Harris: "It might end up being Brandon Weeden against Josh Allen"

October 11, 2018 - 5:43 pm

For a look at the Buffalo Bills' Week 6 opponent in the Houston Texans, John Harris of HoustonTexans.com joined Schopp & the Bulldog for some insight.  Harris also doubles as the Texans' sideline reporter, and contributes to Houston Texans radio and television.

Here are some notable quotes and observations from Harris' time on WGR Sports Radio 550.


Harris on the surprising over/under for HOU/BUF:

"I'm totally and completely surprised.  This team [Houston] has not won a game in regulation.  They've won two in overtime, and those were two teams that the city of Houston loves to beat [Indianapolis and Dallas], but I was shocked when I saw the over/under at 10.  I mean, everyone is still trying to figure out whether Deshaun Watson is even going to play or not.  Against this Bills defense, we might struggle.  Last week we had the football six times within the three-yard line and scored 16 points.  We can move the football and rack up yards but we can't put it in the endzone."


Harris on runningback Lamar Miller's injury status:

"It's 100% go.  He was a full participant today at practice, so I think Lamar is going to be a go."


Harris on quarterback Deshaun Watson's readiness:

"I think it is going to be a game-time decision.  The shot that he took, I mean you guys saw on television; I saw it from yards away.  I saw his helmet go up by his mouth, his eyes rolled back and I went, 'oh, man, he's taking a pounding'.  I just don't know that they can even take the chance after what happened last year [torn ACL in practice] and put him out there against your defense that is potentially faster and more physical than what we saw against Dallas.  He says he's ready to go.  If he does, he hasn't practiced much at all this week so there's going to be a bit of rust that he'll encounter early in this game."


Harris on limitations in Watson's game if he plays:

"He's a mobile quarterback.  Moving him out of the pocket invites Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds to take full running shots at him.  That's something you obviously don't want to have happen.  I wouldn't be surprised if he played; I think his biggest asset is his toughness.  On the other hand, it can be his biggest detriment like we saw the other night."


Harris' opinion on if Watson plays:

"I would be really surprised if he does play, so it might end up being Brandon Weeden against Josh Allen."


The Bills visit the Texans on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.


You can hear Harris' entire conversation below.

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