Texans’ Brandin Cooks is impressed with WR coach Robert Prince

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The Houston Texans had an overhaul to their coaching staff.

After four seasons with John Perry as the receivers coach, the firing of coach Bill O’Brien offered a new direction. After the Texans hired David Culley as their fourth full-time coach, the Texans also brought in Robert Prince as their receivers coach.

Through the Texans’ offseason workouts, Prince has made an impression on wideout Brandin Cooks.

“R.P., you can tell right off the bat when we first had our meeting, he’s a coach that really knows what he’s talking about,” Cooks said on May 27 on a Zoom call with the Houston media. “He’s very smart, coached a lot of great players. It’s been so fun being able to sit in meeting rooms with him, hearing him out on the field and talk about his techniques and the way that he sees things. It’s great to have someone that’s been so experienced to come and put his stamp on things.”

Prince was with the Detroit Lions previously from 2014-20 and was instrumental in the development of receiver Kenny Golladay, who recorded two 1,000-yard seasons in his four years with the Lions.

“Like, he’s going to bring it, too,” Cooks said of Prince. “He’s going to work out with you, he’s going to run with you. When you have that in a coach, you tend to respect him a lot more just because they’re trying to do everything you do but also understand we’ve got to get to the paper.”

The Texans’ receiving corps may be the secret to Houston having an effective offense in 2021, and Prince’s direction will have an impact.