It’s four days to go for the Houston Texans before launch time of the 2018 free agency period. There is already a ton of movement already being made ahead of the league’s legal tampering period, which starts March 14th. DeAndre Hopkins has made it clear that he’d like to have Richard Sherman on board. Let’s examine further.
Houston Texans fans — we’re all sitting in our seats waiting for what the next big move will be for the team to jettison in it up into the thermosphere in terms of getting this team back on the right track outside of the immense amount injuries from 2017.
We can all certainly play the blame game in regard as to how the Houston Texans’ season crumbled in front of us but the fact that Deshaun Watson is here gives us all hope of what is yet to come. After so many seasons of getting it wrong, the franchise has seem to have gotten it right with the pick of their latest aforementioned quarterback, a phenom in his own right.
In a league driven so much by the QB, making such a move was necessity to propel this franchise, not to mention to absolve the colossal, one-season, Brock Osweiler mistake that was made. I’m good with it because that short-lived era in Houston Texans’ history is now in my rear-view.
But let’s talk about this. DeAndre Hopkins has been prominently recruiting some of the top free agent targets this off season with the likes of Malcolm Butler, Jimmy Graham and the latest in Richard Sherman.
A picture can be worth 1,000 words and the few he used to caption a conversation he had with Sherman on the field when these two met up in last season’s match up is notable:
Hopkins has got the right mindset because just like we are, he is a fan of his own team and wants
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them to improve. The Texans are interested in Sherman so hopefully the dots will connect to have him here in Houston.
I do have my concerns about his past injuries with his Achillies’ but if he’s the best available, I’d take him in heartbeat. That just depends on if he wants to be here, considering the latest negative reports about the team in regard to Bob McNair’s alleged hiring practices.
Our secondary hurt badly last season and it’s prudent that the team should be looking a strong corner back to shore things up next season. Sherman could be that guy but I’d like to see Butler here even more as he’s likely on mission to prove Bill Belichick’s benching of him in this past year was an abrupt mistake. We’ll have to see.
Sherman, 29, amassed 25 tackles, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery through nine games in 2017.
Keep doing what you’re doing Hop — go Texans.