HOUSTON (KTRK) --Time to throw down. Texans receiver Keith Mumphery went toe to toe with defensive back Robert Nelson. Punches were thrown and landed, but helmets stayed on before teammates came in to break it up. Linebacker Whitney Mercilus was not impressed, calling it a "cat fight" with more slaps than punches.
The Texans will hit big plays with rookie Will Fuller. Another Monday from the rookie on a deep strike from Brock Osweiler. We talk about the new team speed every day and it shows every day. It'll be a different look for the offense this fall.
Wendall Williams can fly. The rookie free agent (a former truck driver) will get his chance to make plays in the return game in the preseason. I can't wait to see if his speed translates into game action.
The Texans worked a lot on situational drills. Inside the 20, near the goal line, etc. They've really locked in on finer points the last few days.
Special teams coach Larry Izzo is a blast to watch. Constant motion and a ton of energy. The Texans need better special teams. Izzo is kind of the special teams version of linebackers coach Mike Vrabel. A lot of energy and no sugar coating. If you do well you hear it. If not, you hear it louder.
I had a blast talking with Oday Aboushi, the Texans offensive lineman. He took a trip to Egypt to coach kids who don't know much about football. Amazing experience. We'll feature him in our post game coverage Sunday after the San Francisco game, live on ABC-13. Kickoff Sunday at 6.
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