Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton focused on execution ahead of Week 11 matchup vs. Commanders

With an immensely challenging matchup against the Washington Commanders on the schedule for Sunday, the Houston Texans are still in search of their second win of the 2022 season. Though their 1-7-1 record is a clear indication of their failures to this point in the season, offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton spoke to the media on Thursday about how he can help the offense improve over the Texans’ last eight games.

Asked about how his unit can limit turnovers at crucial points in a given game, Hamilton told reporters that execution is key and that the Texans will find success when they aren’t in a position where they have to force the issue offensively.

“We just want to be more consistent in our overall execution as an offense,” He explained. “We have moments. We came out of the half guns blazing, but we want to start the game that way and we want to play that way for four quarters. More importantly, we want to finish the game that way. In a perfect world, we want to finish the game running the football. It shouldn’t come down to the last play of the game for us to be victorious, so we want to play fast and execute at a high level for four quarters.”

While it will take improvement on both sides of the ball for Houston to play legitimately competitive football consistently, Hamilton isn’t wrong in his assertion that the team will benefit from any strategy that enables them to play for ball control late in games. His Sisyphean task will be to draw up offensive schemes that mitigate the inadequacies of quarterback Davis Mills, magnify the impact of rookie running back Dameon Pierce, and put the Texans in a position to score even a modest amount of points in the process.

In theory, this shouldn’t be impossible, but given the state of the team at this juncture in the season, one couldn’t blame him for feeling like it is. Hamilton will have his work cut out for him against a talented Washington defense that has playmakers across every phase of its roster in Week 11.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire