A ‘quiet start’
Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle wrote about how “quiet” the first day of training camp was, writing the following on Thursday:
"“Don’t listen to anyone who tells you how great so and so looked on Day 1. Helmets rarely touched, Bill O’Brien barely raised his voice and the team without a general manager engaged in a slow build-up toward Week 1 against the Saints in the Superdome.”"
Let’s all hope for the sake of the upcoming season that things do become more energized for the Texans as training camp engages to higher levels, because if not, it could be a long season for the 2018 AFC South champions.
Since it was just day one, not much should be expected from any NFL franchise, but with how the Texans fizzled out at the end of last season, especially in the playoffs, hopefully the Texans realize they have to have some sort of chip on their shoulder.
Houston isn’t being respected much either in certain areas of the projections for final season standings this year, as USA Today recently had an article where the Texans were predicted to finish last in the AFC South with a 6-10 record. Sure, their schedule is harder than last season, but a five-loss difference from a year ago seems like a bit of a stretch.
Either way, with things being quiet on day one of training camp, I guess the best part about that is there was no extra added drama or distractions and the Texans were just taking care of business.