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Houston Texans Rosterology: August 22 Max Scharping Houston Texans Jersey , 2018 The Texans are focusing on getting a lot of game tape on players who are fighting for roster spots. WR Braxton Miller (71 snaps), OG Chad Slade (58 snaps), OT Kendall Lamm (58 snaps), OG Kyle Fuller (52 snaps), and OG David Quessenberry (47 snaps) led the team in snaps played last week and for good reason. Here are some notable updates as we get started. Joe Webb III put on a dazzling performance in the second half of the Texans-49ers preseason game. With this team’s QB injury history, coupled with his play on special teams, Webb has staked his claim for a roster spot and removed his name from the bubble. Also, Braxton Miller fans will be satisfied to hear that he played almost the entire game on Sunday; although he dropped a solid throw from Deshaun Watson on a 2nd and 5 deep post route, he played a good game. I believe the team is beginning to trust Miller more and more, which takes him off of the Rosterology board. Sadly, several names have fallen off the board for a different reason. Both Stephen Anderson and Tyler Ervin are falling behind in the roster battle and were replaced on this list. It’s becoming more murky who is going to make the roster with two weeks of film, but this next week and game against the Rams should clear up most of the confusion about who is going to make the team.Safe, But In Position BattlesJay ProschFullbacks are an endangered species in the NFL, and the necessity for one on the Texans’ roster may be as well. The transitioning offense with Deshaun Watson at the helm will stress different positions than before. The new offense, from the short glimpse that we have seen, runs more from the shotgun and does not rely on lead blocking as much. Prosch is a good fullback but definitely replaceable if push comes to shove. Depending on the amount of corners, wide receivers, and linemen the Texans keep, Jay may be a potential surprise cut from the Texans’ roster.Carlos WatkinsI trust Brandon Dunn and Joel Heath more than I do Watkins. He doesn’t his gap against double blocks and does not add much to the blitz game. The Texans had all three of Dunn, Heath, and Watkins out there on the field to start the game against the Niners.Watkins is really only a two-down defensive lineman; Christian Covington comes in for Watkins on third down. Watkins’ single pass break-up does not make up for an average game otherwise. The numbers game may work against Watkins if there are any non-defensive linemen Bill O’Brien wants to keep.Kyle FullerI thought Fuller played a less consistent game against the Niners than he did against the Chiefs, but I also thought he was better in run blocking this past week. His ideal size and length make him hard to let go of, but the offensive line room is probably the hardest to predict. Fuller may be the best backup interior offensive lineman we have. David QuessenberryQuessenberry has come a long way. I was surprised by his aggressiveness at the point of attack last week and was glad to see that he did not lose that tenacity. In pass blocking, he is a quality surveyor of the blitz and helped out the center and tackle when he was not covered. DQ is definitely a favorite of Bill O’Brien and the fanbase; depending on how he looks against the Rams Max Scharping Jersey 2019 , we will see if the Texans are serious about keeping Quessenberry around.Last Four InKurtis DrummondA commanding performance from Drummond against the 49ers moves him up the chart. He played all over the field on Saturday night and is a locker room favorite. The thinness of this secondary is actually starting to scare me more than the offensive line. Drummond can play in the box in dime situations fairly well; he also has been with the team for several years now and knows the playbook. I say Drummond makes the 53-man roster as of now.Alfred BlueBlue is like milk that is one day expired; you don’t like it, but you have nothing else to pour in your cereal. He runs without any anticipation of him breaking loose for a long run. If Troymaine Pope continues to play with the agility and pass-catching ability that he has shown and D’Onta Foreman comes back fully healthy, Blue could fall way down the depth chart. The Texans know what they have in Blue, but complacency is a sin in football. Troymaine PopeEven though he messed up on the goal line on third down, Pope looks NFL ready and provides dynamic speed to Houston’s offense. He can catch the ball better than any other running back on the roster, and he’s probably the fastest as well. Pope needs to work on his blocking, as he has a tendency to lock his feet into the ground right before he makes contact instead of keeping them active. I think he makes the team, but you never know who can get snubbed.Sammie CoatesCoates left Saturday’s game with a concussion, but before his injury he made several excellent catches on the sideline, hauling in three catches for 36 yards for another solid performance. As a natural outside receiver, he is becoming a potential substitute for Will Fuller in terms of routes run.The depth and special teams play that Coates can provide keep him on the roster as the sixth receiver. It will be interesting to see if he misses any exhibition time with his concussion and loses valuable reps to other hungry receivers. First Four OutPeter KalambayiHis play is not better than Brennan Scarlett, and that is a concern. He played the fifth most snaps in the game last week, but I really cannot point to anything that he did that was deserving of a roster spot. If Kalambayi continues to play hesitantly, he will continue to be a candidate for the practice squad. LaTroy Lewis is also a reason for concern when it comes to the rookie’s standing on the 53-man roster, as Lewis has also been a good player in the preseason. Chad SladeThe Texans know what they have in Slade, but they need to decide if his value is worth having him on the 53-man roster. With Martinas Rankin back at practice, it will be vital for Slade to continue to polish his game. Only 26 years old, Slade is battling to be the final offensive guard on the team. In the first two preseason games, I don’t think Senio Kelemente has proven to be a dependable guard, while Slade showed that he can come in and put together a couple good series. It’s difficult to tell who this coaching staff likes more on the interior of the offensive line - Kyle Fuller, David Quessenberry, or Chad Slade.Dee VirginI thought Virgin was getting picked on by Jimmy Garoppolo and the backup QBs. His off coverage allowed too many to receivers to gain easy