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Ladies and gentlemen, we have running backs

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  1. TripleTap

    TripleTap Dead Wood

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    OK, maybe it is too early to make this announcement, but it sure looked to me like we suddenly had a running game. Maybe not the greatest but certainly a large improvement over recent years. Hope it holds for next week and beyond.
     
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    Our running game looked great, actually. Nothing the Miller-Blue tandem ever did looked half as good as Duke-Hyde. It reminded me of the good times when we had Arian Foster lighting it up. I thought Hyde had the best vision of the two against the Saints, but then again, they’re both different backs with different skill sets. Both Duke and Hyde balled out! Let’s hope they keep trending up!
     
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    Duke looked really good. I can't expect Hyde to last considering his track record but we'll see.
     
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    Backs ran with intent. Even when no holes present. Surprised me. Hope they get more creative getting Duke in space and let Hyde handle the inside stuff. Pleased with the play so far but it’s a long season.
     
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    A back who can shake off tackles get the tough yards is more valuable than a speed burner who is dangerous in an open field. That's why Hyde looked so much better than Miller.
     
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    The RBs did look good, much better to my eyes than I've been used to from this team. I'm gonna wait and see what happens with the Jaggies before I get my hopes up. And even at that, against the Jags, I expect them to run a lot anyway. If we're still marveling at them after the Chargers game I'll be convinced.
     
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    powda Do not disturb my circles!

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    Dr Johnson and Mr Hyde


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  8. vupac1

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    Both backs looked very good.. I was most impressed with Hyde, given that this is his like 4th team in 2 yrs, but he ran like his old 49'ers self.

    I'm no expert on OL run-blocking so I'm curious to hear if the guys up front showed improvement..
    I also have to think that the presence of WFV and Stills had to help ease up the defense

    Add it all together and looks like we have a competent run game now.. can only think it gets better since half of the pieces weren't even on the team 2 wks ago
     
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    The OL was excellent at run blocking.
     
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    Slow clap good man
     
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    We got two guys looking for homes. Hyde on a one year deal right, at what point do you start thinking extension
     
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    “Backs ran with intent”

    LIKE SMOKE THROUGH A KEYHOLE!
     
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    Tweet from @riversmccown: Every Week 1 carry for rushing DVOA leader Carlos Hyde.

    -- Kelemete gets some good seals in.
    -- Hyde gets through some tight creases.
    -- I am not allowed to talk about what happened on the third run without being called a hater by every 10-follower account in Houston. https://t.co/3qsmTh5jDB
     
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    With an RB I wouldn't till mid season, not only make sure he stays as productive once teams get a feel for how Texans are using him but also for injury sake.
     
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    IMO, you nailed the majic word of why the running game looked good. Having the vision to see where the hole is developing is key to any running game.
     
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    I agree and I get that it was preseason but I thought Buddy Howell got upfield in a hurry also. Seemed like before he was touched he was always eight yards down range.
     
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    Works for me.
     
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    Can't wait to see Howell behind our #1's.
    I thought he looked good in the preseason.
    I think if he sees the field in a RB capacity he is gonna try to light it up.
     
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    Like after the season but then i think we will see the real Hyde. So never. Just my opinion
     

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