Wide Receiver may not be a top priority for the Houston Texans this off season but with most of the draft emphasis being lent to Wade Phillips new defense. We figured what better way to spend some off season meandering, thinking about ways to make the Texans offense that much more explosive.
Let’s all face the truth. The Texans are still waiting for Jacoby Jones to turn the corner and make the leap to that true number two receiving option opposite Andre Johnson. And Kevin Walter, although efficient, isn’t that sexy number two that every fan craves. Most of us are already convinced that Andre Johnson is the best wide receiver in the game and doesn’t exactly require a second option to take away the double teams. Johnson seems to be un-phased by the double coverage and quite frankly it doesn’t seem to matter if Johnson is doubled or not…Johnson is still going to come down with the ball!
However if the Texans should consider in a wide receiver in free agency then let’s toss a few names out there that could help electrify the Texans offense even more and give help Johnson even the playing field a bit. All of these options will be free agents this upcoming season because they all have more than six seasons of playing time incurred.
1.Terrell Owens, Bengals. Don’t laugh, Owens could boost an already stellar offense immeasurably. Though he’s 37, he still caught 72 passes and had nine TDs last year. There’s little harm in offering him a one-year deal.
2.Santana Moss, Redskins. The signing of Moss would re-unite Andre Johnson with his former Miami Hurricanes’ teammate. Though Moss is about to turn 32, he’s coming off one of the best seasons of his career — 93 catches and six TDs.
3.Malcolm Floyd, Chargers. Floyd (6-5, 225) is a tall, rangy receiver who could be looking to leave San Diego. In four of the last six seasons, Floyd has averaged at least 16 yards a catch. In 2010, he averaged 19.4.
Try to imagine what Andre Johnson and the Houston Texans offense could do if given a true number two option on the opposite side of the field. That coupled with the explosive running of Arian Foster. This offense could truly be ready to contend for a division title given the new defense becomes at the very least a top 10-15 defense.
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