Davis Mills says his role remains the same despite Texans’ dominance on the ground

Davis Mills says his role remains the same despite Texans’ dominance on the ground

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The Houston Texans have leaned heavily on their rookie running back Dameon Pierce in 2022 to great effect.

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Pierce is on the cusp of becoming one of the NFL’s premier ball carriers in his first season, and with continued success will necessitate a starring role in the Texans’ offense.

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Quarterback Davis Mills, however, remains the player whose contributions ultimately make or break the unit’s chances at delivering Houston wins.

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Without exceptional play from Mills, the rest of the offensive output only goes so far on the scoreboard.

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Mills told reporters on Wednesday that his role remains the same regardless of the success his team finds in the running game.

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Asked how Pierce’s contributions influence his approach week to week, he didn’t seem to think that it made much of a difference.

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“It doesn’t change anything in particular,” Mills explained. “My job as a quarterback is to make sure the offense is getting in and out of the huddle efficiently,

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running the right plays, making sure we’re all on the same page, protect the football and then get the ball out to playmakers in space.

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“Nothing more, nothing less. On third down and in the red zone, there will be situations where I’ll need to extend some plays

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get out of the pocket and make a play if the defense catches us and ends up playing our concept well. But other than that, protect the football and score points.”

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