The Houston Texans have a nose tackle in Brandon Dunn who is having a solid season as he is an important part of the defensive line.
The 2018 season for the Houston Texans has been very interesting, and in the middle of a bye week, the time is as perfect as ever to spotlight nose tackle Brandon Dunn and his overall play thus far this season.
In his third season in the NFL, Dunn has really begun to make a name for himself through the first nine games of the regular season, a nine-game span that has the Texans at 6-3 overall and in first place in the AFC South.
Though Dunn hasn’t had a tackle in every game this season, the past two games played have been pretty strong for the nose tackle. Against the Denver Broncos in Week 9, Dunn totaled six tackles, including four solo and one tackle for a loss, plus he forced a fumble. In Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins, Dunn had two tackles with one for a loss.
According to the Texans PR Twitter page, in the Week 9 game at Denver, Dunn recorded his career-high in tackles, and he also tied Los Angeles Chargers nose tackle Brandon Mebane with the aforementioned six-tackle game for the most tackles by a nose guard in a single game this season.
Having a solid and dependable nose tackle is underrated in the NFL, as not many nose tackles are household names. Dunn has worked his way to be a dependable part of the Texans’ defense, and the better he plays, the better those around him, especially the likes of J.J. Watt, who is the superstar of the Texans defense will play too.
Keep watching Dunn for the rest of this season, and you shouldn’t be disappointed. Dunn is a player to watch for the rest of the Texans’ season.
If he’s able to add to his four tackles for a loss and 18 total tackles, that type of disruption is icing on the cake as he is responsible for taking control of the line of scrimmage and letting the rest of his teammates take advantage of his play.