Originally Posted by 76Texan
The "prediction" was based on the Texans comfortable ahead in games against a weak opponent like the Chargers.
That didn't happen and so the Texans had to open up their game plan.
How many times were Hopkins targeted in the first half and how many yards did he get?
If it were the Texans that led 21-7 at half time, how many times do you realistically think that Schaub would put the ball up in the second half?
I think your supposition on play calling is off as AJ demonstrates - he gets his targets when we are behind much of the season and when we are ahead much of the season.
Looking at complete seasons for ease of comparison:
2006 6-10, 166 tgts, -99 pts
2008 8-8, 170 tgts, -28 pts
2009 9-7, 170 tgts, +55 pts
2012 12-4, 164 tgts, +86 pts
Hopkins has been brought in to be the #2 and they are going to treat him as such until he proves himself incapable like Keyshawn and Jean did last season by having butter fingers. 5 receptions on 6 targets coming off of injury is not going to make Schaub or Kubiak stop targeting Hopkins.