Bill O'Brien and his coaching staff came to town in 2014 and ratcheted up a new type of pressure on the Texans.
Nine wins followed.
Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork has arrived in Houston and plans to exert pressure as well. And not just on opposing offenses.
Like O'Brien, but in a way all his own, the 12-year pro will push everyone in the organization to raise their performance.
"You have to put pressure on each individual, and that's what I'm going to do," Wilfork said. "I'm going to put pressure on everybody. Not just myself. Not just the older guys. Not just J.J. (Watt). The quarterback. The coaches. No. It's everybody."
Wilfork and his wife Bianca visited Houston late last week, and he took a timeout during a trip to NRG Stadium for a 1-on-1 interview with Texans TV.
The former Patriot made it clear, though, that he wasn't going to come in with a lot of bluster.
"I'm not a rah-rah guy," Wilfork said. "And that's one of the things that they'll get to know quick. I love to have fun. I have the passion. I love the game. But if I need to say something, I will say something."
Wilfork has five All-Pro selections on his resume along with a pair of Super Bowl rings. He and the Texans begin offseason conditioning workouts on April 20.
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