenum over cooks a deep ball to Nwachkwu. Throwing it out of bounds not giving EZ a chance. #Texans

Godsey calling the plays in from a Walkie talkie to Fitz and Keenum today. #Texans

Johnson and Fitz working well together. Hits Dre on a nice comeback. #Texans

Fitz with a deep ball to Martin for a TD. Harris on the coverage. #Texans

#Texans moving to 7 on 7s. Fitz with a nice throw to Andre across the middle of the field. #Texans

Lechler still a boss and dropping 50+ yard punts with ease. #Texans

Labhart, Posey, Thomas, Martin and Jackson working punt return at the moment.

Big Jerrell Powe moving trying to run down the screen. He can run for his 331 lbs. frame. #Texans

Labhart drops a pass from Keenum. Having a strong day up to that point. #Texans

#Texans working on the quick game right now. Mike Thomas finding space to work.

Labhart blows by Victorian in 1 on 1s makes a nice catch on an under thrown ball. #Texans

Fitzpatrick with a nice throw outside the numbers to Posey. #Texans

Bouye picking up where he left off yesterday. Breaks up a pass in 1 on 1s. #Texans
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James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Cody White has torn his Achilles. Happened in camp yesterday.


James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
O'Brien said #Texans executed better today, but tempo was an issue. Want to control and change as often as possible.
Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
Texans will be in full pads Monday morning, but BOB wouldn't promise there will be full contact. Says we'll have to wait and see.

BOB: "Rookies on a need to know basis."

BOB on heat: We're out there and we're going. We're not expecting an Alaskan cold front coming through."

Greg Bailey ‏@GregBailey13
O'Brien laughed at worries about heat. It's Texas!!! We worry about what we can control. I've coached at Georgia Tech in Atlanta! #Texans

Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans
"Tomorrow will be in full pads. I want to see these guys come out and compete." -O'Brien #Texans #NFLTrainingCamp

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
BOB: (Rookies) came back in shape. But admits its a big jump to the NFL camp. "They're adjusting as well as they can."

Greg Bailey ‏@GregBailey13
O'Brien: much of what we do is fixing problems immediately. We do it in games. We must do it every day in practice. It's a huge part for us

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
BOB explains afternoon workouts: We fix problems. You can't fix problems after the game or even at halftime. Have to fix them in the game."

Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans
Starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick gets most snaps at practice, followed by Case Keenum then Tom Savage. #Texans #NFLTrainingCamp

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
Arian Foster left practice early on a cart but BOB said he's fine "as far as I know."

Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans
O'Brien says music at practice forces communication among players, helps them read body language, & adds more enthusiasm. #Texans

Greg Bailey ‏@GregBailey13
O'Brien on adding two new LBs. We are always looking to add to our roster at every position. #Texans

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
BOB on adding OLBs: "Always looking to make it the most competitive" situation we can get.

O'Brien: we are a long way away from where we will be. Guys are taking coaching well. #Texans

BOB: "We believe in controlling the tempo." Installing offense naturally slows things down. In a week he expects much improvement.

Greg Bailey ‏@GregBailey13
O'Brien: execution better. Tempo decent not where it needs to be. It will get better. #Texans

Deepi Sidhu ‏@DeepSlant
#Texans fans chanting "Andre" as he walks off the field.

Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans 4m
O'Brien: "Execution was slightly better. Overall a better day than yesterday, which is what you're looking for." #Texans #NFLTrainingCamp

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy 4m
BOB pronounced practice better today but still "a long way" from where we need to be" in terms of tempo.

ObsiWan
07-27-2014, 10:26 AM
That's correct other than Iirc there were a few days when everyone stayed in a hotel eg first night of training camp.
Yeah, I thought they all stayed at a hotel together until the first preseason game, then the vets got to go home

Lucky
07-27-2014, 10:49 AM
Savage, whose action has been minimal.
I don't get this. There are only 3 QBs in camp. There should be plenty of reps for everybody.

xtruroyaltyx
07-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Lots of good tid bits in there.

EllisUnit
07-27-2014, 11:28 AM
Lots of good tid bits in there.

Lots interceptions as well. Either our Defense is that kick ass or the offense is :kitten:

xtruroyaltyx
07-27-2014, 11:31 AM
Lots interceptions as well. Either our Defense is that kick ass or the offense is :kitten:

It's early...defense almost always starts out faster than offense. Plus it's new systems.

But yeah...lots of picks...seems like every other tweet is about an int...

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 11:44 AM
I don't get this. There are only 3 QBs in camp. There should be plenty of reps for everybody.

Graduated reps from #1 to #2 to #3 -- Fitz might get 5 to Case's 3 to Savage's 1. Gotta get your #1 sharp first/foremost.

Lucky
07-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Graduated reps from #1 to #2 to #3 -- Fitz might get 5 to Case's 3 to Savage's 1. Gotta get your #1 sharp first/foremost.
This is the first year I won't be able to see any of the open practices (both Capers and Kubiak eras). But from years past, all of the QBs got reps. And that's with 4 QBs in camp. The starter played with the 1's, backup played with the 2's, etc. All got equal reps early in camp, as not to wear out the starters. Once camp broke, that's when the starters got the bulk of the reps. If what is being said is accurate, this is truly different than any camp I've seen.

EllisUnit
07-27-2014, 12:09 PM
This is the first year I won't be able to see any of the open practices (both Capers and Kubiak eras). But from years past, all of the QBs got reps. And that's with 4 QBs in camp. The starter played with the 1's, backup played with the 2's, etc. All got equal reps early in camp, as not to wear out the starters. Once camp broke, that's when the starters got the bulk of the reps. If what is being said is accurate, this is truly different than any camp I've seen.

Could just be because it is a new QB and a new system. IF everyone was returning to the same system it may be that way. Cause from what i hear this offense is pretty complicated and puts a lot of pressure on the QB position.

CloakNNNdagger
07-27-2014, 12:10 PM
I don't get this. There are only 3 QBs in camp. There should be plenty of reps for everybody.

Could be that OB, despite his naming Fitz, is not sure that this is his man, and there is still a real open competition for regular season "starter" between Fitz and Keenum.......and Savage is not expected to factor in this year's in-season on-field appearance. As has been pointed out in past weeks, Savage has made his share of "mistakes" and may be less field ready any time soon than previously anticipated.

