As A.J. Moore picked off a pass in the endzone, the Texans defensive backs erupted in cheers. A little while later, the group celebrated again as Bradley Roby had an interception that would have resulted in a score.
The secondary was making plays and having fun.
"They did, they made a couple of plays," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "I know A.J. Moore had an interception. Then we had a pick-six there. Guy ran the wrong route, we threw it thinking he was going to run a different route. But it was good, it's good to see that competition, guys having fun. It looked like guys were flying around today, having a lot of fun. That's a good thing. Let's try to keep that going."
Creating good communication in a revamped secondary has been an offseason goal for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. The Texans signed a number of new players in free agency, including Tashaun Gipson Sr., Bradley Roby, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Jahleel Addae, and drafted Lonnie Johnson Jr. and Xavier Crawford to join starters like Johnathan Joseph and Justin Reid. The chemistry began in the meetings but continued off the field.
"I think that the biggest thing is that you've got to learn each other in offseason," Gipson said. "We learned each other in offseason. Guys learned me and I learned the guys I'm playing next to and I think that part was big and influential on us growing together as men. One thing that is for certain around here is that it's bigger than on the football field between the white lines. Guys connect with each other on the outside. Guys are throwing events and guys are showing up to support them. That's just the camaraderie you need and I think that beyond that we are just vibing with together and I think that is just starting to show."
Texans training camp continues on Saturday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
Check out the best shots from the second day of training camp in Houston. Presented by Houston Methodist.