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Improved running game shaping up for Texans

The Texans have finished .500 just once in the franchise's history. But with the hirinig of Alex Gibbs and an improved defensive line, Houston is ready to make a serious playoff run, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: June 20, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Gary Kubiak is ready for the Texans to make their first true playoff run, and the key word is run. Kubiak hired blocking guru Alex Gibbs to revamp the offensive line and install his athletic, attacking zone-blocking scheme. Though much of the success of the running offense depends on the health of veteran running back Ahman Green, the early reviews of the transition along the line are good.

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