Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (44) before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The progression into rookie Alfred Blue’s NFL career is going in the right path, and the was evident on Saturday as head coach Bill O’Brien said to the Houston media.
In comments to the Texans media, O’Brien said:
"“I thought he did some good things in the game. He ran well and he ran with a good pad level. He did a nice job on fourth down. He did a good job on some of the zone plays we were running, so I think he had a good football game.”"
Blue finished the game with nine rushes for 27 yards against the Denver Broncos.
I don’t see Blue running over the NFL anytime soon this season, as he’ll most likely play behind Arian Foster, who’ll be the starter for the Texans in ’14.
What I do see for Blue is his ability to improve each week and progress as the season continues into a real No. 2 rushing threat for the Texans.
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The worry I have for the Texans is what they do for the time being for a second rushing attack. Earlier I wrote about how I was worried for the depth for the Texans at running back.
Blue will be a big part of the Texans running back depth this season, now his success will be up to how fast he progress in the NFL game.