foshman Rates the Houston Texans





Houston Texans

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
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Location:
Houston, TX United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
A-
Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the game.
Running Backs
B-
Lamar Miller is solid and reliable, if unspectacular.
Protection & Blocking
C+
Obviously the Texans recognized their need here this off season.
Receiving
A-
One of the best 2 receiving corps in the league.
Skills
Speed
B+
Production
A
Big Play Ability
A
Consistency
C+
Red Zone Success
A-
Skills Analysis Notes
Houston's skill players are superior. Their line has held this team back for a number of years.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B+
Watt is A+ the others are B.
Linebackers
A-
Very good veteran corps.
Defensive Backs
A-
Lots of talent and depth here.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
A-
Stopping the Run
B+
Controlling Field Position
B
Stopping The Big Play
B-
Causing Turnovers
B+
Skills Analysis Notes
This defense should be one of the leagues best if they get Clowney under contract and in camp by the time the season starts.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
B+
Punting
B-
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B-
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B
Overall Unit Analysis
Bullock is solid and the coverage units should be as well. Coutee gives Houston a home run option in the return game if they want to use him as such.
Coaching
Effectiveness
B-
Preparedness
B
Decision Making
B-
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
O'Brien is solid. Not having a general manager is going to hurt this team though and ownership hardly inspires loyalty from the players.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
C+
Analysis
Great defense with all the pieces in place for a great offense except for the offensive line.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Outperformed my Expectations
Expected Wins
8
Expectations/ Outlook
The offensive line is gonna cause problems. I wonder if O'Brien is a good enough coach to overcome them in a competitive division.