HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – With Texans training camp getting underway In the Loop with John Lopez, Dante Hall, and Cody Stoots put together 17 questions about the Texans ahead of training camp. Some were big questions with little answers. Some were little questions with big answers. They are all here and a few of the answers are highlighted. Check the podcasts on SportsRadio610.com for more detailed listens on some of these questions.
Question # 1 What veteran players need to have good a training camp to make the team?
Novak – Competing for a rookie and with a limited skill set as an older player could find himself on the outs.
Shorts – There is a lot of competition for the fifth and final WR spot.
Question # 2 What young player (going into third year or less) will you be watching the most in training camp?
Jaelen Strong – He had a great OTA’s and will be expected to showcase an improved ability after a focused offseason.
Question # 3 What position battle is the most interesting this camp?
Backup QB – The Texans quarterbacks get injured. That’s how it happens. Savage v Weeden is an underrated battle.
Question # 4 Who will be the second sack guy on the team?
Whitney Mercilus was Cody’s answer. Dante went with Jadeveon Clowney.
Question # 5 What player haven’t we been talking about that we need to be talking about?
LT Duane Brown
LB Reshard Cliett
OLB John Simon
Rookie DL Joel Heath
Rookie K Kaimi Fairbairn
Question # 6 Who could be the most electric/exciting player for the Texans this season?
Lopez – Strong because of his touchdown catching ability.
Cody – Kevin Johnson because of potential playmaking cornerback ability.
Question # 7 What projected starter scares you the most?
Lopez – Rookie C Nick Martin
Question # 8 What position group on the Texans is the most concerning heading into camp?
Lopez – Offensive Line
Question # 9 What position group on the Texans do you feel the best about heading into camp?
Lopez – Cornerbacks
Stoots – Linebackers
Question # 10 What opponent in the AFC South worries you the most?
Lopez – Jaguars
Hall – Colts
Stoots – Titans
Question # 11 What non-Quarterback is the most dangerous player the Texans will face in the AFC South?
Hall – Jaguars DL Dante Fowler
Stoots – Colts WR T.Y. Hilton
Lopez – Broncos OLB Von Miller (but after realizing he couldn’t select Miller he said mancrush Titans rookie RB Derrick Henry)
Question # 12 If J.J. Watt misses regular season time who is under the most pressure?
Lopez/Hall – Clowney
Stoots – Mercilus
Question # 13 Who is the next defender the Texans can’t afford to have miss time on defense?
Whitney Mercilus was the consensus answer.
Question # 14 What’s the toughest game on the Texans schedule?
Hall – Kansas City
Lopez – at Jacksonville
Stoots – Bengals
Question # 15 What is the least concerning thing about the Texans heading into this season?
Hall – WR DeAndre Hopkins
Lopez – Cornerbacks
Stoots – Bill O’Brien
Question # 16 Who is the impact coach on the Texans?
Hall – Special Teams Coach Larry Izzo
Lopez – Wide Receivers Coach Sean Ryan
Stoots – Linebackers Coach Mike Vrabel
Question # 17 When will you know if Brock Osweiler is a success?
Hall – End of the season
Lopez – After the Raiders game
Stoots – After the Broncos game