Lucky
07-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Could be that OB, despite his naming Fitz, is not sure that this is his man, and there is still a real open competition for regular season "starter" between Fitz and Keenum.......and Savage is not expected to factor in this year's in-season on-field appearance.

There could still be competition. But have you seen a camp where the starting QB is getting reps with the 3rd unit? Ive seen the starter get re p s with the 2nd, but eventually the 3rd string guy plays with the backend of the roster. Wish I was there to see what's going on.

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 12:27 PM
Quotes: Day 2 of Training Camp (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Day-2-of-Training-Camp/b4972c9c-c07d-48f6-a769-f72a30ec431d)


DO NOT MISS BullPenPhotos's pictures from today:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105643

As close as you can get to being there. Give him some rep if so inclined.



Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock
Losing Cody White after David Quessenberry is already out for the year, is very bad. 2 of the most versatile offensive linemen. #TexansTC

Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli
Draft pick CB Andre Hal held his own today in team drills. Covered Andre Johnson a bit. #Texans

Didn't get a ton of reps today. #Texans RT>>>>what about Savage?

He's the backup right now, but Savage has a shot. #Texans RT >>>>>>>> Is Keenum locked in at backup, or Savage have a shot?

We aren't allowed in the hallways anymore. @DZangaro just suggested I go out there and see if I get shot. What a nice guy.

I think today might have been the best I've seen Ryan Fitzpatrick. Case Keenum didn't have a great day. Off target a lot. #Texans

I decided to count WR drops today. Abandoned that plan midway through practice because they weren't dropping any. Good day for them. #Texans

Pads go on tomorrow. Will be super fun. O'Brien said I'll have to wait and see if they go live. (doubt it on the first day) #Texans



...All got equal reps early in camp, as not to wear out the starters...
(on the quarterback reps leading in the first preseason game will be determined) Its predetermined basically in the first three or four practices. Fitzy (Ryan Fitzpatrick) will get the bulk of the reps, and then right now Case (Keenum) is getting the second most and Tommy (Tom Savage) gets quote en quote the third most. But basically Tommy probably gets a lot of reps on his own because we do a two-spot drill there in the beginning of practice and well do more of those as practice where he gets his own reps and Case comes over and gets some of those reps to. So it balances itself out, and then we determine who is ahead of who after a few practices. However many practices we think we need to determine who the backup quarterback is going to be. Well take our time with that. You know, right now it is Ryan, its Case and then its Tom.

Still doing installs every day, and new all around. I would guess OB's playbook is multiples thicker than Kubiak's. I think reps will balance out as they complete the installs and Fitz demonstrates command. Running a tempo scheme, too, so that adds a layer to the complexity. Savage likely getting more run reps, less pass so less chirping from media.

Pads tomorrow. Lots of camp left. Today it was all Fitz. Keenum with accuracy problems today, vision & batted balls yesterday. Savage is all rookie so far. Things will change.

CloakNNNdagger
07-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Arian riding off into the sunset on a cart is not anything that any of us would want to see.........but with his past history of hamstring, calf and back problems, it is not anything that surprises me. And OB saying "I don't think it's anything" (a phrase he has used in the past and......) doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

On another note, with Quess and now Cody off the menu, we have to be concerned as though we have lost not 2 OL, but in actuality 4-6, as both were anticipated in multiple position roles.

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 01:54 PM
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--houstontexans.com

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 01:56 PM
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--houstontexans.com

EllisUnit
07-27-2014, 02:30 PM
Arian riding off into the sunset on a cart is not anything that any of us would want to see.........but with his past history of hamstring, calf and back problems, it is not anything that surprises me. And OB saying "I don't think it's anything" (a phrase he has used in the past and......) doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

On another note, with Quess and now Cody off the menu, we have to be concerned as though we have lost not 2 OL, but in actuality 4-6, as both were anticipated in multiple position roles.

Any word on what happened or when he left, because i looked at all of the bullpenphotos and saw him virtually the entire time, and running a lot of plays with the first team.

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 03:48 PM
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Late reads from JB...

Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock
Whitney Mercilus did a few things well today. His getoff on a pass away from his side, was insane. Quickest I've seen from him. #Texans

Alec Lemon was starting to develop in camp last year. He's been invisible this year. #Texans

It's early, but the WRs that have looked the most impressive, other than AJ & Hop. T-1. Thomas & EZ. 3. Posey T-4. Bester & Labhart

The ball was overthrown and Graham wasn't able to make the catch. To his credit, Bouye showed good makeup speed, but out of position.

The worst play of AJ Bouye's camp came when he was in coverage on Garrett Graham. Graham ran out and up, Bouye bit hard. I mean hard, hard.

Mike Thomas came out of the break on an out with Kareem in coverage, Fitz put it on his shoelaces, insane show of hands for Thomas. #Texans

Whitney Mercilus was 30 yards downfield, tight on Hopkins, ball under thrown. Would of been PI, but impressive coverage. #Texans

I don't know if Tom Savage is being told to take the easy / short read or not, but that's what he did today. #Texans

Case Keenum showed some comfort with Keshawn Martin by beating Josh Victorian with a backshoulder throw. Martin & Keenum excited afterwards.

EZ got the best of AJ Bouye on a comeback from Fitzpatrick. Then follows that up with another win on the very next play. #Texans

Throw of the day was easily Ryan Fitzpatrick's backshoulder throw to DeAndre Hopkins. Harris in Hops pocket, stops, elevates, catch.

Brandon Harris tight on Andre Johnson again, AJ brought the ball in and Harris takes him down. Bill O'Brien not to fond of this. #Texans

AJ Bouye went stride for stride with DeVier Posey on a deep post and forced incomplete pass. #Texans

Quentin Groves picked up a back in the flat and recorded an impressive pass breakup today. #Texans

Tim Jamison had a good day inside.

Dre vs Dre: Andre Hal took Andre Johnson on a deep post, got position & was more aggressive for the ball, Hal came away w/ 1 hand INT.

One thing that's abundantly clear, the #Texans will be prepared for crowd noise. Music blaring at practice, so loud you can't think.

