Originally Posted by HJam72
Nobody's telling individual players not to play well. Something isn't right with the O-Line, and it's not just the right side, either. Something is....not bad, but just not as effective as before. Wasn't there a rule change of some kind effecting the backside blocks?
Per Football Outsiders, the Texans currently ranked 4th on run to left end (this may involve the blocking of a TE, a WR, and a FB, or a pull by a lineman - could be the C, could be a G.) They ran 18% of the time this way.
They ranked 10th on run off right tackle (with the RG Guard often involved, as well the FB.) They ran 12% of the time here.
They ranked 17th up the middle, running 48% through these gaps.
They ranked 20th to right end, 12% of the time.
And finally, they ranked 29th off left tackle (with the LG often involved).
They ran here only 9% of the time for an average of 1.98 ypc.
From these numbers, we can see that so far the stretch plays work better to the left.
On the other hand, the inside zone plays are more successful to the right.
Why, I'm not totally sure.