With the weather wreaking havoc upon the City of Houston and the Texans' first day of league-sanctioned league activities, we didn't have the chance to hear from any of the players at NRG Park. Yesterday, however, the team trotted Brock Osweiler, J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and Brian Cushing out for Q&As with the media. Here are some links for you to read or watch what they had to say.
"I didn’t take it easy on them that week," Osweiler said. "I was running them into the ground and making them earn their dinner each night. They all bring a tremendous work ethic, they are a lot of fun to work with. They’re great guys and most of all, they’re hungry to be great. That’s what makes it exciting to work with them."
"I feel really good," Watt said. "It's coming along really well."
Watt and the Texans began offseason conditioning on Tuesday morning, and the 3-time Defensive Player of the Year said there are "no worries moving forward" with regards to his health.
Hopkins only had a week with Osweiler, but he was impressed with his initial observations of the 25-year-old quarterback. "He throws a great ball," Hopkins said on Texans Radio. "He’s 6-7 or 6-8, however tall he is, and it’s perfect. He sees the field. He can throw it anywhere to get the ball in any spot on the field so I’m excited to get this offseason started."
Brian Cushing (story here):
"Every offseason has just gotten better," Cushing said. "The further I've gotten away from those injuries, the better everything has been. I don't worry about my legs as much anymore and can just play football. Those back-to-back years were both physically and mentally draining. The first year back I wasn't myself. I couldn't play to my full capacity. I couldn't even handle the workload at times.
"Now, I'm over that. To have all that in the past is an awesome feeling. I'm really, really looking forward to playing."
With that, we conclude this brief interlude. You may now return to your breathless speculation about the 2016 NFL Draft.