“Do we try to go out and win every week? Yeah, but booing is not going to help us win especially when you’re in our house and we are in our own place,” Tate said on the Verizon Players show on Texans Radio. “It’s so loud. We can’t hear the cadence. We’ve got guys jumping offsides in the red zone because some of the reasons why are that they can’t hear the cadence.”
In the fourth quarter, the fan reaction was loud enough to force the Texans’ offense to switch to a silent count. The noise level may have been the reason for two false start penalties by
Tate maintains that his comments were not directed at the entire fan base. On Tuesday, he and
“I’m happy to see that fans are still supporting us," Tate said. "I wasn’t talking about all the fans. The ones that took offense to it are probably the ones that are that way.”
Tate, who is currently playing with four cracked ribs, leads the team in rushing with 543 yards in 122 carries and one touchdown this season. Against Oakland, Tate had a season-high 117 yards from scrimmage and averaged 4.6 yards per carry.