The Houston Texans started their 2012 season with a 30-10 win over the Miami Dolphins, but head coach Gary Kubiak was not satisfied with everything about the season opener.
Kubiak told reporters on Monday that he wants more from Houston's run game, via Sean Bielawski of CBSSports.com:
"I think that's a mark of a good team," Kubiak said. "Everybody knows you got to run it to finish a game you still line up and run it. We didn't do that [Sunday]."
The right side of the offensive line features two new starters from a year ago in right guard Antoine Caldwell and right tackle Derek Newton. Kubiak wasn't putting the running game woes on them, though.
"Obviously, they are two new players for us," Kubiak said. "That was Newton's first start in the NFL. So, some good, some bad. I think we knew that going in. That is what we're going to get. Caldwell has started some games, but I'm looking at it the big picture. We didn't run the ball well whether we ran it right, left, or up the middle."
The Texans ran for an average of just 2.4 yards per carry, with running back Arian Foster averaging 3.0. Kubiak emphasized that he wants a collective effort to improve on the ground going forward.
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