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Duane Brown bulking back up this offseason

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Texans tackle Duane Brown wound up in the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement last season, but his own analysis of his play in 2013 didn’t mesh with his place in the league’s all-star game.

Brown said he thought he was just “OK” during the season and that he failed to play up to his potential. It was a common complaint in Houston last season as the Texans finished the year with 14 straight losses and changed coaches when the year came to a close. They’ll spend the offseason trying to correct the issues that contributed to that record, an effort that includes Brown gaining back weight after he played last season at 12-15 pounds less than he usually carried on his frame.

“I lost a lot of weight last year and I’m off that. I’m staying pretty big these days,” Brown said, via the Houston Chronicle.

Brown’s run blocking took a step backward last season, which may have been a result of playing with less bulk. Even with that step back, Brown was one of the top performers in Houston last season and, at any weight, figures to remain one in 2014 as well.

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6 Responses to “Duane Brown bulking back up this offseason”
  1. theclink12 says: Mar 7, 2014 3:13 PM

    He says he “didn’t play up to his potential.”

    Other than J.J. Watt and maybe Andre Johnson, you could say that about every member of the Texans last year.

  2. thevikesarebest says: Mar 7, 2014 3:14 PM

    Our o line will be way better than whatever this dude is offering,you can be a back up on a great franchise like the vikings.SKOL

  3. thepftpoet says: Mar 7, 2014 3:22 PM

    The historic Minnesota Vikings ultimately created what football is today.

    From the first mobile quarterback – Fran Tarkenton.

    To the first dominant defense – the Purple People Eaters.

    We revolutionized the NFL in a way no other sports organization has.

    Every franchise is now trying to emulate these trends we started from over fifty years ago!

    We were way ahead of our time, and will always be the best franchise in sports.


  4. jimmyt says: Mar 7, 2014 3:48 PM

    Lots of “fantasy football” coming from Vikes fans these days.

  5. sportsbastard says: Mar 7, 2014 3:51 PM

    How many Super Bowls have the queens won?

  6. bluenose1965 says: Mar 8, 2014 11:33 AM

    Do the Vikings fans know the glory days were almost 50 years ago. That’s right 50.

    Duane Brown is an elite left tackle. Glad he won’t settle for his 2013 performance.

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