I was kind of upset, especially with the Big Ten doing it first," Roby said. "I would’ve rather seen one of the other conferences do it first. I like to talk trash about the Big Ten.
Second-year right tackle Tytus Howard feels good about his run-blocking from a season ago, but he’s focused on improving in pass protection this season. Recovering from a torn meniscus, Howard plays an important role on this Texans offensive line, which is returning all five of its starters for the first time in nearly a decade. Howard, who was drafted by the Texans from Alabama State in 2019 with the 23rd overall pick, played in just eight games his rookie year because of the injury.
In 2019, Howard would go on to start eight games at right tackle before a knee injury caused him to miss the final five games of the regular season and land him on injured reserve. After undergoing surgery at the beginning of the offseason, Howard got married, focused on his rehab and watched a lot of film. "My offseason went pretty good," Howard said.