Houston Texans offense ‘in a trance,’ plus other Week 4 takeaways

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Texans Takeaway: Dameon Pierce is special, but the offense is not

Last week when the Houston Texans played the Chicago Bears, Houston’s offense had some of the worst play calls we have seen all season. The play calling could not worsen, and thankfully, it improved slightly. The Texans were highly successful when running the ball against Los Angeles.

Dameon Pierce is legit, and he is the best rookie running back in the league by a mile. Pierce rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown in the 34-24 loss.

Pierce looked terrific and had an incredible 75-yard touchdown. Even when Pierce is the only offensive positivity we have seen with the Texans, Pierce still only received 14 carries. The low number of touches for Pierce, who should be the focus on the offense. Rookie fullback Troy Hariston was very impressive, making Derwin James ineffective against the run.

Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton and quarterback Davis Mills need to figure something out ASAP because they may be in question for the organization’s future.

The duo needs to continue success by taking intelligent risks when necessary and focusing on spreading the ball and running it with Pierce, but if the offense doesn’t improve moving it downfield, we can expect things to change at the starting quarterback position.