As losses add up, Smith still wants to be Texan

As losses add up, Smith still wants to be Texan
November 18, 2013, 5:15 pm
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(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Before the season, defensive end Antonio Smith said he wanted to remain a Texan past the 2013 season.

And even after eight straight losses, a 2-8 record, and a disastrous first 10 games, that hasn’t changed for Smith, who is in the final year of his contract.

“Definitely,” Smith said when asked if he wanted to stay in Houston. “I said that going into the season in the offseason, that this is where I want to reside but it’s not always up to you.”

Smith, 32, has 4.5 sacks this season and is coming off a career years in 2012, when he had 7.5. He had 6.5 in 2011.

“Right now, it can be stressful,” Smith said about being a Texan. “It can be depressing, when you’re in a losing streak as long as this one. But I still love to be a Texan, I still love the city, I still love my teammates, still love this team. We’re in this situation we’re in for some reason, we have to find our way out of it but it doesn’t change my feeling about being a Houston Texan.”