Originally Posted by Nawzer
Bruener may turn out to be the biggest aquisition for out team this season other than Robaire Smith. Although he has shown the ability to catch the ball, his biggest skill is run blocking and that is what will make the difference for our team.
your forgetting about Todd Wade he is the biggest aquisition of the off season. Right tackle along with a solid cohesive front (including TE) is the key to effective run blocking. Todd Wade allowed the Texans promising young lineman Pitts & Wand to settle in their natural positions.
with the loss in free agency of Todd Wade the Dophins went shopping with their 1st round pick to find his replacement (19th overall pick Vernon Carey) if they had known about Ricky,they would of had to take a hard look @ Steven Jackson, but the point being the RT takes care of the star RB.
the Titans had felt more compelled to replace Jevon Kearse before Robaire Smith with not one but both 2nd round selections (Travis LaBoy, #42 & Antwan Odem, #57). They waited until the 3rd round before signing a true interior lineman with what was the Texans pick #71 Randy Starks.
in retrospect time will only tell the additons of Bruener & Smith are both excellent quality & valued players to the Texans, just don't forget to mention Todd Wade in the same breath, thanks