Ben Tate Fantasy News
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:46am
With Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak’s run-first offense, Rice will see plenty of action in 2014. And the offense’s success will largely rest on his stocky legs.
“I think as he goes, we’ll go,” Kubiak said of Rice in an interview with BaltimoreRavens.com.
“Our goal is to get him going, and he’s excited to get going and put last year behind him.”
“I think in this league nowadays you need a couple of guys,” Kubiak said. “It’s hard to hand it to one guy 30 times a game; they just get worn down. It’ll take both of them. They’re very talented and if we can get both of them going, the better we’ll be.”
The article doesn't really shed a ton of light on the situation, other than the fact that Kubiak seems committed to getting Rice going again. But then he compares Pierce to Arian Foster. Rice looked like an "old" 26 year-old, but said after the season that he struggled all year with a hip injury.
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Texans to hire PSU's Bill O'Brien
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 11:17am
Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans have agreed to a deal to make O’Brien the team’s new coach, according to multiple reports. The move will be announced officially on Thursday, the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported.
Ben Tate 'probably' done in Houston
Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 10:32am
I asked the ever-honest Ben Tate, in his gut, does he think he's done with the Texans?
"Honestly?" he said, then gave a lengthy pause while he pondered his answer. "Probably so."
He added in a less pensive tone: "But we'll see. You never know what will happen. New coaches come in, some different things could happen."
Report: Ben Tate (ribs) season is over
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 2:08pm
Dennis Johnson (13) and Deji Karim (12) played a similar number of snaps last week, so it's not clear at this point who will be the lead back in Week 16. The Broncos are #11 in RB aFPA over the past 10 weeks, so it's not a great matchup either. This is probably a situation to avoid unless the Texans reveal their workload plans for the two backs. Carries could be at a premium if the Texans fall behind. Johnson figures to have the advantage in the passing game.
Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:37pm
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:06am
"That's something I can't really answer right now," Tate said, via the Houston Chronicle. "Just the fact so many things are going to change once the season's over -- different head coaches, different people fired everywhere else.
"That's something I haven't really thought about yet," Tate added. "That's something I'll probably think about after the next three weeks."
Tate will be a free agent and will opt to sign for big money for a starting job - if he can find it. Staying healthy is a big issue for Tate, but if he can find a job getting the bulk of the work, he could have RB2 value next season.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 8:17pm
Ben Tate rushed seven times for just one yard Sunday during the Texans’ 13-6 home loss to Jacksonville.
Despite undrafted rookie Dennis Johnson showing life (13 carries, 74 yards) and Tate still dealing with four cracked ribs, coach Gary Kubiak said the Texans will continue to initially rely on Tate against the New England Patriots.
“There were a couple of times where there really wasn’t any room for (Tate). I don’t know if he ever got in a rhythm with what he’s doing,” Kubiak said Monday at Reliant Stadium. “We know what he’s battling through. He’s not practicing during the week; he’s just playing on Sundays. So I know that’s tough from that standpoint. But we definitely appreciate with some of the things going on. The young guy, D.J., was running so well. He did some good things, so we gave him some more opportunities. I think Ben will bounce back.”