Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
When was the last time you saw the Texans offense run a fade route in the end zone? I can't recall one, but that's typically the play you think of when looking for a big WR in the red zone. Guys like CJ and Fitz get those plays a lot. AJ almost never does, which is probably why he has so few TDs for a WR of his caliber. Kubiak likes to run the ball in the red zone, or go to TEs for some reason.
I'm not saying a big WR won't help the team, but calling him a red zone target doesn't fit the offense. Kubiak probably wants another big blocking WR who's a mediocre pass catcher and route runner, like JJ or Walter.
Interesting point, most are short crossing routes. Is this because Schaub can't throw the fade pass or Kubiak doesn't incorporate into his offense?