Originally Posted by dream_team
Sure, I'm with you that I would have like to have seen Kubiak try to establish the run early. But I don't think things would have been different if he did. Texans struggled to run on the Packers, I don't think it would have made a difference if we started off the game running.
This was by far the worst game of the season for the OL. Quite surprising considering all of the injuries on GB's side. They couldn't run block and struggled with pass pro. For supposedly one of the best OLs in the league, they failed to show up today.
But the problem of pass pro, IMO, was due to not establishing an early run game.
In that sense, the Texans invited the Packers to blitz like maniacs all night long.
There should have been sweeps, RB screen plays galore, draw plays, shovel passes, reverses to Keshawn, everything in the book thrown at the Packers.
Kubiak just wanted to gunsling and forgot who he was playing. Period. And then our defense acted like they wouldn't decide if they were going to play the run or the pass the whole game. One defense looked sure of what they wanted to accomplish, the other? Nope.
One offense set out to pass on the defense and succeeded. The other set to to pass and couldn't get it done.
Kubiak picked a poison and he chose the wrong one. It backfired tonight.