4. Houston, we have a problem!
On the other hand, the optimism at the Quarterback position is little to none. Tyrod Taylor’s inability to push the ball down the field will prove to be a massive issue this season even with the reliance on the run game by the Texans.
While Taylor showed flashes of his mobility and play-making traits, he leaves so much to be desired in the passing game. Taylor’s legs can’t make up for what his upper body lacks. It was a preseason game and the offense would be expected to be very vanilla (Basic) there are obvious concerns as far as the deep passing game goes with Tyrod not possessing the arm strength to go deep.
Davis Mills wasn’t impressive either. Before the first half ended Mills had only one completion while throwing two interceptions on bad throws. The first interception was a slightly under-thrown ball to the outside hash where the corner cut the route and picked it off.
The second one was an even worse play where Mills stared down his target which led the defensive back right to the ball. Mills later threw his third interception of the game in the fourth quarter while again staring down his target.
While neither quarterback figures to be the long-term solution at the position it makes one wonder what the Texans saw in Davis to take him with their first selection in the 2021 NFL draft. Needless to say, the quarterback position will need to be the focus for the Texans going into the next off-season; which was made clear by both Taylor’s and Davis’ performance against Tampa Bay.