In this week’s Player Spotlight we will discuss the significance of the leader of the offensive line. This player is considered to be the quarterback of the offensive line, as he makes the adjustments to the blocking assignments at the line of scrimmage. This week’s spotlight shines on Houston Texans center Chris Myers.
Chris Myers has been the cornerstone of the offensive line. He has been the glue that has kept the Texans offensive line from complete implosion. With the multiple lineman adjustments around him he has somehow made it work. I think so much is overlooked with Myers as he has been steady since his first year here in Houston. How fortunate it was that the Texans could get a Pro Bowler at center for just a 6th round pick. Myers has kept the Texans line together regardless of the losses of Eric Winston and Mike Brisiel, the rotation at right and left guards as well as the right and left tackles. Myers has been the life of the offensive line.
When fans and media types have those random discussions about who the Texans can least likely afford to lose Myers has to be in that conversation. What he brings to the table is easily overlooked, due to most fans’ lack of attention to the small details involved. Myers takes on all types of players from the mammoth nose tackles like Haloti Ngata to the more athletic defensive tackles like Ndmakong Suh. They all match up with Myers at some point and although with some of the best he may be challenged to his limits he still keeps coming back time and time again.
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