Houston Texans Roundup: OTAs continue with change


May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Members of the Houston Texans participate in drills during rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The way the quarterback position is played by the Houston Texans has a very noticeable change under new head coach Bill O’Brien.

ESPN.com wrote about how the Texans and the way O’Brien and former head coach Gary Kubiak coach the position is different, and one of the QBs on the Texans roster, T.J. Yates, has noticed the differences.

Tania Ganguli quoted Yates in an article:

"“The quarterback’s in complete control. We’re doing everything up front … we have a lot of options to go to depending on the pass formation or the pass concept. We have a lot more freedom in this offense, and I think it’s going to benefit all of us.”"

Maybe that is why the Texans offense was so stale and predictable last season, and I like the idea of the QB having the freedom in the offense, since they are the ones who are out there on the field seeing the defenses up close.

Another part of the OTAs I like so far is O’Brien is saying the QB battles are “wide open,” because if this team does need anything it is good competition, not only at QB, but at many other spots on the roster as well.

What are your thoughts on OTAs thus far?

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