Houston Texans: Studs and duds from preseason loss to Green Bay Packers

Stephen Forsha
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 08: Joe Webb III #5 of the Houston Texans drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 08: Joe Webb III #5 of the Houston Texans drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Raven Greene #36 of the Green Bay Packers tackles Taiwan Jones #34 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Raven Greene #36 of the Green Bay Packers tackles Taiwan Jones #34 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Dud: Too many turnovers

One glaring aspect of the Houston Texans loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night was there were too many fumbles and turnovers committed by the team. Houston had four fumbles (losing two of them) and two interceptions in the preseason game, and to be honest, those miscues affected the final outcome.

Fumbles were made by Keke Coutee, Taiwan Jones, Deante Burton and Buddy Howell, where Coutee lost possession of the football on a special teams play, and Jones lost possession of the football as well. There were also the two interceptions by Webb, and at least one of them could have been avoidable.

Being that it was a preseason game — and the very first preseason game — the players should take this as a learning experience, but some of the fumbling issues came from just not protecting the football or making the right decision.

The Houston coaching staff needs to take a good look at this, fix the issues and make sure a night with four turnovers is few and far between because they have a tough regular-season schedule where giving opponents like the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts second chances won’t fare well in the final score.

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The good thing about the fumbles and interceptions is it is very early in the preseason, and all of those issues are fixable. Now it back to training camp to fix those said issues for the Texans.

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