Brian Pariani: Houston TE Owen Daniels wants a “championship”

7/17/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsTight ends coach Brian Pariani has been in Houston since the year when the Texans picked up Owen Daniels in the fourth-round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Over that extensive period, Brian Pariani has developed profound familiarity with Daniels. So, Pariani can be fairly deemed as one of the most reliable sources on what to expect from two-time Pro Bowler (2008, 2012) Owen Daniels, who is heading into his 2013 campaign as the Houston Texans’ returning starter.
“With O.D., he’s coming back, he’s healthy. We’re looking forward to a good season,” said Pariani. “He was very productive last year and went to the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career which is a huge accomplishment.”
Last season saw  Daniels finish with 62 catches for 716 receiving yards and six touchdowns, proving one more than he can be a reliable option in the Texans’ passing game yet again. The eighth-year veteran appeared in 14 games while starting 14 contests for the Houston Texans during the 2012 season.
“His biggest strength is that he can make plays after the catch with the yards after catch ratio which is usually pretty high for him. One of the things he’s excited about is the running game,” added Pariani. “I think that he will continue to be part of that and see Arian (Foster) continue to lead the league in rushing. That’s something that’s very important to him and all the guys in position to improve the season.”
Pariani further shed light on some other personal qualities of Daniels that allowed the 30-year-old to continue playing at a high-level for the Texans each year.
“He’s always been a very conscientious person, very detailed in understanding the game of football. Each year you see he tries to master his craft,” said Pariani. “He’s very meticulous, and that’s why he’s lasted in the league. It’s exciting to see him play. He wants to win a championship.”
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