The Leftovers: The offense in 2019, Color Rush, Free agency targets

Drew Dougherty was inundated with questions via Facebook and Twitter. He answered a few in the video above. He answered some more in the article below. If you have a question, Tweet at him HERE.

Dylan Makee: Dear Drew, Who do you expect the Texans to target via free agency?*
DD
*: Hi Dylan. Like they do most years, they'll sign a mix of guys from outside the team, while also retaining some free agents of their own. From the outside, I think you'll see Houston add help on the offensive line, at cornerback, and at receiver.

Archie Kirkland: Dear Drew, What changes to the Offense will happen with the new Offensive Coordinator?
DD: Fantastic question, Archie. Tim Kelly was named the offensive coordinator a few weeks ago. You won't see a wacky new offense employed by the Texans, but I think you'll some new wrinkles that play up to the strengths of quarterback Deshaun Watson and the weapons around him. Kelly's been with the Texans since 2014, and before that he was with Bill O'Brien for two years as an assistant at Penn State. He's a creative guy, with a really strong work ethic who's coached a variety of positions.

Joshua Mccarty: Dear Drew, What’s your take on the news that Texans are the worst fan base in the NFL?
DD: 'Based on what?', was my first question. I looked at the link and still couldn't see how that publication came up with the ranking. I disregarded it, as you should too. Texans fans rock.

I-Min Michael Mau: Dear Drew, It’s Trent Brown or bust for me. Can you pass that up to GM Brian Gaine? Thanks.
DD: Okey dokey.

@WalkInGodsGlory: Dear Drew, Do you see any offensive linemen in the draft you think we should pick up or do you see any cornerbacks we should pick up?
DD: Those are the two positions at which I think you'll see the Texans take players early. There's a lot of names that intrigue me, and most of them can be found HERE in the latest Houston Texans Mock Draft Survey.

Cameron Knight: Dear Drew, Do you think custom number/name color rush jerseys could be made available next season? The red on blue is sweet look.
DD: Man, great question, Cameron. The color rush jerseys are my new favorite, so it's a bummer that you can't personalize them right now. I've checked with some folks here who handle that, and they want to sell those options, but say there aren't plans to currently. If that changes, and we're hopeful it does, we'll be sure to let you know.

Jason McLeod: Dear Drew, Do you think the Texans will ever bring out a new jersey style and will it replace current jerseys or be an addition?
DD: Jason, I don't think we'll see any jersey changes in the next five to 10 years. I could see Color Rush tweaks as additions, but I don't think you'll see any wholesale jersey makeovers anytime soon.

Samantha Hallas: Hey Drew! Who are the top prospects for Texans fans to watch at the Combine?
DD: Hey Samantha! My main man John Harris has this good writeup on some offensive names to keep an eye on. Defensively, look out for the cornerback spot, as I think there's a good chance the Texans use one of their first couple picks at that position.

Jonathon Lovil: DEAR DREW CAN YOU TELL MR GAINE AND COACH BOB WE NEED CODY FORD, DALTON RISNER, OR JAWAAN TAYLOR IN RD 1 AND IN ROUND 2 WE NEED JULIAN LOVE, AMANI O, OR ROCK YA SIN, AND ROUND 3 DAVID SILLS.
DD: OK JONATHON WILL DO.

Juan Garza: Dear Drew, With the new league year fast approaching, March 13th is just 3 weeks away now, how will the Texans retain some of their key free agents from the defensive side of the ball?
DD: That's always one of the tricky thinks about free agency: balancing who you want to retain and going out and acquiring guys from other teams who can help. There have been multiple examples in the past where the Texans wanted to keep one of their own, but weren't able to.

Dan Flores: Dear Drew, How much stock are the Texans putting in D'onta Foreman? Is this a make-or-break year for him? P.S. I would love to be a superfan judge at HTC tryouts. Throw in a good word for me.
DD: Dan, Foreman will get to go through the 2019 offseason healthy, after spending the bulk of 2018 rehabbing the Achilles injury. Every year for every NFL player is 'make-or-break', but I'm sure Foreman and the Texans have high expectations for this fall. He's a back with a lot of talent and potential, and could really help the offense.

Warren L. Boggs: Dear Drew, could you see the Texans trading with a couple of teams that have little salary cap to add additional players or do you think we will add weapons via the draft and free agency?
DD: Yes, Warren, I could. That's definitely something that's on the table for general manager Brian Gaine and company. Because the Texans are armed with three draft picks in the first two rounds, and an ample amount of money under the salary cap, they have quite a bit of flexibility to be aggressive. A trade is certainly a possibility, and I think you'll see them be fairly aggressive in free agency as well.

Check out the best shots of QB Deshaun Watson from the 2018 season.

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