Originally Posted by Nitrofish
IMO Kubiak has for the most part canned that play, because if you watch the last 4 games the Texans have played, the DE or LB is not crashing down the line on the play fake, they have been instructed to ignore that and go after the QB. You can see the DE or LB with his eyes directly on the QB, not even looking at the run action, even when the Texans were running the ball well.
It was the bread and butter of the Texans long play capability, and so teams decided to focus on stopping that play and basically dare the Texans to run it 30 or 40 times a game.
IMO, that's why the cutback lane has been so wide open & Arian has been running roughshod on just about everyone we've played over that same time. If Tate would run a little more patience, a little more awareness, & pick the right moment to hit the burst... he could be something special & we would run it 30 to 40 times a game.