Originally Posted by Lucky
Huh? Brooks Reed replaced Mario. Hightower is a 3-4 ILB. He has 5 sacks total in his career. His value is on the inside, and he would be replaced by a CB on passing downs. If that's the case, why would the Texans use a 1st round pick on Hightower?
Then who can replace Brooks? Barwin? If one or the other or even both go down? You expect them to play entire 16 game schedule then be fresh for the playoffs? No you need players who can fill in when they can't go without a huge drop-off in level of play. Hence mantra, "next man up".