Deep post to Alec Lemon was broken up by Lemon, Marcus almost had another pick, Lemon had to play defense. #Texans

Savage best throw of the day came when Bester ran short hitch, turns & Marcus Williams blanketed all over him & Bester snags 1 hand low ball

Honestly, a 100 times better than I thought they would. Like they've been together RT ???>>> How do they look so far Fitz and Dre

EZ does everything so quick. Lost Marcus Williams on an outside hitch with such a quick cutback. Deadly if QBs build anticipation with him.

Andre Johnson turned Kareem Jackson around & Fitz had the ball on him on the hitch back. #Texans

Brandon Harris was tight on Andre Johnson on an in route, Fitz put the ball where only Andre could get it. AJ hauls it in. #Texans

Mike Thomas continued to impress with the ball in his hands, seemed to be deadly on bubbles. #Texans

Travis Labhart was working the creases of the field today & hard for anyone to guard. The A&M kids looking the part at WR. #Texans

Savage didn't impress today. Locked in on 1st read to McClung, throws deep & Andre Hal was in better position. McClung had to turn into a DB

Williams long speed is needed in this secondary in my opinion. Ability to run with anyone & force turnovers when teams take shots. #Texans

Rookie CB Marcus Williams continues to show his ball skills. Williams had a pick 6 and was around the ball throughout the day. #Texans

Watching Lawrence Sidbury and Quentin Groves today, you could see the coaches working hard to get them up to speed. Vet callbacks if cut.

Akeem Dent played some tight, physical coverage on Dennis Johnson when he picked him up out of the backfield. #Texans

Lacoltan Bester had a few good plays today. 1 on 1s he beat AJ Bouye deep and concentrated to snag the TD, although it was under thrown.

Mike Thomas chopped up DJ Swearinger on a 1 on 1 rep. Thomas still impressing.

Joseph seemed to know what was coming & cut underneath Andre Johnson & picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick in 1 on 1s

Travis Labhart got a roar out of the crowd when he beat Josh Victorian on a "go" and highpointed the ball. #Texans

Brandon Harris got the best of Keshawn Martin & recorded a PBU in 1s. #Texans

AJ Bouye was tight on EZ & forced a breakup in 1 on 1s. #Texans

In 1 on 1 battles, Joseph blanketed Posey, but DeVier still made the catch. #Texans

Johnathan Joseph & Jadeveon Clowney are still not full-go. Both players haven't been involved in 7 on 7s or 11 on 11s.

Dennis Johnson dropped two easy passes today at #TexansTC . Less than stellar performance, although, his cuts were sharp as usual.


Any word on what happened or when he left...Nobody seems worried about it. Something tightened up or he just gave himself the rest of the day off. (veteran)

xtruroyaltyx
07-27-2014, 04:39 PM
I've been to a lot of training camp practices and I always remember the starters getting most of the reps. At least that's what I seem to recall. Could be wrong.

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 05:21 PM
07/27/2014 -- The Texans have waived the following players - injured: Alan Bonner and Cody White

07/27/2014 -- The Texans have waived the following player – left squad: Anthony Dima

07/27/2014 -- The Texans have signed the following players: Quentin Groves and Lawrence Sidbury
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2361209#post2361209



21 Training Camp Observations: Day 2
Texans Analyst John Harris shared his observations from Day 2 of training camp. (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/21-Training-Camp-Observations-Day-2/4d0f3558-4e1f-4a1d-a899-ed4cf9dd7530)
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5. Former Nebraska defensive end Jason Ankrah continues to make progress as an OLB in this system. Watching him in a 1-on-1 passing drill against TE and RB, he matched cuts in a pass route as you'd expect a veteran to do. Quite impressive. More on him in a bit.
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8. A tradition following hockey games is to name the game's three star players. If I followed that trend, I'd definitely make former Vanderbilt CB Andre Hal a Day Two 3-star player. He made an extraordinary interception on a deep ball as he was 1-on-1 with Andre Johnson. I'm not exactly sure how he drew that assignment but it's the kind of thing that can buoy a young man's confidence. I watched Hal after that play for the rest of practice and that play seemed to give him a boost confidence-wise. He's going to get better day by day as well; that's great news.

9. He wasn't the only rookie CB to make an impression. Former NDSU star Marcus Williams picked off a pass during team against Keenum and it's evident his confidence is gaining as well.

10. Watching WR Mike Thomas in 1-on-1 drills, I don't recall a S/LB or anyone for that matter that even came close to matching him step for step. He's an interior route running maestro.
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12. I've seen every football workout this team's had since April and I don't know that I've seen Ryan Fitzpatrick as dialed in as he was to start 7-on-7. He hit Dre between the numbers on a deep out. He dropped a dime on Keshawn Martin 45 yards downfield. He then completed the next three in a row. 5 reps. 5 completions. Ball didn't hit the ground. The best I've seen him sling it as a Texan.

13. To my Aggie friends out there, be proud, VERY proud, of the two Aggies on this team. I don't know what the future holds for EZ Nwachukwu and rookie Travis Labhart, but both of them are going to make roster cut time extremely difficult for the coaching staff. Labhart dropped a quick screen early in practice but caught everything else, including a deep ball behind a Texans DB. I remarked to Marc Vandermeer during practice that only Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins have caught more balls than Nwachkwu. He gets open and hangs on.

14. It's hard to imagine that two months ago, Lacolton Bester was an unsigned player on a tryout. He's made an impression, including on a diving catch in 7-on-7 from Tom Savage.

15. Oh, if you ever had any worry about the Texans challenging defenses down the field, well, don't anymore. Texans' quarterbacks threw it deep more than I can ever remember in a practice.
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17. I mentioned Ankrah earlier and it's a name that you may hear more and more. During 7-on-7, he locked up with TE Garrett Graham on a corner route. The rookie matched Graham step for step. Keenum tried to get Graham the ball but Ankrah's coverage thwarted a completion. After the play, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel celebrated with Ankrah with a jumping butt bump...I don't know, maybe that celebration has a name, but I will tell you Coach Vrabel still has some hops.
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TEXANRED
07-27-2014, 06:09 PM
This was pretty funny. I think Dale Robertson was asking about how the team was adapting to the weather:

Altitude!? What are you a geography major?

http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/OBrien_Its_Texas_Its_hot/416425b3-2a5d-449a-9903-3031519100cb

steelbtexan
07-27-2014, 06:19 PM
Anybody see how my guy Witzmann is doing?

