Johnson laments Houston run game

December, 8, 2009
12/08/09
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The Texans’ inability to run the ball has been an issue all season and Andre Johnson told KILT in Houston he thinks that has been the largest hurdle for the year’s team.

“I think that’s the biggest thing that is affecting us that we’re not running the ball like we did last year. I think that’s at times when were struggling, a lot of times we have to be one dimensional.”

The one dimensional Texans lost starting guards Chester Pitts and Mike Brisiel along the way and haven’t gotten better in their second year under Alex Gibbs zone blocking scheme. A large part of that has been that Steve Slaton and Chris Brown haven’t performed up to expectations.

No matter the labor landscape, it’s hard to imagine running back won’t be a primary issue in free agency and/or the draft.

Here’s a link to Johnson’s whole interview.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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