Nate Washington Thinks Texans Can Be Contenders
By Randy Gurzi
Newly acquired wide receiver Nate Washington recently went on Texans Radio and opened up about a few things in regards to his new team. One thing he mentioned was how he believed the Texans are a team that is close to being a strong contender.
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"“To see how close Houston is, it opened my eyes,” Washington said on Texans Radio Thursday via Houstontexans.com. “It made me see things a lot different and, like I said, I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.”"
Washington played the last six seasons in Tennessee but was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers the four seasons before becoming a Titan. While in Pittsburgh, Washington won two Super Bowl titles but is hoping Houston can help him add to that total.
Before the team can begin to think about the playoffs and beyond, they have to figure out what to do at the quarterback situation. This was another area where Washington gave his thoughts on Texans Radio.
"“I’ve been impressed with Ryan Mallett since he’s been sitting behind Tom Brady, actually before Houston got him when I was in Tennessee,” Washington said. “When Houston did acquire him, I was in awe. I wondered why we didn’t acquire him because of his belief and potential to play the game, his strong arm and his knowledge of the game.”"
In the same session he said it would be an honor to suit up with quarterback Brian Hoyer, as the two two men are both natives of Ohio. The receiver also seemed to be high on Hoyer, making him willing to compete no matter which of the two quarterbacks line up under center.
"“I think he has smarts for the game: he understands the ins and outs of the game”"
Washington, who will be 32 in August, brings some veteran leadership to a fairly young receiver position. His knowledge of the game should prove to be very valuable to the Texans and whichever quarterback is running the offense.