Houston Texans Roundup: How good is this team?
May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorwicz (87) participates in rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has began putting his stamp on the Texans after three weeks worth of offseason OTAs and a rookie mini-camp since the conclusion of the NFL Draft.
With that said, my question is: How good is this team?
There are multiple questions on the Texans’ offense, especially at quarterback and the No. 1 wide receiver spot.
The defense is improved roster-wise, but they are still a mystery as well, but I guess any team would have these questions if they were the worst team team in the NFL a season ago.
In an article on the Ultimate Texans site by the Houston Chronicle it says of O’Brien:
"“The biggest takeaways from O’Brien Stage One as the Texans enter their third era since their 2002 inception: He is not Bill Belichick. He’s a world removed from Gary Kubiak. He is most definitely his own man.”"
I have to agree on that assessment of O’Brien, but thinking back when he took over Penn State, he battled some of the same obstacles: taking over a team in turmoil and having to put his stamp on a program/franchise that needed a quick turnaround.
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I think the Texans will be fine this upcoming season. I’m still undecided if they will be a playoff caliber team since there are so many questions on the offensive side, but the franchise is most certainly headed in the correct direction. If nothing else they will be improved over the two-win team that we all watched last season.
In more Texans news:
• Here are some Day 10 OTA notes from CSN Houston.
• The Texans are unsure if Andre Johnson will attend mandatory minicamp writes NFL.com.
• House of Houston wrote about C.J. Fiedorowicz.
• Derek Newton will be the starting right tackle writes the official Texans site.