There's no denying the possibilities on offense when Will Fuller, V is healthy.
In the month of October last season, the receiver erupted. He had 13 catches, seven of which were touchdowns, for a total of 279 yards. When he was on the field with quarterback Deshaun Watson and receiver DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans averaged more than 40 points per game. Building on that in 2018 is a big goal for the third-year wideout, and it's something he and the rest of the offense have worked on through the start of organized team activities (OTAs) this week.
"Just out here trying to get the timing down, just trying to get better," Fuller said. "Having a better season than last year. What we put out there was unacceptable, so just having a better season."
Fuller said the health issues and injuries that nagged him in 2017 are now in the rearview mirror. His head coach has noticed.
“He’s had a really good couple of days out here," Bill O'Brien said on Tuesday. "He’s a really good route runner. He’s just a really good guy to work with. He’s very smart, he’s smooth."
O'Brien added that this year for Fuller has the potential to be a big one for growth, as he's now been in the offense for a couple seasons.
"I think it takes a while to develop at receiver," O'Brien said. "I think it takes one year, two years – especially if you’re dealing with injuries – so if he can stay healthy, I think he has real good potential in our offense.”
Aiding in that growth is Fuller's blinding speed, which has already impressed new safety Tyrann Mathieu after a few days of work on the field.
"He's got real speed," Mathieu said. "That's for sure. I think it's key, though. Especially having a guy like Will, obviously a guy with great top-end speed."
Fuller knows that he and the rest of the offense can get back to their success of last October, because they did it on Sundays, but also did it during the weeks leading up to those gamedays.
"We hit those plays in practice too, so that's why we were connecting in the games," Fuller said. "Just staying consistent in practice and practicing hard. If we stay healthy, I know the sky's the limit."
Fuller and the Texans continue with OTAs at the Houston Methodist Training Center this week.
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