The last time the Houston Texans played a football game, they were up 24-0 on the Kansas City Chiefs and then proceeded to give up 41 straight points. That was a different world. Since then, DeAndre Hopkins was traded, Bill O’Brien has wrapped himself around Cal McNair’s frontal cortex, the Texans have gone all in on this idea of speed, and nobody can stand six feet within each other. Whatever this world is, it’s the world Bill O’Brien has spent the last four years building up to. It’s the last year of Deshaun Watson’s rookie contract, and in theory, this is the best chance the Texans have had to win a Super Bowl. Snce, well, about 3:30 p.m. on 1/7/2020.
On this episode of Battle Red Radio, BRB alumnus Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders joins the podcast to preview the 2020 Houston Texans. Topics include vertical passing attack optimism, an outlook on what the new additions will bring to Houston’s offense, the occurrences necessary for Deshaun Watson to break into the NFL’s ELITE, how the offensive line can improve in 2020, what J.J. Watt means to this defense, expectations for players seeped in that heartbreaking thing known as potential, and of course, predictions.
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