Day three of the Houston Texans training camp is complete, and all seems to be going well for veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson as he spoke about working with starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Following the third day of practice on Monday, Johnson said to the Houston media (with quotes provided by the Texans Media Dept.) the following:
“I like it. It’s fun. Me and him have been doing a lot of communicating since I’ve been here. In this offense, the quarterback and receiver definitely have to be on the same page, so me and him are talking all of the time, just things about the offense.”
Last season, the Texans had Matt Schaub and Case Keenum make starts for the Texans, and this will be the first season Johnson has played with Fitzpatrick as he was with the Tennessee Titans last season.
Johnson did “tweak” his hamstring in practice Monday, but was said to be fine.
Johnson also spoke about the qualities that Fitzpatrick has:
“If there is something he is thinking about, he is going to pull you to the side and tell you about it. Even if you may know the answer to it, if it’s on his mind, he’s going to pull you to the side and tell you about it. I like that about him. He’s always on top of everything. If you have a question about anything, you can go to him or pull him to the side.”
This will be a unique duo for the Texans to keep track of for the fact they are both veterans, but still, I wonder just how well Fitzpatrick will perform in the new offense of the Texans under head coach Bill O’Brien.
I think the Texans will have some success if both parties can stay healthy, but I’m not expecting this duo to tear up the NFL either. It could be about the same as last season with Schaub at QB, and that didn’t turn out so great.
What are your thoughts on the Fitzpatrick/Johnson duo for 2014?