With Brock Osweiler's first Texans training camp just days away, curiosity and expectations are high. If his work ethic is any indication, the starting quarterback is headed in the right direction.
"It's definitely arrow up," offensive coordinator George Godsey said during OTAs. "Coming in here, we've spent a lot of time together. It's a whole new vernacular, so he knows he's got to put the time in. The players see it, the players respect it, and the coaches definitely respect it too."
Following OTAs and minicamp, Osweiler headed up north to Montana and Idaho during the players' time off. The 25-year-old quarterback watched film from OTAs, practiced throwing at a local high school, and studied his playbook. The Texans offense, similar to the one Bill O'Brien and Godsey ran while with the Patriots, expects more from the quarterback at the line of scrimmage so studying and preparation is a big key to Osweiler's success.
"Tom Brady basically has the entire playbook at his fingertips at the line of scrimmage so if Brock continues to grow in this offense, he's going to have the same options," Former Texans quarterback and NFL Network analyst David Carr said on Texans Radio. "So if he can come in there, work hard, become a master of that offense, the sky's the limit for those guys."
The Texans 2016 training camp begins Sunday, July 31 at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
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