Deshaun Watson: Becoming complete QB is 'going to take time'

Deshaun Watson: Becoming complete QB is 'going to take time'

Ross, 21, missed the Bengals' season-opening 20-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens after spraining his knee in the preseason finale on August 31.

During their 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Texans coach Bill O'Brien pulled starting quarterback Tom Savage in favor of rookie Deshaun Watson, who will be getting his first National Football League start tonight in Cincy. Tom Savage started that game for Houston and finished 18-of-29 for 176 yards, no touchdowns, no picks and he was sacked four times. Veteran Johnathan Joseph left in the second quarter because of a shoulder injury, and 2015 first-round pick Kevin Johnson left because of a knee injury after he was checked out by the Texans' medical team on the field.

No Bengals team has made the playoffs after starting 0-2.

Watson earned the start after passing for 102 yards with a TD and an interception after taking over for Tom Savage in the second half of last week's loss to Jacksonville. Hopkins said it will take some time for him and Watson to continue to find a rhythm on the field, but said he was impressed by what Watson did on Thursday. "That's going to take time, but just take it one step at a time and try to build my confidence". Watt injured the ring finger on his left hand in Week 1, and it appears to have gotten a bit worse in Week 2, via ESPN's Sarah Barshop. The hosts will start with a 64.5 percent chance to win the game with Houston at 35.2 percent to make it three straight wins over its fellow AFC rivals.

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Granted he was handcuffed by starting a rookie quarterback behind an iffy line without any regular tight ends, but the play calling from the head coach, who also serves as the offensive coordinator, was somewhere between pedantic and ponderous.

When it seemed the Bengals defense was getting best of him, that 49 yard touchdown run turned the game around. He was back in form Thursday with six tackles, one pass deflection and one hit on Dalton. Houston's offense managed just 66 yards in the first half. Jones did leave the game late in the fourth quarter with an elbow injury but returned to finish the game. "I love the guy, he drafted me".

As bad as Dalton was, he still found A.J. Green five times for 74 yards. He's in the NFL's concussion protocol and has been suspended 10 games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The Texans already were missing LB Brian Cushing. Dalton followed it with a big game in a 27-10 win at New Orleans, throwing for three touchdowns and a rating of 143.9 that is the second best of his career.

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