Originally Posted by Playoffs
No way. Matt averaged 34 attempts last year & had 45 vs. SD.
Right; the Texans averaged 34.625 pass attempts last year.
That's included the two overtime games.
Also, the premise is for the Texans defense to get back to the level of 2011, maybe even better.
With a good D, a kicka punter, and a better FG kicker, it is within reason to "presume" that the Texans will have a much better chance playing with a 10-14 lead, and less of a chance of having to play catch-up.
This didn't happen last night.
Also, eventually, the trio of backup receivers should also see some target.
Most importantly, the premise is that Kubiak stays with the balance approach so as to allow the defense the opportunity to rest and stay fresh.
There's always a chance that Kubiak feels more comfortable with Schaub, as long as he continues to demonstrate that he can handle pressure well, and work the game plan to have more passes than rushes.
But until Schaub proves to be consistent under duress, there's no reason to suggest that Kubiak would change his philosophy radically.
Obviously, if Hopkins continues to make the tough catch, he should see his share of target. Too early to call it one way or another though.