The Texans have a couple big name stars in receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster. Foster missed half of 2013 do to injury, if he is healthy it will be a huge upgrade for a team that has relied heavily on the play action pass for several years now. Arian Foster, when healthy, is a top 5 running back. They will need to get him going.
Johnson had a 1,400 yard season despite bad quarterback play. No surprise for a guy that has only failed to have less then 1,200 yards receiving just once in last 6 years. The lone outlier being 2011 when he only started 7 games. Johnson is one of the best receivers around but the Texans need a #2 receiver badly to minimize the amount of double teams Johnson commands. Perhaps DeAndre Hopkins will be that guy after an 800+ yard output last season.
With the first pick in the NFL draft the last place Texans selected Defensive End/Linebacker hybrid Jadeveon Clowney out of South Carolina. I’m not entirely sure Clowney isn’t part cyborg. Hes nearly 6’6 around 270 pounds and he runs a 4.53 in the 40 yard dash. How in the hell can a guy that big run that fast? That is terrifying for opposing quarterback.
Clowney will pair with J.J Watt, another scary guy who lead the league in sacks two seasons ago with 20.5, just two shy of the NFL single season record held by Michael Strahan. Watching Clowney and Watt play together should be jaw dropping football.
Overall this team has a long way to go to be relevant again. They need a good quarterback to have any success. If they finish the year 8-8 it will be considered a huge win.
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