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Deshaun Watson details personal goals for 2020

Houston Texans
02 Aug 2020, 04:02 GMT+10

Winning a championship is the focus for Deshaun Watson.

But when he was asked about what he wants to improve upon personally, the Texans quarterback detailed a list of goals for the 2020 season.

"Just being very detailed in my craft," Watson said. "Not making those little errors, mistakes. Of course, protecting the ball. Making sure everyone is on the same page."

Watson threw 26 touchdowns, ran for seven more, and even caught one in 2019. He threw 12 interceptions, and was dropped for a sack 44 times. For the second straight season, he guided the Texans to double-digit wins and an AFC South title, and earned a Pro Bowl nod.

As much as anything, though, he wants to be even better late in games. In the fourth quarter last season, his quarterback rating was 105.5. His QB rating in the first quarter of games was 90.8, and he had a 99.4 rating in the second quarter of contests. It was 95.9 in the third quarter of games.

"End of the game situations, I was pretty decent at it last year, but I want to be perfect, and I want to be able to win those close games," Watson said. "I want to be able to close out those games against New Orleans, and against a couple other teams that we came up short in the fourth quarter."

Watson found Kenny Stills for a 37-yard touchdown with just 0:43 remaining in Week 1 at New Orleans. That score gave the Texans a 28-27 advantage, but New Orleans wound up kicking a field goal after that for the win.

Multiple times during a 20-minute press conference Saturday morning, Watson said he was focused on doing everything he can to bring a championship to Houston.

He and the Texans began training camp this week, and will take part in their first padded practice on August 14.

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