In Tygod, we trust. In Davis Mills, we drown in sorrow. Houston was electric in the first half yesterday. Tyrod Taylor had one incompletion, ran and passed for a touchdown, executed Tim Kelly’s offense perfectly, and had a QBR of 94.8. Justin Reid forced two turnovers all on his own. Houston went into the half tied 14-14.
Then disaster struck. Taylor suffered a hamstring injury, and in came Davis Mills. Mills was sacked once, fumbled once, threw an interception, managed one touchdown drive aided by a 27 yard pass interference penalty, and had a QBR of 10. His accuracy was spottier than a through hiker’s underwear. The arm strength was fuzzy. His pocket presence was non-existent.
Pray for Mills. He needs it. Shades of New England 2017 turned putrescent and green yesterday in Cleveland. Houston went from the feel good hit of September to bad, but not only that, they were boring too.
On this episode of Battle Red Radio, Matt Weston and Scott Martin (l4blitzer) review the Texans’ 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Topics include why Tyrod Taylor had so much success against the Browns in the first half, Tim Kelly’s efficient offensive scheme, the disastrous start to Davis Mills’ career, Houston’s pass protection holding up, Justin Reid crushing it as a split safety, the cracks in the Lovie Smith defense, and the murderous future coming for the Houston Texans.
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