Getting after Texans QB Deshaun Watson key for Broncos win Sunday
A win or loss Sunday against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans rides on the backs of the Denver Broncos defensive line, “Stokley and Zach” co-host Brandon Stokley said on Thursday.
“We think we have a bad offensive line. Theirs is worse. Worse than ours. It’s not even close,” Stokley said. “Their offensive line is very, very poor. Bad offensive line. You have got to take advantage of it. You have got to hit Deshaun Watson.
Through eight games, Watson has been sacked second-most in the NFL behind only New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
“Second most is Deshaun Watson, who, by the way, is very mobile. He’s hard to sack. Second most,” Stokley said. “That just tells you how bad their offensive line is. Right behind Eli Manning. We’ve seen Eli Manning and how much he’s been hit this year.”
Furthermore, the Texans have given up 71 quarterback hits, good enough for most in the NFL.
“This is on this defensive line to disrupt him and hit him and make him uncomfortable,” Stokley said. “You’re playing at home. You’ve got the crowd noise advantage. Use it.
“And if you don’t get after him, you don’t have a chance to win. If you’re not hitting him, if you’re not sacking him, putting him in bad downs and distances, you’re not going to win this football game.
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