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Coach Fisher's Thursday Practice Report


(on the weather forecast for Sunday predicting rain)


We started outside with the hope that we would have a practice session in the elements, but lightning prohibited that. You know, hopefully tomorrow we'll get some work outside. If not, it's just kind of one of those deals we'll be prepared for.

(on how much the players need to practice in wet conditions)

It's not a bad idea when it's coming down hard to be able to catch the wet ball. We've done those things in the past, so we'll be okay.

(on the weather forecast for Sunday possibly putting a damper on the home opener)

Both teams will be outside. Neither one will be holding umbrellas. We're going to play. That's just the way it is. The field's in great shape and we're just going to go play.

(on if the weather changes the game plan)

It really doesn't. If it's extreme then there will be some limitations. Typically with extreme weather you've got wind and so you just have to adjust.

(on whether the offense or defense has the advantage on the wet field)

One would think offense does because clearly they know where they're going and defense is more reactionary. It's a little tougher to rush the passer when the footing gets bad, but we just have to wait and see.

(on Texans linebacker Brian Cushing)

He's a good football player. He missed part of the preseason because of an injury, but he played very well in the opener against the Jets. He's a big, strong, athletic linebacker that blitzes and can cover and can take-on. He's definitely a force.

(on players saying Andre Johnson is the best wide receiver in the NFL)

I think he's a really good player. I'm not going to list them or rank them. But he's a very, very good player.

(on the status of the injured players)

Bo (Scaife) did not practice, Dave Thornton did not practice and Jared (Cook) practiced in a limited fashion.

(on if he is encouraged to have Jared Cook on the field in a limited fashion)


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