Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Running Back
By Randy Gurzi
Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Houston Texans helmet sits on the bench against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
We already took a long look at the quarterbacks currently on the roster for the Houston Texans, and the position is still unsettled, but has a shot to improve. Now we can look at a position which is in much better shape heading into the 2015 NFL season, the running back spot.
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So, without any further ado….
The running back position for the Texans has been a strength ever since Arian Foster broke out for 1,616 yards in 2010. The relatively unknown player took the league by storm and opposing defenses have had a hard time stopping him ever since.
Just last season the Texans finished fifth in the NFL with 135.1 yards per game rushing, and most of that was behind the workhorse back Foster, who is still going strong six seasons into his career.
Yet, to stay content in the NFL is always a mistake. Teams must constantly find some youth and have guys ready to go if called upon. Last season was a prime example as the Texans went through several players (due to injury) at both the running back and quarterback spots on offense.
How does the team look this season as training camp approaches? Barring any unforeseen misfortunes, I would say they are looking rather solid at the running back spot.
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