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A second wide receiver makes all the difference

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by otis thorpe, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Fyreball

    Fyreball Contributing Member

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    Usually, when Browner and Sherman are both playing, they take sides of the field. Sherman usually locks down the defensive right, while Browner takes the defensive left. But, they've also been known to change it up, so if they decide to just go full-on man coverage, then I'd expect you'd be correct. Browner would most likely take Andre, and Sherman would most likely stick on Nuk. Our tight ends and RBs are going to have to come up huge in the passing game, along with our stable of slot receivers.
     
  2. pugsly8422

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    Good to see Nuk getting some recognition.

    NFL Rookie Power Rankings for Week 3

    1. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

    Last Week: No. 5

    Even as Tennessee Titans cornerbacks Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner covered him tightly, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was able to leap above his competition and make spectacular plays to lead his team to a victory Sunday.

    Similarly, his spectacular performance was enough for Hopkins to leap to the top of the rankings, even against strong performances from Richardson, Lotulelei and Manuel. More than any other rookie through the first two weeks of the season, Hopkins has shown the ability to put the team on his back and make plays for his team in the clutch.

    Hopkins leads all rookie receivers with 12 catches for 183 yards, and many of those have been challenging catches that required him to make tough adjustments against coverage. That was certainly true in the big plays he made Sunday, including his 25-yard catch in overtime that set up another difficult grab in the end zone for the game-winning 3-yard touchdown.

    For more on Hopkins, check out a full breakdown of his game-winning performance.
     
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  3. ynelilvs99

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    thanks for the link.. some thoughts about the video: that boy catches errthing and makes it look easy. Also, he doesnt celebrate touchdowns ? :confused::(
     
  4. the shark

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    I would love for that to happen as well, but Sherman will be on Andre most of the time.
     
  5. the shark

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    When they played SF they had Sherman on Bolden the entire game.
     
  6. shawn786

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    Can't ask more from a rookie WR!

    He will make his share of mistakes I'm sure but he seems to have a bright future w/ the Texans :cool:
     
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    I assume you meant Deandre. But yeah, after his lock down of Boldin, it appears to be the a similar matchup with Hop. I think Nuke can do pretty well. Seattle's linebackers have trouble covering tight ends. Luckily for us, 5 of the 7td's have gone to our TE's.
     
  10. MourningWood

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  11. tmacfor35

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    Deandre's got some small hands :eek:
     
  12. Win

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    I'm really happy to see Hopkins not make a big touchdown celebration. Dude is like 'been there done that' and it's refreshing to see a rookie act that way. The NFL is really brutal on most wide receiver rookies and it's starting become very clear we have true gem in Hopkins.

    Go Texans! Go Hopkins!
     
  13. MourningWood

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    LOL, I read somewhere that he wears a 3XL glove.
     
  14. SWTsig

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    He carries himself like dre... Love it.
     

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