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Texans Rarin’ To Run In ’09

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

By Jim McCurdy

These guys have always been a defensive-oriented team.

So when you're studying the X's and O's of the Houston Texans, and five of the eight draft choices were used on defensive players and two tight ends chosen along with a center, you know where the team placed its emphasis.

But following a year in which rookie Steve Slaton rushed for 1,282 yards and nine touchdowns, and two of the draft choices were used on run blockers, the offensive scheme clearly seems to be geared toward upgrading the ground game.

Tight ends coach Brian Pariani said teams have to run the ball in the National Football League, justifying the Texans' selection of run-blocking tight end Anthony Hill in the fou...

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