Hopkins Ready to Shine in Playoffs

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Texans are in the playoffs for the third time in five seasons but it is the maiden voyage to the postseason for Deandre Hopkins.

He’s more than ready for the spotlight.

“Legacies are made in the playoffs,” he said. “The whole world is watching.”

The legacy of coming up short is one of Hopkins’ favorite playoff memories. He described Kevin Dyson coming up short in Super Bowl XXXIV as the moment that sticks out to him.

It is his first year in the playoffs, but the week of work leading up to it hasn’t changed.

“I’m going to go out and do what I’ve been doing,” he said. “I feel like a lot of guys think like that. It’s just the outside people they put more emphasis on the playoff. In the locker room guys are going to do what they have to do.”

Hopkins did admit some might watch a little more film or put in some more work on the practice field.

As for Hopkins, doing what he does, with as many different quarterbacks, hasn’t been an issue for him.

“They’re in the NFL for a reason,” he said. “That’s not an excuse for any wide receiver to say ‘I’m not successful’ or ‘I’m doing something wrong’ because of your quarterback situation.”

Nine catches, 98 yards, and two touchdowns, the stat line from his first encounter with Kansas City, would be a nice performance for Hopkins to go out and do what he’s been doing, except now, on one of football’s grandest stages.

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