The quarterback carousel in Houston is nothing new - wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has now caught passes from 10 quarterbacks in the five years he has been with the Texans - and the Texans are hoping that drafting Watson will be their first ever franchise quarterback. I have great respect for Andy, and I know he wants to be great, so I know he will do just that.
The Bengals' problems obviously run deeper than not throwing to A.J. Green enough-though I imagine that could only help.
The touchdown run was the signature play by Watson, who engineered a national championship win in his last college start against Alabama.
Watson offered Houston fans a glimpse of his potential, though, when he put the Texans ahead 10-3 with 50 seconds remaining until halftime.
"He's got good poise", O'Brien said. He was taken to the locker room shortly before the half, but returned for the second half. On paper, Watson appears to be the logical choice given the porous condition of the Texans offensive line.
"We have to find a way to get our playmakers the ball", Green said. Bill O'Brien of the Texans looked overmatched on most plays, but Lewis lapped him in haplessness with these last two outings from his team. We've been struggling on offense, getting to the red zone.
Lamar Miller 18 carries 61 yards (3.4) and three receptions for 26 yards. One would think that, given Boyd's absence, Ross could be in for at least a relatively high snap count, but that proved not to be the case, with Alex Erickson seeing a lot of the Bengals' work outside of starters A.J.
The team thought it had broken the drought on its opening drive of the third quarter when Dalton scrambled to his left and found tight end Tyler Eifert all alone in the end zone. He's going to make his share of mistakes, he's going to see things that he's never seen before, seeing them for the first time, and he'll learn from it.
The real shocker though is how the supposed quarterback guru doesn't see what's so plain about the guys he is choosing - they just stink.
ABOUT THE BENGALS (0-1): Lost in the abysmal performance by Dalton, who tossed three of his interceptions in the first half, was the sturdy play of Cincinnati's defense, which surrendered a total of 268 yards (157 rushing) to the Ravens.