Re: DeVier Posey
Jean, Martin and Posey all were promising but inconsistent in camp. They'd have good and bad days. In NFL, few games relatively speaking, you have to have all good days. Best of the best can't drop catchable balls because you will have very few uncontested ones even if you run perfect routes.
And in this system, the QB has to trust you because so many of the balls are timing throws and the corners are too good to run lazy/confused routes.
With 3 inexperienced players, Kubiak had to chose playing time. Jean had a headstart because he knew the playbook. Martin showed more understanding in camp early. Posey had good days but he was book raw because he hadn't been playing a ton of college ball, but had physical tools.
Posey is getting more playing time because both Jean and Martin have dropped balls. Their drop rate is way too high. Might as well start the other guy and see if he can flash the stuff he showed in college.
Both Posey and Brooks were players that had some conditioning problems early. Not that they weren't great athletes but the Texans demand some very high level conditioning. Posey hadn't played real ball for a while, and Brooks came out of the combine not knowing he was going to go to a ZBS sort of team and had a body that road grading teams might like, where they'd be ok with his combine weight. Has taken him some time to get closer to Texans conditioning levels.
Kubiak has pushed both of those players very hard. Make them earn it. The whole Kubiak teach them how to be a pro and not give anybody anything. But really, for all the youngish WRs, Kubiak wants them to take the job. To demand it through the level of their play in practice and now in games.