Any of you gonna admit to owing DW4 an apology?

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  1. steelbtexan

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    There's the difference between us right here. I have empathy for people. You just seem to enjoy being an A-Hole.

    Let's try our best and I know this will be difficult for you,

    Get this thread back on track. What a dumbass thought.

    Something like this, I dont owe Watson an apology.
     
  2. JB

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    No, and Watson doesn't owe us one either
     
  3. maverick512000

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    I'm still not sure what the reason for an apology ever was. People had doubts, that's understandable considering how many "sure fire" QBs have been busts once they hit the NFL. Really understandable for the Texans since QB has been one of our most changed positions. Some wanted Mahomes or even Trubisky instead of him, again nothing to apologize for. Mahomes is another great QB and even Trubisky looks like he is starting to find his grove though maybe not as quick or smoothly as Watson and Mahomes. I think any of the three would have been good and I'm happy with which one we got.

    And, JB said, Watson doesn't owe us one. He was brought in to be our franchise QB and we paid a heavy draft price for him. So far he seems to be doing exactly what he was brought in to do and the picks were well spent. He had a bad game against the colts, it happens, but its very telling that his bad game was rare enough to be note worthy. With our past QBs a good game was what was so rare we were talking about it.
     
  4. Thorn

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    Whoever started all the apology threads is the one who owes us an apology.
     
  5. JB

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    Amen!
     
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    Nah..
     
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    Which tends to happen when you're unsettled back there & can't/won't set your feet.
     
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    Hopefully the new QB coach can correct some of these issues
     
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    The best remedy is to just get better protection. But even as the protection improves, he's going to have to learn to trust the protection -- probably similar to learning to trust his knee. Yes, I would hope coaching will help w/ this as he watches film of himself bailing when stepping up or over would have been best. But the protection has to improve ASAP or he's going to develop tendencies that are going to be real difficult to fix and he won't develop into the qb he's capable of. I'm intentionally not saying that W's going to get ruined -- because I think we just saw what W's version of 'ruined' is behind last year's OL and it's pretty damn good. He just needs to get really comfortable in the pocket behind a good OL to take it to the next level.
     
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    Not to put any more blame on Watson, but I'd love to know how well he's making calls at the line. I know there are times where he just doesn't see a blitzer, but I mean the regular plays where it almost looks blocked.
     


  11. TheKDog

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    Exactly what I'm worried about other than injuries
     
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  12. Texansphan

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    Punch and counter punch.
    We see it all the time.
    A rookie QB comes unto the league, has a sensational rookie season, then regresses as teams have tape and work them out.
    This 2019 season will be the real litmus test as to his ability as a QB.
    If he really is going to be top tier in this league, then he will bounce back as he in turn figures out a way, in cohouts with his coach, to release the clamps opposing defenses put on him in his sophomore season.
    I personally expect him to do so, and the coach will also have a hand in this as he works with Gaine in making ways through off season acquisitions to make it so.
    Yes, he can work on getting rid of the ball faster but I definitely see FO improving his oline with two aims in mind - getting him more time in the pocket, but also to get him an outlet with a stronger running game.
    A good line will figure strongly in these pursuits so I cannot see Texans neglecting this important aspect this offseason.
    I wont be surprised to see a strong back brought in to compete with at least Alfred Blue.
     
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  13. steelbtexan

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    ^^^^
    This and I expect Watson to have a big yr next yr.
     
  14. Seegara

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    Watson is doing the best he can under the circumstances. You can't teach somebody to stay in the pocket if there IS no pocket. We better get an OL pretty soon, because no QB can run for his life while shaking off the hits forever.
     
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    That and if we don't get him a reliable pocket and protection soon, we'll risk him picking up bad habits that can be hard to break.
     
  16. steelbtexan

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    Yep, or getting hurt and not becoming the QB he should become. I mean he's still basically a 2nd yr QB and has already had 2 ACL's/Punctured lung/Broken Ribs.

    You could understand why he may be a little gun shy.
     
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    The 2018-19 Deep Ball Project (Part 2/3)

    Really good read; I hope you read part 3 as well for an insane number of charts


    https://brickwallblitz.com/2019/02/22/the-2018-19-deep-ball-project-part-2-3/
     
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    I wonder what he ranked at in '17?
     
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