Originally Posted by Lucky
The Patriots running game sucks. And that flaw shows in games vs good defenses.
You can't paint every team with the same brush. The Texans rely heavily on their running game. So it's smart to have 2 very good, if not great, RBs. And in my opinion, Tate is one of the top 10 runners in the league (though not the complete RB that Foster is).
Maybe i'm wrong but I don't value running backs as much as most. I look at the old Oilers with the great offensive lines they had. They had some great running backs as well but when they went down guys like Allen Pinkett and Gary Brown stepped in and we did'nt miss a beat. Then I look at Denver and I see them and all the different backs that did well in their system. Now we got an undrafted free agent and a second rounder going crazy in our same scheme and make me wonder how good these guys really are. I think they are good nfl backs but I don't think they are irreplaceable.
This year we have a couple of new lineman and I pretty sure we will see Foster and Tate both struggle untill the o-line has some time together.