In transit: Settling near NOLA

Metairie, La. -- Just getting settled in the Texans' team hotel, where my key card features an action photo of Zac Diles.

That, and the smell of dinner wafting through the lobby, suggests to me the team's being well-taken care of in the neighborhood of its host, the Super Bowl champion Saints.

The Texans practice twice Wednesday against New Orleans and then once with the Saints and once on their own Thursday.

I'm looking forward to diving in and getting a close look at a lot of key guys against some quality competition.