Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
People close to Andre Johnson say the Texans receiver isn't sending a message of anger by being absent from voluntary workouts so far, writes Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle. But Harvey thinks Johnson should be angry. He says the Texans showed a lack of urgency about their offense during this year's draft.
His colleague, John McClain, writes the Texans deserve credit for a solid draft.
And their colleague, Jerome Solomon, addresses the differences between Jadeveon Clowney and the last Texans' No. 1 overall pick who wore number 90. "I'm about to pull a Lawrence Taylor. I'm about to pull a Ray Lewis today," he'd tell himself before taking the field. He has been known to pull a Taylor here and a Lewis there, too. If he pulls them often enough, that other No. 90, who at times was very good with the Texans, will be long forgotten in these parts.
Clowney did a series of one-on-one interviews after his first news conference in Houston. During one of them, James Palmer of CSN Houston talked with him about what he fears. Clowney said his biggest fear is failure. “I read a quote I put on my mirror every morning that says, ‘I don’t want to fail myself,’” Clowney said on Saturday. “I’m just here to show what I got. I think I got a lot to prove to a lot of people and prove a lot of people wrong.”
The Texans seem to be entering training camp without a traditional top quarterback on their roster, writes Chris Baldwin of Houston Culture Map.