Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
5 catches, 66 yards -- Deandre Hopkins after 1 game.
6 catches, 65 yards -- Keshawn Martin after 6 games of rookie season.
6 catches, 151 yards -- Lestar Jean, after entire 2012 season.
If Hopkins continues to produce like this, he could have a monster year.
Andre Johnson after 1 game of his rookie year: 6 catches, 76 yards. Deandre, you need to step up your game.
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?
Come on, this is having it both ways. The prediction was "Hopkins won't make many valuable contributions to the team". Now you are saying "his numbers will only be low in routs, in games where we actually need him, he will be clutch". Completely different spin there.
Of course if the Texans jump out to a huge lead (10 points in the first half or 3 points in the second half) everyone knows it is time to grind down the clock for the win, and there won't be a lot of passing. That is completely different than the receivers are not contributing when needed, which was clearly the implication of the predictions.