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Fans in the stands again, Improvement & more | Dear Drew

Houston Texans
24 Sep 2020, 19:02 GMT+10

Drew Dougherty

Drew Dougherty has been the Host of Texans TV since 2009. He regularly answers fan questions, and you can send him yours by clicking HERE.

Shannon Budaus: Dear Drew, I know we are 0-2 so far this season. Is it time to get worried? Also, will the fans get to watch the Texans in person this season? If so when will that be?

DD: It's certainly understandable to worry. Houston took on the elite of the NFL to start the season and came up empty. But I saw some progress in spots on Sunday against Baltimore, and I think as the offense continues to build chemistry, it's going to improve. As far as fans at games, a limited number of them might wind up attending the home game against the Vikings a week from Sunday. That decision is coming soon.

Billy Roundy: Dear Drew, Understandably with no offseason and a limited training camp, things will be a little off to start the season. Do you think the pass rush / run stopping will get better throughout the year?

DD: Yes. It improved a bit from Week 1 at Kansas City to last week. The Texans dropped Lamar Jackson for a sack four times. Through the first half, Baltimore had just 44 rushing yards. Now, the proverbial dam broke later in the game, but by that point, the Texans defense had been put in some tough situations and finally faltered. But I do think they'll continue to look better as 2020 unfolds, and I'm confident defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver's crew will take another step forward this weekend in PIttsburgh.

Kenric Toliver: Dear Drew, Will fans be permitted to spectate the Packers vs. Texans game on 10-25-20?

DD: It's looking more and more likely that a limited number will be allowed to attend that one. Like I mentioned above, there might be fans in the stands a week from Sunday.

Michael Clark: Dear Drew, How do I listen online to the game? I live in Nacogdoches, but I grew up in Houston.

DD: Hi Michael, hope all is well in the Piney Woods. Click HERE to see our affiliates. Could you maybe get KSML/1260 AM out of Lufkin? Or KGAS/1590 AM out of Carthage?

Leonard Garza: Dear Drew, Is there a possibility Scottie Phillips could get called up from the practice squad?

DD: Sure. He played in Week 1 at Kansas City. Phillips made it on the field for 12 special teams snaps in the opener against the Chiefs. Depending on how things shake out health-wise at the running back spot, there's certainly a chance he could be called back up again soon.

Denzell Davis: Dear Drew, Will the roof be open at all this season?

DD: I doubt it. I suppose crazier things have happened, but I just don't see it happening. Texans haven't opened the roof in a game since November of the 2014 season.

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