Houston Texans: Early impressions from training camp

houston texansTraining camp has officially started for the Houston Texans and the rest of the league just this past weekend. It’s the time when coaches can finally get to see what their players can do on the field and find the best way to make their team successful by the time the regular season starts.

Training camp for the Texans is going to be very crucial if they want to return to being a much better team than they were this past season that ended with a dismal 2-14 record. They have the pieces to make that improvement even with alot of things happening this offseason, but heading into training camp the best thing to kick it off is the return of veteran receiver Andre Johnson.

Training camp has recently started and the return of Johnson to the team after missing most of all offseason workouts makes this a good start for the Texans. Johnson was upset with how things were going for the team, but he reported to training camp on time and ready to work.

Johnson was asked how it felt to be back and finally get to see how head coach Bill O’Brien does things and (according to NFL Network) Johnson had nothing but praise for coach O’Brien.

Its been a couple of days since camp has started and of course its too early to speculate after just a few days, but the offense has looked good (according to Tania Ganguli from ESPN.com). The receivers are catching everything that comes their way with little to no drops whether it was by just running routes with the quarterbacks or 7 on 7.

As we know the person who most likely was making those throws was quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He, as well as the receivers, had a good day overall but the question is: how long will it take for him and Johnson to get a connection going on so they can be really effective?

As for the defense, Jonathan Joseph was able to practice for the first training camp after having surgery on his foot at the end of the season. Of course Houston is going to be worried about a possible reinjury, but (according to John Harris Texans Analyst from Houston Texans.com) Joseph seems to be feeling a lot better in his movements from the team’s first practice heading into day two. Jadeveon Clowney the Texans first round pick is still hurt from his hernia injury and hasn’t participated in many drills but could practice Monday according to Ganguli.

Big things are expected for the Texans this year even with the many new acquisitions on the team. Right now it has only been two days of practice so it’s too early to predict how anything is going to turn out, but as of now the teams looks like they are on the right track.