We’re not even half way through the NFL season and the Texans are without JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus for the remainder of the year. Watt is ALWAYS around the quarterback and Mercilus is ALWAYS around the ball. In other words; We have the Texans offense on one side and then there’s those two, or as I like to call them, the heart and the soul of the defense.
Nothing against ( JaDaveon ) Clowney but those two been there, done that, and are proven to be respected on this team. Two tackling machines that are no longer on one of the top defensive teams in the league. With the defense hurting one would think the Texans might as well call it quits. My earlier post stated that the defense really needed to step up to help guide their new rookie quarterback to an easy transition into the league. You know, the NFL, where the best payers in the world play. Without those two players the weight of the team falls on the shoulders of the offense, primarily the quarterback. HELP! The Texans have a proven backup quarterback and a rookie who was the third quarterback taken in the draft. Yes, a team traded up to get another quarterback before Deshaun Watson heard his name. That’s okay though, not every team is for every quarterback. I’m just saying, this guy ( Deshaun ” the new light ” Watson ) lost less than five games in two years, and won the 2016 NCAA National Championship, beating Alabama.
That’s not easy. Being a rookie in the NFL you have to be cautious of being thrown right in, and take time to get use to the speed and mentality of the game. Lol not everyone can handle it.
But caution to the wind, backup quarterbacks eventually do what backup quarterbacks do; and the Texans had Watson calling the shots about 25 minutes into their very first game. The second best decision the Texans made this year. The first is drafting Watson and not looking back since. Watson has been an amazing player since then, not rookie, but player! He’s having a RGIII type rookie season as far as numbers and success go. And honestly, he doesn’t seem to be playing like a rookie.
Through almost eight weeks Watson has 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, not rookie numbers. Watson has at least three games with multiple touchdown passes, again not rookie numbers. Has a QB rating of over 100 and is leading the league in scoring offense, definitely not rookie numbers. Deshaun Watson already has my vote for Rookie of the Year and I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets more awards and breaks more historical stats along the way as well. Good job Texans. Good luck Watson. Let’s see how the rest of the year goes.