Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien this week held his first OTAs as a head coach in the NFL, but those practices were not only important for the players, but for the coaches as well.
We all have to remember the Texans having the OTAs with their coaching staff for the first time as well, with O’Brien taking about the importance of OTAs:
“I think that OTAs are for a few things. I think that as a staff, we can set the tone as far as our philosophy, as far as our practice tempo and then obviously to teach systems offensively, defensively and on special teams. I really believe that our guys are getting a lot out of that and we’ve been together now for seven weeks. We started April 7 and then had one week off in there but basically seven weeks, and we’ve gotten a lot accomplished.”
It is all about teaching the program for the Texans, and from there everything else will follow, as the Texans pretty much fired their entire coaching staff from last season, plus brought in many new players to the team this offseason.
O’Brien also said this week:
“Everything is kind of ramping up towards training camp. We’ll get a little bit of a break between OTAs and training camp, but I think it’s about philosophy, teaching them our program football-wise the way we do things, our practice tempo and then obviously the systems offensively, defensively and on special teams.”
It will be exciting to see how all of this turns out for the Texans as they move closer to training camp, and also start the second week of OTAs next week.
O’Brien’s quotes are courtesy of the Houston Texans official media team.