Texans’ Carlos Hyde is running ‘angry’ this season
The Houston Texans were barely able to keep the Jacksonville Jaguars at bay by just a single point. While the game was not particularly great for the Texans, they have one bright spot on the attack with Carlos Hyde.
He carried the ball 20 times for 90 yards. While the Texans weren’t able to convert any of his runs into a touchdown, he did just enough to put them into a position to win.
Hyde was interviewed about the secret behind his explosive start to the season. He gave a simple answer to Aaron Wilson: Anger is what keeps him going.
Carlos Hyde: 'I’m hungry. I’m out there on a mission. I’ve got a chip on my shoulder coming in this year. So I’m running angry, running mad, and it’s been paying off for me.'
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 15, 2019
Hyde was acquired by the Texans from the Kansas City Chiefs and has performed well so far this season. His 90-yard run is similar to his 83-yard output during Houston’s narrow loss to the New Orleans Saints. Duke Johnson helped him get familiar with the playbook, and the work seems to have paid off in spades.
“I went from starter [Cleveland] to not getting the ball at all, down to third string,” Hyde told reporters in Florida last November. “Yes, it’s frustrating but I have to be patient for my time to come back around. When it comes, I’ll be ready.”
“I just want to play more and be more involved.”
He’s now getting the snaps he wants with the Texans. He’s not letting them down by providing solid numbers on the ground, and it seems like this will keep on going for the foreseeable future.