Former Yeller Dweller
Johnson was slow as molasses. I also heard reports that he didn’t grasp concepts very well, even in his All Pro year where he had to be told what to do on nearly every play. He comes here and is supposed to be able to pick up this “complicated” OB offense?The Texans had a pretty good rushing attack in 2019. 9th in total yards, 8th in yards per attempt.
Our running backs were mainly Carlos Hyde & Duke Johnson. Yes, DW helped as well.
The starting OL was Tunsil, Scharping, Martin, Fulton, and Howard. THREE of those guys are still on the team!!!
In 2020, we ditched Hyde for David Johnson. The rest of the personnel, though, was pretty much the same. The running game went to total crap, 31st in total yards, 19th in yards per attempt.
So... million dollar question. What happened? Is Carlos Hyde that much better than DJ?
Of course Johnson didn’t really matter much this season. It was mainly Ingram, Lindsay and Burkhead toting the rock and they were all horrible. When you’ve got that many RBs coming in and can’t do jack, I think that leans more towards coaching and scheme.