Originally Posted by kwayshauntay
Are you saying the Texans are the only team in the league that could afford to sit on leads by running the ball? Is that what happened last year? Nobody else in the league had as many leads as the Texans, hence why the rest of the league was so pass happy?
I'm saying that when you have 2 great backs and one of the best lines in the league you can afford to hand the ball off to those guys in the 2nd half of games and still move the ball. New England uses their Tight Ends more than the Texans in the passing game, but it can be equally effective when running clock with the lead if you're completing passes. We have a luxury most teams don't have with 2 great backs.
You look at teams that played with leads last year most of the time and most of them are pass happy teams that don't have the talent we have at running back. If the game is close in the 4th qtr against the Broncos and we need to move the ball do you think Schaub is only going to throw the ball 2 times? Because that's about what he is averaging in the 4th qtr of games this year.