Here are a few football questions, a few camp questions, and a few life questions for punter Shane Lechler. You can listen to the full interview**HERE**.
DD: What's your one, "must-pack" item for training camp?
Lechler: That's easy: fly rod. I brought two of them. They've got good fly-fishing here, so whenever we get a day off or a few hours off, I'll sneak away.
DD: You're the most accomplished outdoorsman on the Texans. But who's the second-most accomplished outdoorsman?
Lechler: That's a good question. I've taken (fullback) Jay Prosch hunting with me. I've taken (long snapper Jon) Weeks hunting and fishing. There's a few of them that dip their toe in it, but aren't as fully committed as I am.
DD: Which of your teammates talks the most trash?
Lechler: J-Joe (cornerback Johnathan Joseph). J-Joe's this great guy off the field but J-Joe will talk plenty of trash on the field. He's good at it too.
DD: What's your best football trait?
Lechler: Being able to flip the field. That's kind of what I've done for 18 years.
DD: Who's your most underrated teammate?
Lechler: (Center) Nick Martin. He's a good dude. He's solid.
DD: If you could play on offense, what position would you play?
Lechler: Quarterback, no doubt. That seems like the most fun position there is. You've got full control. If you want to call your own play, just act like you can't hear (head coach) Bill (O'Brien). Isn't that what they do?
DD: Who has the best hair on the Texans?
Lechler: I like (linebacker Benardrick McKinney) B-Mac. That Bart Simpson look he's got going right now is hilarious.
DD: Who's your favorite retired NFL player?
Lechler: Brett Favre. I was a huge fan of his growing up. I watched him a lot when I was in college, then I watched him when I was in the League. Then I watched him torch us on Monday Night Football whenever his dad passed away when I was playing for the Raiders.
DD: What do you eat for breakfast at camp?
Lechler: Just an omelette and coffee. Sometimes skip the omelette.
DD: Do you send postcards from camp, and if you do, who gets them?
Lechler: I don't. I can't remember the last time I sent a postcard.