As a fan of the NFL, or honestly any football league in general, right now is the hardest time to get through. Your team is most likely on vacation, making no signings of note, and honestly just being flat out boring right about now. But hey, it’s the offseason. These things happen. Rookie minicamps have been wrapped up, mandatory minicamps have also come to a close, and now OTA’s are coming to a halt as well.
Well, that’s if your team is not the Houston Texans. Because according to Mark Berman, John McClain, and a few other trusted Houston outlet sources, head coach David Culley had cancelled the OTA portion of the offseason due to having, “Everything accomplished.” Really? You sure about that?
Now, heading into the offseason, we Houston fans knew it was going to be rough. We were coming off a dreadful 4-12 season, had our earliest pick in the third round of the NFL draft, and had no idea who was going to be back, or even needed to be. All we knew was that we were going to have a new head coach who was probably going to bring HIS guys in, a new GM who was bringing HIS philosophy in, and had a roster that needed a MAJOR face lift. So, that’s what happened.
Nick Caserio was first brought in as the GM which led to him clearing out the old front office staff. Then, Caserio brought in David Culley to be the head coach which led him to bringing the likes of Pep Hamilton and Lovie Smith to fill out his assistants. And finally the roster began to shake. Names like Tyrod Taylor, Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay, and Marcus Cannon were signed to fill out the roster as free agents with others like Davis Mills and Nico Collins being brought in from the draft. So, the less reps the better?
You have basically an entirely new roster, a completely different scheme being implemented for sure on defense as we switch to a 4-3, and a coach that’s never been in this role before. And I don’t even have to mention the state of his star quarterback. Come on coach. We need MORE reps. Not less. Guess we’ll see July 27th when the team finally comes back if this was a good decision or not.