Graphic encapsulates Houston Texans offensive line woes

Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans are one of the worst teams in football. 

When the offensive line woes of the Houston Texans are put into a graph and given a visual context, the team gets even worse. Of course, it goes without saying that without an offensive line, a team goes nowhere at all. The Texans embody that statement to the max.

A graph recently surfaced on Twitter showing the “win rate” of all 32 teams across four categories: run blocking, pass blocking, rushing defense, and passing defense. These were graded upon ESPN and PFF. Given that the Houston Texans own the 28th-ranked total offense, one would expect the numbers to be bad. Well, it turns out they’re worse than that.

Here is the Tweet, and the picture we are referencing is the second one listed:

The Houston Texans have an “offensive” offensive line problem

Houston received the worst combined grade in run blocking between the two sources. As a former offensive lineman, winning every battle is tough. You’re going to get beat every now and then, as no one is perfect. But, if you’re winning ~66% of your battles at the line of scrimmage, you’re “gonna have a bad time,” to quote South Park.

The only team worse than the Texans in pass blocking are the Miami Dolphins- and somehow, they’re on a four-game win streak. If I were working in the analytics department for the Houston Texans, I would show Nick Caserio this in a heartbeat.

Houston is in such desperate need of a new offensive line that this graphic cannot be ignored. Kenyon Green or any other high-profile offensive line prospect would go a long way in fixing this for Houston.

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