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Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 am
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught three passes for 61 yards for the Texans in a Week Nine game that came just a few days after he was acquired in a trade with the Broncos.The Texans had a bye last week and head coach Bill O’Brien said that Thomas spent it making sure that he has a better handle of the team’s offensive playbook. As a result , O’Brien said he thinks that the team will be seeing bigger and bigger contributions from the wideout in the coming weeks.“We’ve got to be able to use him more, even more than we did,” O’Brien said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He had three catches. I think they were all basically almost on the first or second drive of the game. He’s a very smart guy, excellent pro. He was in here last week, meeting extra on Thursday , Friday, trying to get some more of the offense down. Go out there [Monday], have a lot of plays we ran in practice, knew where to line up, change his position, change his identity by personnel , knew what to do. I think we’re going to make a lot of strides with him from week to week.”Thomas’ three catches came on the only three balls that Deshaun Watson threw his way. DeAndre Hopkins is being targeted 10 times a game and his role is unlikely to change much, but the six-plus targets that Will Fuller was averaging each week is probably a fair expectation from what the Texans will look for from Thomas the rest of the way. The league’s most skillful wide receiver won’t be playing in this year’s Pro Bowl."The Browns announced that Jarvis Landry will be replacing DeAndre Hopkins in this year’s Pro Bowl. You know, the NFL’s Allstar game that nobody watches, that now takes place the week before the Superbowl, that isn’t in Hawaii anymore, but is somehow in Orlando , where the players aren’t selected by conference but by captains who used to be former NFL Stars. It’s all a mess. At least the players wear their team’s helmets again. I always loved that in the early 2000s. Anyways, DeAndre Hopkins sprained his ankle against the New York Jets. He was dealing with an AC Sprain in the playoff loss to the Colts. So rather than smile through gritted teeth and be somewhere he doesn’t really want to be while injuries keep nagging at him, he will rest and recover instead. Good for him. He doesn’t need to be playing dodgeball anyways. Jarvis Landry and his 81 catches for 976 yards will be there instead. As a result, there’s one less reason to watch the 2019 Pro Bowl, as if you needed that anyways.