The Texans took out the New England Patriots yesterday 27-20. That win wasn’t without its lumps. Laremy Tunsil missed the game with an illness. And then Houston lost P.J. Hall, Randall Cobb, and Kenny Stills during Sunday’s game.
Hall chased the running back down the line of scrimmage, and during a tackle attempt, came down on his chest awkwardly. He left the game immediately after. It’s since been reported that Hall torn his pectoral muscle and will be out for the year.
Texans' P.J. Hall tears pectoral, out for season, tests pending for Randall Cobb, Kenny Stills: https://t.co/JhZpNtjSlo)— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 22, 2020
Hall was perfectly fine as an August pick-up. On nine out of ten plays, he’d get knocked off the ball or reached by an offensive lineman, opening up rush lanes. But on one out of ten plays, he’d shed the block and chase down the ball carrier. He’d flash on the screen during the broadcast; when watching THE FILM, however, his up-and-down play hurt Houston’s run defense. That being said, Hall was better than most of the defensive linemen Houston currently employs. It will be interesting to see if Houston keeps him for another season. The Texans have enough of a sample size of his play to make an informed decision.
Houston also lost Cobb and Stills during this game. Cobb hurt his toe while catching the first of Deshaun Watson’s touchdown passes of the day. He’ll be out for Turkey Day against the Detroit Lions. Stills has tests pending; it is unknown how much time he will or won’t miss. Both of their absences opened the door for Keke Coutee to see the field, and Coutee responded by having a touchdown catch yesterday. Hopefully this opens the door for greater and more beautiful plays from Coutee.
Despite losing Hall, Cobb, and Stills, there is a light ahead. The Texans are set to activate Kahale Warring this week. The tight end should finally suit up against the Lions on Thursday after being placed on Injured Reserve after the Week One loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City.
Texans set to activate tight end Kahale Warring: https://t.co/kTRzs6QOND— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 23, 2020
Put a 50 gram scoop of protein powder in your coffee, pick up a frozen pizza, cut the sleeves off of your shirt, spike your punch, and hit that abdominal circuit at the gym. Because the Texans are about to unleash THE CHAD.
Houston plays the Lions in Detroit this Thursday at 11:30 a.m. CST.