http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4090970.html Vernand Morency takes the handoff, cuts to his right and follows a wall of blockers for a modest gain. For a guy whose running style might resemble an episode of Dancing with the Stars, this is literally a step in the right direction. "I told him before camp I didn't like the way he ran," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said of Morency, a second-year running back. "He danced too much and spent too much time making moves in the backfield. He's worked hard to adjust to what we want." Kubiak won't be confused for Simon Cowell, but his harsh assessment has reverberated with Morency as he competes for playing time in the backfield during training camp. Kubiak's message is simple: He prefers a running back with quick feet, good vision and one-cut ability. The formula is part of the reason Denver's zone blocking schemes have been successful for years, and Kubiak hopes to duplicate it in his first season in Houston. "We preach a one-cut philosophy," Kubiak said. "We tell (our running backs) you get one cut and no more. That's it. We don't want to wiggle. We want to go downhill and try and make a play." The change has meant more discipline for Morency, who spent part of Wednesday's morning session working with the first-team offense. With Domanick Davis still hobbled by a sore knee. the Texans have been splitting practice time among Morency, veteran Antowain Smith and rookie Wali Lundy. "They are definitely teaching me how to run the ball in the NFL," Morency said. During his three-year career at Oklahoma State, Morency used his elusive style to rush for 2,661yards and 23 touchdowns. As an NFL rookie, he rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns while being used primarily in third-down situations. "My style in college was to try and make people miss and get yards," he said. "Here, you have to have faith in your linemen and scheme, which I do. I understand the blocking schemes and what coach Kubiak wants."