Texans morning huddle: Lights, camera, reaction; training camp guide


Well it is Monday morning Texans fans, and while I can’t take away the “case of the Monday’s” you may get, I can supply you with links to news stories about your beloved Houston Texans. So feel free to click below and see such things as a training camp guide and John McClain’s discussion about what to expect on ‘Hard Knocks.’

This year at Texans training camp, it’s lights, camera, reaction – by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle

"Texans coach Bill O’Brien is so excited about his second training camp that he is counting down the days until the veterans report Friday and practice begins Saturday.Intense and competitive, O’Brien doesn’t try to mask his enthusiasm for a training camp that will help determine the kind of start the Texans will have and, ultimately, how they will finish in the AFC South, where they are picked second behind Indianapolis.As a rookie head coach, O’Brien led the Texans to an NFL-best seven-game improvement, including a 4-1 finish that enabled them to finish 9-7 and just miss making the playoffs on the last Sunday of the season.Now, there are elevated expectations and a fan base holding its collective breath that O’Brien chooses the right quarterback and either Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett can play well enough to give the team a 16-game starter for only the second time in five years.“I love this time of year,” O’Brien said recently after another long workday at NRG Stadium. “I can’t wait for camp to start. I can’t wait to get the players back here and start coaching football and trying to win.“I love practice. I love the games. I love being around the players and staff. There’s not one thing I don’t love.”"

Ultimate Houston Texans Training Camp Guide – by P.D. Starr of Scout.com

"Houston Texans training camp is closing in fast and State of the Texans has put together the ultimate player’s guide to get prepared for training camp. All 89 players on the roster are broken down in position groups and discussed in their player cards on their potential roles heading into training camp.You will find the complete breakdown of the Texans on the roster that you will find nowhere else. Click the position links below and the individual players cards for a complete analysis of each player.Enjoy."

J.J. Watt sends jersey to Chelsea FC – by Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com

"The best way to get J.J. Watt to send you a signed jersey? Send him one first.Last year, Watt received his very own customized Chelsea FC shirt.He returned the favor by sending a signed No. 99 jersey to Eden Hazard, a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team. The club tweeted out this photo after Hazard received his Texans jersey."

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