Yesterday, the Texans lost to the Colts 30-23. Jacoby Brissett completed 26 of his 39 attempts, averaged 8.4 yards an attempt, threw four touchdowns, and was sacked once. The Texans couldn’t cover T.Y. Hilton. They couldn’t cover Zach Pascal. They couldn’t cover Eric Ebron.
To make matters worse, Johnathan Joseph and Phillip Gaines left the game with injuries. Replacing them were rookie Xavier Crawford and special teamer Keion Crossen.
Rosters aren’t stagnant. They can change. General manager Bill O’Brien, who doesn’t care about the future and only cares about winning games this season, has now traded a third round pick to the Oakland Raiders for Gareon Conley.
Conley is pretty good and played better last year than he has so far this season. Conley is currently ranked 52nd out of 60 qualified cornerbacks in pass yards allowed per pass and 56th in success rate. He also has another year left on his contact; Houston will owe Conley $1.89 million next season if he stays on the roster.
The Texans needed to make a move with the injuries they have. This is a perfectly fine one, and now Conley’s first game as a Texan will be against the team that traded him away when the Raiders visit NRG Stadium this weekend.
Who needs draft picks anyway?