Louis Riddick sets the record straight on CJ Stroud's Texans debut

Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud made his NFL debut on Thursday night against the New England Patriots in Foxborough.

Houston won the game 20-9, but the big story of the night was all about how Stroud looked in the two series he played in his first preseason game.

Louis Riddick discusses the interception Stroud threw on 3rd and long, and shares his thoughts on what he learned about the Texans rookie in his first NFL action.

A lot of people are going to make a big deal about the sack and the pick, but it's hard to come to any significant conclusions based on just four throws.

Harry Douglas also makes a good point when mentioned that Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik also made his debut as an OC. If he had it to do over again, Slowik probably should have told Stroud to take the check down and not force anything on 3 and 21.

Plus, Douglas adds that the first year in the Shanahan system is a “juggernaut” for any quarterback. Veteran or rookie.

Be sure to watch the video above as Louis Riddick and the First Take crew share their takeaways from Stroud's performance.

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The Houston Texans have a huge game against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, and they must come away with a victory if they want to avoid falling to 0-3 on the season.

And don't look now, but beating the Jags just got a little more difficult with Aaron Wilson reporting that Derek Stingley Jr is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury. Plus, nickel corner Tavierre Thomas will also be out after having surgery on his hand.

The Texans are dealing with a massive amount of injuries just two weeks into the season. But one could argue some of these could have been avoided.

Both Stingley and guard Kenyon Green (IR) had injury concerns coming out of college and GM Nick Caseiro decided to draft them in the top half of the first round, despite those red flags.

Green will miss the rest of the season needing shoulder surgery, and if Stingley is placed on IR and misses 4 games, he will have only played in 11 of a possible 23 games to start his career. Don't forget, Stingley missed time due to a hamstring issue in 2022 as well.

And let's not forget, Caserio passed on All-Pro corner Sauce Gardner, when he decided to draft Stingley No. 3 overall in 2022. The Jets selected Gardner with the very next pick.

Be sure to watch the video above as we discuss the implications of these injuries for the Texans and Caserio's future in Houston.

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