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The Film Room: How Chemistry Transforms An Offense

Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins had a remarkable connection earlier this season, but they still have a long way to go to catch the best duo in the game.

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Quarterbacks and wide receivers depend on one another. A wideout needs his field general under center to be accurate, decisive, and able to hit tight windows on time to take advantage of the separation receivers get on routes. A quarterback, meanwhile, needs his wideouts to be polished, tough, and smart enough to read defenses on the fly and adjust their routes accordingly.

Neither position can have success without the other doing their job, which is why it was so refreshing to finally get a taste of that success in Houston when Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, and Will Fuller were all (briefly) on the field together. Texans fans had that euphoric offense ripped away from them far to soon, but they can still get a taste of what that relationship might look like in the future when they watch the Steelers take on the Patriots this Sunday.

This week’s episode of “The Film Room” is all about how chemistry can make or break a passing offense, and there is no better example of perfect chemistry in the NFL than Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. Take a look at the show below and join me in hoping that one day I can make this episode all over again with our very own Clemson connection. Enjoy!