- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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My contempt for fullbacks is well-known.
It’s a passing league, and I’ve got little time for a niche lead blockers. I want five guys on the field at the five eligible positions who are threatening to a defense.
That’s why, if you are determined to use a fullback as Gary Kubiak is, I’d lean toward a James Casey -- perhaps miscast as a blocker, but certainly capable as a pass-catcher.
The Texans' first-round pick in this month's draft seems likely to be a wide receiver who can help the passing attack immediately.
Given the still-unproven right side of the line and a potential boost in the passing game from a new No. 2 receiver, a traditional fullback may make sense for the Texans right now.
So I am curious to see how veteran free-agent addition Greg Jones can help Houston and Foster.
Foster averaged 4.7 yards a carry in his first three seasons and 4.1 yards last year. That’s a significant drop, and if Jones can help boost that number back to its previous level, I’ll be more (situationally) pro-fullback than at any time I can remember.