Houston Texans Weekly Roundup: More decisions to be made
The past week for the Houston Texans allowed us to learn more about selections from the 2019 NFL Draft and more.
After a week to digest the draft picks made by the Houston Texans from the 2019 NFL Draft, what are your thoughts on the franchise as far as the decisions they’ve made this offseason as a whole? In looking at the seven players selected by the Texans the word that comes to mind is “potential.”
It could take a season or so for the Texans rookies to reach the potential the front office of the franchise believes they have, but that doesn’t mean the rookies won’t or can’t contribute on the field in 2019 either.
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If fans, coaches and the front office are patient, the rookies should get the proper amount of time to see if they are able to achieve success. It is a two-sided sword so to speak because the Texans will need some sort of positive production for the rookies to win games and reach the playoffs for a second straight season.
• Standout Article
One article about the Texans that caught my attention was posted by the Houston Press and written by Sean Pendergast as he had questions and explanations of those said questions. One of the questions asked was about if the Texans would be adding a veteran wide receiver. Pendergast wrote the following about his question:
"“I would really like to see them add a veteran to this group … as I’m not so sure I want to see a wide receiving corps with DeAndre Carter and Vyncint Smith as the second and third wideouts again. Ever.”"
It is hard not to disagree as the Texans would be smart to add another wide receiver to their roster, but I still like the current trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, but the latter two were often injured last season so a plan needs to be put in place.
The veteran wide receiver free agent market has some noticeable names like Pierre Garcon (33 years old), Michael Crabtree (31 years old), Terrance Williams (29 years old), and Martavis Bryant (27 years old). There are plenty of others, but would any of those receivers help the Texans in some way during the upcoming season?
• Tweet of the Week
J.J. Watt is such a great person as he’s raised multi-millions for various charities and relief efforts throughout his professional career. The Texans are lucky and fortunate to have Watt represent their franchise the way he does.
• More Texans Headlines:
– This week the Texans signed safety Jahleel Addae as ESPN.com staff writer Sarah Barshop reported.
This is a nice signing by the Texans and one that isn’t probably a long-term solution for the team, but one that can provide production for at least the 2019 season as this will be Addae’s seventh season. Addae provides some needed safety depth after departures in free agency.
– Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the Texans worked out wide receiver Rashad Greene, who in three seasons with Jacksonville, Greene played in 25 out of a possible 48 games where he totaled 30 career receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns. For his career he’s averaged 6.2 yards per reception and has never had a pass reception of 20-plus yards.
The Texans need to look at as many wide receivers as they can this offseason to add depth to the wide receiver roster. They need to make sure they make the correct decisions when doing so, or they could end up in a bad situation like they were in a season ago when injuries happened.
– John Harris of HoustonTexans.com took a look at the drafts of opponents of the Texans this upcoming season.
All teams made good and bad choices in the 2019 NFL Draft as there is no such thing as a completly perfect draft.
One of the players the Texans will now be facing twice a season now is edge rusher Josh Allen of the Jacksonville Jaguars, so that will affect the offense of the Texans in varying ways for the foreseeable future.