They've struggled in every phase, raising serious questions about the talent on the defense and whether the schemes can work with this set of personnel. Ranked 29th in total defense and 31st against the run, the Texans head into an open week with serious questions about how to fix the problems. As badly as it's gone, first-year defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver is emphasizing that the players and coaches stick together and maintain a high standard.
There are far, far more situations where it’s incredibly damaging to run the ball, and the Texans ran in most of them on Sunday. Despite that incredibly bad offseason move, the Texans have good offensive talent, especially at the skill positions, and a decent coach would have this offense humming in no time. Prior to scoring their first touchdown in the 3rd quarter to cut the deficit to 21-7, Deshaun Watson was 15/18 for 178 yards.
Houston Texans interim coach Romeo Crennel says the run game has to get going in order to help the passing attack carry the load.