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TheRealJoker

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5. Adding adding new WR Tyler Johnson
The Texans have claimed WR Tyler Johnson off the waiver wire. Johnson, cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was a fifth-round draft pick in 2020. He recorded Johnson appeared in 31 regular season games and six postseason contests for the Bucs after being drafted in the fifth round in 2020. He had 48 catches for 529 yards and two touchdowns in the 31 regular season games. He also saw action in six postseason contests, recording seven catches for 76 yards.
"We don't really have a big commitment to him, but he has some size, has decent playing strength, he has decent run after catch, has decent hands," Caserio said. "When we get him here, we'll see what it looks like relative to the rest of the group. Again, it's about him taking advantage of an opportunity, and if it's good enough, he'll be around; if it's not, then we'll look for somebody else."
 

steelbtexan

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Losing Metchie hurt. But even if Metchie were healthy, this would be a bottom half WR group. This will take time. A lot of time.
I dont believe this.

Of course I believe in Cooks/Collins and the potential of Johnson (caught the game winning 1st down pass from Brady in the NFCCG a couple of yrs ago.) and Metchie (was the 3rd down RZ threat on a National Championship team)
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
The WR room has now taken shape:

Cooks - #1 WR can play inside/outside. Can create on his own and get open quickly. Not a superstar but a solid dependable player that defenses have to account for each week.

Collins - The big bodied jump ball option/posession WR. WR 2 need him to make a leap this season and show he can create separation consistently and be a threat defenses have to account for like Cooks.

Moore/Dorsett/Johnson - The reserves vying for the WR 3 role in the pecking order. All three can play slot WR. Dorsett is the best deep threat of the three and Johnson probably has the best play strength/most dependable over the middle of the field. Moore most versatile in that he can play every WR role, but at a JAG level.

I think Johnson will end up owning the WR 3/slot role sooner than later. He plays big and fights for the ball. Fearless over the middle of the field and those are attributes I want to see out of a WR particularly in 3rd down “gotta have it” situations.
 

OptimisticTexan

2022 Rebuilding Block 2 / Go Texans
Nico still not much of a factor in this offense. 12 of 15 games now where he’s had 3 or fewer catches in a game. 9 of 15 where he’s had 4 or fewer targets.
Cooks and Burkhead had 20 targets between them....Nico was targeted 3 times and brought it in twice. I'd like to see them diversify the targets a bit more so Mills doesn't become dependent on Cooks getting open and check down to Burkhead if he can't. I was pleasantly surprised with Moore and figured he should be getting more targets. I believe Howard could open the seam pass in the next few weeks and help the running game immensely.
 

steelbtexan

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Cooks and Burkhead had 20 targets between them....Nico was targeted 3 times and brought it in twice. I'd like to see them diversify the targets a bit more so Mills doesn't become dependent on Cooks getting open and check down to Burkhead if he can't. I was pleasantly surprised with Moore and figured he should be getting more targets. I believe Howard could open the seam pass in the next few weeks and help the running game immensely.
Spot on post of the day.
 


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