Legit reasons to be excited about Houston Texans new OC Bobby Slowik

The Houston Texans announced the hiring of new Offensive Coordinator Bobby Slowik over the weekend. Slowik coached with DeMeco Ryans in San Francisco, but his lack of play calling experience may have some concerned.

On the other hand, Ryans will have a level of comfort with Slowik due to their time together in San Francisco, and coaches from the Shanahan tree have enjoyed a lot of success recently.

Plus, Slowik's coaching background started on the defensive side of the ball, but arguably the best offensive mind in the game (Shanahan) saw something in Slowik that made him believe he would be a good offensive coach. Maybe his experience on both sides of the ball will give him an edge.

Be sure to check out the video above as the guys give their full assessment of the hire and what the offense will look like on the field for Houston.

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The Houston Astros haven't counted on their catchers to deliver much offensive production in recent years, with defensive specialist Martin Maldonado being their primary catcher for the last few seasons. But top hitting prospect Yainer Diaz is making a case to get more playing time behind the plate and at first, based on his ability to swing the bat.

Until recently, he hasn't been able to get any meaningful playing time. Even David Hensley, who was optioned to Sugar Land a few weeks ago, has more plate appearances than Diaz this season.

So how does manager Dusty Baker find more opportunities for Diaz? Should he use him more often as a DH, along with getting time at first base and catcher?

And what does that mean for Jose Abreu, Martin Maldonado, and to a lesser extent, former first round pick and Sugar Land Space Cowboy catcher, Korey Lee?

Plus, considering how good the Astros outfielders have been this year, does the team need to grab another bat before the trade deadline?

Don't miss the video above as we break it all down!

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