Houston Texans: Laremy Tunsil has important goal for 2020

Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

There is a big goal in mind for Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil in 2020.

Imagine if Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil has a full offseason and one year with the Houston Texans, and that he has a main goal in mind before the start of the 2020 NFL season. You don’t have to imagine that scenario anymore, because entering his season with the Texans, the left tackle does have a big goal in mind for the upcoming regular season.

That objective for Tunsil will really be a huge help for the Houston Texans, and the goal is this … “to fix the penalties.” Tunsil had a high number of penalties in 2019, totaling 17 in all in his first season after being traded to the Houston Texans.

Of the 17 penalties committed by Tunsil, 14 of those were of his own making, being false starts, while he also had a holding penalty with others being declined or offsetting penalties.

In a recent media conference with comments provided by NFL Communications, Tunsil said the following about his main goal of fixing his penalties, as he is also coming off a Pro Football Focus grade of 75.8:

"“I’m going to go ahead and throw this out there – my main goal is to fix the penalties I had last year. That was one of the main things I wanted to work on and work with Deshaun (Watson) this offseason. Moral of the story is just I want to improve. I want to keep improving every year that I have.”"

Tunsil is already one of the better left tackles in all of the NFL, and he’s a cornerstone of the Houston Texans offensive line for the next few seasons — he signed a contract extension for three years — so his success equals more success for the Houston Texans offense, as Tunsil is entering his fifth season. Tunsil’s comments continued about his potential improvement for the 2020 season:

"“I’m going into my fifth year. I want it to be just one of the best seasons I ever had. Like, when I go into my sixth year, I want it to be one of the best seasons I’ve ever had. It’s just keep improving and keep doing things to help the team.”"

If Tunsil does have his best season to date, well, the blindside of Deshaun Watson is safe, which can improve the play of the starting quarterback to maybe his best season to date, too. Tunsil played in 14 games (all starts) for the Texans in 2019, which equaled 86 percent of the Houston offensive snaps (915 plays), allowing three sacks.

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The Houston Texans have invested big-time draft picks and a lot of money into Tunsil, so seeing that his goals are so high and ones that will help the team, the 2019 Pro Bowl selection is on the right path to maybe becoming the best offensive tackle in all of the NFL in 2020.