Deshaun Watson delighted the Houston Texans didn’t trade Will Fuller | NFL News

first_img4:04 0:30 Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Deshaun Watson completes to Will Fuller for a 77 yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fuller caught all five of his targets on Sunday for 100 yards and a score in a bounce back week following his three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week Eight defeat to the Green Bay Packers.His value as a deep-threat has been undisputed since being selected in the first round of the 2016 Draft, with niggling injuries the major hindrance to his efforts to establish himself as a consistent threat. The hope is that he has turned a corner this year in regards to his health.Speaking post-game Fuller admitted “it really sucked” to be shopped by the Texans prior to the deadline.“Just giving this organisation my all, coming to work every day, very unselfish player, do everything they ask, and then, just to be shopped around, I did feel a certain type of way,” he said.“But like I said, I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to play with Deshaun and continue to try to get wins with this organisation.”Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won’t miss a moment. Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/nfl, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go! – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Wide receiver Will Fuller caught a touchdown for the sixth straight game on Sunday as he helped the Houston Texans to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars after being linked with a trade to the Green Bay Packers prior to last Tuesday’s deadline. By Cameron HogwoodLast Updated: 09/11/20 1:11pmcenter_img – Advertisement – A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season A look back at the action and talking points from Week 9 of the NFL season There was nobody more relieved than Deshaun Watson when Will Fuller was still a Houston Texans player after Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.Having traded Watson’s favourite target DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals this past offseason, Houston appeared ready to strip their quarterback of another weapon as they listened to offers on Fuller.The Green Bay Packers are believed to have made a run at him prior to the deadline as they sought support for Davante Adams, however the two sides were unable to agree on value.Watson and Fuller linked up well in Sunday’s 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the former connecting with his lead receiver for a 77-yard touchdown. It was the sixth straight game in which Fuller had hauled in a touchdown catch, marking the longest streak by any player since Antonio Brown’s eight-game stretch in 2018.“It would have been hell if they would have done that, for sure,” Watson said post-game when asked about the possibility of Fuller being traded.“Honestly. I’m glad to continue to play with Will. We’ve been making a lot of big, big plays since I came into this league, [and we’re] going to continue to do that as we continue to go the rest of this year and hopefully the rest of our careers.” – Advertisement – last_img read more

Pass-first Schwarz shows scoring ability in playoffs

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 4, 2014 at 12:45 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Heather Schwarz took more shots on Saturday than in any other game in her collegiate career, and she was rewarded with a second playoff goal in as many days.A freshman forward, Schwarz was an asset to a Syracuse (20-13-3, 9-8-3 College Hockey America) offense that helped the Orange beat Lindenwood on Friday and Saturday to advance to the CHA Semifinals in Erie, Pa., this coming weekend.Schwarz admitted she’s not a prolific goal scorer, as she has only put the puck in the net once during the regular season. She has gotten time on the ice in almost every game this year, but defines herself as a player who delegates the puck and assists her teammates rather than try to take it in herself.Head coach Paul Flanagan also recognizes that Schwarz is more inclined to help on a goal than score it herself. “She made four or five individual nice plays coming down the wing and helping get pucks on net,” Flanagan said. “So I’m more encouraged about that honestly.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s good to see her start breaking out of her freshman shell.”On Saturday, she stood in surprise as the horn blared 12:04 into the second period. She tipped the puck fed to her by junior defender Kaillie Goodnough in the net past the Lions’ backup goalie Alexis Molotky.“(Goodnough) shot it and I just ended up tipping it,” Schwarz said, “but I honestly thought the goalie had it. We all weren’t too excited at first because we all kind of looked at each other and said, ‘What? That went in?’”While her forte on the ice may not be to score, the elation for her was clear as teammates slapped the top of her helmet in celebration. The recipient for many of Schwarz’s passes, Melissa Piacentini, was thrilled for her teammate.Piacentini believes that any team needs players of Schwarz’s caliber in order to achieve a high level of success.“She’s a great player who sees the ice well,” Piacentini said. “Her work ethic is very strong and she likes to get in those corners and make the right passes.”Schwarz agreed with Piacentini when reflecting on her two goals in her first two playoff games.While most players wouldn’t use the word “surprised” when asked about an athletic achievement because they expect the best out of themselves, Schwarz recognized the novelty of the statistics she put up in the weekend series.“I’m actually more of a passer than someone who likes to take the puck to the net themselves,” Schwarz said. “I usually try to make more opportunities for other people but it’s nice to have those opportunities made for me too.”Schwarz’s teammates think highly of the freshman forward for her intensity and work ethic. In addition, the elders of the team have been able to place a calm over the inevitable nervousness in a player entering her first collegiate postseason.“I was really nervous coming into these playoffs,” Schwarz said. “I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself, but the seniors have been so calm and patient and have stressed a work-hard method.” Commentslast_img read more