Houston (CBS Houston) – Future Hall Of Famer Randy Moss was at practice Tuesday to help out the Texans’ core of young wide receivers.
“I coached him for almost four years in New England, obviously the talent speaks for itself, but one of the things that always impressed me about him was his knowledge. His knowledge of coverages, his knowledge of different DB’s, he really brought a lot to the table last night for our team and for our receivers,” head coach Bill O’Brien said.
With every receiver on the Texans’ roster in their second year or less, except for Cecil Shorts and DeAndre Hopkins, Moss’ 982 receptions and 156 touchdowns in his 14 years in the NFL is enough to get the attention of the players.
“Each and every thing that he’s given to us, whether it’s out here or in meetings, it’s been a mental note also a note I jot down in my book,” said Jaelen Strong. “He’s one of the greatest to ever play the game and it’s just an honor to have him out here with us.”
The Texans have 10 wide receivers currently on the roster and nine of them are 25-years-old or younger. DeAndre Hopkins spent a lot of time after practice talking to Moss, and the two walked off the field while continuing to speak.
“He talked about dedication to the game, how important the game was to him, how much it meant to him, how much that he misses it, how much he misses the locker room and the camaraderie,” O’Brien said. “Then he talked about how are you adding value to this football team? Are you doing your job? Are you performing your role to the highest level?”