"We know he has a huge arm," Pettine said Tuesday, per the Houston Chronicle. "And you can only look at so much preseason tape -- he didn't play a ton of reps in this year's preseason; you go back to some of his New England stuff. But that's the unknown: How much will their offense change with him in there?"
Mallett remains an enigma under center, but Pettine expects Houston to open up the passing game with "more deeper shots" downfield, a strategy that would appease a seemingly listless Andre Johnson. Still, nothing we've seen from Mallett's hot-and-cold summertime game film suggests a surgeon in the pocket.