Laremy Tunsil On Deshaun Watson: 'He's A Magician, Bro'

Watson's fumble, return for the first down wows teammates

Jeremy Branham
October 08, 2019 - 10:10 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Deshaun Watson did it all against Atlanta on Sunday.  A perfect 158.3 quarterback rating, five touchdown passes, 473 total yards, but it was a busted play that had every one talking after the game.

On a 3rd and 7 from the Atlanta 42, Watson dropped back to pass.  He was flushed out of the pocket to the right side, but was contained and had to cut back to the middle of the field.  He had the ball knocked out of his hands, but he bent down and picked it up on one hop and sprinted forward for a 7-yard gain and the first down.

"I just shook my head and chuckled a little bit, honestly.  I've become accustomed to seeing him make plays like that.  A lot of times you'll jump up and say, 'man, what is he doing?' But with Deshaun he's so calm and cool back there that he never panicks, he's always in the moment," Texans' corner back Johnathan Joseph said.

For good or bad, Watson occasionally goes off script.  At times it leads to improvised positive plays for the offense, and other times he holds on to the ball too long and gets sacked.  The win against the Falcons was one of those days in which everything went right for the Texans’ offense.

“Everybody gets breaks every once in a while. The ball bounced right to him and he’s so instinctive he knew what to do with the ball. I just wrote in my comment box there, ‘That was great coaching.’ We work on that play a lot in practice. We bounce the ball to ourselves and run for 10 yards. No, it was a great play. It’s just an example of his instincts. He’s got really good instincts,” Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien joked about the play.

One of his new teammates, Laremy Tunsil, summed up Watson about as well as anyone has so far.

“He’s a magician, bro.”

 

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