Today at OTAs, another wrinkle was added to the Houston Texans becoming the Houston Patriots. Everyone knows that Texans' defensive coordinator Romeo Crenel was the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots when they won titles in 2001, 2003 and 2004. Most also know Willie McGinest flourished at outside linebacker on those squads.
Well, the Texans had a surprise guest at practice. No, it was not Andre Johnson. McGinest was in Houston rocking Steel Blue and spent the day working with the outside linebackers and teaching them the finer details on how to play the position in Crennel's scheme.
#Texans sights: McGinest visted practice today #abc13 pic.twitter.com/ZAEHbZYybg— David Nuño (@DavidNunoABC13) June 12, 2014
The speculation is that the number one pick, Jadeveon Clowney, is going to play the same position as McGinest did in New England. Yet he was not at OTAs today. It's just like the time in high school when I feigned sickness to miss school only to find out the next day Mack Brown signed autographs and watched our practice during a recruiting visit.
RT @JPalmerCSN: Willie McGinest at #Texans practice today. Working with OLBs. Unfortunately for his own sake Clowney wasn’t here.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 12, 2014
As a result, Clowney missed the lecture and the chance to work with McGinest. Hopefully this won't be McGinest's last visit so Clowney can get the chance to learn from the master.
Now the Texans just need to bring Damon Huard in to work with the quarterbacks.