Happy Hump Day! Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Wednesday:
Godsey says it starts with running the ball by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"“I think as an offensive coach and play-caller it all starts with the running game,” Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey said of Miller. “If he can be productive in the running game, the line can be productive blocking, the tight ends and receivers, then your offense can go a long way. It helps with the play action and that works down the field. Lamar has been a big part, whether it’s him Brock [Osweiler], all of the new acquisitions, the linemen, even the rookies as fast as they can come along and the offense can gel. That’s really what this offense and building this foundation is about.”"
I agree, the running game is going to be more important than the passing game this season. Even though the most of the attention was paid to the passing game with Brock Osweiler, Braxton Miller and Will Fuller this offseason; the running game with Lamar Miller is still going to be the bread and butter.
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Strong among the most improved by John McClain, Houston Chronicle
"No Texans player has enjoyed a better offseason program than second-year wide receiver Jaelen Strong.After the first day of minicamp, coach Bill O’Brien called Strong “one of the most improved players on the team.”Strong seemed surprised to hear about O’Brien’s compliment.“Coming from coach O’Brien, that means a lot,” Strong said."
Happy to see Strong working out well. He has something to prove in 2016, and is on the right track so far.
Defense will still decide Texans fate by Jeffri Chadiha, NFL.com
"This is an important point to remember as the excitement builds around the possibilities for the Texans. They made improving their offense a major focus and Osweiler’s decision to leave the reigning Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos dropped plenty of jaws around the league. General manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O’Brien wanted an offense that could be more dynamic. What they also needed was more help for a defense that should make this team a serious contender."
While the offense gets all the attention, I agree with this. The Texans are still a defensive team, even though the offense has gotten almost all of the attention this offseason.