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The Houston Texans took no time in developing a vast array of candidates for their head coaching vacancy last week, as they already have reached out to interview eight coaches from around the league. more
It was obvious after a season where there was little improvement from a young team and a horrendous record that Smith was not the head coach of the future for the Houston Texans and that it was time to move on. more
“Our play just was not good enough in any part of the game,” Smith said. “That starts with me as the head football coach and I have to be better. We have one more chance to get this bad taste out of our mouth and we need to do that next week.” more
“We keep giving ourselves a chance to win but we haven’t finished a game offensively,” Smith said. “We put ourselves in good positions through the game, the team played well, but at the end we just couldn’t finish and that’s what we need to be better with. We have to take that next step.” more
“Eventually we have to have some production on offense,” Smith said. “You have to score points. We were good defensively, but you have to take advantage of that offensively. We got in the redzone and had opportunities but we have to convert on those.” more
The Houston Astros’ World Series win is a memorable thing, but Bob Doll of Katy can be forgiven if he sees things differently. more
“We just never really were in it,” said Texans head coach Lovie Smith. “Early on we had some chances and made a couple good plays defensively, but aside from that, there just wasn’t much good. We haven’t been able to stop the run all year and it reared it’s head today." more
“The bye came at a good time, it’s right there kind of at the end of the first quarter of our season and you have some bumps and bruises right now, and we get this week to heal up from those and we get a chance to evaluate." more
“This league comes down to close games,” Cooks said. “Great teams find a way to go out and finish and we haven’t been able to do that. Today we just didn’t start fast. These past four weeks have been frustrating as a competitor, but we’ll continue to get better.” more
“It’s hard to win football games when you can’t finish,” said Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith. “That’s the core of it and we have to fix that. Defensively we can’t stop the run, we’re giving up big plays, and offensively we’re turning the ball over and turning it over in the endzone." more
“We have to learn how to close games out,” Hughes said. ”We were up on those guys and we had our chances in the second half and fourth quarter to shut the door as a defense. When you have someone on the ropes, you have to shut them down completely and solidify the game. We didn’t do that." more
“What they did last year, they dominated us at their place and they dominated us at our place, that’s motivation and we don’t run from it,” Smith said. “A lot of what happened came from mistakes we made in all three phases. We feel like we’ve corrected a lot of that." more
“Defensively anytime you can get a shutout, that’s really big,” Smith said. “There were a lot of good things we did. They did exceptional and made the right plays and it was good to see the way they competed tonight.” more
The Astros have already built over a ten-game lead in the AL West divisional race while holding the second best record in the major leagues and the best record in the American League. more
“These guys are showing up every day, and they’re getting better, we come out here every day and they listen, have a great staff coaching them up and the entire team is coming out here and trying to make plays." more
“I think we just get a little bit more physical in training camp and so that’s always a great focus,” McDaniels said. “But the most important thing is no steps back." more
The Dynamo continue to falter as they dropped a 3-1 contest against Austin FC and the Dynamo are now winless in their last four games. more
“It’s going to be great getting the pads on those guys,” Barrett said. “Once you do that and you get that contact you get to see if we can sustain what we’ve already accomplished. That’s what’s going to be the key." more
“There’s a reason these two have had the longevity they’ve had and have had the success they’ve had,” Caserio said. “You can see it everyday with Hughes. The overall day to day with him, how he prepares and his thought process." more
The Rockets had the presumed No. 1 pick fall in their laps and took no time pouncing, as Houston took Jamari Smith with the No. 3 pick in the draft, adding to an already exciting young team brewing in Houston. more
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