I think he makes it to the PS this yr, along with Labhart.

Playoffs
07-27-2014, 06:27 PM
Arian riding off into the sunset on a cart is not anything that any of us would want to see.........but with his past history of hamstring, calf and back problems, it is not anything that surprises me. And OB saying "I don't think it's anything" (a phrase he has used in the past and......) doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling...

Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock

Arian Foster sustained a hamstring injury this morning, sources say. They feel comfortable now, that's it's nothing more severe. #Texans

xtruroyaltyx
07-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Alan bonner waived...???

Aaaaaannnnd....another one bites the dust.

Almost comical at this point.

xtruroyaltyx
07-27-2014, 06:40 PM
Honestly, I'm not super worried if Arian can't play again. Loved the guy a few years ago, but I'd be ok.

I do hope he can come back strong though because we are better with him.

EllisUnit
07-27-2014, 06:56 PM
Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock

Seems as though Arian having some kind of training camp injury has been the norm, oh well as long as he is good to go game 1 of regular season is all i care about.

DocBar
07-27-2014, 07:05 PM
Seems as though Arian having some kind of training camp injury has been the norm, oh well as long as he is good to go game 1 of regular season is all i care about.Surely you're not taking this as a good thing....

CloakNNNdagger
07-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Nobody seems worried about it. Something tightened up or he just gave himself the rest of the day off. (veteran)

No one on the Texans usually seem too worried about anything when it comes to potential injuries. You usually don't take the cart as you exit for vacation from the rest of practice. If things tightened up on him, that's how things started with his hammy, calf and back..........you can take your pick. We'll see if he has any limitations in next practices.

EVOLVIST
07-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Yeah, this year's WR stories are going to be an interesting one to follow.

Strange that so far (and of course it's only two practices in) but so far EZ appears to be this year's Alec Lemon and Alec Lemon appears to be this year's lemon.

EllisUnit
07-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Surely you're not taking this as a good thing....

haha no but what else is there to do, it just seems that every season Arian has some of training camp injury. One season he came out and had a good season the next he played half the season and went on IR. Could go either way.

EllisUnit
07-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Wait who is #67 i see running with the first team Oline ?

TEXANRED
07-27-2014, 07:53 PM
Alan bonner waived...???

Aaaaaannnnd....another one bites the dust.

Almost comical at this point.

One year removed from the 2013 draft and we are down 5 players. I am doubting that Trevardo Williams makes the team either. Terrible to think that out of 9 picks we could have only 3 still on the team after one season.

DocBar
07-27-2014, 08:03 PM
haha no but what else is there to do, it just seems that every season Arian has some of training camp injury. One season he came out and had a good season the next he played half the season and went on IR. Could go either way.Take it for what it is: a bad thing.

CloakNNNdagger
07-27-2014, 08:18 PM
Jayson Braddock ‏@JaysonBraddock

Arian Foster sustained a hamstring injury this morning, sources say. They feel comfortable now, that's it's nothing more severe. #Texans



It has to be severe to feel uncomfortable?????? For someone who has had a history of multiple significant recurrent hamstring problems in the past, it is likely to continue to show its ugly head. The potential negative affect on mechanics can then increase the chances of him re-aggravating his calf and/or his back. We can hope it passes benignly........but, unlike the Texans staff, I will remain uncomfortable.

TEXANRED
07-27-2014, 08:29 PM
It has to be severe to feel uncomfortable?????? For someone who has had a history of multiple significant recurrent hamstring problems in the past, it is likely to continue to show its ugly head. The potential negative affect on mechanics can then increase the chances of him re-aggravating his calf and/or his back. We can hope it passes benignly........but, unlike the Texans staff, I will remain uncomfortable.

Last year was Foster's first year where he sustained a major injury. Yes he seems to always have some sort of lower leg issue but usually it's not a major problem.

4 years starting with 5k yards and 45 TD's. Little bit of wear on those tires sure, but nothing to get to worked up about.

CloakNNNdagger
07-27-2014, 09:17 PM
Last year was Foster's first year where he sustained a major injury. Yes he seems to always have some sort of lower leg issue but usually it's not a major problem.



Are you forgetting the 2011 preseason and regular season?


Arian Foster pulled himself out of the second day of Texans training camp on Sunday, favoring his left hamstring and lower back.

Foster, 27, pulled up during a group session, walked over to a team trainer and began grasping for and working on his leg and back.

He tested it later, re-entering the session, taking one rep and going full speed, but pulled himself out after and didn’t return.link (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/27/arian-foster-leaves-day-2-of-texans-training-camp-favoring-hamstring-back/)

dc_txtech
07-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Last year was Foster's first year where he sustained a major injury. Yes he seems to always have some sort of lower leg issue but usually it's not a major problem.

4 years starting with 5k yards and 45 TD's. Little bit of wear on those tires sure, but nothing to get to worked up about.

He averaged 371 touches over 3 seasons. That's 1115 touches over a 3 year span. His ypc went from 4.9 to 4.5 to 4.1 over those three seasons and then he broke down. Now he's getting carted off the field early in TC.

He has a lot of wear on those tires. I hope he comes back to his old self as he is still young but I'm reminded of Larry Johnson. I have to side with Doc on this, I am much more concerned than Billly B seems to be.

infantrycak
07-27-2014, 09:59 PM
He averaged 371 touches over 3 seasons. That's 1115 touches over a 3 year span. His ypc went from 4.9 to 4.5 to 4.1 over those three seasons and then he broke down. Now he's getting carted off the field early in TC.

He has a lot of wear on those tires. I hope he comes back to his old self as he is still young but I'm reminded of Larry Johnson. I have to side with Doc on this, I am much more concerned than Billly B seems to be.

You leave out that his ypc were back up to 4.5 before he broke down last year.

dc_txtech
07-27-2014, 10:24 PM
You leave out that his ypc were back up to 4.5 before he broke down last year.

I also left out that Larry Johnson went from 3.5 to 4.5 ypc before breaking down altogether.

