That was a football game. Phew. Houston won.
Here’s what I saw from tonight’s game.
—Always and forever watching Deshaun Watson play is a joy. Even a quick little touchdown route on a pivot to Andre Ellington yielded an ecstatic yelp.
—Jimmy Garoppolo has a wild arm. It also looks like he’s really reading the field and progressing through his reads well.
—Kyle Shanahan is a master at creating wide open throws.
—It was a bummer Kevin Johnson ate it. That was a brutal tumble. His arm was outstretched and he landed right on his shoulder. Then his head smashed into the turf. Players huddled around him. NRG Stadium became quiet. He eventually walked off and didn’t return.
The coverage was bad as its been for the past two years. He got beat off the line of scrimmage and chased the rest of the way. He leaped like a dolphin at the ball, missing and giving up a long completion. The drive ended with Aaron Colvin getting beat for a touchdown. This secondary is probably going to bad, but it doesn’t matter. J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus, and Jadeveon Clowney aren’t playing. Houston’s defense is going to depend on its pass rush. The preseason doesn’t offer much meaning anyways, and it especially doesn’t without those three on the field.
—LOL I have no idea why he didn’t touch him at all while he was falling to the ground. He even pulls his hands back!
Anyways, what are your thoughts? What did you see from this game? Are you excited about the progress of this team and what it can do moving forward?