Texans Offense To Have New Wrinkles

Watson, O'Brien Share Ideas

April 18, 2018 - 1:00 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Bill O’Brien has hinted at some wrinkles offensively heading into the 2018 season, but it’s unclear exactly what.

Deshaun Watson didn’t help clear up matters when he was asked about some of the new wrinkles on Tuesday.  Coyly, Watson said he “didn’t know,” but that it “will be fun.”

In Watson’s six starts last season the Texans averaged nearly 35 points per game and had over 390 yards of offense in four of those six games.

Major overhauls aren’t needed, but perhaps a tinker here or a tinker there can get the offense to an even higher level.  The changes could be as simple as expanding the playbook a bit more in the second season of Watson, or just putting him in situations that highlight his strengths. 

“Coach O’Brien is not one of those guys that’s stuck in his ways. He’s one of those guys that’s open for change and new wrinkles. Any way to be better and more efficient on offense, so he asks me for ideas and I ask him for ideas. He asks other people,” Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson said.  “He’s a guy that’s always looking for ways to get better. I wouldn’t say he’s trying to change something that wasn’t broken but he’s just saying that we were very simple last year and with me being in the system for a whole year and having an offseason, there’s a lot more that we can do with the offense than we did last year.”