Originally Posted by Texn4life
As Buddy Boy said we played 6 games with a rookie 5th round pick. Our rushing numbers wouldn't have been anywhere close to that if Schaub was the QB for a full season. We'll still be top 5 in total rushes though. We're a more balanced team as compared to San Fran. I would say they exude old, school smash mouth football. Those guys will line up in a goalline jumbo package at their own 40 on 1st and 10 in any game situation. We like to jump out on teams early, pass heavy usually on the first drive, and then start to really pound teams and establish the run with a lead. The 49ers come out looking to pound the ball on you and impose their will.
When your quarterback can actually get first downs, and threatens the defense down field, your rushing game improves.
Texans Rushing W/ Schaub (1st 10 games) - 158.1 YPG
Texans Rushing W/ Yates (Last 6 games) - 144.5 YPG
Don't forget, some of those numbers Schaub did that without a healthy Arian and Andre to stretch the defense.