Observations from Texans first preseason game

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The Houston Texans looked solid in their first preseason game.

It was a breath of fresh air to be able to watch the Houston Texans play football on Wednesday for the first time in what felt like forever.

Even though the Texans lost to the Carolina Panthers there are some positive things to look back on.

Here’s what I learned from Houston’s first game:

Too early to get excited about Deshaun Watson.

It was great watching rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson making plays during Wednesday night’s preseason loss to the Panthers.  But it’s only one game and it was against players that will likely be working for FedEx by the time September rolls around.

I know it’s not going to happen, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Watson play against some starters this preseason.  At least give him a couple of series.

The Texans offensive line has a lot of work to do.

The Texans had a hard time getting their offense rolling early on during Wednesday’s game and a lot of that was due to the fact that their offensive line missed left tackle Duane Brown.

I also get the feeling that even if Houston had Brown things wouldn’t have been all peachy for quarterback Tom Savage who had to deal with plenty of pressure.

David Quessenberry continues to be an inspirational story.

Watching David Quessenberry play on Wednesday for the time in four years was truly inspirational. He’s the best story heading into the 2017 NFL season.

Could Quessenberry propel the Texans to a Super Bowl?

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Texans fairly healthy after Panthers game.

The good news is that the Texans didn’t have many players go down with injuries. It sounds like safety Kurtis Drummond is the only player to suffer an injury during Wednesday night’s game.

The most important thing when it comes to preseason is for the players to stay healthy. Everything else is gravy.