Houston Texans Roundup: Bill O’Brien pleased with OTA’s

After the first week of OTA’s under first-year head coach Bill O’Brien, the Houston Texans have pleased their new on-field leader with their work ethic, something which O’Brien takes very importantly.

The Houston Chronicle wrote the following about O’Brien and the Texans’ first week of OTA’s:

“O’Brien acknowledged he’s unsure when the new information will truly click for the Texans. But after informal strength and conditioning sessions, minicamps and three OTAs, the team has remained on schedule during the initial stage of system installations.”

We all know this is going to be a work in process, and I feel this team won’t hit the potential it can have until the ’15 season. Maybe I’m wrong in believing the team will take a year to truly grasp what O’Brien wants from this team, but maybe this new offensive and defensive scheme the Texans are putting into place will catch on quicker than I believe it will.

With that said, I also believe they will be a much improved team this fall.

As I wrote earlier this week, I think the defense has the advantage going into the season as being the “better” unit, but by the end of the season I also believe we’ll see a much improved offensive unit as well.

What are you thinking following the first week of OTA’s?

In other Texans news:
• ESPN looks at the rise of Anthony Denham, a rookie tight end of the Texans.

• Will J.J. Watt line up on the outside in the new Texans D asks NFL.com.

• Here are Day 3 notes about the OTA’s from CSN Houston.

DeAndre Hopkins wants to keep improving as a wide receiver reports NFL.com.


In AFC South news:
• Indianapolis Colts CB Greg Toler has “something to prove” writes the Indianapolis Star.

• Sports Illustrated has graded the offseason of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

• Here are some OTA notes on the Tennessee Titans from their official web site.

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  • Greg Hill

    I heard that Louis Nix injured his ankle during OTA’s. I’m sure that his being overweight had nothing to do with it. I’m sure his knee surgery and missing half of his senior year at ND had nothing to do with adding 30 lbs after his Jr year either. Just what the Texans need. A DT that can’t run, doesn’t work out and is attempting to eat himself out of the NFL.

    • MK Ultra

      Its football people get injured. Why are you so negative?

      • Greg Hill

        Why do you want to excuse the actions of Nix as being the cause of his injuries? Do you honestly believe that being over 350 lbs was not a factor for his knee and now ankle problems? If me pointing that out makes you uncomfortable then I suggest you not be so sensitive.

      • chilly16

        Who’s being negative??

    • chilly16

      Greg, I’d be willing to bet all that will change with Nix now being in the NFL. The coaching staff there will take great measures in his weight and health. College football is different, as you know.

      • Greg Hill

        The coaches can implement whatever measures they want but it is up to the individual to better themselves. I’m sure ND attempted some health measures as well but without any results. When his ankle heals, what will he weigh then?

        • chilly16

          ya know, I guess that only time will tell. Hopefully he will be able to stay healthy at any weight.