Deshaun Watson - Texans first round pick, 12th overall

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by J.R., Apr 27, 2017.

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Do you like the decision to trade up & select Deshaun Watson?

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  2. No

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  1. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    The last two are garbage TD's 100%, but jesus was that 4th TD to Hop a laser beam off the back foot. He threw in to triple coverage to a spot where only Hop could catch it. Incredible.
     
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  2. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    If he keeps hitting on those bombs you can't call them a fluke anymore. He seems to have a knack for it
     
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  3. Mr. Clutch

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    What's weird is when he's doing Houdini he throws the ball extremely accurately. But sometimes from a clean pocket he's way off like on some of his passes to Hopkins.

    Makes me think it's a footwork issue.
     
  4. TheRealist137

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    Injuries is the only thing that can slow Watson down. He has it all right now. He is already learning the playbook at an accelerated pace, he has a strong work ethic, and he is one of the most coachable guys in the league.
     
  5. conquistador#11

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    He basically made derrick johnson look like trent richardson. Watson should go in as OLB on 3rd downs. (not serious)
     
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    That's not true at all.

    The last 2 tds? Sure

    But his third td got the Texans down 6 with 12 min left in the game.

    That is not garbage time.
     
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  8. MadMax

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    You gotta try really hard to pick apart a rookie who's thrown 10 TD's in 2 games.
     
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    Really a shame how much of a liability this defense has become.

    He certainly played well enough to win these last 3 games. Had the defense stiffened at all in the 4th, we would have won
     
  10. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    We have been stating that for the last few months.
     
  11. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Really? I said it a month ago but I haven't read anyone else say it.
     
  12. A_3PO

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    He also had a "knack for it" in college, to the point teams focused to take away the long ball.

    At Clemson, Watson to Kevin Williams sometimes seemed like a cheat code. Hopefully the long ball to Hop & Fuller becomes similar on the Texans.
     
  13. Fulgore

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    Defense will be similiar to that 2010 Texans defense. Better score atleast 30 if you want a shot at winning
     
  14. EddieWasSnubbed

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    You haven't read anyone else saying he's got issues with his footwork?

    Where have you been?

    That's his main issue, and it's been said probably hundreds of times here.
     
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  15. tmacfor35

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    Well since were on the subject. His footwork looks 10x better than preseason.
     
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  16. EddieWasSnubbed

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    It's definitely better, but he still throws off an awkward base far too often. It works, but I don't like it.
     
  17. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Not in terms of accuracy when he's houdining vs in the pocket.



    For what it's worth here is pffs take:

    QB DESHAUN WATSON, 80.1 OVERALL GRADE
    Watson had a nice outing, but it wasn’t quite as impressive as the five touchdowns would suggest. He completed just six of 16 passes targeted 10-plus yards downfield. However, when he did connect with his receiver, it turned out well as those six passes went for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns. Overall though, he had an adjusted completion percentage of just 58.6 percent, third-lowest among quarterbacks through Sunday’s games.
     
  18. A_3PO

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    I don't expect his footwork to improve much if he has to continue running for his life the next 11 games.
     
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  19. Mr. Clutch

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    It's the footwork in a clean pocket that's the issue
     
  20. A_3PO

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    I know that, but if he had a clean pocket on a consistent basis instead of having to freelance so often, the problem would be easier to fix. Every single snap he has to stand on his toes because the o-line is sorry. It's almost risky for him to develop a comfort zone in the pocket.

    My main concern for Watson going forward this season is not getting hit too often while in the pocket.
     
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