Colts head coach Frank Reich on Texans QB Deshaun Watson: “He is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He makes good decisions, he gets you out of bad plays (and) he plays smart. Deshaun does a great job of keeping his eyes down the field. ”
Colts LB Darius Leonard on Watson: "He reminds me of a receiver playing quarterback. He can throw the ball, he can run the rock. He’s very dangerous, so you definitely have got to keep him in the well and hopefully go from there. He’s just a dangerous guy. I respect him. He’s one of the great quarterbacks in this game right now.”
Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus on the Texans offense: “Their additions of the offensive linemen they signed and also drafted – those guys are really playing well for them. The tight ends are really playing well and doing a lot of good things for them as well. The addition of the two backs late there has really put a spark into their offense. Obviously, having the receivers that they had last year and then adding (Kenny) Stills also, they’ve got a good core of receivers. Their line is much, much improved and their backs are certainly humming right now. They’re going to be tough to defend.”
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton on Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins: “He might not be that fast, but when the ball comes his way, he finds a way to make the catch. I just love watching him play.”
Colts QB Jacoby Brissett on the Texans defense: "You can go through the film and you can point out so many guys that are playing well for them. They’re always in the right spot, making it very tough to beat them. The games you’ve seen have been really tough games and they’re playing very disciplined right now. They’re playing at a really high level right now and that’s a reason why they’re winning.”
Hilton on the Texans defense: “They’re very physical. They’ve got a great front seven. Their back end is pretty solid. They’re very tough on all three phases."
Colts RB Marlon Mack on the Texans defense: “The defense for Houston is pretty crazy. They’re aggressive and attacking."
Reich on Texans DE J.J. Watt: “What makes him unique is he’s just so versatile and he’s so smart. He reminds me of Bruce Smith, a guy who I played with. He doesn’t have the edge speed that Bruce had, but has the elusiveness. When you watch J.J., he’s so tough to block. We know about his pass-rush ability, but in the run game he is tough to block because he’s got this swim move and he’s very disruptive and elusive. When I played with Bruce Smith he was the same way.”
Brissett on Watt: “He’s been at the top of the league since he’s got in the league and hasn’t slowed down yet. He’s definitely a player that you have to (keep) your eye on and understand where he is on the field at all times.”
Colts OT Anthony Castonzo on Watt: “He knows how to take advantage of when the offensive lineman makes a mistake. He definitely is patient and he knows how to take advantage of the mistakes. I would say that’s what makes him as good as he is.”
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