Coach Ryans looking for solid development of offensive line


Written by: MAI'Ghen Storm | Photo credit: Brian Barefield

The offensive line is the foundation of any football team, and it takes time for the five players to develop chemistry.

The Houston Texans' offensive line is no exception. The team has a new offensive coordinator, Bobby Slowik, who runs a run-heavy scheme. This means that the offensive line will need to be able to block effectively in both the passing and running games.

Coach DeMeco Ryans said that he is looking forward to seeing the offensive line develop chemistry in training camp.

"With our offensive line, it's all of the guys just being able to gel together," Ryans said. "The best offensive lines, they work in sync. They work as one. It takes time to develop that, that chemistry amongst our group. Now to have the guys back, each and every day let's see how much can that chemistry improve, how tighter can these guys get to where they're in sync and operating as one."

Ryans said that the offensive line is already doing an excellent job of protecting in the passing game. However, he also expects the offensive line to be able to knock guys off the line of scrimmage and reset the line of scrimmage in the run game.

Ryans said that the offensive line is the foundation of the team, and that if the team can't win the line of scrimmage, it will be hard to win games.

Here are some of the key factors that will determine the success of the Texans' offensive line:

  • Communication: The offensive line needs to be able to communicate effectively with each other in order to block as a unit.
  • Chemistry: The offensive line needs to develop a strong chemistry in order to trust each other and work together effectively.
  • Physicality: The offensive line needs to be able to physically dominate the opposing defensive line in order to create running lanes and protect the quarterback.

The Texans' offensive line has the potential to be a very good unit. However, it will need to develop chemistry and physicality in order to reach its full potential.

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