Texans have big play with flea flicker vs. Colts

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The offense of the Houston Texans has some creativity under Pep Hamilton as the offensive coordinator

Houston Texans fans finally have the chance to see some creativity within their offense as they were the first team of the 2022 to season convert a flea flicker for a first down in their season opening game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Plays like that are fun to watch, plus now it keeps the defense of the Colts on edge just a little bit because Houston has a respectable rushing game with Dameon Pierce and Rex Burkhead getting the carries.

The flea flicker play went from the Houston 24-yard line to inside the 35-yard line of the Colts as Burkhead took the handoff from Davis Mills, then pitched the ball back to the second-year quarterback, who then found Brandin Cooks for the completion. Below is the video of the play courtesy of @NFL Twitter:

Texans slow start turns into solid play as game continues

Houston’s offense at the start of the game was a bit slow and just not very good, but that has changed as Houston seems to be more comfortable, plus their defense is playing improved compared to what we all watched last season.

Though this flea flicker is just one play in the grand scheme of things in Week 1, it is still fun to watch and see happen. These kind of plays leads to more momentum and better overall play from the offense as the game and season continues.

What are your thoughts on this play and what can it lead to for the Texans as Week 1 and the regular season continues?

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