The Houston Texans offensive line is set to have it is third different starting combination in as many weeks.
The Houston Texans are set to start their third different offensive line in as many weeks on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dealing with injuries to Duane Brown (thumb), Xavier Su'a-Filo, and Jeff Adams who was lost for the season with a knee injury, the offensive line is scrambling for answers.
“I think the offensive line has played a little bit inconsistent, but at times they’ve looked really good,” O’Brien said of the group's start to the season.
The Texans will either depend on Su’a-Filo, Oday Aboushi, or Kendall Lamm to fill the void on the offensive line for the upcoming week.
“I think we can get him up to speed,” explained O’Brien on Aboushi. “I think he’s a smart guy. He’s been in a similar offense before in New York, similar terminology with the line communication, things like that. I think he’s a guy that we can definitely get in there and can possibly help us this week.”
O’Brien call Su’a-Filo day-to-day with his calf injury, where it has been previously stated he was declared out early in the week and, according to O’Brien, Lamm hung in there on Sunday in his first NFL game.
Injured starting left tackle Duane Brown gave his assessment on what the offensive line has to do better.
“I think it’s just a mindset we have to have upfront,” saidd Brown “It’s being more physical than the other team and just sustaining our blocks. We weren’t able to do that this week, so we have to have a better outing next week.”
The Texans have to find some continuity on the offensive line and it has to get squared away sooner than later.