Texans need to find improved guard play going forward

PFF analysis shows why the Texans will need to find better production from the guard position, either through the draft or with better veteran performance.

| 2 months ago
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Texans need to find improved guard play going forward


  • While QB is the biggest and most visible issue, the guard position was also a weakness on the Texans offense.
  • Starting RG Jeff Allen regressed from an 81.9 overall grade in 2015 to 48.5 in 2016, and his run-block grade of 34.9 tied for worst among all guards.
  • Xavier Su’a-Filo gave up 39 QB pressures in 2016, third-most among guards in the AFC. His 7 sacks allowed were most among guards in the NFL.
  • The Texans offensive line as a whole had a pass-block efficiency of 74.0, sixth-worst in the NFL.

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  • obsidian

    This Texans’ fan is in complete agreement with PFF’s conclusion. Lamar Miller is no Arian Foster making an average line look better than it is with his superior vision; he needs those guards to make some holes.