Texans likes no-huddle offense, might use it more

The Texans like running a no-huddle offense.

But they say they're not doing it enough.

"Probably haven't used it as much as I would like to," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "Probably need to use it more."

Houston is currently 29th in the NFL in both points (17.6) and yards per game (316.9) on offense. Boosting

both numbers is a key, and quickening up the tempo on offense is perhaps a way to do so.

"When we have used it, it's worked out well," O'Brien said. "It's been pretty productive for us."

To that end, on Wednesday quarterback Brock Osweiler discussed the snap count and cadence component of the Texans and their offense.

"I think there is a time and a place for quick-count cadences, and we do mix those in there as well," Osweiler said. "Cadence is something that changes week-to-week. Shoot, when you look at our playbook, we have three full pages of different cadences. So, there's a lot that we can do at the line of scrimmage, but you're exactly right, we want to change up our cadences, and that's something that I'm sure we could also do a better job at."

However, speeding up the offense isn't as simple as just saying you're going to do it.

"On the road, no-huddle offense is not easy because the crowd noise and the communication that has to take place," O'Brien said. "But when we have used it, we have different types of no huddle." 

The Texans face the Packers at Lambeau Field this Sunday. Kickoff is at noon CT.

The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 3/2/2021)

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