HOUSTON — Former Spurs great David Robinson visited the Houston Texans’ morning practice. He seemed to be doing more interviews than the players.
“My son’s a football player (Corey Robinson, at San Antonio Christian), so I’m trying to get him some exposure to excellence, get him to see what it takes to be at this level,” Robinson said. “This was certainly an eye-opening day for him, watching how these receivers and these d-backs go at it and how the game is played so tight.
“It was great. Obviously, they had a great year last year, and they just needed to get over the hump a little bit. It’s a great group of guys. Physically, they look good. I think they’ll be just as strong as they were last year.”
After practice, players took pictures with Robinson.
“It makes me feel like the old guy,” he said. “It’s phenomenal.They were very respectful and great guys, and to see that they think highly of me is a wonderful blessing,” he said.
Robinson has become a Texans fan.
“I’m trying to figure out what team I want to root for because my wife is from Chicago, so she’s a Bears fan,” Robinson said. “Every year I’ve been picking different teams, but this year I’m going to be a Texans (fan).
“I have a (David) Carr jersey at home from a couple years ago, but now I’m going to have to get another jersey and be a Texans fan.”
— John McClain, Houston Chronicle