“I have to watch the tape, but I thought those guys went out there and operated the offense pretty well,” head coach Bill O’Brien said after the Texans 23-10 win in the preseason opener.
Brian Hoyer threw a touchdown pass to
It was a record day for the quarterback group.
O’Brien sees progress in the Texans red zone offense but wants to see improvement there and specifically in goal-line offense next week. On Mallett’s first series, the Texans were unable to score from the San Francisco one-yard line despite five attempts by four different backs:
“We’ll have to look at it,” O’Brien said. “We were in some big people groupings down there, and wer were in some smaller groupings. We’ll have to look at it. Give San Francisco credit. They stopped us right there. In the end, we won the game, which was good, but we have to correct that part of what happened tonight, no doubt about it.”
Ryan Mallett will start on Saturday against Denver in the Texans second preseason game.