April 21, 2014

Rick Smith Talks Texans on SiriusXM NFL Radio

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Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith joined SiriusXM NFL Radio and talked Matt Schaub, Ryan Fitzpatrick, defensive line issues and the health of Brian Cushing and Arian Foster. Take a listen.

Texans Front and Center for Bridgewater’s Pro Day

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Head Coach Bill O’Brien, Quarterback Coach George Godsey and General Manager Rick Smith were in attendance at Louisville’s pro day, where quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was the main attraction. After starting strong at his pro day, Bridgewater struggled towards the end of his workout with some errant throws where he missed 7 passes for the scripted passing session of the pro day. His day was labeled below average by some and there seem to be real concern with Bridgewater after coming out of his day. There was also some slight concern that Bridgewater weighed in at 208 lbs. which was six pounds…

(Video) Rick Smith Talks the #1 pick and Johnny Manziel

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Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith sits down with Maggie Gray and Don Banks from SI.com to discuss the 2014 NFL Draft.

Texans are Taking the Necessary Steps to Build a Winner

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The Houston Texans since the firing of former Head Coach Gary Kubiak, the organization has the feel that they have finally looked at the root of their issues of their recent failures. Since making the hiring of new Head Coach Bill O’Brien official, there has been a real changing of the guard for the Texans. O’Brien since coming aboard on January 3rd of this year has started to make his mark on the organization. It seems that Owner Bob McNair has let O’Brien make his own decisions to make the team better, and allowed General Manager Rick Smith stay part…

Texans Tweets of the Week: Vol. 3

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That’s right, folks.  It’s time for another exciting addition of Texans Tweets of the Week.  As the Texans get ready to face the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday in Reliant, we bring you the most interesting and noteworthy tweets for your Houston Texans players and other Texans sources. As always, because fooling with Twitter yourself is just way too time consuming, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Numbers switch: #Texans LB Justin Tuggle is now #57 and DE Sam Montgomery is #95. — Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) September 24, 2013 The number change isn’t so important as is the very…

Kubiak and Smith Quotes from the 2013 Combine

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#Texans GM Rick Smith & head coach Gary Kubiak at the podium #NFLCombine twitter.com/NickScurfield/… — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Smith called the Combine a “critical piece to the evaluation process.” Important to see best of best in a competitive environment #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 #Texans GM Rick Smith: “We’re going to hopefully draft an impact player in the 1st round. That’s always the goal.” #NFLCombine — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 “He’s very capable of being a stack player, playing inside in a 3-4. That could happen.” Kubiak on Brooks Reed #Texans —…

Rick Smith Draft Map (2013 Version)

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It’s that time of year where the draft season starts taking over and sets the tone for the upcoming 2013 season for the Houston Texans. With speculation and projections for the upcoming draft prospects it will be a long ride until late April and the 2013 NFL Draft. The Texans are picking 27th overall and have at least 10 picks in the draft, due to compensation picks from lost free agents. General Manager Rick Smith and the scouting department get to show what they are made of for three days in April, with majority of their work happening during the…

The Giving Mood: Texans Mini-Camp

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Here are some notes from the Texans last day of Mini-Camp sessions:   – Wade Phillips via his twitter account praised the work the young players put in these last few days at mini-camp. He pointed out that second year cornerback Brandon Harris had a good three days at mini-camp and picked off a pass today. Also talked about linebackers Whitney Mercilus, Tim Dobbins and Bryan Braman doing good work at their respective positions. A surprising name came up in Ra’Shon Harris, a second year nose tackle out of Oregon, who has also practiced well during mini-camp. – Head Coach Gary Kubiak’s and General Manager…

Kubiak and Smith Contracts Extended

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According to Houston Fox Sports’ Mark Berman, the Houston Texans and owner Bob McNair have extended the contracts of Head Coach Gary Kubiak and General Manager Rick Smith. Both were brought into the Texans organization in 2006 to fix the issues with the Texans franchise and the tandem looks like they have the franchise heading in the right direction. Together the two have posted a 47-49 overall record and completed their first AFC South division title and first playoff win in 2011 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Slowly turning into one of the more complete and professionally run organizations in the NFL, the two were…

Gary is Still Mad: Texans Mini-Camp

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Here are a few notes from the Texans Mini-Camp on Wednesday:   Texans Mini-Camp Day 2   – Head Coach Gary Kubiak  voiced his concern over a sluggish practice today. He felt like the team was saving themselves for the last day of mini-camp and called today a loss if they were playing. – Rookie defensive end Jared Crick did not finish practice today due to heat related issues. – Rookie guard Brandon Brooks weighed in less than his Tuesday weight. Kubiak explained that he (Brooks) has to stay on top of his weight because it will affect him from a performance…