Report: Texans QB decision complicated by Deshaun Watson’s ankle

AP

Even though they don’t have long to make a quarterback decision yet, the Texans haven’t made it.

That’s possibly because they need to make sure both candidates are able to play.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Texans rookie Deshaun Watson is expected to get the nod, but he notes that Watson “was spotted limping with an ankle injury.”

Watson finished the game after replacing Tom Savage at halftime, and the combination of inertia and inevitability might be enough to make them stick with the first-round pick.

But his physical condition will obviously come into play, especially going into a short week prior to Thursday night’s game against the Bengals. And after giving up 10 sacks while left tackle Duane Brown continued his holdout, the ability to protect a future asset should absolutely be a factor in their decision.

12 responses to “Report: Texans QB decision complicated by Deshaun Watson’s ankle

  1. Don’t think I’ve ever heard of a team giving up 10 sacks in one game in the over 50 years I’ve been watching the NFL.

    That has to go down as maybe the single worst Oline performance in NFL history. If its not its way up there.

  2. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 10:29 am
    Don’t think I’ve ever heard of a team giving up 10 sacks in one game in the over 50 years I’ve been watching the NFL.

    That has to go down as maybe the single worst Oline performance in NFL history. If its not its way up there.

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    These GMs can’t seem to field teams that are complete with balance and depth.

    They either get one side of the ball right, and ignore other areas, or lack talent everywhere.

    Fascinating watching the hypocrisy of the media, too.

    Every year, they look to latch onto some team they can pimp that isn’t the Patriots. Right now, it’s KC, but it won’t be for long.

  3. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 10:29 am
    Don’t think I’ve ever heard of a team giving up 10 sacks in one game in the over 50 years I’ve been watching the NFL.

    That has to go down as maybe the single worst Oline performance in NFL history. If its not its way up there.

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    it was pretty bad. the closest I can remember is the giants playing the eagles and some poor guard getting his lunch taken by the giants d-line. they may have hit 10 that night but i cant be certain

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 10:36 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 10:29 am
    Don’t think I’ve ever heard of a team giving up 10 sacks in one game in the over 50 years I’ve been watching the NFL.

    That has to go down as maybe the single worst Oline performance in NFL history. If its not its way up there.

    0 0 Rate This

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    These GMs can’t seem to field teams that are complete with balance and depth.

    They either get one side of the ball right, and ignore other areas, or lack talent everywhere.

    Fascinating watching the hypocrisy of the media, too.

    Every year, they look to latch onto some team they can pimp that isn’t the Patriots. Right now, it’s KC, but it won’t be for long.
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    I don’t have a crystal ball…….so I can’t tell you how the year will play out……but KC is pretty balanced, although the Berry injury will hurt them.

  5. @harrisonhits2, I don’t recall a team getting 10 sacks in one game either, but in my Seahawks’ feeble years in the early 1990s, one guy sacked Dave Kreig seven in a game.

    Drawing a blank on name (time does ease pain…) but it was Kansas City, Derrick Somebody, and he was killed a few years after retirement, far too young.

    Think that’s still a single player record?

  6. @tm05, yes the Texans apparently do want their top pick playing behind that line. The coach specifically said the team couldn’t protect Savage at all, so he decided he’d put DeShaun in there, wth?!

  7. Yesterday was horrible to watch but it’s been coming for a while. Rick Smith has made terrible decision after terrible decision in regards to the line and he’s costing the team. He signed RG Jeff Allen to a 4yr/$28mil contract and he’s been a huge bust. Smith wasted the 33rd overall pick in the 2014 draft on Xavier Sua-Filo when he could have had Derek Carr. Sua-Filo couldn’t win a starting spot his rookie year and if you draft a guy that high he better start right away. To make matters worse he was abused by Calais Campbell and benched at halftime for an UDFA yesterday. Kendall Lamm is another UDFA who is starting and looks like he can’t handle speed rushers without a TE to help. Chris Clark is just a turnstile at Tackle. The Tackle position was an area of need going into the draft and Smith waited until the 4th round to draft a developmental prospect from a small school in Julien Davenport who was evidently not even good enough to suit up on Sunday. The Texans front office has regularly ignored the offensive line in free agency and the draft looking for bargains and now it seems that Watson will be running for his life every week. The coaches and front office better do something fast to fix it or else this season is going down the toilet and Cleveland will have two high draft picks thanks to Brock Osweiler and Rick Smith. Fire Rick Smith

  8. “Even though they don’t have long to make a quarterback decision yet, the Texans haven’t made it.”

    Huh ?????

  9. tootitan says:
    September 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    “Even though they don’t have long to make a quarterback decision yet, the Texans haven’t made it.”

    Huh ?????

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    They play Thursday night against the Bengals, and thus have a short week. Ideally, they would know whether Savage could hold on to a football and if Watson’s injury will keep him from playing.

    Crazy thing is that given what we have seen after week 1, the best QB in Thursday’s game could be McCarron.

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