The Houston Texans have turned back to Briean Boddy-Calhoun for help after cutting him before the season started. He could be what the doctor ordered.
The Houston Texans are trying to make strides to improve off their 11-5 finish back in 2018 with one that’s just as resounding as their last campaign. It’s anyone’s guess on how they’ll finish but there’s no doubt that they’ll be among the fray when the dust settles at the end of the season.
Deshaun Watson is the guy that makes things like that happen, he’s thirsty to make plays, despite him ascertaining the risks, he still does whatever it takes to ensure his team is ahead on the scoreboard.
Last Sunday was a perfect example — it was the 4th quarter and the Houston Texans needed a big strike to pull away from the Oakland Raiders. Since Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard were out, two of the unit’s best offensive linemen weren’t available so the pressure that Watson faced was considerable.
But it goes to show that Watson dares teams to test his mettle because he knows that he’s going to come out smelling like a rose. With 6:26 left in the game, Watson was on the verge of being sacked but he was able to get enough daylight to hurl to a charging Darren Fells into the end zone. When Watson came down, somehow Arden Key kicked him in the eye and he’s been suffering from this injury for the past week.
Although there is still some redness, soreness as well as a heck a bruise, Watson is expected to play this week. That’s definitely good news.
It was a crowded cornerbacks room this past offseason and there just wasn’t a spot for Boddy-Calhoun. But with nine weeks going into the season, and with the injuries continuing to mount, the Houston Texans had a change of heart and brought him back into the fold.
Boddy-Calhoun did appear in the preseason, albeit briefly but with the injuries on deck, I’d expect
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him to step-in immediately and help the Houston Texans in their time of need.
He had still remained a free agent until the Houston Texans called him back to up to help with the ever-thinning depth in the secondary.
Since he’s familiar with the system and tight with the guys, bringing him back was a good move. He won’t have to worry about trying to get acclimated with the Houston Texans because quite frankly, he has already been one.
Boddy-Calhoun, who spent the last three seasons with the Cleveland Browns could be leaned off of heavily if the situation warrants this Sunday.
For now, Boddy-Calhoun is that guy.
Let’s see how this pans out — go Houston Texans!