On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Oct. 17, 2017 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans Ambassador Kevin Walter from 6-7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Fwy, Houston TX) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose.

    Then stay for Texans All Access 7-8 PM. Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Player Signing at XFINITY

    Meet Texans tight end Ryan Griffin for autographs (3-4 PM) at XFINITY located at 517 S. Mason Road, Katy TX 77450.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Conn's Trick or Texans

    Meet Texans punter Shane Lechler at Conn's Trick or Texans event, where autographs will be available 5-6 PM. Located at Conn's at 12730 Fountain Lake Circle, Stafford TX 77477.

    Celebrities subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans cornerback Kareen Jackson (6-7 PM) at the FCCU located at 9100 Westview, Houston TX 77055.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans DE Christian Covington from 6-7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Fwy, 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plaus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in the Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans All Access 7-8 PM. Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT TORO's Kids Club Halloween Party

    Join TORO, Texans players, Cheerleaders, and TORO's Kids Club members for this year's superhero-themed Halloween Party!

    This event is for TORO's Kids Club members and their parents, but you can join TORO's Kids Club for free!

    RSVP: http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/kidsclub/cookiesandrookies.html

News

Print
RSS

What O’Brien hopes to see on “Johnny Day”

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Bill O'Brien discussed what he's looking for during Johnny Manziel's Thursday Pro Day at Texas A&M.

With six weeks left until the 2014 NFL Draft, Johnny Manziel will have a chance to separate himself from the other quarterback prospects during his Pro Day in College Station. Just one week after Blake Bortles successfully showcased his skillset at his March 19 Pro Day, head coach Bill O’Brien hopes to see similar improvements from Manziel on Thursday.

“Has he improved footwork-wise, throwing motion, knowledge of coverages, all those things,” O’Brien said Tuesday. “You kind of try to look for similar things even though each player is different so that when you go back at any position and you judge what you’re going to do and you decide what you’re going to do, you at least have a progression of these eight to 10 categories.”

While O’Brien expects players to excel in a scripted workout with familiar receivers, there are some limitations to how much can be really be evaluated.

“There’s no defense rushing him but you can look at the mechanics and how the ball is delivered and where the ball is placed for a receiver,” O’Brien said. “So if the guy is running a comeback, you want it on his outside number. If the guy is running an in-cut, you want it two feet in front of the numbers because he’s on a moving route. You can gauge some of that but you can’t make a final decision on throwing on air with no pass rush, scripted workout. But you can see what they’ve done mechanically to try to improve: footwork, throwing motion, all that.”

Referred to as “Johnny Day” by O’Brien, Manziel is expected to throw to five former teammates: wide receivers Mike Evans, Travis Labhart and Derel Walker, tight end Nehemiah Hicks, and running back Ben Malena. Evans will also work out for NFL representatives after not participating in A&M's Pro Day on March 5.

The Heisman Trophy-winning Manziel has been training this offseason in San Diego with his private quarterback coach, George Whitfield, who organized Thursday’s Pro Day.


O’Brien, general manager Rick Smith, and quarterbacks coach George Godsey will attend Manziel’s Pro Day scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Texas A&M’s indoor practice facility.

Twitter.com/DeepSlant

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News