Improvement was the key word after Tuesday morning’s work in Green Bay.
Practices versus the Packers are finished, and the Texans have a day off before Thursday night’s preseason opener at Lambeau Field.
For head coach Bill O’Brien, he saw his squad take some positive steps.
“Yeah, I thought we got a little bit better, a little bit more situational work today,” O’Brien said. “That’s what we’re asking our guys to do, is to just try to get better every day.”
In full pads for the second consecutive day in Wisconsin, the Texans worked on a few different realms of situational football.
“We had red area today, two-minute, punt, punt return,” O’Brien said. “We worked a lot of different first-, second-, third-down situations. The young guys got a lot of reps there at the end of the team periods and at the end of practice. So, I thought it was a good day.”
All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins explained how he switched up what he’s done versus Texans defensive backs through the start of camp, in contrast to his work against the Packers defense the last two days.
“I've been going against these guys, Houston that is, for a while, so to be able to come out here and go against different competition, it gives me time to work on different things," Hopkins said.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson, meanwhile, continued to explore the varied skillsets of his varied pass-catchers.
“It just takes reps, seeing them in practice and knowing and understanding what they're good at, what they're not good at, vice-versa,” Watson said. “So, you just go through that, and know each player as an individual, and if you can do that, it'll be just good.”
Watson, Hopkins and the Texans have Wednesday off. The Texans face the Packers Thursday night at 7 p.m. CT.
Check out the best shots from Day 9 of training camp and the first day of join practices in Green Bay against the Packers.