The Houston Texans may be locked out, but their offense is going to get in all the work it’s supposed to. Matt Schaub, always a leader despite his soft-spoken nature and a quiet disposition, has made sure that the Texans have stayed on schedule. That include a mock mini-camp this week:
Some defensive players began working out at the Plex facility in Stafford. The offensive players worked out at Rice, where Schaub tried to stick to the same schedule the Texans would have used if there wasn’t a lockout, including 14 organized team activities and a three-day minicamp this week.
Some defensive players joined the offense for the OTAs and minicamp.
“We’re doing more detailed work as a group and running through the same type of practice plan that we’d be doing at Reliant,” Schaub said about the minicamp. “We’re also going to work on some situational football that helps us in crucial points in the game — like the two-minute drill, the red zone, etc.”
While there are a lot of things conspiring against the Texans short-term road to contention on the defensive side of the ball, and a lot of villains in the NFL front office trying to force a bad deal down the players’ throats, it’s nice to see that the Texans themselves are taking the offseason very seriously.