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[Official] Texans Off-season 2020

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    Who??
     
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    I just tuned in to tag for the first time, and I have to say this is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen before
     
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    What to expect from Deshaun Watson in the Texan's redesigned offense - The Athletic

     
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    part two

     
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    Funny the article doesn't even talk about any redesigned offense but are we to expect one really? Outside as a GA, Tim Kelly has only coached under BoB and although he'll be calling plays, I fully expect BoB to still heavily involved in the offense.
     
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    I'm afraid maybe Kelly's redesigned offense is nothing more than Kelly getting to pick which of BoB's plays he wants to call for each down. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I don't see BoB allowing a novice the chance to show him up by designing new plays that might actually work.
     
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    This is fact..along with
    Fuller
    Cooks
    Stills
    Cobb
    Keke (for now)
    And the vastly improved O-line
    This might be the first time in Watson career here with this many weapons.
     
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    Problem is health of all the weapons...hopefully everyone stays healthy this year
     
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    He opted out of the practice squad.
     
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    Projecting future Hall of Famers for all 32 NFL teams


    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29589146/projecting-future-hall-famers-all-32-nfl-teams#HOU
     
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    https://theathletic.com/1965728/202...ense-from-1-to-32-going-into-the-2020-season/

    Among the 20 teams that have made the NFC or AFC title games over the past five seasons, 18 have ranked in the top eight in offensive efficiency.

    Given that rule changes have made defense more challenging and that overall quarterback play has improved, offense has become king. There are always exceptions, but competing for a Super Bowl without a really efficient offense has become extremely difficult.

    So which teams have offenses that are good enough to compete for a championship? Let’s take a look. Note that the rankings from last year are based on Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric.

    20. Houston Texans
    Last year: 16th
    In six seasons under Bill O’Brien, the Texans have never finished higher than 16th in offensive efficiency. O’Brien traded Hopkins and took on David Johnson’s contract in the biggest head-scratcher of the offseason. Houston is now counting on Brandin Cooks (five concussions in six seasons), Randall Cobb (30 years old) and Will Fuller (has missed 20 games the past three seasons) to replace Hopkins’ production. With Deshaun Watson, the Texans have a relatively high floor. But parting ways with one of the top receivers in the NFL is unlikely to result in year over year improvement.


    https://theathletic.com/1973853/202...ense-from-1-to-32-going-into-the-2020-season/

    Last year served as another reminder of how defensive performance can fluctuate year over year in the NFL.

    The New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers produced the top three defenses in the league. None ranked in the top 10 in 2018. And that wasn’t an anomaly. It’s difficult to build a defense that consistently performs at a high level over an extended period of time.

    So which teams are most likely to make the leap in 2020? And which defenses could take a step back? Here’s one attempt at trying to predict the chaos.

    Note that rankings from last year are from Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric.

    26. Houston Texans
    Last year: 26th
    J.J. Watt led the team with 21 quarterback hits even though he missed half the season in 2019. Watt has averaged eight games per season since 2016. If he can stay healthy, this could be an above-average group. But without Watt, the pass rush doesn’t have much juice. At corner, the Texans brought back Bradley Roby and got some good snaps from Gareon Conley after a midseason trade. Other than Watt, they just don’t have a lot of difference-makers.
     
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    Did we trade back for Hopkins yet?
     
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    Kenny Stills on the non-football injury list per Aaron Wilson of the Chronicle.
     
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    When do tickets go on sale?
     
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    Watch him score a couple of receiving touchdowns now!
     
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