Deshaun Watson is off to the best start an NFL rookie could want, tied for first among all quarterbacks with 17 total touchdowns (15 passing, 2 rushing).
However, Watson has a list of things he wants to improve heading into the second half of the season.
"Just continue to make better decisions, ball placement, make quicker reads, my pocket awareness," Watson said. "Just try to operate the offense as best as I can."
During his self-evaluation over the bye week, Watson watched all of his plays from previous games. He focused on the defenses too, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
"I think that's some of the biggest strides he can make in his rookie year, I think, is to continue to learn about how these guys play defense," O'Brien said. "It's so much different than what he was used to seeing at Clemson. It's just the way it is. And then I wanted him to get ahead and start looking at Seattle."
Seattle's CenturyLink Field, known as the notoriously loudest stadiums in the NFL, will present its own challenges on Sunday, against one of the league's top-ranked defenses.
"As far as playing on the road against a great environment like Seattle, the operation is big," Watson said. "You have to be able to communicate the plays. You have to be able to make sure that everyone's on the same page at all times, and if you can't hear, you have to be able to find ways to communicate that and make sure that everyone's on the same page so you can go out there and execute."
His experience playing in big games while at Clemson may come in handy for Watson. The Texans starting quarterback recalled two night games at Florida State as the two loudest he has ever played in up to this point. Last year, with Clemson trailing 34-29, Watson led the Tigers on a five-play, 75-yard scoring drive that ended in a touchdown pass and a successful two-point conversion. After the win, Watson became the first Clemson quarterback to defeat the Seminoles in consecutive tries.
The (3-3) Texans will travel to Seattle to face the (4-2) Seahawks on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Check out the best shots from Wednesday's practice as the Texans prepare for Sunday's game in Seattle against the Seahawks.