Oh, yes, the Texans’ offensive line. Five players toiling away in obscurity, yelled at after sack and tackle for a loss, rarely cherished for their occasional road grading blocks. The numbers we have to review these five players are limited, just as the time we have to grind the tape is, just as our time on this Earth is, just as our knowledge of the position is.
Football Outsiders had the Texans’ offensive line ranked 32nd in adjusted sack rate, 32nd in pressure rate, and 27th in adjusted line yards. That’s really bad! Pro Football Focus wasn’t as negative, though. Read here and look out below:
While the tackle position was still very much an issue for Houston, Zach Fulton and a healthy Nick Martin brought some competency to their pass blocking. Fulton earned a 79.1 pass-blocking grade on the season while Martin was at 80.9.
PFF had the Texans 23rd in the league. Nick Martin and Zach Fulton weren’t terrible at pass protecting, I guess. I don’t really know what any of this means. But, yeah, I would agree, Fulton and Martin weren’t terrible.