Taking a look back at some recent Houston Texans news that involves Bill O’Brien, J.J. Watt and others.
One of the more important Texans news items this week involves general manager/head coach Bill O’Brien and comments he made condemning “systemic racism in America as written in an article by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
McClain quoted O’Brien in the article as the head coach/general manager said the following:
"“Yeah, I’ll take a knee — I’m all for it. The players have a right to protest, a right to be heard, and a right to be who they are. They’re not taking a knee because they’re against our flag. They’re taking a knee because they haven’t been treated equally in this country for over 400 years.”"
Also this week, Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair and the Texans organization had the following comments as shown in an official tweet by the Texans:
Also this past week on Twitter a fan thought he knew best and tried to speak for Watt on the subject matter of kneeling during the National Anthem, but Watt eventually spoke for himself with the following tweet:
It is a good thing that the Texans — players and the front office — are letting their opinions be known and hopefully change will come and the Texans can be a small part of that change for the better.
Houston Texans News: Praise for Deshaun Watson from his collegiate days
Here is a fun video conversation from John Middlekauff of the podcast “3&Out” where Stanford head coach David Shaw speaks highly of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson from his collegiate days:
Looking back at the time when Deshaun Watson was at Clemson, and the year he led the Tigers to the national championship it was easy for many to see the greatness he could bring to an NFL team back then. Watson has worked his way up to being a Top 10 or even Top 5 quarterback in the league, and he’s going to become an even better quarterback as his career continues.
The fourth season for Watson is going to be of great importance, as the offense has changed with some of the core players on the roster, meaning the greatness of Watson will be even bigger Texans news if he plays at a higher level than any of us have ever seen him play at.
Watson will show just how good of a quarterback he can be and is this season, and that is something to really look forward to this season.
Houston Texans News: Take a look at these NFL article from the past week:
• Tackling Life, Social Issues, Sports with Justin Reid by Jair Lopez, Toro Times
• NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs, Ravens remain hot as facilities begin to reopen by Randy Gurzi, NFL SpinZone
• NFL nixes minicamps, extends virtual offseason program window by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
• Texans QB Deshaun Watson, WR Brandin Cooks are working out together by Mark Lane, TexansWire
• Todd Gurley, J.J. Watt and eight other players at a crossroads heading into 2020 by Joe Corry, CBS Sports
Houston Texans News: David Johnson and fantasy football
Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Sports took a recent look at David Johnson and being with the Houston Texans for the first time this season. The article stated the following on Johnson from the 2019 season:
"“After Johnson’s first five games, he was averaging 4.1 YPC and on pace to finish his season with over 1,600 yards from scrimmage. But then the injuries hit.”"
If Johnson can get to that form with the Texans who helped lead Carlos Hyde to ,000 yards last season, maybe the rushing game for the Texans will be fun to watch this season.
David Johnson has much pressure on him to make the Texans offense great because he was traded for DeAndre Hopkins, but the talent is still there with the new Texans running back, but when it comes to injuries, that is always the great unknown, especially with running backs.
Time will tell with how well David Johnson does in his first season with the Texans, but if he does well, most likely that means the Texans have has success in 2020.