Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock
Favorite play of the day was away from the ball. Swearinger undercuts TE in dime zone cov, QB quickly goes to next read. Great tech / angle
For the most part, Schaub's fade has come on quick w Hopkins. Saw the lack of experience w/ it with Lemon. Kareem was handsy, but short PBU
I've talked a lot over the years about how Schaub doesn't throw the EZ fade. Obviously making a conscious effort this year w/ Hop in town.
Kareem Jackson had tight coverage on AJ on EZ out & got the PBU on would be TD in redzone drills.
Talked to Jefferson about his surprising discipline on the backside & how that combined w/ rare athleticism could factor in vs zone read tms
W. Jefferson may be getting undersold when he's mentioned as "extremely raw" More than a pass rusher in his future. Tons of TFLs on backside
J-Jo all over Hopkins, arms literally came under Hopkins arms from behind, Hopkins with the same solid hand catches that he had at college.
Trevardo played with a solid base vs Quessenberry on the edge when setting vs run.
Roc continues to impress. He made his living as a boundary CB at Va Tech, & this experience & his physical play showed in the RZ today.
Jeff Maehl ran a beautiful EZ post corner route on Elbert Mack this morning. Hard fake / bite & Maehl open w/ ease.
Willie Jefferson has been impressing w/ pass rush skills, but the added weight & reps are starting to pay off in other areas.
Brandon Harris came out w a sore groin & had the ice bag wrapped early on. Later in practice ice was off, but didn't participate in drills.
Smith didn't want to discuss the knee after practice & Kubiak said he just found out about it. Afternoon session should bring more detail.
During morning practices, Ben Jones filled in nicely for Wade Smith in redzone 11 on 11s at LG. Wade was looking at left knee w/ trainers.
Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli
Ben Tate or Dennis Johnson will start. Tate says he can play Friday, but Kubiak wants to see how he does in practice tomorrow. #Texans
Kubiak says there should be a group of starters who aren't going to play at all Friday because of the turf in Minnesota. #Texans
Dave Zangaro @DZangaro
Either Ben Tate or Dennis Johnson will start in Friday. Kubiak wants to see how Tate practices tomorrow. #TexansTalk
Schaub, Yates, Keenum will play in that order on Friday. Yates and Keenum will basically play with the same guys, Kubiak said. #TexansTalk
Wade Smith had a bone bruise in his knee. Brandon Harris has a hip flexor.
Ben Tate said he will be a full go tomorrow and will be ready for the game on Friday.
Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew
Kubiak said depending on how Tate looks in tomorrow's practice, either he or UDFA Dennis Johnson will start at MIN.
RB @BenTateRB participated in #Texans afternoon walkthrough. Missed a few days w tight groin.
James Palmer @JPalmerCSN
Kubiak said Tate or Dennis Johnson will start Friday at running back. He'll take a deeper look at Tate this week. #texans
For Friday Kubiak said that the starters should play 1st series or 2. added with playing on turf some older guys might not play. #texans
Kubiak said that Wade Smith has a bone bruise in his knee. Take a few days and see where he's at. #texans
Tate said he's ready to go full practice tomorrow and said that he will play Friday if asked. #texans