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August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011 - PM Practice

  • Friday, August 12, 2011 - Afternoon Practice

Houston Texans Transcripts

Training Camp Practice (Afternoon)

Friday, August 12, 2011

(Transcribed by Jeremy Joseph and Brett Maikowski)


Head Coach Gary Kubiak
TE Owen Daniels


Head Coach Gary Kubiak

(on if there is anything new on CB Johnathan Joseph's health) "No, he actually got an injection so that takes some time to come back but everything looks fine. He's ok. I expect him to be out there tomorrow."


(on the team's injuries) "No, we've got a lot of guys nicked up, but whatever was taking yesterday is still the same. Nothing has really changed."


(on rookie QB T.J. Yates) "I thought he did some good things early. I think he's leveled off the last few days when all of the sudden (QB) Matt (Leinart) came back in and took all of the reps with the twos; so we'll see where he's at. He's a young player that's got ability, so we'll see where he's at."


(on whether RB Javarris Williams will make the roster) "(He's) been here one day so that's a tough go, but it's part of the NFL; and I would say because of our situation he's going to get an opportunity, so we'll what happens."


TE Owen Daniels

(on what the offense is looking to improve on this year) "We've got a lot to improve on. We have put up some good numbers in the past couple years and we've got a lot of pieces to the puzzle. We've got a lot of playmakers. Obviously, having a big run game last year helped us out a lot and hopefully that will continue this year. I think maybe starting faster, being able to score more points early in games and being able to close out games. You can always find things to improve on. I think those are the glaring spots from last year - starting faster and closing things out."


(on how they work on starting faster in training camp) "Coach Kubiak has been setting up practice a little differently in terms of coming out in an individual period and going straight to a team period, not easing into practice, and expecting us to be crisp right away. Obviously, you want that all the time. It's just something you can focus on during practice and hopefully that carries over."


(on playing someone besides his teammates on Monday night) "It's always good to have new faces in a different color jersey on the other side of the ball. These are the days of camp where guys get a little chippy and it gets a little frustrating. We're looking forward to Monday. I think we put in a lot of good work and it'll be a good test for us. The Jets are a good team."


(on what he hopes to get out of the game on Monday) "I think we just want, as an offense, to just be consistent. We want to be able to get off to a good start, put a good drive together, however long coach lets us stay out there. The Jets have a good defense and a lot of good players over there. It's going to be a really good test for us. Like I said earlier, starting fast, getting off to a faster start this season than last year in some games, I think that will be a focus this first preseason game."



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