According to Reed, the four linebacker positions for the Texans aren’t very different and the transition for him to move inside wouldn’t be a difficult one. If he does move inside, he said it would probably be for first and second down. He'd then likely move outside for third down because Brian Cushing in the Texans’ three-down inside linebacker.
“But then again,” Reed said, “it really all depends on what these younger guys can do, if they can play SAM or outside ‘backer. We’ll see.”
Brooks....if you move inside for first and second down and the rookies are handling the edge and getting good pressure, you're not going to replace them on passing downs.
You don't even realize you're maybe about to become a two down player.