I agree 100%. I just wonder how long the Texans will be able to make excuses for Dom not being great at running the ball. Yes, he can catch passes but it seems to me that the lack of respect by defenses for Dom is what is killing the Texans passing game and forcing the dumpoffs. Maybe the OL really is that bad, but it seems to be the easy answer.Wells is going to have a hard time making the squad this year. He is being looked at in the fullback spot but honestly, he isn't physical enough - he runs like Ron Dayne....big back who dislikes contact. His patented half spin move where he backs into the line is just friggin' maddening. Wells is doing the dreaded 'position switch' reps marginal players get before they hit the road. One last look to salvage something out of him other than being a decent special teamer. Moran Norris is one of the best FB's in the NFL in any case...at least one of the top blocking FB's in football. Hollings will probably be the primary kick returner - he looked good in mini camp.Personally, I think that Dom and Morency will be in a heavy RBBC this year. Everyone who thinks they can project this backfield in 2005 on the expansion thin start up years is kidding themselves. The way to beat the Texans is go into a cover-2 shell and let Dom touch the ball underneath. His longest run from scrimmage for the first 10 weeks of the season was 11 yards. The Texans run blocking is severly underrated and most fantasy fans can't seem to tell the difference in pass blocking and run blocking from what I can tell with their general and very naive statements.I believe I heard the Texans are wanting to move Wells to fullback, which sounds like a good idea to me. His wide frame and running style seem better suited for that.
Houston 481 attempts, 1882 yds, 3.9 ypc, 117.6 ypg, 16 TD's, 103 1st downs
Buffalo 483 attempts, 1874 yds, 3.9 ypc, 117.1 ypg, 15 TD's, 102 FD's
Generally Buffalo is characterized as a team with a power running game but the Texans are too conservative and their line is horrible. Yeah, if you don't follow the team and just re-hash uneducated opinion that's the spew-take.
I've watched every single snap for the Texans and Dom is a nice back, but he isn't even close to a dominant back. He can't carry the team, he doesn't change games, and teams lay back and let him catch dump offs because he won't score on many of them. Teams lay back in a cover-2 because they don't need to put 8 in the box to stop the Texans since Dom is not a home run threat and Carr has trouble passing against complex zones. I don't think the Texans will sign him to a huge contract, as they backed off their talks awful fast last month. Houston is making a plan to win football games, improve their offense and become a more dominant unit so they can make a playoff run. I don't think they give a rats booty about Dom's fantasy stats.
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