Three Mistakes The Houston Texans Must Not Repeat
Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (87) celebrates with teammates after making a touchdown catch during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
2. Tight Ends Missing In Action
When the season began, Texans fans had visions of C.J. Fiedorowicz doing his best to imitate the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski.
Both are big men, C.J. is 6’7” to Gronkowski’s 6’6”. Both played physical in college, which is what got the attention of head coach Bill O’Brien.
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But through 15 games, Fiedorowicz was targeted a whopping 7 time for 4 receptions and a staggeringly bad 28 yards.
In 15 games, Gronk had 131 balls thrown his way of which he pulled down 82 for 1124 yards and 12 touchdowns.
You might think, “Golly, this CJ guy must not be very good.” till you realize the other two tight ends on the team had a total of 44 passes thrown to them, of which they caught 28.
Toss in Fiedorowicz’s totals and you get 51 targets for 32 receptions.
That’s less then half what Gronkowski caught.
In fact, the sum total of all the Texans tight ends yardage is: Fiedorowicz – 28, Ryan Griffin – 91 and Garrett Graham – 197. That makes 316 total yards.
I know every tight end can’t be Gronk. And he’s special. But damn, he out played three fellow professional tight ends?!?! That has to change.
The Texans need to expand their arsenal.
I refuse to believe these three are that incapable in the passing game. This blame is squarely on O’Brien and the quarterbacks.
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