Sunday, August 1, 2010
Trindon Holliday struggling at WR so far
By Paul Kuharsky
Trindon Holliday’s electric work as a return man can create a buzz.
But it’s his work at wide receiver that’ll create a career.
Gary Kubiak made it clear during OTAs, when Holliday struggled in his initial time at wide receiver, that the team doesn’t intend to keep a specialist return man.
“He’s struggling at that position (wide receiver) and he’s excelling as a returner and we knew that,” Kubiak said in a transcript provided by the team. “So, we got to have some patience here and be willing to get him those reps and see how far he comes from that standpoint. In the NFL you suit 45 (players) and you got to go do other things. We got to get him better at that spot as a receiver. He really worked as a running back at LSU more than anything. So, it’s a whole new world for him and we knew we were in for that. He’s working hard at it.”
It’s a big transition, but the Texans have pretty good depth at wide receiver. Holliday will only need to be good enough to be used if the position gets thinned out by injuries. Still, it sounds like it’s a pretty good gap for him to close in the next five or six weeks.