WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – A new face arrived at Texans camp Tuesday.
Texans owner Bob McNair was present to take in the team's new camp digs at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
“It’s a beautiful place and the facilities are great,” McNair said. “We had a productive practice for two and a half hours. I don’t think we could quite do that in 100-degree weather. It’s been very productive.”
McNair spent most of the workout watching closely in a golf cart alongside his wife, Janice. His Texans are coming off three straight 9-7 finishes, and his expectations are high for 2017.
“Our defense was outstanding last year, and I think we will have improvement in our offense this year and the defense will step it up. We should be well balanced, and I’m looking forward to it,” McNair said.
McNair is most excited to see the improvement to his offense.
“I think it will be more productive, and our run game is so important to us. We have multiple running backs that can do well, and the young guy from Texas (D'Onta Foreman) looks like a good short-yardage back, and our passing game will be better. They should be able to put more points on the board.”
Left Tackle Duane Brown remains a holdout, but McNair believes in time he’ll be back.
“He needs to work just like anybody,” McNair said. “We look forward to him coming back, and I’m sure he’ll be here, it’s just a matter of when.”
The Texans owner is also very happy to see J.J. Watt back and is taking steps to regain his old form.
“We have to let him work his way back in. He knows what to do. He should be 100 percent, and we need to make sure he is and (that he is) ready for the season,” McNair said.