Houston Texans Could Look to Add a 2nd Wide Receiving Option

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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  • batterychucker

    I don’t understand all the posts I see from people wanting a #2 WR on this team. Very short memories. You do realize the #2 WR on this team is Owen Daniels, right? The way this offense runs, Daniels gets a ton of catches and is one of the focal points of the offense in general. When he went out, the offense was sporadic but still somewhat productive. Having a historically bad defense puts the offense in a terrible position, either to come back from a large deficit or to start off incredibly slow, which they did both. Daniels didn’t start to show his normal self until toward the end of the season, and by then it was way too late.

    • Joe Owens

      So what your saying is that the Houston Texans should stand pat and not try to add a real threat opposite of Andre Johnson? Not taking anything away from Daniels but usually a tight end will not keep a defense from rolling over the top coverage Johnson’s way. Now you put a real consistent threat opposite Johnson and then the Defense is forced to play honest or risk getting burned by the second threat whether it be Daniels or the WR opposite Johnson.

      • batterychucker

        That’s a nice thing to have, but it should not be a priority. Without Daniels last season they were a top 10 offense. With him healthy and playing like he did two years ago, they can afford to go into the season with Walter and Jones as the secondary receivers. I think a lot of the problems they had last year was a. The defense putting them in holes, b. The slow starts, and c. The inconsistency of Schaub who tended to go to Johnson more often than not to bail himself out of jams.