As a unit, the Texans offensive line only ranks 24th/32 in Pass Blocking Efficiency
-- a weighted formula that combines sacks, hits and hurries (with hits and hurries three quarters the worth) relative to how many snaps an offensive line stays in pass protection.
Duane Brown was injured early and is having an off year for him. He went from 5th/76 (2011) to 2nd/80 (2012) to 25th/78 YTD 2013.
Wade Smith is having a poor year and looks old at 32 and needs to be replaced.
Chris Myers is rated 1st/36 Centers.
Brandon Brooks is having an improved year:
Derek Newton is having another bad year, 71st/78 Tackles, and Ryan Harris is at best average.
Only thing Newt has going for him is he's rated ahead of Eric Winston, who's 73rd/78.
All ratings by PFF
, >25% offensive snaps, overall performance except where noted.