Originally Posted by DominatorDavis
He just needs to stay healthy.
Right, and the best way to keep Bruener healthy is to limit the number of snaps he gets. Bruener hasn't been able to finish a season in 3 years. Use him in 3rd & short, in goalline situations, when the team is trying to run clock in the 4th with a lead. Those are the situations where Bruener can have the biggest impact. As far as being a receiving option, the only way Mark could get open is for the defense to completly ignore him. Which did happen from time to time in Pittsburgh. But he's really a 3rd tackle out there, I'd be shocked if he caught more than 10 balls this season.
Maybe I've missed something, but Joppru is practicing with the team and is expected to be ready to go in training camp. Right? Bennie was to play a big role in the Texans 2 TE sets last year. I'm expecting he'll get that same opportunity this season. I'm liking a young Joppru's chances of getting healthy and staying on the field better than the odds Bruener lasts the entire season. I'm crossing my fingers that both guys make it.