Texans morning huddle: Threat of the run, Griffin feeling good


Good morning and happy game day Texans fans! Sure, the Houston Texans don’t play until Monday night when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t have fun today.

So, with another day until the whole world tunes in to see the Texans, we can all kick back and see how the rest of the league is looking. And we can also catch up on all things Texans football! Enjoy;

Football 101: The threat of the run – by John Harris, HoustonTexans.com

"The Texans running game has struggled in 2015 for a variety of reasons. There’s little question that the run game MUST find its footing (no pun intended) over the last half of the season. Head coach Bill O’Brien and offensive coordinator George Godsey have preached that the offense needs balance and the run game hasn’t quite pulled it weight thus far."

TE Ryan Griffin “feels good”, ready to return – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com

"The tight end has been on injured reserve designated for return since September 15, and will likely come off IR and be added to the 53-man roster. His head coach is looking forward to it, because of the promise Griffin showed during May, June and August.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie Smith“At the end of training camp, and then before he got hurt, at the end of OTAs, I mean this guy was doing some really good things,” Bill O’Brien said on Friday. “He was one of our more improved players relative to when we first came here. Look forward to him getting back in there.”"

Will practice improvements in running game transfer to games? – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Only once since 2010 has the Houston Texans’ rushing attack finished outside the top-10. That was 2013, when the Texans were without Arian Foster for half the season.It follows naturally, then, that in a season that saw Foster manage only three games, the Texans would struggle running the ball. But this season, even when Foster was playing, the Houston Texans struggled. A combination of his injuries and injuries on the offensive line have caused problems for the Texans’ ground attack. They feel they’ve made progress during the past two weeks in practice."