Romeo Crennel: If we’re up by 50 at halftime, maybe I’ll take Deshaun Watson out

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Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson had his elbow banged up at the end of last week’s loss to the Colts, but he’s expected to play in Sunday’s season finale against the Titans.

The signal-caller hasn’t been listed on the injury report all week.

“I expect him to play and help us win,” interim head coach Romeo Crennel said, via Aaron Reiss of “If we’re up by 50 at halftime, maybe I take him out.”

That’s an unlikely scenario for a game Tennessee needs to win in order to clinch the AFC South.

Watson has been a bright spot in an otherwise ugly season for Houston. He’s registered career highs in yards (4,458) and touchdowns (30). He’s on pace to finish with a career high in completion percentage (70.1) and career low in interceptions (six). Watson is also leading the league with 8.8 yards per attempt and 12.6 yards per completion.

6 responses to “Romeo Crennel: If we’re up by 50 at halftime, maybe I’ll take Deshaun Watson out

  1. Romeo Crennel is not a great (nor good) coach and I hope for the sake of all that is good, do not consider him for the vacancy. The team was depleted, but he only provided a short term spark. Good coordinator, but it’s time to uproot the Belichick coaching tree from the organization.

  2. He’s been sensational. As a Dolphin fan who watched anxiously each week hoping for them to lose, without a doubt he’s sensational.

    That record is not on him.

    The only guilt I have about stealing the third pick in the draft from Houston is that Watson deserves the help. That $400 million contract will hav e to suffice because were not giving it back. If they want their second rounder back in exchange for 2022 1st, we can talk.

  3. If anyone thinks, for one second, Houston will take their foot off the gas while there’s a chance to spoil TN’s playoff chances, well… I might have some ocean-front property you’d be interested in.

  4. I think what he meant that he won’t sit Watson unless they are down by 50 at halftime.

  5. It’s easy to pass when your down and the opposition is playing prevent defense.

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