Bill O'Brien made sure to address a couple of lingering questions about his squad before they concluded mini camp last week. One of them was about the most important position on the squad as he announced
But now that we're in the long break between Mini Camp and Training Camp, we're still wondering who the swing tackle might be. You know, the guy who backs up both
Brown is a Pro Bowler who missed two games last year as Ryan Harris took over. Derek Newton was the starter last year and for the 12-4 team two years ago but is certainly looking to make a leap in performance with this new coaching staff.
The Texans recently acquired
Rick Smith pointed out early in the off season that the Texans have the first pick on the waiver wire of any players cut by other teams. We'll see if that, or signing one of several veterans still on the streets, is the solution.
You could easily paint a picture here of Newton having a good year with a new staff and everyone staying happy and healthy up front. But depth is paper thin and it will be interesting to see how Rick Smith and Bill O'Brien deal with it.