Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Sunday:
Hopkins Excited over new receivers by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"The arrival of rookie wide receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller on the Texans’ roster immediately created ambitious thoughts of a multidimensional passing game built around their complementing centerpiece DeAndre Hopkins.Hopkins shares that vision, and the drafting of two fast downfield threats was met by strong approval from the Pro Bowl wide receiver."
The two rookies are bound to create more of a threat than the group of has-beens beside Hopkins did last season. Nate Washington is far from what he used to be, while Will Fuller will stretch the defense. Braxton Miller is still learning the position at receiver, but who knows what he could become.
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Miller’s fit in Houston by Colin Gay, The Lantern
"In his first year as a wide receiver/H-back hybrid, Miller showed his athleticism recording 601 total yards and four touchdowns.So, how does his athleticism transfer to the NFL? First of all, he has speed. His 4.50 40-yard dash at the NFL combine is nothing special. However, he was a top performer at the combine in the 3-cone drill, at 6.65 seconds; 20-yard shuffle, at 4.07 seconds; and 60-yard shuttle, at 10.84 seconds. He has the breakaway speed to get away from cornerbacks in man coverage.Secondly, with his size at 6-foot-1, 201 pounds, he has big play potential. Averaging 13.1 yards per catch in his first year at receiver, Miller has the physical ability to be a game changer in the NFL, evident with his 35-inch vertical."
He may not be great immediately, but he should show spurts of growth throughout his rookie year.
Osweiler makes good first impression by John McClain, Houston Chronicle
"No player will have a more pivotal role in the Texans’ success or failure than quarterback Brock Osweiler. His development is crucial to what coach Bill O’Brien wants to achieve in his third season. Osweiler has made a strong impression on his coaches and teammates – on and off the practice field – but he’s a long way from taking his first snap in a regular-season game."
Well, you only get one chance at a first impression. But his first impression with the fans will come in September. They aren’t going to care about anything until then.