Texans want Braxton Miller to 'cut it loose'
Posted on 11 November 2016
By Aaron Wilson
Athletic, big and sure-handed, rookie Braxton Miller is still adjusting to his new position as the Texans' slot receiver after primarily playing quarterback at Ohio State.
The third-round draft pick caught all three passes thrown to him against the Detroit Lions for 18 yards.
For the season, though, the former Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the year has just eight receptions for 52 yards with a long gain of 12 yards and three kickoff returns for 41 yards.
Miller has yet to produce a big game, but is healthy now after battling a hamstring problem earlier this season.
What the Texans want to see from Miller in the second half of the season is to simply play with confidence and allow his natural skills and talents to be on display.
"My big thing for Braxton going into the second half, and I was really preaching it to him last week, we need him to play fast," Texans receivers coach Sean Ryan said of Miller, who caught 26 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns in his final season with the Buckeyes. "Just play fast. Even if you're not sure, cut it loose, let's go, that's what we saw on tape from him. He's an athletic guy.
"He's got great change of direction and all those skills. So we just need to see it. We need him to process things a little bit quicker, which is coming with experience and practice and all that, and play fast."http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-want-Braxton-Miller-to-cut-it-loose-10596678.php