I don’t know if you’re as excited as I am, but TEXANS FOOTBALL RETURNS TOMORROW. I don’t know how I managed to go this long without seeing my precious Houston team take another snap that actually mattered, but here we are. The Texans play the Jaguars on Sunday at our normal 12:00 time. Here’s the questions we should be asking:
How will the offense flow under Bill O’Brien?
The offense has a new look under Bill O’Brien after previously letting George Godsey in the offseason. Bill O’Brien’s offense has shown promise in the preseason but also showed examples as to why it may not be that much of a system change. Godsey has always followed O’Brien’s system, and I didn’t plan on Bill changing it very much. Play calling was the true issue last year, which in pre-season looked better, but obviously O’Brien is not going to show all of his card in the pre-season. I believe that the offense will not have the problems that it did last year with below average play calling.
What will the Texans elite Defense look like?
The Texans finally have a fully healthy defense to back up their offense. Last year the Texans were still top in the league even due to their injuries to Watt and Johnson. Those were the most notable injuries to the team, but now both are back and feeling better than ever. The Texans front 4 should have absolutely no problem dealing with the Jaguars, and neither should the cornerbacks. The Texans defense should be able to hold up well and keep the Jaguars to a minimum. Let’s not forget who’s starting for them tomorrow…
Can the Texans protect Savage properly?
Tom Savage has had his injuries in the past few years, and we have always wondered how durable Tom really is. Savage hasn’t had the opportunity to start off the year, and to play more than 4 games in a row, but this will be the season we can find out about his true potential. Savage was drafted in 2013 to be the QB of the future at the time, with Bill O’Brien grooming him to his standards. We will finally see his true potential as a starter, and not a random throw in after the starter was playing bad. Going into the season being the starter changes your mindset much more than you think it will, and I believe this will help Savage. The Offensive line will have to step their game up to make sure that Savage does not get another injury this year. If this happens, Watson will be put in to cover, and when I say when Watson goes in he’s not going to be benched, I truly mean it. I really believe the Franchise, and the FANS will NOT allow that to happen. I do truly believe the fans will be tired of seeing the instability at QB, and Savage has had his opportunities. I wish Savage a healthy season, because if he does go down, it will not end in his favor.
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