Texans QB Davis Mills adjusting to third different offense of his career
Springtime is a season of rebirth and new beginnings. In Houston, this is highlighted by the Texans deploying a different scheme under a new offensive coordinator.
Davis Mills is entering his third year in the NFL, and the Texans are on their third offensive coordinator in that span with Bobby Slowik, the former passing game coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, where Houston hired DeMeco Ryans.
With changing being constant, there are some aspects Mills has adapted to.
“The only thing difficult is just picking up new plays and not having anything to fall back on from the year previous,” Mills said during organized team activities at Houston Methodist Training Center May 23. “A lot of different offenses across the league run similar concepts, but they’re just calling it different things. Some of it is getting rid of the old verbiage and picking up new terminology. A lot of the other stuff is learning from new coaches, the new guys we have in the room and finding ways to get better.”
What Mills has been able to do is take pieces from his time with Tim Kelly and Pep Hamilton and add it to his experiences to help become a well-rounded signal caller.
Said Mills: “I think that’s what makes people better players, better people is if they can learn from the good traits from the guys around them and then also be able to get rid of some of those things that won’t really mesh with the new stuff. I think I have learned a lot from different coordinators, different coaches over the years, and I’m excited to add all that stuff to my memory bank like I’ve talked in the past and just keep getting better.”
What Mills has over No. 2 overall pick C.J. Stroud is experience from those coordinators, which the former Stanford product will need if he hopes to win the starting job.
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