Deshaun Watson reacts to Texans’ shocking 0-4 start to season
Quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans find themselves probing for answers after going winless through four weeks of NFL action. For all the reasons they have, they just haven’t been able to pull it together against any of the four teams they have faced through Week 4.
Houston had two commanding opponents in Weeks 1 and 2 in the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens, giving them a likely chance of falling to 0-2 as they did. However, their last two contest could have been theirs for the taking.
With multiple Texans players sounding off on frustrations that are commonly echoed throughout the locker room, Watson also gave his outlook on the team’s losing start to the season.
“It is what it is. We’re 0-4. I’m not going to let it take my joy. My spirit, my smile, my energy, my love of the game is still going to be there,” Deshaun Watson said, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
The Texans fell to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday following a controversial call that went against Houston that could’ve resulted in a touchdown late in the game. Will Fuller was the intended receiver, and Watson felt that the play was justified the first time.
Deshaun Watson on Will Fuller touchdown that was overturned on replay review: 'We felt like Will made the catch and it got overturned.'
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 4, 2020
Watson turned in one of his better performances thus far into the season. He finished the game completing 20 of 33 passes for 300 yards along with two touchdowns. He has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for the season for 1,092 yards and six touchdowns as well.
The Texans’ star QB hasn’t necessarily been the problem though. After all, JJ Watt missed opportunities along with other lineman on defense that would have put an end on the Vikings’ scoring runs.
Sure enough, with the problems they are going through, the team just decided to fire head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien. While the decision puts a could of doubt over the franchise and their season, it was not a surprising move given O’Brien’s failure to make the necessary adjustments to keep the Texans afloat.
Houston is already two defeats away from matching their losses from the 2019 season. They will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5.