Houston Texans comment on the Tennessee Titans

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Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak watches his team warmup before their season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

The following are quotes from members of the Houston Texans about their Week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday in Houston. The game is schooled for a 1 p.m EST kickoff.

Quotes courtesy of www.houstontexans.com.

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak on Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker and his mobility.

“When plays break down, he can extend plays. I think what they’ve done, just looking, obviously we’re all looking at one game, one regular season game, but they went and built their running game with a lot of their play-pass and boot in what they’re doing. “It’s very quarterback friendly stuff. That’s what you’ve got to do with a young player.

“You’ve got get his confidence going and help him out from that standpoint. I think they’re doing a really good job at that, just looking at them offensively. What little bit I’ve looked at of them, I think they’re doing a really good job from that standpoint. Last week was an indicator.”

Kubiak on the Titans pass rush
“I think that’s a strength of their defense. They can go get the quarterback. They banged (Steelers QB) Ben (Roethlisberger) around last week. They can go get there. I think they do an excellent job of getting after the quarterback and knocking people down.

“I think it gets back to us running the ball. We’re going to have to run the ball more and better than we did last week. Obviously, there were reasons why we didn’t run it more last week, but it will be very important We made a bunch of third-and-longs last week, third-and-18, third-and-13, to keep the game alive. We can’t put ourselves in that position this week.”