I went to the Texans practice yesterday morning and also was able to go into the weight room while they were lifting and eat lunch with a bunch of the Texans players and staff. Mario Williams actually ate with my dad and I and a couple other Texans staffers including Richard Smith(D coordinator). I was also able to talk to, at length, Rick Smith when practice ended. He was an extremely nice guy. Spent 15-20 minutes talking to me while the players were still around. He talked alot about how he and Kubiak were trying to change the culture of the team. He also said that the players were not held accountable last year and that needed to change this year. He seemed to really like Anthony Weaver alot and said he had alot of potential. It was nice to see that after all the players had left the field, Philip Buchanon was on the field for quite a while practicing his tackling. He was really putting in some hard work and hopefully he it pans out for him. Of course Carr and his family were hanging out on the practice field after practice. His dad was there as usual. While on the way to eat lunch, they introduced Fran Blinebury to us and he was going on about how last years coaching staff was the worst staff in the last 20 years. He also said this years staff is excellent. I never realized how immersed he really is in the team. It was almost like he was a member of the team. He also was still talking about how the Texans should have taken Vince Young but how Mario Williams is such an amazing guy. It seems though that he was very optimistic about this year. That guy can talk on and on. Also got to see a bunch of them lifting in the gym. It seems like the team has a new culture around and it felt more like a winning atmosphere and I was really impressed.