I'm not saying he doesn't have a little tread left, I'm just saying I'm not betting on him having a lot. I won't be the one to pick him in my Fantasy Football league. I always hope for the best with the Texans but I have been worried about Foster getting run into the ground for a while now.

infantrycak
07-27-2014, 10:36 PM
I also left out that Larry Johnson went from 3.5 to 4.5 ypc before breaking down altogether.

Which makes no difference to my statement.

Invoking LJ's name doesn't solve the omission. LJ also crossed the 400 carry threshold and Foster was 65 carries less at his highest.

dc_txtech
07-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Which makes no difference to my statement.

Invoking LJ's name doesn't solve the omission.

I also omitted his rookie year but that's beside the point. Had he played an entire season last year he might not have ended at 4.5 yards per, with the smaller sample size and all. But you know what they say about statistics.

My point was that historically when you give a RB that many touches they break down and IMO Foster broke down last year. The same thing has happened to countless RB's and LJ was just the first example that popped into my head.

dc_txtech
07-27-2014, 11:03 PM
Which makes no difference to my statement.

Invoking LJ's name doesn't solve the omission. LJ also crossed the 400 carry threshold and Foster was 65 carries less at his highest.

To the edited part.

LJ only lasted 2 seasons the last one being the 416 carry season. Also Foster had more catches per season during that stretch than Larry did during his stretch.

Are you really saying that since AF didn't have quite as many touches as LJ that he hasn't been worn down? I brought up LJ because I can't think of anybody that has ever had as many touches as him in such a short amount of time, not as a measure of normal RB usage.

How about Terrell Davis?

3 years of over 300 touches and then he was done. Great player that will go into the HOF but he only had 3 really good seasons. That's probably the best comparison I can think of seeing as how they ran the same offense under the same coordinator.

TEXANRED
07-27-2014, 11:56 PM
I also left out that Larry Johnson went from 3.5 to 4.5 ypc before breaking down altogether.

I'm not saying he doesn't have a little tread left, I'm just saying I'm not betting on him having a lot. I won't be the one to pick him in my Fantasy Football league. I always hope for the best with the Texans but I have been worried about Foster getting run into the ground for a while now.

I think to much is made out of YPC (thank you nick wright). Emmett Smith averaged 4.2 ypc over his career. In fact in 15 years he averaged over 4.5 ypc 2 times. Smith had over 300 touches 7 times.

IMO the only current back in the league that may be better than Foster is Peterson, however Peterson is not the receiver that Foster is.

infantrycak
07-28-2014, 12:36 AM
To the edited part.

LJ only lasted 2 seasons the last one being the 416 carry season. Also Foster had more catches per season during that stretch than Larry did during his stretch.

Are you really saying that since AF didn't have quite as many touches as LJ that he hasn't been worn down? I brought up LJ because I can't think of anybody that has ever had as many touches as him in such a short amount of time, not as a measure of normal RB usage.

How about Terrell Davis?

3 years of over 300 touches and then he was done. Great player that will go into the HOF but he only had 3 really good seasons. That's probably the best comparison I can think of seeing as how they ran the same offense under the same coordinator.

You're the one being fascinated with carries so don't be cavalier about them. LJ had 416 carries in one season. Try looking up how many backs have ever crossed 400. Ricky Williams never made 400. Now try looking up how many have hit 350. One you'll find with carries much more similar to Foster is Adrian Peterson but that wouldn't sell the plot.

beerlover
07-28-2014, 01:16 AM
It has to be severe to feel uncomfortable?????? For someone who has had a history of multiple significant recurrent hamstring problems in the past, it is likely to continue to show its ugly head. The potential negative affect on mechanics can then increase the chances of him re-aggravating his calf and/or his back. We can hope it passes benignly........but, unlike the Texans staff, I will remain uncomfortable.

or comfortably numb, patient/doctor choice!

PHILLYTEXANFAN
07-28-2014, 07:06 AM
On a TC side note, I'm headed to eagles TC for military day. Hopefully I can get our former players to sign my 2011 division champs shirt, and meco signs the rookie card I have of him.

xtruroyaltyx
07-28-2014, 08:23 AM
I don't know what the stats say, but I don't think Arian has looked as 'bouncy' as he did a few seasons ago...

Injuries, age, wear....expected...

I hope he can get back in good health.

But I'm more willing to heed CND's cautions because he's CND.

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 08:55 AM
James Palmer @JPalmerCSN
Arian Foster is not in pads or cleats. Was getting hamstring worked on (didn't finish the day) yesterday B4 leaving early on cart.

Lance Zierlein @LanceZierlein
Arian Foster already sitting out of practice is a concern whether it is considered “cautionary” or not. Texans must have a run presence.

infantrycak
07-28-2014, 09:06 AM
But I'm more willing to heed CND's cautions because he's CND.

To be clear, I am not dubious about CnD's concerns at all. I just don't buy Foster's demise based solely on hitting 350+ carries once. The list of players who have hit 350 plus carries looks like a HoF display not a trash heap of 1 and dones. Multiple time players include, Emmitt, Curtis Martin, Edge James, Dickerson, Payton, Bettis, Campbell, Williams, George, Davis...

xtruroyaltyx
07-28-2014, 09:15 AM
To be clear, I am not dubious about CnD's concerns at all. I just don't buy Foster's demise based solely on hitting 350+ carries once. The list of players who have hit 350 plus carries looks like a HoF display not a trash heap of 1 and dones. Multiple time players include, Emmitt, Curtis Martin, Edge James, Dickerson, Payton, Bettis, Campbell, Williams, George, Davis...

Yeah...that's a good point...

Hard to say definitively that had Arian carried the ball fewer times he'd be healthier.

Well, it's hard for me to say...I really have no idea why he's had the injury problems.

