Re: [Grantland] Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: The Houston Texans' Outdated Offense
Eh, not sure why you guys are even discussing the zone blocking. It's not like the Texans created it so not like any utilizing it are imitating the Texans. It's been around for years and there are several teams that use it. Heck, some high schools use it so it's not some Texans innovation.
In any case, the running game isn't the issue. It is the passing game. You don't go six quarters against the likes of the Vikings and Colts without scoring a touchdown and everything is picture perfect. Your redzone production (touchdown wise) doesn't drop dramatically around 20-25% during the season because all is well. Heck, you don't score just a measly 6 points at home to the Viqueens either.
So yeah, this offense could use some adjustments. Major ones? No, of course not. It still was productive most of the time. But this team needs to find the endzone more and not have to cave any time we have a 3rd and 8 or whatever constitutes the need for a draw play almost every single time. While the personnel needs some upgrading...or I should say we simply need some freaking speed...we could try using our personnel and fit the scheme around them instead of the other way around. After all, didn't we learn as kids that trying to shove a square peg into a round hole won't work? Well unless you use a sledgehammer or something.
Every facet on this team needs some work and I would think the end of the season told us that much. Just the changes do not need to be such a major upheavel as some may believe.