The Texans (3-3) face the Jaguars (3-3) on Sunday in Jacksonville. Read what Jags' head coach Doug Marrone and some other members of the organization had to say about the Texans.
Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone on the Texans over the last 3 games: “They’re just playing well now. They’re grinding it out. They’re doing a nice job, turnovers, players are stepping up for them, a lot like that. I apologize because we know we’re going to face a very well-coached, very good football team.
Marrone on Texans QB Deshaun Watson: "He’s a weapon. There’s no mistake about it. He’s a guy that can run, he’s a guy that can extend plays, he can make throws. He’s someone that, for a long period of time, at least as long as I’m here, is going to be very difficult for us and a challenge for us.”
Defensive coordinator Todd Wash on Watson: "We’ve got to do a better job keeping him in the pocket. We’ve got to keep him in the pocket, make him a passer and try to pressure him as much as we can.”
Jacksonville safety Tashaun Gipson on Watson: “Mobile quarterbacks this year have caused problems for us, but nothing that we can’t adjust to. He definitely poses some problems, and obviously we’ve got to bring our A game.”
Marrone on Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins: "When people mention the top receivers in the league, if they’re not mentioning him, they haven’t played against him. When you look at what he does – tight coverage, he catches it, he runs the routes, run after the catch. Everybody in the stadium knows the ball’s going to him at certain times and he’s still making those plays. The guy is just relentless, maniacal in how he plays. Again, I think that’s why he’s such a great player."
Marrone on Texans DE J.J. Watt: “He’s back playing like when he was the Defensive Player of the Year. We all know he’s a good football player. He’s extremely tough, extremely active. I have a ton of respect for him, especially how he’s battled back and then all around.”
The Houston Texans updated 53-man roster, in photos. (Updated 1/3/2019)