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2014, 09:49 AM
Dave Zangaro (re. this morning's practice):


Arian Foster is here at practice but not dressed. #Texans

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 09:50 AM
No live tweeting allowed from practice today. :(

First Look: DB drills on Monday: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/First-Look-DB-drills-on-Monday/91b378fc-1627-4778-a10b-7b2ba882eee1

O'Brien post practice presser: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/OBrien_Today_was_a_good_day/c9e220ad-8a19-4f33-a8e3-357770c6fdf2

WR Johnson post Day 3:: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/WR-Johnson-feeling-more-comfortable/29bb83ed-ecc9-4cb6-b658-82c4a87c18ea

Quotes: Day 3 of Training Camp
Head Coach Bill O’Brien
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
WR Andre Johnson
CB Johnathan Joseph
OLB Whitney Mercilus
T Derek Newton
WR EZ Nwachukwu
(http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Day-3-of-Training-Camp/18b8aff2-7abf-4a43-90a5-abcd8529476d)
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Lacolten Bester

"We almost had another Michigan Outback Bowl (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENuZHnQlqX0) moment out here in 9 on 7 drills as Clowney... his first step is something special... JD got into the backfield in a blink but was able to pull up before really laying the wood. Wow. Wow." -- John Harris

"The thing with O'Brien I'm seeing so far is he's coaching every offense position group getting into the details for everyone for want he wants them doing." -- John McClain

"Ryan Griffin has gotten bigger. He really makes Garrett Graham look small. CJ Fiedorowicz looks like a Greek god out here. He makes Griffin look small." -- Marc Vandermeer

Andre Johnson in mid-season form with a diving catch of a Ryan Fitzpatrick deep ball.
*****************************

Houston Texans @HoustonTexans
"I thought today was a good day. I thought these guys got better today." O'Brien on 1st practice in pads. #Texans #NFLTrainingCamp
Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith
Another Kubiak/O'Brien answer from Andre Johnson: "(O'Brien) does things differently, a lot more intense. Gary was a lot more laid back. But it’s still football.”

O'Brien's voice ticked upward when he said Fitzpatrick has been good. It was a compliment. #Texans #NFL

How has Ryan Fitzpatrick been doing? #Texans' Bill O'Brien: "Good." #NFL

O'Brien's seen improvement from Keshawn Martin. #Texans

#Texans' Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster, Andre Johnson are dealing with minor injuries. Team not concerned. #NFL

#Texans' Bill O'Brien: "I thought today was a good day. I really did." #NFL
James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN

Mike Vrabel on when he was going to be a coach “As soon as they fired me from the NFL. As soon as I couldn’t play football anymore.”

"You know, we’ve got some weapons on offense.” - Ryan Fitzpatrick while talking about how impressed he is with DeAndre Hopkins. #texans

Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster and Andre Johnson are dealing with something minor and he's not worried. Said both have played a long time.

Andre Johnson said he tweaked his right hamstring. Said nothing major. #Texans
John McClain @McClain_on_NFL
One of most impressive things bout 3rd year WR DeVier Posey is how hard he works after practice. He catches passes long after others go in

Arian Foster missed practice. He was in sweats. Turned down media requests again. He's talked once bout football since going on iR last year

Andre Johnson could miss a couple practices. He said anytime u get nicked up you're concerned and he's getting it checked.

Andre Johnson said he tweaked his right hamstring making great catch down middle. Not limping. No ice on it. Said he's not worried bout it.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtpKUSlCUAMaonU.jpg
Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli
For those asking if it's good or bad Johnson thinks the energy now is similar to the Capers days... he also said he really likes it. #Texans

Johnson said energy at practice now is a little bit like back in the early days with Dom Capers. He's the only player who'd know. #Texans

Last two guys in uniform. Posey and Labhart with the jugs machine. #Texans

Dale Robertson ‏@sportywineguy
LB coach Mike Vrabel had nice things to say about Brooks Reed working extra hard to learn both inside-outside positions.

Lance Zierlein ‏@LanceZierlein
Fitzpatrick & Duane Brown taking time to sign autographs. It's not a given with athletes & fans really appreciated it http://twitpic.com/e92zzq
PDS ‏@PatDStat
Chris Myers specifically pointed out Xavier Su'a-Filo and Travis Labhart as two who stood out to him on the first day of pads. #Texans

Clowney is slowly coming back to form and he moves at another speed. #Texans

When Jadeveon Clowney is cleared for a full go it could get interesting. The explosion out of his stance has no description. #Texans

Brandon420tx
07-28-2014, 09:55 AM
I like what I'm hearing with the TEs

dream_team
07-28-2014, 10:43 AM
To be clear, I am not dubious about CnD's concerns at all. I just don't buy Foster's demise based solely on hitting 350+ carries once. The list of players who have hit 350 plus carries looks like a HoF display not a trash heap of 1 and dones. Multiple time players include, Emmitt, Curtis Martin, Edge James, Dickerson, Payton, Bettis, Campbell, Williams, George, Davis...

My thoughts exactly!

CretorFrigg
07-28-2014, 10:48 AM
I like that O'Brien is preaching being physical, which is something we certainly lacked during the Kubial regime. On the other hand, is anybody else worried about injuries being an issue because of it? Pads on the first day it's allowed...

steelbtexan
07-28-2014, 10:52 AM
I like that O'Brien is preaching being physical, which is something we certainly lacked during the Kubial regime. On the other hand, is anybody else worried about injuries being an issue because of it? Pads on the first day it's allowed...

Not concerned at all.

This team needs to toughen up both mentally and physically.

AngryNateFTW
07-28-2014, 11:02 AM
http://i58.tinypic.com/10ngoed.gif

Clowney! Thank 2throwed for the gif!

santo
07-28-2014, 11:11 AM
http://i58.tinypic.com/10ngoed.gif

Clowney! Thank 2throwed for the gif!

:ohsnap:

DocBar
07-28-2014, 11:15 AM
http://i58.tinypic.com/10ngoed.gif

Clowney! Thank 2throwed for the gif!DAMN!! Clowney is PDQ!!:kingkong:

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Clowney! Thank 2throwed for the gif!

That makes my double hernias hurt. http://www.bigskyfans.com/wildcats/images/smilies/doh.gif

DX-TEX
07-28-2014, 11:22 AM
:ohsnap:

DAMN!! Clowney is PDQ!!:kingkong:

That makes my double hernias hurt. http://www.bigskyfans.com/wildcats/images/smilies/doh.gif

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnq7mdjGTk1qal2i4.gif#nod%20gif

xtruroyaltyx
07-28-2014, 11:34 AM
I wonder who was supposed to block him...

AngryNateFTW
07-28-2014, 11:49 AM
I wonder who was supposed to block him...

Someone tweeted that Derek Newton had been playing at LG. NOT saying it was him just speculation.

