NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - When breaking down the Houston Texans, Start at the top with quarterback Deshaun Watson. He’s a true dual-threat QB, whose playmaking ability is rare.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) breaks away from Detroit Lions defensive end Romeo Okwara (95) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
“He's elusive back there,” said defensive tackle Malcolm Brown. He knows how to avoid the rush and how to escape out of the pocket. We have to try to keep him in the pocket.”
Last year Watson, threw the ball targeted DeAndre Hopkins a lot. In fact, Hopkins had 115 receptions. Their next highest pass-catcher didn't even have 40 receptions.
Now, Watson has some new weapons. They recently traded for left tackle Laremy Tunsil, which should help considering Watson being sacked over 60 times last year. He also has two new running backs in Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, and even a former Saint to throw to in Kenny Stills.
Defensively, Jadeveon Clowney is gone in a trade to Seattle, but number J.J. Watt is still there. Last season, he had 16 sacks.
“You have to go out there and fight,” said tackle Terron Armstead. “He's a guy that’s earned the right to have free range. He can go out of his gap and come back to make a play. Going against a guy like that, your feet and eyes have to be very particular.”
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