Monday, August 30, 2004

Texan Cuts


The Texans released strong safety Curry Burns, running back KaRon Coleman, guard Curry Dawson, cornerback Vontez Duff, guard Brandon Evans, cornerback Rober’ Freeman, tight end John Frieser, wide receiver Albert Johnson, tackle Brad Lekkerkerker, wide receiver Jermaine Lewis, center Andrew Martin, linebacker Raheem Orr, defensive end D.J. Renteria, kicker Todd Sievers, wide receiver Andrae Thurman and defensive end Bryce Wyatt.

17 more players have to be released by Sunday. We'll see who goes next.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Practicing Zone Tactics


Sure tackle Todd Wade was as disappointed as the rest of the team’s offensive linemen after a lackluster performance at Pittsburgh Aug. 21. The team lost 38-3 and managed 54 rushing yards.

But he and others say the new zone blocking scheme is close to vastly improving the Texans running game...

Zone blocking is designed to allow players to double-team defenders depending on their area of the field. This differs from man blocking, where players may have individual responsibilities.

Let's hope that they're able to put these new skills to good use against Denver! GO TEXANS!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Texans Battle Steelers


Yes, it is a preseason game. Yes, it technically doesn’t count. And finally, yes, the Texans aren’t exactly building an extravagant game plan for Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But that does not mean the game is less important.

“Our goal is to go into Pittsburgh and see how much improvement we can make over our performance last Saturday night,” Texans head coach Dom Capers said. “It’s always a big challenge when you go on the road the first time and deal with all the distractions of playing on the road – the crowd noise and the focus and concentration it takes.”

The Texans look to make some more history Saturday when they travel to Pittsburgh for the first preseason game between the two teams. A win and the Texans would have won back-to-back preseason games for the first time in team history.

Go Texans!!!

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Dolphins Come to Town

So it's about time for some scrimmages....

The Texans held a hard-hitting session under the lights Wednesday night to wrap
up their third two-a-day of training camp.

The Texans have one
more practice Thursday before the Dolphins come to town for three practices and
a controlled scrimmage. It's time to start hitting somebody with a
different logo on their helmet.

Bet the Dolphins are glad to get out of Miami... but they're in for a hard time in Texas!

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Training Camp Updates

So, training camp has begun and we're beginning to see who's going to contribute to a Texan winning season. Here's the coach's assesment of the team:

“I think they had the right attitude, the guys who have been through came with
us a couple of years they know what we expect," head coach Dom
said. "I think their focus and attention has been good. Really,
that’s the challenge of training camp. You have to come out here every day and
work to get better because these days go by fast.”

The Texans will practice once today, twice Wednesday and once Thursday before the Dolphins arrive in Houston for two practices and a scrimmage in Reliant Stadium on August 7.