Houston Texans July Scouting Report
Not much new with the Texans except for rookie RB D’Onta Foreman being arrested at 3:00 A.M. in Austin, Texas for illegal drugs and unlawful gun possession. Doesn’t sound like a good way to start an NFL career? You can be sure he’ll be in the owner’s doghouse. There are better things to do at three o’clock in the morning than hanging out with a bunch of want-to-be gangbangers.
While I’m complaining about boys being in a man’s world, will last year’s first round pick WR Will Fuller quit dropping passes and play like a man this year? Will the other three sophomore receivers TE Stephen Anderson, WR Wendall Williams and WR Braxton Miller become offensive weapons or will they piss with the puppies? Is it too late for WR Jaelen Strong to play like a man? Blessed with speed and talent, will these receivers respond to QB Tom Savage and QB Deshaun Watson?
Fourth round selection RT Julie’n Davenport didn’t get pushed around in mini-camp; OL Kendall Lamm claimed the RT spot in mini-camp and has assumed the attitude of King of the Hill. Journeyman RT Breno Glacomini also has a claim at that spot. Hopefully we’ll have a men-at-work competition here. LT Duane Brown is holding out until September. He’s the Dean of this group, he’ll be fine. As poor as the OL played in some games last year, there seems to be some reason for optimism at the start of training camp.
The fans want to see DE Jadeveon Clowney and DE J.J. Watt on the field playing together. I want to see CB Robert Nelson. The third year undrafted corner was noticeable in mini-camp. I like watching these unsung corners grow and excel in this league. They are a breed that spans decades in the NFL. Fun is watching them grow. Will S KJ Dillon and S Lonnie Ballentine stay healthy this year and start to play to their potential?
Will last year’s college FA and injured PK Ka’imi Fairbairn win his competition and make us forget PK Nick Novak? Novak did a pretty good job last year. The difference between a boy and a man. There are lots of questions about this team as training camp starts this week. Lots of competition on both O, D and STs. Can a rookie FA like LB Dylan Cole pump life into a dead horse coverage team? The Texans will start answering some of these questions this week.
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