A Week 6 matchup on between the Texans (2-3) and Bills (2-3) is slated for NRG Stadium on Sunday at noon CT. Bills' head coach Sean McDermott, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and a few players shared their thoughts on the Texans, as you can see below.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott on QB Deshaun Watson: “He’s a headache. We went through the process with him a couple years back and really enjoyed, first and foremost, meeting him and the young man that he was back then at least. Handled himself with class, and I have a lot of respect for him on the field as well. The way he plays, he makes plays with his arm, he makes plays with his feet. I’ve got a lot of respect for him.”
McDermott on WR DeAndre Hopkins: “I didn’t sleep much that night because of watching that run. He’s a great player. It’s been fun to watch him develop over the years and I’ve got a lot of respect for him, like I said.”
Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier on Hopkins: “DeAndre is one of the premier guys in our league. He’s been to a number of Pro Bowls. It’ll be a challenge. He’s a guy who finds a myriad of ways to get open, runs great routes, has great hands, understands leverage and plays the ball as well as anybody when it’s a contested throw. It’ll be a big challenge, but if we decide to go in that direction, we feel very confident that Tre’Davious will be able to get it done.”
QB Josh Allen on DE J.J. Watt and OLB Jadeveon Clowney: Obviously they’re just physically freaks of nature. They’re huge, and they’re quick and they’re fast. They’re smart football players and they kind of do different things. They move around. They just make it hard on your offensive line.
DE Jerry Hughes on Watson: “He’s still a fast athletic quarterback who is able to defeat the rush and keep his eyes downfield for that big play. It’s a very tough task because you have a guy who is very mobile, but is still aware enough to find the open receivers. He does a great job of that. For us it’s going to be how can we corral him and keep pressure on him all game.”
DT Jordan Phillips on Watson: "Sometimes he hits his back foot and just takes off just because. So we’re going to have to stay in our rush lanes and rush smart.”
Safety Michah Hyde on Watson: He can get it done with his arms. He can get it done with his legs. Really coming along as a young guy, as a young quarterback in this League. He’s been making a lot of plays. We’re going to prepare like he’s going to be playing.
Hyde on Hopkins: Watching film, he’s a dominant player. His catch radius. He can run any route. We’ve gotta be on our A-game and know exactly where he’s at at all times.
S Jordan Poyer on Watson: “He’s playing in the pocket. Yeah, he is. But at the same time, he understands that if his read isn’t there, he’s able to take off and be able to find the lane that he’s able to either take off and run it or take off maybe scrambling and throw. I saw one throw, he threw scrambling, might have been [against] the Cowboys, threw it off his foot, hit the dude in stride probably 50 yards down the field. He’s really good, you have to respect a guy like that.”
The Houston Texans defeated the Dallas Cowboys in front of a record-breaking home crowd of 72,008.