Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
Texans coach Bill O'Brien likes to work individual time with players into his responsibilities as a head coach. He takes a very hands-on approach to the position, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. It's a change from former Texans' coach Gary Kubiak's approach. “To me, it’s neat to teach somebody something,” O’Brien said, “watch them take that teaching and go out and get better and make a play and I think that’s a part of coaching that’s important to me and all of our coaches.”
Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle begins poetically: "It has been said that a team with two quarterbacks is, in effect, a team with no quarterbacks. So what can be said of a team with four quarterbacks?" The playing field is level for the Texans' four, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Yates, Case Keenum and rookie Tom Savage, Robertson writes.
Arian Foster gives Case Keenum a real chance to become the Texans quarterback, writes Chris Baldwin of Houston's Culture Map, or as I like to call him, Keenum's biggest fan. He's certainly right that losing Arian Foster had a major impact on every part of the Texans' offense last season. He goes on to argue: "Plenty would have been different for Keenum and the Texans if the University of Houston star had Arian Foster in the backfield last season. There's no way Keenum finishes winless as a starter with a healthy Foster for one. That 0-8 easily would have been two to three wins better. At minimum."