Houston Texans: Three-Headed Monster At Running Back Will Exceed Expectations

August 2, 2010 by

Houston led the league in passing last season, but ranked 30th in rushing. 

But with the O-Line more experienced, additional offensive versatile weapons, and a three-headed monster at running back, look for more balance by the Texans in 2010.

Arian Foster performed extremely well at the end of his rookie debut and expects to resonate in an effective 1-2 punch, tandem, or some sort of rotation.

Despite public opinion and a gruesome sophmore slump, suffering fumbling and injury-prone issues, Steve Slaton’s first two seasons in the NFL merged together account for 399 carries for 1,719 yards. 

Slaton’s average is 4.3 yards per carry and has accumulated 12 rushing touchdowns.  Additionally, his impact in the passing game has been extremely effective, producing 94 catches for 794 yards and 5 TDs.

Former Auburn star running back and now rookie Ben Tate was drafted with the 58th pick overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. 

Ultimately, Arian Foster and bouncing-back Steve Slaton will run a very solid 1-2 punch to start the season, and Tate will then shortly join the crew, pushing the pile, and breaking for big runs.  

Who will get the most carries?  The answer is TBD (to be determined).  But they’ll get each their fair share, providing fresh legs on the field on a consistent basis, and should all exceed expectaions. 

Trust me when I say, the three-headed monster in the Texans backfield will succeed and create blance on offense.  Look for 900-1,200 yards by the tough trio.

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