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March 12, 2015

Houston Texans Transcripts (3/12)

Houston Texans Transcripts
Thursday, March 12, 2015
 (Transcribed by Charles Hampton)
FS Rahim Moore
FS Rahim Moore
(on signing with the Houston Texans) “I’m excited. I want to give all thanks to God. Without him, this wouldn’t be possible. I’m very excited to join this team and get a fresh start. This is actually the place I wanted to be.”
(on why he wanted to be in Houston) “Defense wins championships. I realize that with this defense that we have, the players that are here, it’s a great fit for me. I’m real good friends with Kareem Jackson and D.J. Swearinger, so that’s a great fit for me with those guys on the backend. We do have the best defensive player on the planet, so I’m very excited about that.”
(on playing with DE J.J. Watt) “I’m excited. He’s definitely going to make us DBs’ jobs easier—the whole defense’s job easier. I’ve heard incredible things about him, just as far as his work ethic. I’ve never heard someone talk about a player like this in my life. He’s one of the best players in the league. I believe that he’s going to be a future hall of famer one day. I would love to learn from him and do all I can to help him and he can help me.”
(on the chance to play for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel) “I’m excited. I’ve heard so many great things about him from his history of coaching and everywhere he has went, he’s done fantastic. Their scheme is perfect. I’m used to it. I ran a lot of it in college and even back with Denver. It’s right up my alley.”
(on overcoming the adversity of almost losing his leg last year and the path to now signing with the Texans) “It’s all God. To be honest, before the season last year, I was thinking about retiring. That didn’t settle too well because I knew I could play this game of football. I’m a very thankful man to be standing, to be able to join this organization and to play the game of football that I love.”
(on the backstory of what happened with his leg) “It was compartment syndrome. It was something that I was diagnosed in my left leg laterally, it’s internal pressure. To this day, I still don’t know what exactly happened, but I know one thing: that’ I’m recovered. God tremendously healed me. I thank the Broncos and their medical staff for helping me out and getting me back. My wife did a fantastic job of making sure that I got back. She kept the confidence in me. My trainers and the chiropractic work, everybody that played a big part really helped me out—my mom, my uncle, everybody. I’m really excited. I’m really happy, man.”
(on his recovery and returning to play all 16 games last season) “I felt like it was my first time playing football, actually. I felt like a rookie last year, like it was my first time seeing the game of football. It was just a different outcome for me, a different perspective of how much I really love the game. My love for the game just increased. It really shows you that you never know what can happen. That’s why you have to take each and every day, each and every down like it’s your last because at one point, I thought it was my last. That’s all in the past. I’m happy to be here and I’m looking forward to doing all I can to help this team excel and win a championship because I feel like this team has the potential to do that.”
(on if it was hard to leave the Denver Broncos) “That’s a good question. It’s hard. That’s the team that drafted me. I actually wanted to retire there. I loved it that much, but since I’ve come here I’ve realized that there is more to offer here. I realize that Denver is not the only team. Yeah, I thank them for everything they’ve done for me. I had a tremendous opportunity being there, playing with so many great players, and just experiencing the exposure, but I think since I’ve been here I have that same experience and exposure, but even better. You got to look towards the future and the Texans are my future.”
(on if it was difficult to choose the Texans over other offers) “No, I knew. When I found out the Texans wanted me, I immediately said, ‘I wanted to be a Texan.’ I told everyone. I was telling people I was going to be a Texan before I even came up here. I just envisioned myself in that jersey and envisioned myself playing with some of my partners on the team. It’s funny how when you play for a team, then you never if you’re going to play in another jersey or how it all works out. I’m excited. I know I’m going to be very comfortable here and I know my teammates and a lot of my friends here will bring me in.”
(on his connection to CB Kareem Jackson) “That’s like my big brother, man. Kareem and I were actually on the same agency. We trained together in the offseason for the past four years. He helped me out with the draft so much. He’s done so much for me, seriously. I feel like I could repay him. D.J. Swearinger, me and him are real close. He’s a hard-nosed football player that has a lot of great talent. We all train together like day in and day out, out there in the offseason, so we have a great connection already.”
(on if he has spoken to them about playing together) “Absolutely. Kareem (Jackson) and his wife and my wife and I went to dinner last night with Coach (John) Butler. We’re excited. D.J. (Swearinger) called me this morning and he congratulated me, so I’m going to take him out to dinner this weekend. He is out there in Florida right now, so I just want to round the guys up and get this thing rolling. J-Joe (Johnathan Joseph), I’ve talked to him yesterday. Everybody is cool. Everybody is excited. I love the family-orientated whelm here. It’s real good. It’s very welcoming, so I’m looking forward to it.”
(on meeting Head Coach Bill O’Brien) “He’s a real funny guy and he’s very smart. The thing I like about him is he wants to win. He doesn’t care. He wants to do whatever it takes. I’ve heard that he’s a fun coach, but at the same time he gets on his players and I love his mindset. That’s one thing I did like about him. That’s where I come from. Coach (John) Fox had a great mindset and John Elway. I feel like Bill O’Brien is on that level even more so. That’s a good start for me. That’s all I needed to hear, wanting to win and having fun. Let the players take over.”
(on how he would describe his game to the fans) “I’m going to leave that to the field. I’m going to tell you this: one thing I can bring to this team is just hard work and dedication. I’m going to do all my powers to help this team win. My motto is I’ll do whatever it takes. I’m going to get here early and I’m going to leave late and I’m going to have fun.”
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