Houston Texans: Taking a closer look at the offensive depth chart

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson in huddle (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien and quarterback Deshaun Watson (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) /

In a nutshell

If you still feel negative about this team after all that, if not more negative than ever, then that is completely understandable. We, as fans, grow attached to players on our favorite teams that tend to symbolize something more than the game itself.  Hopkins was just another player that no Texan fan had the audacity to hate, and it’s sad to see him leave. But at the end of the day, we are all fans and we are likely going to be sitting right in front of a TV moments before the Texans kick off the NFL season.

It’s also obvious that the media has been quite negative towards the Houston Texans since the Hopkins trade, and understandably so. But then sometimes I see articles say something like this.

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(click this to read the draft grade for the Houston Texans).

That evaluation of how the Texans drafted was based on what happened BEFORE the NFL draft. Some as far as a year prior when mentioning Jadeveon Clowney. It’s like judging how somebody performed in a race based on how they prepared for the race after the race finished.

Exactly. Don’t buy into the media writing the Houston Texans off because, frankly, they don’t have the right reasons for it. The Houston Texans are being written off by the media and are considered middle to bottom pack team because of a bad trade. That’s a bunch of nonsense. The Houston Texans still have a growing O-line with a top QB.

If there was anything to take from all this, it is to not expect the same offense next year as previous years from the Houston Texans. It’s changed entirely, but I am unable to tell you at the moment if the changes were for the better or the worse. It depends on how healthy the players are, how quickly they learn to mesh and make it work, and ultimately, it’s all on the right play-calling with Watson under center.

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The potential is definitely there, but the word, “potential,” brings risk as well. This offense is relying on the improvement of the O-Line, the improvement in the health of all the WR’s along with success, the D. Johnsons having a solid year with one of them making a comeback year, along with Watson being able to get that ball out of his hands with the least amount of hits as possible. Not saying it’s impossible, but it’s certainly a lot to lean on.

Good luck though. #BullsonParade