O'Brien Era Begins at Texans Training Camp

Published 07/28 2014 03:09PM

Updated 07/28 2014 03:39PM

The Bill O'Brien era officially begins this weekend as the Texans begin their 2014 training camp.

Houston is coming off one of their worst seasons in franchise history after going 2-14 in 2013. O'Brien now has the task of rebuilding a team that just a couple seasons ago was among the favorites in the AFC.

O'Brien comes to Houston from Penn State, but is no stranger to the NFL. Before becoming a college head coach, O'Brien was the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

With a change in coaching staffs also comes a change in systems and terminology for the Texans. A change that O'Brien says will adjust to in no time.

"I do believe we've got a good group of guys there, and they're competitive. They're working hard. I like the way they communicate, and I like the way they work. We have to become sharper in our assignments and our techniques and things like that. We feel good right now, from day one of training camp of where we're at," said Bill O'Brien.

The players are also confident the transition will not be a problem. That includes wide receiver Andre Johnson, who returned to the team right before the start of training camp after talk of a possible hold-out.

"There's still a lot to learn. I'm pretty sure I will make mistakes, but the thing is to not have many. I'm picking up everything pretty well so far," said Andre Johnson.

The Texans first preseason game will be on August 9th against the Arizona Cardinals.

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