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Deshaun Watson‘s performance in just a few games as a rookie last year has everyone looking forward to what the Houston Texans quarterback can do in a full season.Perhaps no one is more excited about Watson’s potential than DeAndre Hopkins Womens Tashaun Gipson Jersey , Houston’s top receiver who has suffered through a revolving door at the position since he was drafted in 2013.“The possibilities, what we can do is limitless,” Hopkins said.Watson threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns and ran for 269 yards and two more scores in seven games, with six starts, before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in right knee in practice last season. He’s healthy now and determined to help the Texans bounce back from last year’s injury-plagued 4-12 season, their first losing record since 2013.“I’m very excited for the new season and the potential that we have,” Watson said. “Now we’ve just got to go out there and perform and do it on the field.”After he was injured last season Watson remained a fixture at the facility. He spent countless hours studying film, picking the brains of coaches and teammates and doing everything he could to continue his development while his knee healed. Coach Bill O’Brien loves that work ethic and believes the time Watson put in to improve mentally will pay dividends when he’s back on the field this year.“I really can’t say enough about the guy. He’s a great guy,” O’Brien said. “He’s worked very hard to understand the system going into his second year. He’s the type of guy that’s always going to show up to work. He loves football. He’s got great questions. He’s been great since the day he walked in the door here.”Some things to know about the 2018 Texans.WATT’S RETURN: While Watson returns on offense, the Texans should also get a boost from the return of J.J. Watt to lead the defense. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is healthy heading into the 2018 season after playing just eight games over the last two years because of a back injury in 2016 and a broken leg last season.He made his preseason debut in Houston’s third game against the Rams and has said he’ll be ready to go for Houston’s opener against the Patriots on Sept. 9.The defensive end said he’s feeling great, and was asked if he thinks he’ll be the same player he was before the injuries, when he piled up 38 sacks and 116 tackles combined in 2014-15.“Any way I answer that question, I’m screwed,” he said. “You want me to say: ‘Yeah, it’s going to be incredible Will Fuller V Jersey White ,’ then you’re setting insane expectations. I say: ‘No, I think I’m going to suck,’ that doesn’t bode too well for myself either. There’s really no good way to answer that question so I’m literally focused (on) what I can control.”“Through all my injuries, that’s probably the biggest thing I’ve learned, is control what you can control,” he said. “All I can control is today; workouts, practice, meetings, and then tomorrow I’ll be able to control that.”HONEY BADGER IN HOUSTON: Houston’s biggest offseason acquisition was free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger.Mathieu joined the Texans after spending his first five seasons in Arizona, where he played 66 games with 57 starts. The Texans hope, Mathieu, who has 11 career interceptions, will improve a secondary that allowed 215 yards passing a game last season. Though he’s new to the team, Mathieu has tried to step in and help mentor some of his younger teammates.“I just want to bring some energy,” he said. “I want to make as many plays as possible … I just want to be the ultimate leader for those guys and just show those guys that I’m going to show up every day.”Hopkins is a big fan of Mathieu and has enjoyed sparring with him in training camp this year.“He’s the quietest and (most chill) guy outside of the football field Whitney Mercilus Jersey White , but once he’s on the field he’s the Honey Badger,” Hopkins said.CLOWNEY’S ENCORE: The Texans are hoping for another big performance from Jadeveon Clowney after the top overall pick in the 2014 draft had the best season of his career last year.Clowney sat out most of training camp after offseason arthroscopic knee surgery, but returned last week and played against the Rams.The defensive end anchored Houston’s defense last season with Watt out, finishing second in the NFL with a career-high 21 tackles for losses and his 9 1/2 sacks, 21 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles were also career bests.He thinks Houston’s defense will be tough to deal with now that Watt is back and he’s playing at such a high level.“If we stay healthy, I don’t see much bad going wrong with this defensive line and this secondary we put together,” he said. “I’m excited about this team and this defense.”16 Gallery:WATCH: Texas Football Days Presented By Jack In The Box | The Features No changes to the coaching staff might be the definition of insanity."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Texans StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Texans NewsYahoo Texans Team PageYahoo Texans ReportYahoo Texans Depth ChartYahoo Texans TransactionsYahoo Texans PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昇ews2019 Houston Texans OffseasonBill O’Brien Wants To Keep Texans’ Coaching Staff In PlaceNew,280commentsNo changes to the coaching staff might be the definition of insanity.CSTShareTweetShareShareBill O’Brien Wants To Keep Texans’ Coaching Staff In PlaceThomas B. Shea-USA TODAY SportsWhile some vocal fans are calling for Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien’s head on a platter, O’Brien himself is lobbying for the jobs of those around him. In a piece over at USA Today, Bill O’Brien is quoted stumping for his guys:It’s pretty solid to buy into Special Teams Coordinator Brad Seely. This year produced the league’s highest point scoring kicker and some very impressive field position gains for the Texans without any of the morale killing mistakes of years past. Romeo Crennel has managed to do a better than average job with the defense, despite multiple key injuries and never once having a solid corps of cornerbacks to choose from for a whole game. But, Mike Devlin... that’s a whole other topic. The real bit of this to be alarmed with is the lack of mention of O’Brien needing an Offensive Coordinator to get the most from Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, and the rest of the crew. Bill O’Brien hasn’t shown the ability to wear both the Head Coach and OC caps effectively, yet he seems to think he did just fine getting by with an offense that should have ranked in the top five based on firepower and didn’t even make the top ten. Granted, if Mike Devlin had Duane Brown , Brandon Brooks, and a few other offensive linemen Rick Smith sent away or let walk, things might have looked differently. With Watson, Hopkins and Lamar Miller, there’s no excuse for the sheer number of drives that stalled out. The Texans ranked 24th in third down conversions in 2018 and 29th in red zone touchdowns, hardly the sort of stats you’d find on a team that doesn’t need a new offensive coordinator. While we can make all the injury/Rick Smith RosterGate/bad luck/blind ref excuses in the world, at the end of the day, handing the keys of this Ferrari back to the guy who can’t get it out of first gear might truly be the definition of insanity. What do you think? Is it time to overhaul the coaching staff? Based on the Red Zone Play Poll yesterday, more than 50% of Texans fans think it is. Who would you send packing, bring in, coach up, or cast off? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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