A Week 2 road trip to Nashville is on tap for the Texans. Titans' head coach Mike Vrabel and a few players shared their thoughts on the Texans, as you can see below.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel on QB Deshaun Watson: "He’s got a strong arm, he’s got the ability to keep plays alive. His pocket presence and his strength in the pocket – I think he’s got great play strength for a quarterback. A couple of times, even in the game, when the rush is barreling down on him, he’s really not even down. I think they’re just kind of blowing the whistle because there’s three guys on him. One’s on his leg, one’s on his hip, another one’s around his shoulder and he’s just kind of standing there. It’s very impressive play strength.”
LB Rashaan Evans on Watson: "He’s a great athlete, but at the same time, if you know how to scheme against him, know that he’s lethal with his legs, and if you can respect that I think you have a good chance of beating him."
DT Jurrell Casey on generating an interior rush: "It's going to be key for us up front to make sure we put as much pressure as we can up the middle, because if a quarterback can’t step up, it helps a lot for our secondary."
Vrabel on WR Will Fuller, V: "I think you notice that he does have the ability to take the top off of it and get downfield, and Deshaun’s willing to wait it out. The protection has been there, or was there, for them to be able to move the ball downfield and throw it and really stretch a defense 40 or 50 yards down the field. He was always willing to block while I was there. I always recognized his ability to block, his willingness to go in there and block. It’ll be a difficult challenge, obviously. We’re anticipating him being back."
CB Adoree Jackson on Fuller: "They’ve got a lot of weapons out there, offensively. They got him, they got 12 (Bruce Ellington), 10 (DeAndre Hopkins), the quarterback, running back, they got a lot of people out there that can do a lot of different things. They’re offense is stacked and loaded with a lot of people."
RB Dion Lewis on the Texans defense: "They’ve got a great defense. A lot of talent up front. They generate a good pass rush. They got a new addition with Honey Badger in the secondary so they’re really talented. We definitely have our work cut out for us. But at the same time, we’re confident in what we can do."
The Houston Texans updated 53-man roster, in photos. (Updated 1/3/2019)