yards on quick inside routes. On the play where Aaron Colvin let Trent Taylor score a TD, Virgin was wrapped around his wide receiver and would have easily been called for pass interference if the ball was thrown his way. Depending on the extent of Kevin Johnson’s injury, Virgin is now basically the fourth corner. I do not trust him enough for him to hold onto this spot without the Texans bringing in someone else. Biggest RiserJosh KeyesEven if there is not a roster spot initially available Max Scharping Jersey Mens , Keyes is making his case. He got fooled by Kyle Shanahan’s offense on a third down and short play-action rollout in which he allowed the tight end to get free in the flat. Keyes is a hard hitting linebacker who is improving on special teams, but he needs to work on his overall speed and play recognition. He played with aggression in the past two games, and he is definitely putting pressure on the team to keep him over Brian Peters. Biggest FallerTyler ErvinInjuries have derailed his career. Who knows what Ervin could have turned into, and maybe another team can take him in free agency and turn him into a useful option out of the backfield. Troymaine Pope has more athleticism at his disposal at this point than Ervin does. I was a big fan of Ervin and think there was a spot on this roster for him, but the first two preseason games prove he is not ready. Player to WatchAndre ChachereThe most improved player from Preseason Week 1 to Week 2, the young cornerback made several great plays against San Francisco. He forced a fourth down on a good tackle and had a great pass breakup later in the game. He may not make the team, but a candidate for the practice squad he definitely is. Chachere had a ton of plays in the second half of the game, and with Kevin Johnson out, the back half of the cornerback group is completely up for grabs. LDE: J.J. Watt, Carlos WatkinsNT: D.J Reader, Brandon DunnRDE: Christian Covington, Joel HeathLOLB: Whitney Mercilus, Brennan ScarlettILB: Benardrick McKinney, Brian PetersILB: Zach Cunningham, Dylan ColeROLB: Jadeveon Clowney, Duke EjioforCB: Aaron Colvin, Kevin Johnson, CB: Jonathan Joseph, Johnson BademosiFS: Justin Reid, Kareem JacksonSS: Tyrann Mathieu, Corey Moore, Kurtis DrummondQB: Deshaun Watson, Brandon Weeden, Joe Webb IIIFB: Jay ProschRB: Lamar Miller Youth Max Scharping Jersey , D’Onta Foreman, Alfred Blue, Troymaine PopeTE: Ryan Griffin, Jordan Akins, Jordan ThomasWR: DeAndre Hopkins, Keke Coutee, Braxton MillerWR: Will Fuller, Bruce Ellington, Sammie CoatesLT: Julie’n Davenport, Kendall LammLG: Zach Fulton, Kyle FullerC: Nick Martin, Greg ManczRG: Senio Kelemete, David QuessenberryRT: Seantrel Henderson, Martinas RankinLS: Jon WeeksK: Ka’imi FairbairnP: Shane Lechler The Houston Texans got their second straight win on Sunday after an 0-3 start, but they still have plenty of room for improvement.Notably in the red zone where they managed just one touchdown in six trips against the Cowboys."We've got to make major improvements there because we're moving the ball, but we're not scoring touchdowns," coach Bill O'Brien said."We're kicking too many field goals ... that's not a sustainable way to win games in this league and we know that. So, we're going to work hard to get it better this week."The Texans rank third in the NFL by averaging 423.4 yards a game, but are tied for 15th by scoring just 23 points a game. They've struggled in the red zone all season, finishing with touchdowns just 8 of 22 times. Houston has converted more than 50 percent of its chances inside the 20 in just one game this season, when it went 3 for 5 in an overtime win over Indianapolis on Sept. 30.O'Brien said plenty of factors are contributing to the problem and that his staff is focused on fixing it."I think it's a combination of a lot of things," O'Brien said. "It's not a time for us to sit here and list all the things. I think it starts with me. I've got to do a better job of teaching it, designing it, and then there are some things that we have to do a better job of executing."O'Brien credited the defenses Houston has faced for doing a good job of limiting his team in this area and noted how much more difficult things become once an offense is inside the 20."You have to be in this business day in and day out to understand how difficult the red area is White Max Scharping Jersey ," he said. "There's less space, the windows, they open and close very fast, you have to make quick decisions, you have to throw the ball accurately, you've got to be able to run the ball by covering people up and blocking support and all these other things."Quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is fifth in the NFL with 1,621 yards passing, said part of the struggles in the red zone come from his failure to execute plays. He pointed to a couple of throws he made that were short against the Cowboys that kept his team from scoring."We've just got to execute. That's pretty much it," he said. "You can be simple. You can be creative. It doesn't really matter what you do, you've just got to execute the play. The plays are designed to get the ball in the end zone, and if everyone does their job and does it correctly and I make the right throw and make the right read, the ball should end up in the end zone."Watson and the Texans should have more help on offense this week when they host Buffalo with the return of running back Lamar Miller. The starter, who leads the team with 225 yards rushing, was active for the Cowboys game but did not play because of a chest injury.The Texans are confident that if they could figure out a way to finish drives their offense will be in good shape. Watson has looked good in his return this season after missing the last half of his rookie year in 2017 after knee surgery.He's been able to connect consistently with star receiver DeAndre Hopkins and has spread the ball around to Will Fuller and rookie Keke Coutee. Hopkins already has three 100-yard receiving games this season and leads the NFL with 594 yards receiving. Fuller has 278 yards receiving and leads the team with three TD receptions, and Coutee has piled up 160 yards in just two games.After the tough start to the year, Watson is encouraged by his team's work the past two weeks and is focused on getting better to help the Texans continue to build on their recent success."We've got to score in the red zone to put the game away, but we'll correct those mistakes," he said. "These last two weeks have been big ... just everyone just believing and being able to have that will and that determination to get the job done at the end."
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