Tate needs to grow as a player

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  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/kubiak-tate-needs-to-grow-as-a-player

    Nice job as usual from Alan/AJ. Tate is essentially a rookie, having never taken a regular season snap before this season. Solid yet unspectacular with decent inside power game to complement Arian Fosters big play ability. I feel Tate will replace Ward as Texans #2 while Chris Ogbonnaya proves his case to be #3. How Kubiak compares Ben to Arian also tells me that Foster IS in Texan long range plans & a shiny new fat extension will be hammered out sometime in the very near future. For the time being, Tate must continue to carry himself like a NFL veteran even though he is really just a rookie while developing a complete package of skills, blitz pick-up, down field blocking, receiving, recognizing his cut back lanes & oh yeah, finding the end zone more often would really help too. :kubepalm:
     
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    Dug up this 2010 piece from AdvancedNFLStats.com. It's definitely worth reading in its entirety (including clicking the links within):

    Run-Pass Imbalance In the Red Zone--1st Downs

    It reinforces the pattern that in the Red Zone most teams rely more heavily on the run as they get closer to the goal line. BUT, in the end they qualify their findings with:

     
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    Simplify - need to target Andre at least once, a TE along with at least one run & one pass to a RB :htown2atx:
     
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    Fixed it for ya (me). :)

    PS-not necessarily saying he sux at this, but....well, he sure ain't Foster.
     
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    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    Or why not just do as the Saints do and just call the same play over and over again until you've won.

    What? That won't work against other NFL teams? :scarygirl:
     

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