This past offseason, the Texans got actively worse. They turned DeAndre Hopkins, the league’s best wide receiver, into Brandin Cooks, David Johnson, and kind of Ross Blacklock. They lost Tashaun Gipson and D.J. Reader. They only added Eric Murray to one of the worse pass defenses in the league. They continued to invest in the offense in free agency after cutting their torso in half to do so. As a result, the team is 1-6, and they lost the final season of Deshaun Watson’s rookie contract thanks to their own self-mutilation. The good news is still they have Deshaun Watson, and that’s all they need, all they ever needed, and one day they’ll be a good football team again because of that alone.
On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston, TIM, and Rivers McCown review the decisions Bill O’Brien and Jack Easterby made preceding this season, what to enjoy and watch for during the remainder of the Texans’ 2020 season, and what lies beyond this season for our favorite football team. Topics include revisiting the Hopkins trade, which glue factory David Johnson will be sent to, an Anthony Weaver performance review, the developmental changes Houston can make now to get the most out of the 2020 season, a possibly non-existent trade deadline fire sale, and Houston’s upcoming leadership search.
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