As he approaches his first draft as the Texans’ general manager, Brian Gaine said Friday that character is important to him when it comes to selecting players. Owner Bob McNair’s philosophy has been to avoid players with patterns of bad behavior because he believes they can become divisive in the locker room. That philosophy won’t change under Gaine, who was part of the team’s last four drafts and free agency periods before leaving for Buffalo in June. “I’m very sensitive to the character portion of our process,” Gaine said during his predraft news conference. “We spent a lot of time evaluating that (character) because I’m sensitive to the impact it can have on the locker room, the weight room, the training room and when you get on the practice field. “I want to know exactly what we’re getting from a football and character standpoint. I’m certainly aware that we’re bringing players into our community, and that weighs heavily on me. I want to make sure we’re bringing good character people here.
Acquiring high-character players important to new Texans GM Brian Gaine
Houston Chronicle | Apr 21