Deshaun Watson wasn't happy with his Week 1 performance at New England. But he knows how to fix that.
In the aftermath of the 27-20 loss to the Patriots, Watson described his performance as "terrible", and pointed the finger squarely at himself when assigning blame. On Wednesday, he explained the ways in which he can get better.
“Just extra film time and just different looks," Watson said. "Just being able to communicate while you’re just eating lunch or hanging out at the house, being able to try to see the same thing.”
Watson and the Texans practiced at the Houston Methodist Training Center on Wednesday, and they're preparing for a Titans team that fell on the road last Sunday to Miami. Head coach Bill O'Brien described what he saw from his second-year quarterback in terms of preparation.
"He’s in here today and he’s working hard and every game’s different," O'Brien said. "He’s like everybody else, just trying to really improve and get better, just like all of us are.”
Defensive end J.J. Watt disagreed, though, with Watson's idea of why the Texans lost to New England. In fact, he thinks Watson and the Texans will be just fine.
"It’s a team game and nobody ever deserves all of the blame and nobody ever deserves all of the credit," Watt said. "We know who Deshaun is and we know what he can be and what he’s capable of. I’m very excited to have him as my quarterback.”
Watson, Watt and the Texans travel to Nashville for a noon CT matchup. The last time that duo was on the field against Tennessee, Houston blasted the Titans by a 57-14 margin. Watson tossed four touchdowns and ran for another in that contest at NRG Stadium, while Watt finished with a quarterback hit and a pass deflection. The defense was on the field for just 41 snaps, as the Texans' offense held the ball for 39:41. Watson described what happened that record-setting day.
“We were just all on the same page, just clicking, doing what Coach O’Brien and the staff put together a great game plan and we just went out there and had fun," Watson said. "We did everything that we prepared throughout for and we just followed what the coaching staff – seeing the film, we followed what we saw in the film and trusted our instincts and trusted our preparation."
The Texans will practice again on Thursday and Friday at the Houston Methodist Training Center, and they'll fly to Nashville on Saturday.
The Houston Texans updated 53-man roster, in photos. (Updated 1/3/2019)