Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien has shown signs of worry over his offense as he believes his team’s running game is too inconsistent.
Entering his second season as Head Coach of the AFC South team, O’Brien believes his side has a decent running game, but ‘it’s too inconsistent’.
He said according to the Houston Chronicle: ““I think our running game, at times, has been decent, but it’s too inconsistent. Hopefully, you’ll see some improvement Thursday in the Dallas game. I think there have been times where we see glimpses of what it can be, but we’ve got to be a lot more consistent.”
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The Texans running game has had it’s setbacks since the beginning of the preseason when starter Arian Foster needed groin surgery, and many wondered if this would cause more pressure for quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Since the start of the preseason, the Texans running backs, Alfred Blue, Chris Polk, Kenny Hilliard and Jonathan Grimes, have averaged 2.8 yards per carry, which only exemplifies O’Brien’s worries. Blue is expected to start while Foster is on the sidelines, and many fans will be hoping Foster returns sooner rather than later.
If it was such a big concern, the Texans could bring in another back to help out Blue until Foster returns and there are many capable names to choose from. Steven Jackson, Ahmad Bradshaw and Fred Jackson are a few that can do the job until Foster is back.
Although Fred Jackson looks like he could be signing for the Seattle Seahawks, an opportunity to earn a starting job could sway his movement away from the NFC Champions.