Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Offensive Line
Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans center Ben Jones (60) prepares to snap the ball to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
We are coming to the end of the offensive side of the ball for the Houston Texans in our positional breakdown series here on the Toro Times. So far we have looked at how the team sits at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and most recently the tight end group.
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That leaves only one positional breakdown left for the offense, and we have saved the biggest for last, the unsung heroes of the game who set the tone with their play.
The Texans have had a solid running attack ever since running back Arian Foster broke out with 1,616 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns in 2010. Again in 2014 they featured a stellar running game which saw them finishing fifth in the NFL with 135.1 rushing yards per game.
Any team that puts up such running stats has to have some big guys up front doing their jobs, and doing them well.
While the Texans struggles some in the passing game, with 209.5 yards per game (24th in the league), that was more likely a result of the revolving door at quarterback than the performance of the line itself.
After moving on from one veteran and locking down another for five years, the Texans look set with their starters, which will include at least one new face.
Next: The Top Tackles