The Houston Texans Week 3 rookie report has positives from Week 3
The Toro Times will release weekly reports on how the rookies played in their most recent game with the Houston Texans.
Dameon Pierce – Running Back
Week 3 came and went, and Houston Texans fans finally witnessed Dameon Pierce’s greatness. Pierce looked great against the Chicago Bears in the 23-20 loss. There is no doubt that he is the best offensive option on this team.
Pierce would always gain significant yardage if they did not hit him in the backfield as he was averaging four yards a rush, totaling 80 rushing yards for the game, and had a rushing touchdown as the cherry on top.
Pierce needs to continue to get fed more each week. With the poor play of Texans quarterback Davis Mills, Houston has to play some smash-mouth football and run Pierce until the opposing defense is tired, and then let Mills do what he can in the passing game.
Jalen Pitre – Safety
The Texans struggle to make tackles, and while Jalen Pitre may be a part of this issue, what he did Sunday in Week 3 made up for it. Pitre went into Chicago with the mission to make Justin Fields look bad, and he did just that.
Pitre gave the Texans’ offense the opportunities they needed to excel, but they fell flat. Pitre had two interceptions, two pass deflections, two tackles for loss, and a sack. His tackling was much improved this week, having five solo tackles with three assists.
Pitre was a star on Sunday, looking like Tyrann Mathieu on the field. If he can continue to play like this, fans will thank the league for letting him fall into the second round.
Derek Stingley Jr. – Cornerback
Sometimes it’s better not to see a player too often when the defense is on the field, and we rarely saw Derek Stingley on Sunday. The Bears refused to throw the ball, especially staying not toward the young rookie. Fields targeted Sting twice and each throw was towards Darnell Mooney and Equanimeous St. Brown and ended as an incompletion.
Stingley Jr. had three tackles with 100 percent success and a solid outing for the third overall pick. Next week, we will see him get tested against Justin Herbert and the Chargers’ high-level offense.
Kenyon Green – Offensive Guard
Kenyon Green came out to play on Sunday, having his best game this season. His pass blocking was very impressive, and for a player coming off an injury, he looked to be more comfortable in this offense. The overall offensive line played very well against the Bears’ pass rush. Green will continue to improve alongside veterans like Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard.