How a simple scheme adjustment could unleash big things for the Texans offense

The Houston Texans have been known to pattern their offense after the Patriots, and this makes sense with Bill O'Brien being New England's former offensive coordinator. The Pats like to create mismatches against linebackers in coverage by throwing to their RBs out of the backfield or splitting them out wide. This is one element of the New England offense that Bill O'Brien doesn't use that often. In 2019, Texans' Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde combined for only 54 catches, which is a very number compared to other NFL offenses. Patriots RB James White caught 72 balls last season, and caught 87 the year before for comparison.

Many Texans fans thought once the team traded for Duke Johnson, he would be used in this fashion frequently, but that hasn't been the case so far. Now that the Texans added another pass-catching RB in David Johnson, will we see the running backs get more involved in the passing game? Make sure to watch the video as we break it all down.

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The Houston Texans have a big decision to make involving Brandin Cooks' future with the team. Cooks has expressed his wishes to be traded and not play for a team looking to rebuild.

But could the hiring of DeMeco Ryans change his perspective on the state of the team?

And even if it does, should the Texans be willing to bring him back and forgive his behavior last season?

Be sure to check out the video above as the guys break it all down!

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