Houston Texans

Andre Johnson: Texans Game Plan Focused Around Arian Foster with WR out

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 02: Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans is seen by team doctors after he pulled his hamstring against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 2, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.Johnson left the game becasue of the injury. Texans won 17 to 10. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 9, 2011

Andre Johnson is one of the best (if not the best) wide receivers in the league. It was a huge hit to the Texans last Sunday when Andre Johnson had to be taken out of the game.

Andre Johnson gives himself a personal time line of two weeks. This is a very optimistic time line because of the things that have to happen.

The first is that he is going to have to have stitches removed and then he will see where he is after that.

This means that the Houston Texans will have to be focusing their offense not on their main weapon but their secondary weapon.

The Texans got a huge boost this week due to Arian Foster coming in and being able to be the primary back again.

This is a big boost because they still have a good wide receiving core for Matt Schaub to pass to. This means that the passing game will not be totally depleted.

The focus will not be on Schaub's arm though; they will be looking to Foster to run it through the gut and use his explosive speed to keep the Texans afloat until they have Johnson back.

The Texans running game will easily be able to carry the team due to their secondary back Ben Tate.

He is banged up this week but he will be more than enough coverage to make the Texans a legitimate two-headed dragon from the running back position.

The running game will be the focus for at least the next couple weeks if you are willing to use Andre Johnson’s more than optimistic time line.

One thing is for sure: The Texans should be fine for a bit of time.

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