When cornerback Chris Houston got word that he was being traded to Detroit, his main concern was how his coaches and teammates were going to be when he arrived.
After a couple of weeks of getting adjusted during the team’s offseason workout program, Houston has become “comfortable” with his surroundings, reconnecting with some familiar faces and learning the new system.
Houston: “First being traded, you never know what to expect and you have to go through the process all over again with meeting the coaches and the new team. Of course when you’re comfortable with a certain place, you don’t really want to leave because you have friends there and people that you’ve gotten close to. But as I got here and I’m surrounded by my teammates and some of the guys I knew already like Calvin Johnson – we worked out in Orlando together when we came out (of college) – so I talked to Calvin a couple of times and I talked to Eric King.”
With OTA’s, mini-camps and training camp coming up, Houston’s main focus will continue to be showcasing his skills and proving how he can better the Lions’ secondary.
Houston: “I think I have great speed and I can be physical with the press technique that the coaches are establishing within the DB group. They want us to be more physical and coach Gun (Gunther Cunningham) and coach (Jim) Schwartz liked that in me and I think I can give that to the team.”
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