Lovie Smith on rookie RB Dameon Pierce: "We as a football team need to finish (better). I haven't said that an awful lot to Dameon. He finishes plays."
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Lovie went on to say, "(He's) what we want to be. Toughness. Extra effort. All those things you talk about is exactly what we see from him." The Texans were able to stay in the game vs. the Broncos last week and keep things close, so Pierce had a 15-69-0 line and also added a catch for eight yards. Burkhead didn't get a carry in Week 2 so the hope is Pierce's workload continues to trend this way, perhaps with even more work in the passing game.