Texans training camp kicked off yesterday with more excitement and fanfare than you would expect from a team coming off a 2-14 season. Passes were thrown, plays were run, and linebackers coach Mike Vrabel hauled more ass between drills than virtually every player on the field. For those who missed all the opening day action, here is a quick recap from start to finish.
Couple plays ago, offense took too long to set and O'Brien had all the skill players sprint to the sideline and back. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 26, 2014
Swearinger limps off. Martin's back on field. ... Many players adjusting to heat.— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) July 26, 2014
"The intensity and competitiveness was good. The sharpness is something we have to work on continuously." -O'Brien on 1st Training Camp— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) July 26, 2014
BOB wants to get everyone enough reps to make accurate assessment of guys. Running multiple drills simultaneously. #texans— Patrick Creighton (@PCreighton1) July 26, 2014
Bill O'Brien going to town with the letter F. #Texans— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) July 26, 2014
BOB says everything any player gets on this team "will be earned". #texans— Patrick Creighton (@PCreighton1) July 26, 2014
BOB did not get into what is ailing Brandon Brooks. Said it's between he and Brandon. #texans— Patrick Creighton (@PCreighton1) July 26, 2014
O'Brien says Brandon Brooks is working hard to get back on the field. Doesn't discuss reason for Non-football injury list designation.— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) July 26, 2014
Brooks Reed practiced at OLB today. #Texans using him inside, outside right now.— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) July 26, 2014
Interesting quote from Andre Johnson on Bill O'Brien being loud: "I love it. That is something that was needed around this place." #Texans— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) July 26, 2014
Official attendance for today's training camp practice was 4,590. Thanks to everyone who came out!— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) July 26, 2014
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Consider this your open thread for the second day of training camp of the Bill O’Brien era. Let's do it.