Posts Tagged ‘rick smith’

Texans GM Rick Smith Taking a Leave of Absence from the Franchise

Texans GM Rick Smith is taking a leave of absence to help take care of his wife, Tiffany, who’s been undergoing treatment for breast cancer in Arizona for the last few weeks, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. “I have chosen to take an extended leave of absence to focus my attention and intention […]

GM Rick Smith or Coach Bill O’Brien – Who Goes for the Texans Come Monday?

The Texans are expected to fire either head coach Bill O’Brien or general manager Rick Smith at the end of the season to shake up the team’s power structure according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The relationship between O’Brien and Smith has long been described as “toxic” and the team’s disastrous, injury-plagued 2017 […]

Kubiak and Rick Smith Both Get Contract Extensions

The Texans made it to the divisional playoffs in 2011, and it’s paid off for contract extensions for both general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak. Smith and Kubiak are in the final years of their current contract. Smith’s extension is for four years, which will keep him with the team through 2016. Kubiak’s […]

Texans Believe 5th Rd S Shiloh Keo is a “Diamond in the Rough”

The HeraldNet.com of Snohomish County, Washington, reported that Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak believes their fifth round safety pick out of Idaho, Shiloh Keo, is a “diamond in the rough.”  Kubiak said on the 5’11”, 219 lb. 23-year-old safety: “I love this guy’s football IQ when I watch him play, diagnosing routes, formations, and what’s fixing […]

Texans Play Normalcy of Big Tweaks to 30th Ranked Defense

The Houston Texans said two weeks ago not to be surprised if the new defensive regime breaks mold of the 2010 third-worst defense.  Since then, word has come out about (2010 position – name) defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans, outside linebacker Brian Cushing, defensive ends  Connor Barwin and Jesse Nading, cornerback Glover […]

Texans GM Smith: DeMeco’s “Doing Fine”

Nick Scurfield interviewed Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith this week.  Near the end of the interview, Scurfield that confirmed injured and rehabbing players will be able to continue working out at the Texans’ facility until March 3.   The final question regarded DeMeco Ryans’ health and how tough it will be to see him leave the building […]

Texans GM Smith Unfamiliar with 3-4 Defense

Heading into the climax stage of draft preparation, 610 AM’s Marc and John in the Morning interviewed Texans general manager Rick Smith who told them he was unfamiliar with the new Texans defensive system.  With the hiring of Wade Phillips, the Texans will be transitioning their defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4.  In the […]

Texans Look to Topple Injured Jaguars with Home Field Advantage Sunday

The Jacksonville Jaguars, like many teams in the AFC South, have seemed to lose footing.  This week the once playoff destiny controlled team sits hoping the Indianapolis Colts lose to the Tennessee Titans and they can pull off a win in Houston.  The Texans know what they’re facing – a heavily injury riddled team; not the Jaguars […]