Despite an impressive 20-point victory over Miami on Sunday, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was not exactly impressed with his team's paltry 2.4 yards per carry average to open the season.
Star tailback Arian Foster managed to rack up 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground in the win, but still needed a whopping 26 carries to do so. The veteran coach told Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com on Monday that performances like this simply won't cut it going forward, and tabbed his floundering run game as the greatest letdown of Week 1.
"The biggest thing I was disappointed in offensively was how we ran the ball, which wasn’t very good at all," Kubiak said. "Everybody knows you’ve got to run it to finish a game. We didn’t do that yesterday."
"It starts up front," he said. "We didn’t run the ball well whether we ran it right, left or up the middle."
Foster's longest rush against the Dolphins measured in at exactly 14 yards, but it's not like tailback Ben Tate fared much better with essentially one productive run to his credit. Kubiak knows that his team's offense can only continue to flow if Foster and Tate are churning out yards on the ground, so expect a heavy re-dedication to the team's zone-blocking scheme this week in practice.
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