Free agency has been blamed with ruining the game, but in reality all it has done is make it nearly impossible to establish a true dynasty. Gone are the days like the 1970s where the Pittsburgh Steelers reigned or the 80’s and early 90’s where the San Francisco 49ers lived at the top. There is simply too much turnover for any one team to establish such a presence.
That also means that teams can pick up important pieces to their championship puzzle from a pool of available players every off-season. Even though they have only picked up two players so far it appears that the Houston Texans have done just that.
Recently the Texans have made two key veteran acquisitions, safety Ed Reed and punter Shane Lechler.
In Reed the team gets one of the best defensive players in the modern era of the game. The nine-time Pro Bowler puts the “hawk” in “ball hawk,” and gives the Texans a player on the defense that knows a thing or two about winning in the post season....
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