Dud: The offensive line
For what good the Houston Texans had in the first couple weeks of the preseason with their offensive line, Saturday night was a poor performance all-around for the unit, but some of that blame needs to go to the head coach for not having a full starting lineup set.
Granted, there were some injuries, but Roderick Johnson not in the starting lineup shouldn’t have happened. As a unit, the offensive line didn’t look crisp, and once again, injures sneaked up on the offensive line too with two more injuries to the unit as Senio Kelemete and Zach Fulton left the game, Saturday.
The Texans have dug themselves into a hole with the offensive line. The rookies seemingly aren’t ready to be full-time players on the unit, Nick Martin did come back at center, but he’s still a question mark for the team, and how confident is anyone really in the tackles and guards on this roster?
Backup quarterback Joe Webb was sacked four times, Jordan Ta’amu was sacked twice and even Deshaun Watson was sacked once against the Cowboys. That means the offensive line and the quarterbacks still have the bad habits of the line not making proper blocks, and the quarterbacks are still holding onto the football for far too long. That combination isn’t going to equal wins this season.