There was no "same old, same old" this week at Texans training camp.
The Atlanta Falcons were in town for a pair of practice days, and the Texans benefitted from the change of scenery at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
"The two days were very productive," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said. "You could see these guys are professional players, so any time you ratchet it up to a game winning situation both sides of the ball come out there and compete. Atlanta was a great team to work with."
"I believe we’re a better team than we were three days ago," O'Brien said. "Obviously, we want to go out there on Saturday and play well. But again, it is also the second preseason game, and I think having these two practice sessions against Atlanta really helped our team.”
The players agreed.
"Anytime you get to see another team, another scheme, different players, it gives you a chance just to hone in your skills a little bit," defensive end
Rookie offensive lineman
"Going against different opponents, different team, different defensive coordinator, it helps me out as a young guy to notice different things," Su'a-Filo said.
The Texans will practice on Friday morning and then host the Falcons on Saturday night (ABC-13/KTRK, 7:30 p.m. CT) at NRG Stadium.