March 19, 2018

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #6 Duane Brown

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season. 



The starting left tackle had a season that started slow for Duane Brown who dealt with a foot issue that kept him out for two games. Brown came into the season at 303 lbs. and had issues with pass rushers anchoring and holding ground. In the first game of the season he was dominated by Dwight Freeney off the edge and it was a concerning sight, especially how good Brown has played the past two seasons.

With his weight and foot issues as the season carried on, Brown focused getting his weight back up and added 15 pounds by week 9 of the season. Brown got back to his old ways and became the left tackle that the team has depended on. Brown only gave up three sacks all season, and two of those coming in week 14 against the Jaguars.

He played in 973 snaps and only gave up 9 quarterback hits in 603 pass attempts for the season. Brown was one of 8 tackles in the NFL who had more than 970 snaps who gave up less than three sacks on the season.

Brown is still one of the best left tackles in the game, and the Texans were put under a microscope with the terrible season they had. It was not his best season of his career, but when looked at and compared to the rest of the NFL, Brown is still one of the top players in the league at his position.




Texans Top 20 of 2013: #7 DeAndre Hopkins

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