Bill O’Brien has spoken to Deshaun Watson about protecting himself as runner
Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson needs to make sure he doesn’t put himself at risk when he takes off and runs with the football.
One of the things that’s made Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson so effective so far during his first NFL season, is the fact that he can take off and make plays as a runner.
Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien spoke with the media on Wednesday and was asked whether or not he’s spoken with Watson about protecting himself as a runner.
O’Brien said that he’s gone as far as to show Watson video of quarterbacks that have done a good job of protecting themselves while running with the football.
O’Brien also made it clear that Watson is not the kind of quarterback that’s a runner first. He has certainly proven that he’s an excellent passer with a great poise in the pocket. That’s what has allowed him to play so well in two and a half games.
The last thing the Texans need is for Watson to run recklessly like Michael Vick and Robert Griffin III, who both could never stay healthy.
Quarterbacks like Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers do a perfect job of protecting themselves while on the run.
As of right now it appears that Watson is smart when it comes to when he pulls the ball down to take off down the field.
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