Texans QBs puts skills on display in preseason opener

Texans QBs puts skills on display in preseason opener

Here are his takes on what the Texans will face in Charlotte. There were plenty of storylines heading into this game as well.

Now, to be fair, Watson played with the second unit and faced the Panthers' second unit. While none of the three players looked like a bona-fide starter, Kendall Lamb was by far the worst of the three. The Panthers' Derek Anderson isn't exactly the Cadillac of quarterbacks, but he's got more in-game experience than Savage or Watson, and that should serve him well here. Carolina pretty much controlled the game, leading in each quarter of a 27-17 win.

Cam Newton was held out of the game due to soreness in his throwing arm, but this team is comfortable with Anderson and he knows how to run the scheme.

Watson, a first-round draft pick for the Houston Texans, made a clear case that he'd be an effective starting quarterback in lieu of Tom Savage, whom he substituted for.

This line came down from Carolina minus-3 when coach Ron Rivera officially announced he wouldn't play Cam Newton in the preseason opener. He was also sacked three times and finished the night with a 81.9 passer rating.

Deshaun Watson shines in debut.

Can he fit the ball in tight holes and complete the long ball? He engineered the Texans' 13-play, 75-yard drive that Alfred Blue capped with a 16-yard touchdown run. He's most risky in space and he's given Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis a lot of trouble bringing him down in the passing game, so it's real encouraging to see him excelling against them.

Coming out from under center Watson's footwork still needs refinement, which is expected coming out of Clemson.

"He is a smart and distinctive player", O'Brien told reporters after the game. He was a little quick to escape the pocket but, in his defense, it was collapsing pretty quick as well.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson had an impressive performance in his first National Football League preseason game Wednesday night. Don't say it's a completely meaningless preseason game either, as Watson went 15-for-25 for 179 yard to go along with his 24 rushing yards in extensive action against Carolina. "Overall, the first half, the ones definitely had a good showing". D'Onta Foreman had his number called three straight times on the Texan's fifth offensive possession. On the ground, Lamar Miller rushed for 1073 yards and five touchdowns in 26 attempts. He's been in big games. He wants to be the starter on September 10 when the Texans open the season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Some will claim that was just nerves, but considering the stage Watson played on at Clemson, it's hard to imagine him being a shrinking violet against the Panthers in August. The Panthers won't want to tip their hand as to how he'll be used in the regular season.

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