Laremy Tunsil has same goal as he had in Miami: Just win


Laremy Tunsil had a goal in Miami. He has the same goal in Houston.

The left tackle might find it easier to accomplish with the Texans, though, as Houston won the division last season. The Dolphins, who have made the postseason once in the past 10 years, appear to be rebuilding.

“I had a goal in Miami,” Tunsil told reporters Thursday in his first comments since the trade. “I came to Houston, Texas, and that’s still the same goal I have and that’s to become a leader on this football team and to help this team as much as I can.”

The Texans traded Duane Brown to the Seahawks in 2017 and have searched for his replacement since. They became desperate after Deshaun Watson took a league-high 62 sacks last season.

The Dolphins traded Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills for two first-round draft picks and a second-round selection to better protect Watson.

“We don’t want Deshaun to get touched 62 times,” Tunsil said, via Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle. “Things happen. But 62 is a big number. We’re going to work our butt off in practice, work our butt off in the film room and do everything we can to improve that.”

7 responses to “Laremy Tunsil has same goal as he had in Miami: Just win

  1. This kid is a stud and a huge pick up for Texans. Will be a pro bowler for many years to come.

  2. Dolphins weren’t going to pay top dollar for Tunsil next year. Goes to prove they have their minds set on Tua. You protect his blind side w/ a right tackle. being that Tua’s a lefty. Miami got one, or two, I mean 3 over on Houston, if Hou. had a GM they might’ve seen this ploy

  3. Hah! For everyone who is ragging on Tunsil for his college antics even though he’s been nothing short of a great person, teammate, and player. At least he’ll be laughing all the way to the bank when the Texans re-sign him. As a Fin fan, I hated to see him go, but I guess there’s a plan in place.

  4. I love how everyone feels like the Texans got robbed in this trade. Give me a Pro-Bowl calibre 25-year old over multiple draft picks any day. Could those 2-1st and 2nd turn into valuable players? Absolutely. Could they also turn into average players or 1st round busts? Absolutely. So give me the guaranteed player to anchor the left side of our offensive line for the next 5-10 years over those unknown commodities any day.

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