Blue worked behind Arian Foster and received the majority of his reps in the fourth quarter when the game was well in hand for the Texans. He took 11 handoffs for 40 yards on the ground, averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. He was not targeted in the passing game in a 30-14 victory.
The Texans will travel to New York for a Week 3 showdown against the Giants.
Blue entered the game once the team reached the red zone on its second drive and rushed for 14 yards on three straight carries, finding the end zone on a one-yard plunge. That represented most of his feature work on the night, mixing in a few more touches in the first half before team took a look at its newest running back additions in the second half. Blue has done a good job of coming in and making a positive impression after getting drafted with the 181st pick in this year's draft.
"Grimes’ experience overall probably has him a little ahead of Alfred," O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle. "But Alfred’s doing a good job for a guy that just got here."
Asked about Brown, O'Brien said: "He’s battling out there. … He’s out there. He’s involved with special teams and things like that. But that’s a challenging position, it’s a competitive position."
With Arian Foster and Andre Brown both sidelined,
The report says "Brown has an edge on starting experience. Blue has an edge on youth and lack of mileage." Most likely, if Foster were to get hurt, the Texans would use a tandem of Brown and Blue to replace him.
|3||9/21/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/20/14||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/16/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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