IDEXAN
07-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Someone tweeted that Derek Newton had been playing at LG. NOT saying it was him just speculation.
That would be better than Duane Brown, who as the LT would be the one more likely to be going up against the OLB.

Honoring Earl 34
07-28-2014, 11:57 AM
DAMN!! Clowney is PDQ!!:kingkong:

That makes my double hernias hurt. http://www.bigskyfans.com/wildcats/images/smilies/doh.gif

Ok ... maybe I have the snap of a wet saltine but I'm not getting this . Somebody help me .

The Pencil Neck
07-28-2014, 11:57 AM
That would be better than Duane Brown, who as the LT would be the one more likely to be going up against the OLB.

Well. It depends.

If he blew by Newton... well... we don't expect much from Newton so it doesn't mean much that Clowney blew by him.

If he blew by Brown... well... we expect DB to be a good player who's hard to get past. If Clowney can get by Duane that easily, then that's saying something.

TheRealJoker
07-28-2014, 12:05 PM
No tackling allowed today? I assume by the Clowney gif?

Honoring Earl 34
07-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Well. It depends.

If he blew by Newton... well... we don't expect much from Newton so it doesn't mean much that Clowney blew by him.

If he blew by Brown... well... we expect DB to be a good player who's hard to get past. If Clowney can get by Duane that easily, then that's saying something.

Has more guys gotten past Newton or had sex with Jenna Jamison ?

DocBar
07-28-2014, 12:09 PM
Ok ... maybe I have the snap of a wet saltine but I'm not getting this . Somebody help me .PDQ=Pretty Damn Quick.
Clowney had sports hernia surgery in June and is "limited" in practice. Imagine how quick he'll be at 100% healthy.

Honoring Earl 34
07-28-2014, 12:16 PM
PDQ=Pretty Damn Quick.
Clowney had sports hernia surgery in June and is "limited" in practice. Imagine how quick he'll be at 100% healthy.

Had a pretty good idea about how he moved after watching this .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAO7m1IfoDQ

What about 2throw for the GIF . I'm not into that yute talk .

PapaL
07-28-2014, 12:26 PM
The thought of Clowney and Watt pushing each other is exciting.

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Per Brian Smith re. AJ:

However, Johnson acknowledged he’ll have his hamstring examined as a precautionary measure.

This early in the game, you certainly don't want to be seeing hamstring issues of any sort......especially in AJ or Arian.

Keep in mind that Grade 2 (partial tears) and Grade 3 (complete tears) are pretty easy to spot.......there's a whole lot of pain and significant limping going on. But in the case of the more common Grade 1 (micro tears), It can be harder to recognise, these are tricky little buggers in that it can almost feel like a small cramp that can come on during a run, you can continue to run although it will cause a diffuse soreness behind your leg that can settle very quickly once you have stopped, so leading you to think you have not torn anything especially as you won’t see any bruising or feel any heat or swelling and feel nothing in normal day to day activities except maybe a twinge on getting up out of chairs or up/down stairs, most of these class of tears need to be properly managed and normally its at least 1-2 weeks of physio treatment. A seeming "tweak" recognized as only a cramp in some cases may actually end up being a 3 month rehab if it is not properly diagnosed and treated.

The reason is due to a couple of reasons first and most obviously with a Grade 1 tear players can continue to run, and tend to do so, even in pain. But limping is not a hallmark of a Grade I tear. Continued pay disrupts the healing processes and prevents the tear from healing, secondly it can depend on where the tear is located, if more in the tendon it heals slower than if in the muscle belly, all due to the differing bloody supply. Finally they are commonly misdiagnosed as just a cramp and so again back to the same issue of allowing the player to continue to run or even doing inappropriate rehab such as stretching the hamstrings in the early stages and so not allowing the tear to heal.

Well its simple if you’re a professional football player, you err on the side of precaution, especially an elite one like AJ and AR where there is no room for misdiagnosis. Both should be undergoing MRI in my opinion. Certainly nothing lost, In my experience dealing with them like this, being cautious may take a little longer and may be frustrating at the start, but it will mean in the long run you won’t be back to see the physio a few weeks later with same problem. You do not want to return too quickly if you are indeed dealing with a Grade I tear instead of a simple cramp, since you do not want to stretch your hamstrings......they must be given time to let the scar tissue lay down over the tear without disrupting it.

AngryNateFTW
07-28-2014, 12:36 PM
No tackling allowed today? I assume by the Clowney gif?

Not sure but I would assume there's no point in hit sticking a teammate and possibly tossing him out of TC or more. Glad he eases off on the play.

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 01:18 PM
No tackling allowed today? I assume by the Clowney gif?

We have different ways of hitting... We have a tag-off situation which is not a lot of contact, a thud situation where we don't go to the ground which is mostly what we do when we're in full pads, and then we go live. We plan that out beforehand...
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/OBrien_Today_was_a_good_day/c9e220ad-8a19-4f33-a8e3-357770c6fdf2

Tag-off is two handed touch from an athletic position that from watching you would be assured the player would have made the tackle.

santo
07-28-2014, 01:26 PM
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/50e49451eab8ea946c00001a/clowney-hit.gif

If he would have been going full speed, it would look almost identical to this play.

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 02:40 PM
Clowney! Thank 2throwed for the gif!

Here's the YouTube video of that hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Onp_RqveY



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Playoffs
07-28-2014, 02:57 PM
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Lambert
07-28-2014, 03:13 PM
In the GIF, looks like the 2's.....?

kiwitexansfan
07-28-2014, 03:21 PM
In the GIF, looks like the 2's.....?

QB is #14 so makes me think it is the 1s

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 03:22 PM
In the GIF, looks like the 2's.....?

Looks like Fiedorowicz, Yeatman, Sua-Filo on that side, but I can't see where JD lined up.

xtruroyaltyx
07-28-2014, 03:26 PM
I like how in so many pictures you see coaches participating in the drills. Being active with the players...

I also like how you see a lot of the guys playing dummy roles...

I know those LB's must love Vrabel...

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2014, 03:38 PM
John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

Andre Johnson could miss a couple practices. He said anytime u get nicked up you're concerned and he's getting it checked.

Hmmmm.

