When people looked at the box score of the Texans league best eleventh win of the season of the Tennessee Titans and saw that the defense created six turnovers, the consensus seemed to be that things are back to normal for that unit.
What these same people neglect to notice is that the injuries on the Texans defense have mounted up so high now that they have special teamers playing key roles. Whitney Mercilus has been moved into a starting role as a rookie since Brooks Reed went down with a groin injury, but he’s a first round pick and he is expected to grow up quick.
But when you have guys like Bryan Braman, who is superb on special teams, getting significant snaps on defense, then you have some cause for concern. If you need an example of what I mean, watch some of his plays at linebacker where he gets put on his butt more than once. Things like this move are like if Vince Papale had tried playing wide receiver.
But probably the more significant roster depth concern is that Houst...