Lost amidst the offensive line woes, secondary rebuilds, and overall lack of any earth-shattering moves by the Houston Texans, is the news that second year wideout Keke Coutee is healthy and ready to contribute.
During OTAs, the press had a chance to question Deshaun Watson regarding the recievers and when it came to Coutee, DW4 had nothing but praise.
“You can tell he has a lot more confidence,” Watson proclaimed. “He’s playing a lot faster... You never know what he’s going to do with the ball in his hands.”
The 5’10” Texas Tech product ran a not-so-impressive 4.44 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine last year, but that hardly tells the tale of Coutee’s football speed.
While his rookie season was hampered by injury, the same can be said for many great wide receivers, including Hall of Famer Tim Brown - who was also a speedy Swiss army knife.
If Coutee stays healthy in year two, he’ll contribute in big ways.
Speaking of injury, WIll Fuller V is allegedly recovering well from ACL surgery—the injury that ended his third season in Houston.
“He’s been in Houston the whole offseason,” Head Coach Bill O’Brien stated in late February. “He’s working hard. Can’t say enough about Will. Will’s frustrated that he’s not been able to be on the field but I think when he has been on the field, he’s made a huge difference for our team. I mean, he’s a touchdown maker and so he’s working hard to get back to that point.”
With these two healthy, and arguably the best wide receiver in the league in DeAndre Hopkins, as the clear cut WR1, and Houston’s moves to build a potentially great tight end corps, Deshaun Watson may have more receiving targets than he knows what to do with this year.
Will Fuller V
Get familiar with these names, because Watson is going to be connecting with all of them, barring injury, on a regular basis all season long.
If the running back group can even get to half the available production the wide receivers and tight ends have on paper, Houston’s offense is going to be scary good this year.
So, with that being said, let’s hear your predictions for 2019 stats. Aside from the obvious insane numbers by D-Hop, where do you think Coutee and Fuller V land in the yards, catches and touchdown numbers? Who will be Watson’s safety valve? Warring? Thomas? Which player is going to be on Sportscenter the most? Who is this group hits the Pro Bowl? Give us your predictions in the comments box.