My concern re. AJ is based on the fact that when you see the typical muscle "cramping," it usually occurs when a player is running. When a muscle tears it is very typically secondary to dual strong opposing forces on the muscle such as jumping high and coming down hard or pushing off forcefully in a diving motion.

AJ's "tweak" did not occur when he was running. It happened when he dove high up in the air and came down with the ball.

This was AJ's right hamstring. Let me also remind you that this is the same side that he experienced his major hamstring tear in 2011 when he underwent surgery to release/remove one of the small hamstring muscles.

texanhead08
07-28-2014, 03:52 PM
In Texans language a tweak means 2 months.

EllisUnit
07-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Looks like Fiedorowicz, Yeatman, Sua-Filo on that side, but I can't see where JD lined up.

Pretty sure it is Duane Brown by the looks of what i can see as far as #s go on the jersey.

DocBar
07-28-2014, 04:24 PM
In Texans language a tweak means 2 months.And any self respecting Texan knows that's Texan for two weeks! :toropalm:

tmunts would be two months, but that's not an actual word and would screw up everyone's spellcheck.

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Sua-Filo was playing at right guard today with Ben Jones at left guard. Hope Brooks isn't being slated for the injury junk heap.

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2014, 06:01 PM
...

Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock 1m

Alan Bonner and Cody White go to the #Texans IR after not being claimed. Neither will count against the 90 man roster.

kiwitexansfan
07-28-2014, 06:16 PM
Interesting watching the videos how all the defenders are taking casual swats at the ball after the play has finished. The coaching staff must really be emphasising generating turnovers.

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Some good Observations on Day 3 (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/24-Training-Camp-Observations-Day-3/36f0dc50-8caa-44f1-974f-0ab07a340501) by Texans HT.com analyst.

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Some good Observations on Day 3 (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/24-Training-Camp-Observations-Day-3/36f0dc50-8caa-44f1-974f-0ab07a340501) by Texans HT.com analyst [John Harris].
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4. Jerrell Powe is one of the most powerful men I've seen at nose tackle. Just so we're clear.
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14. A guy that quietly stands out and did again in nearly every facet of practice is NT/DE Ricardo Mathews. He's built low to the ground, is quick up the field but strong enough to 2-gap and hold the point of attack. Throughout the day, I thought he held up well in drills and team and has been consistent since he arrived this off-season.

15. Xavier Su'a Filo is raw but boy, he loves to hit. He has plenty of technique work to do and needs to maintain his blocks better but if you're near him, you'll get popped.

16. Brown and Alfred Blue got a ton of reps with Arian Foster out with a "minor" issue. Neither one of them is Foster, but then again, who is? Brown, though, can pound and after absorbing a few hits, Blue ran hard, especially down during the goal line drill. He stuck up into the line a couple of times, hard, only to run into a defensive brick wall. More on the goal line drill in a second.
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18. When the music went on and the Texans went to team, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a strike to Ryan Griffin who got laid out by DJ Swearinger. Griffin was chewed out earlier in practice by Bill O'Brien for jumping offsides, so it was great to see Griffin respond with a big play, take the hit and pop up for more.
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21. In a later team period, the defense was in its nickel look and lined up for what looked like a blitz. Fitzpatrick changed the play, moved Blue back into the backfield and ran a quick hitting run play that beat the defense. It was not only great to see Fitzpatrick take charge and change the play but also that a rookie running back knew exactly what to do as well.

ThaJokaa
07-28-2014, 06:59 PM
I smirked at #21

Wolf
07-28-2014, 07:00 PM
*from link. I am curious how the kicking battle is going

24. Kicker*Randy Bullock*was under the spotlight to end practice. He bombed a few FG attempts from 40 yards out. He then moved to about 50-55 yards or so and hit the upright, about 3/4 of the way up the post. That kick was crushed; it sounded like a cannon shot. But Coach O'Brien didn't want to end on that note, so he asked for one more attempt. Bullock nailed the next one from the same distance right through the middle. Nothing like a little confidence for a much needed special teams weapon.



Btw are the Texans practicing with narrower field goal posts?

Playoffs
07-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Top 3 GIFs from weekend training camp. (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Top-3-GIFs-of-the-weekend/830f7aeb-b20e-467c-ba26-e95d5991edda)

1. Rookies Travis Labhart (Texas A&M) and Lacoltan Bester (Oklahoma) made a pair of highlight reel grabs...

https://i.imgflip.com/anc1c.gif


2. Johnathan Joseph, who is returning from a foot injury, snatches this pass during drills.

https://i.imgflip.com/anbwy.gif


3. Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick makes a connection...

https://i.imgflip.com/anbzg.gif

EllisUnit
07-28-2014, 07:05 PM
*from link. I am curious how the kicking battle is going



Btw are the Texans practicing with narrower field goal posts?

i heard to build Bullocks confidence they have two guys with 21 ft tall yellow posts on their head, who are really quick at side to side movement. The kid never misses :kitten:

kiwitexansfan
07-28-2014, 07:30 PM
I smirked at #21

It's the Harvard smarts coming out.

All hail the Amish Rifle aka Fitzmagic aka Pickspatrick

DocBar
07-28-2014, 08:54 PM
It's the Harvard smarts coming out.

All hail the Amish Rifle aka Fitzmagic aka PickspatrickSilly Kiwi's. :fingergun:

kiwitexansfan
07-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Silly Kiwi's. :fingergun:

I'm all in with the Fitzpatrick era.

He's my rebound QB after the ugliness with Schaub.

TBH I'm still getting over Carr.

DocBar
07-28-2014, 09:27 PM
I'm all in with the Fitzpatrick era.

He's my rebound QB after the ugliness with Schaub.

TBH I'm still getting over Carr.Yeah, but you're all fruity!! I bet you even have a watermelon counterpart!!

CloakNNNdagger
07-29-2014, 06:24 AM
Top 3 GIFs from weekend training camp. (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Top-3-GIFs-of-the-weekend/830f7aeb-b20e-467c-ba26-e95d5991edda)


That JJ interception looked like a very ill-advised pass by Fitz........an example of his dreaded specialty.

DocBar
07-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Has anyone noticed Alfred Blue in TC? I'm really hoping he can make an impact with the Texans. There really hasn't been any mention of the RB's except AF, and that's been less than good news.