Houston Texans 2013 Season Preview: Why the Zone-Blocking Scheme Will Be Key

July 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Houston Texans have established themselves as a top-tier team in the NFL, but they have not taken that extra step forward as a franchise just yet.
As the 2013 season approaches, the Texans are the AFC South favorites once again and might even have what it takes to go all the way. To take that next step, the zone-blocking scheme that they implement on offense will be crucial for them to win in the playoffs and make it to the Super Bowl.
The Texans have a precise game plan each week. Houston likes to shorten the game by running the ball. With a good defense and an excellent running game led by Arian Foster, the Texans are tough to beat. When the run game is working, Houston excels.
When opposing defenses stack the box, the Texans use the play-action pass to outsmart the defense and complete the long pass. Matt Schaub is an elite quarterback when it comes to the play action, and he typically makes the smart decision with the football. 
The Texans have utilized...

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