Tate is the guy to target in the Texans’ backfield

The Texans’ running back quandary continues to be one of the most tantalizing and frustrating situations in the NFL. The Texans running back corps is like one of those movies that over-promises, but under delivers. Like Tom Cruise‘s latest film, Knight and Day.

While the Texans have one of the most explosive offenses, they do not have a No. 1 running back to lean on. Steve Slaton had the job, but fumbled it away. Literally. Slaton is currently on the mend from offseason neck surgery, but he is cleared for training camp.

Arian Foster is currently the leader in the clubhouse. But for how long?

The key to this whole thing is rookie Ben Tate. QB Matt Schaub has already said that Tate fits the offense, and that the team has a desire to run the ball more.

Tate is perfect because he is fast, runs hard, is a one-cut back who can catch and pass block. In other words, he is the kind of guy that is tough to get off the field. Tate is clearly the guy to target in the Texans backfield.

We also talk about some of the other camp battles in the video above, including the Cowboys’ dilemma, the Seahawks situation and the Bills’ crowded backfield. And find out which running back I compared to an Aston Martin.

Adam Rank

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