Texans’ offensive line looks like the NFL’s best in OTAs

Aug 3, 2021 News

Texans offensive line coach Todd Bowles says the offensive line has looked “really good” during OTAs and that he’s “really happy” with the group’s progress.

The Texans have been without starting left tackle J.J. Watt for the past three games due to an Achilles injury, but the line has performed well.

Bowles, a former offensive line guru with the New York Giants, said he’s not sure if the line will be able to hold off injuries to starting left guard Tyron Smith, center Max Unger, right tackle Jack Conklin and right tackle Tyron Lichtensteiger, but said he likes the line’s improvement.

“It’s not a secret that we have a lot of good players,” Bowles said.

“We’re not really looking for an Achilles.

We’re not looking for anything major, but we are looking for guys that are healthy.

We have good athletes.”

The Texans lost three starters on the offensive side of the ball, but added free agent offensive tackle David DeCastro, who played at Wisconsin.

“This was a good group of guys and they have a great opportunity,” Bowls said.

Bowls said he expects the line to get “firm and physical” this week and noted that center Ryan Kelly and guard Joe Hawley are “still learning the nuances of the game.”

Bowens, a longtime offensive line specialist, joined the Texans in 2010.

He served as offensive line coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2010-13.

He coached the Texans’ unit during the 2014 regular season, but was fired following the season.

The Texans opened training camp with an 11-6 record and finished with a record of 4-12.

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